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Documents Required for Touristic Visa in France

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In the content of our article, you can find required processes and the list of required documents for the France tourist visa. Tourist visas for France are considered in the Schengen category. A Schengen visa can be requested for travel reasons for up to 90 days. If you have applied for a Schengen visa through France, you will be entitled to free movement in Schengen countries provided that you start your visit to Schengen countries from France. We wish you a pleasant trip as Euroasia Global Visa Services family.

If you are living in any other city than Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Antalya, Bursa, Adana, Edirne, Gaziantep, you can get information from our call center about which visa service you will complete your French visa procedures from.

You can see the list of tourist visa documents suitable for your occupational (business owner, employee, retired) and current situation (student, housewife, under the age of 18) in the following page. You can complete your France tourist visa application procedures through our visa service.

Required Documents for Tourist Visa for France

  • Standard Documents

1. Passport

You must submit your original passport according to the criteria. Passport valid for at least 3 months from the expiry date of your visa. The passport you will use for France visa procedures must not be older than 10 years. It must have at least 2 empty pages. In addition to your passport, you must provide a photocopy of the page containing your passport's photo and identification information and, if you have received it in the last 3 years, your visa for the Schengen region countries, USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Korea, Japan, New Zealand. Expired old passports must also be submitted at the time of application. In case of marriage or divorce, due to change of surname, applications with an outdated passport will not be accepted. In addition, a copy of all of the pages with visa and stamps in the passport should be submitted. 

2. France Schengen Visa Application Form

All fields on the France Schengen visa application form must be completed and signed by the applicant. France Schengen visa application form can be completed online. Our authorities will assist you in completing the online France visa application form. 

> You can find EAGVS visa application form here.

3. Biometric Photo

Two photographs which are not older than 6 months must be submitted in accordance with the biometric criteria, without retouching, with white background, 35x45 mm in size and with a clear view of the whole face.

4. Bank Account Statement

The person applying for a French visa must submit a bank account statement opened in their name if they have a bank account. The bank statement should include the retrospective 3-month account activity. The bank statement must be provided no later than 10 days before the visa appointment date. Your account must have at least 5,000 TL balance. If the application is to be made for the family, the account to be submitted for each family member must have a balance of at least 5.000 TL. It is better for each applicant to have separate bank accounts. The bank statement must be with wet signature by the bank that holds the account, must be stamped and submitted with the bank signature circular. Bank account statements provided as ATM printouts are not accepted.

5. Travel Health Insurance

You must present an original compulsory travel health insurance policy of EUR 30,000 for Schengen countries with wet stamp and signature. Travel health insurance must be arranged to cover your travel dates. If your insurance policy does not include a starting time and an ending time, it is generally accepted as 12 noon. The days that are half insured are not considered as the days the insurance requirements are fulfilled for. Therefore, you must submit an insurance policy that covers at least one day before and one day after your travel date.

> Spouses and children under the age of 21 of EU/EEC citizens are exempted from the presentation of travel health insurance.

6. Transportation Reservations

Flight reservations must be provided and must include your departure and return dates. Transportation reservations must be arranged on behalf of the applicant. We recommend that you do not pay for accommodation or airplane tickets before you receive your visa. 

7. Accommodation Reservations

You will need to provide documentation that proves the situation of accommodation. The tourist visa applications will not be processed by the consulate unit before you submit the hotel reservation document. Your accommodation documents must be issued separately on behalf of each applicant. It must include the name and surname of the applicant and be provided to cover the entire duration of the trip.

8. Additional Documents to Prove Financial Adequacy

You must submit your income and real estate sources such as title deeds, vehicle licenses, additional accounts, rental income with official documents.

  • Documents for Your Occupational Status

The applicant must submit the following documents according to his / her situation. 

Employees under SGK:

1. Bank Account Statement

Bank account passbook or document for the last 3 months must be submitted It must be provided within 10 days before the application date.

2. Employer Letter

The work and permit you will provide from the company official must contain information about your job position. The letter must include your travel date range and your off-days from work. It must be submitted with wet signature and stamp.

3. SGK Service Scheme

The SSI service scheme, which you can obtain on the SSI or e-government websites with barcodes, should indicate your entire insurance history in detail. If the applicant is retired and still working, they can submit their SSI support subsidy document as an attachment.

4. SGK Declaration of Employment

You must provide a photocopy of your employment declaration provided from your affiliated company.

5. Payrolls

You must submit your stamped and signed payrolls for the last three months.

6. Activity Certificate/Copy of Chamber of Commerce Registration 

The photocopy of the activity certificate to be provided according to the activity of the company you work for must be submitted in a way that it is not older than 6 months. 

7.  Trade Registry Gazette 

8.  Up-To-Date Tax Board

A copy of the last year's updates tax board of the company you work for must be submitted.

Covenanted Employee:

Labor Contract

If you are not an SSI employee, you must submit a notary approved employment contract signed with the company you work for.

Company Owners: 

1. Bank Account Statement

A personal-company bank passbook or a statement referring to the last three months must be submitted. It must be provided within 10 days before the date of application. 

2. Activity Certificate/Copy of Chamber of Commerce Registration 

The photocopy of the activity certificate to be provided according to the activity of the company you work for must be submitted in a way that it is not older than 6 months. If you are going to apply from a province within the authority span of Ankara Embassy, ​​you should only submit a copy of the Chamber of Commerce Registration.

3. Commercial Registry Gazette

A copy of the trade registry gazette with the information about the company title and about the applicant’s being the founder or partner must be submitted.

4. Up-To-Date Tax Board

A copy of the updated tax board for the last year must be submitted.

Applicants under the age of 18: 

1. The Original and The Copy of Deed of Consent 

Applicants under the age of 18 must submit a certified consent document, signed by both parents, for French visa applications.  In cases of divorce, the custody decision should also be presented. France Schengen visa application form to be completed for applicants under 18 must be signed by both parents.

(*) Also in cases where the applicant is traveling with only one parent, a certified consent document signed by both parents must be submitted. If the legal custody of a minor is only on one parent, the deed of consent is not required. 

2. The Original Of Civil Registration Record

For citizens of the Republic of Turkey; the Original Of Civil Registration Record must be submitted. The “thoughts” section should be filled on The Civil Registration document. The degree of relationship of the 1st degree relative's (who’s going to sponsor the student) Civil Registration Record must be stated.


1. Student Certificate

The original of the Student Certificate must be obtained from the school where the applicant is studying.

2. Petition

Applicants are required to submit a wet signed and legible, petition that includes the applicant’s round-trip date and guarantee statement that states the travel expenses will be covered by their first degree family.  

Warning (!) The sponsor of the student is required to submit all income documents as specified by the occupational group as if they are applying themselves, even if they do not travel.

Retiree People: 

1. Bank Account Statement

Pensionary personal bank passbook for the last three months must be presented. It must be provided within 10 days before the date of appointment and should be up to date.

2. Retirement Certificate

You will need to submit a certificate from  SSI or your e-government page.

3. Retirement Pension Statement

Bank Retirement Pension Account Statement should contain a balance of at least 5000 TL. (It must be presented with stamped and signed bank signature circular.)


1. Bank Account Statement

The bank account passbook and statement, which have been obtained in the last 3 months, must be submitted as signed and stamped with the bank signature circular.

2. Room Registration Certificate

The original copy and the photocopy of the registration document of the related professional chamber for the last 6 months must be submitted.
Self-employed holders of professional ID cards must also provide photocopies of ID cards.

3. Up-To-Date Tax Board

A copy of the current tax board for the last year must be submitted.


Farmer certificate issued by the chamber of agriculture to which the farmer is attached.

How Many Days Does It Take For Your France Visa To Be Received?

You can apply for a French visa at least 3 months before your travel date. If there is less than 15 days to your travel date, your applications may not be processed. For this reason, you must complete your France Schengen visa application no later than 15 days before your travel date. The applications made before the official holidays in Turkey and France may take longer to process. The Consulate does not serve on holidays. For the applications made before these dates, the finalization time may be extended due to the peak times.  

France tourist visa procedures are concluded within 7-20 business days after your application date. This period represents the expected completion time. The result for the applications of the holders of foreign passports who have the residence permit for Turkey may take longer. The French Consulate Visa department does not work on public holidays. For applications made before the official holidays, the processing time may be extended due to the peak times.

The Things To Take Into Consideration During The Touristic Visa Applications For France

  • Do not forget to mention your special circumstances, your travels in future dates and transit flights on your company letter and petition which is mandatory to submit for your application for France tourist visa.
  • If you have a Schengen Visa for France or any other Schengen Countries for your travels in the last three years (such as United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Japan and New Zealand) do not forget to include the photocopies of your visas in your documents. The visa assessment can be made by considering the number, duration and correct usage of the visas you have already received before. Depending on your previous visas, your visa application may be approved for a longer period. Therefore, we remind you that you must submit your previous visas.
  • Remember to submit your previous passports, if you have any.
  • Ordinary (Maroon) passport holders are subject to the Schengen visa procedure. Special (Green), Service (Gray) and Diplomatic (Black) passport holders are exempt from visa procedure for travels up to 90 days. However, private passport holders should check that their passport is valid for another 3 months after their return date before traveling.  
  • You can send the documents you need to prepare for the France visa to our institution by cargo, courier or by visiting our institution personally and you can start your application process immediately. You do not need to make an appointment with our customer representatives for your paper delivery.
  • Please make sure that all the documents you submit for your France Schengen visa application are up to date.
  • Please note that incorrect and incomplete documents may cause you to lose time during your application process and postpone your travel date. Therefore, we have prepared the list of documents you need to prepare and points that you need to pay attention to while preparing your documents, you can find the list below our page.
  • The conclusion times for applications made before holiday can be extended due to the peak times. 

You can call us for a detailed list of documents suitable for your professional situation and France Schengen visa fee, you can ask your questions to our call center authorities.

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