Consulate General of France in Kolkata, West Bengal

Phone Number:

033 4016 3200

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Location & Hours

21-C Raja Santosh Road, Kolkata, West Bengal-700027, India

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Interview Questions

You must schedule an appointment or interview at the France Consulate General when applying for a paper visa. If you apply for an e-visa, you don't have to schedule an appointment. However, you should remember that some e-visa applications still require you to schedule an interview or appointment.
Answer every question truthfully. You may need to provide some documents like your hotel and flight itinerary.

Are you married? If yes, what does your spouse do? For how long have you been married?

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Make sure to memorize the exact marriage date and details. If not married, say that you are unmarried or divorced.

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Are you travelling with someone else?

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Answer with a yes or no, and clarify the relationship you have with the person accompanying you on the trip.

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Can you reschedule a shorter trip? Why do you need three/month visa?

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Mention your interest to sightsee different tourist destinations within the Schengen Area, and that you cannot do that in a short period of time. However, express your complete readiness to reschedule your plans and shorten your trip if needed.

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Do you have a job-leave approval letter from your employer?

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Atlys will add this as part of your checklist so you do not forget.

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Do you have covered health insurance for this journey?

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It is mandatory to have Travel Medical Insurance that should be valid for your whole stay in the Schengen Area. You can purcahse insurance through Atlys when you start an application, or get your own.

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Do you have any family member or friends living in the Schengen area?

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Make a list of all the family members and friends living in the Schengen Area before the interview. If you forget to mention anyone during the interview, the embassy might consider it an attempt to skip the answer.

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How do we know you will return home within the visa allowed period?

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Mention your important relationships and educational/professional/personal affiliations in your home country that give you reasons to return. For example: family, ongoing studies, ongoing job position, business, property, etc.

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How much this journey will cost you?

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Your calculations must be done early enough for the interview.

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What is the Jursidiction of France in India?

An embassy's jurisdiction is the area where it has the authority in which the France embassy is allowed to operate and offer assistance to citizens of its home country (in this case—France).

Suppose you apply for a France Visa and need an appointment. In that case, you need to apply at the France embassy with jurisdiction over your state.

Before traveling to an embassy for immigration services, ensure that your state is in the embassy's jurisdiction

Regions this embassy covers

Arunachal Pradesh
West Bengal
Not Included

Services & Responsibilities of France Consulate General


Represent France as a Country in India soil

The Embassy maintains the relationship and improves communication between the two nations. Other responsibilities include dealing with politics, economics, business, and culture.


Assisting Higher Authorities From France to Visit India

When authorities from the France need to visit the India for business, the Embassy must assist them in entering the country.


Issuance and Assistance of the France Visa for IN Citizens

  • Accepting visa applications(online or offline)
  • Verification of the application forms to ensure that the information is accurate
  • Conducting visa interviews
  • Attestation of the documents: This is certified by a stamp from the FR Embassy to issue long-term visas like resident, employment, or student visas.


Assisting France Citizens With Passport Issues

  • Lost passport affidavit: If you lose your passport, you must lodge an FIR complaint at the Police Station
  • Circulate a new passport: The FR Embassy issues a temporary passport in case you lose your passport

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