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France visa

France is one of the most welcoming countries in the world when it comes to Indian students. You would be surprised to know the different kinds of visas offered by the French Govt. to Indian students, here we go:

Indian Woman

Student visa

2 years of stay back visa is offered to all Indian students post Masters or PhD programs

The program/institution should be RNCP/CGE accredited

Applied in: India
Documents: VFS student visa checklist

Timeline: Usually 2 weeks time is required to receive the visa

Work From Home

Work Permit

Upto 4 years of work permit is offered to International students, subject to job types, domain and wages

Applied in: France
Documents: Prefecture checklist, Sponsorship letter from employer

Timeline: Usually 2 months time is required to receive the card

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Business visa

All France alumni from India are eligible for a 5 years Business visa after Masters or PhD programs.

Applied in: India
Documents: Tourist visa checklist + Xerox of french degree

Timeline: Usually 2 weeks time is required to receive the visa