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24 May 2017

Dear Applicants/ Representative / Travel Agents:

Applicants to note that there will be a considerable delay in processing the French Visa applications submitted in Chennai/ Pondicherry and Kochi due to technical issues which is currently faced by the French systems. Hence applicants are requested to plan your travel accordingly.

19 December 2016

Dear Applicant/ Representatives /Travel agents :

The France Visa Application centre in Chennai and Kochi will remain closed on 19 and 20 December 2016 due to network glitch which caused post VARDA cyclone.

15 December 2016

Dear Applicant/ Representatives /Travel agents :

The France Visa Application centre in Chennai will remain closed on 15 December and 16 December 2016 due to network glitch which caused post VARDA cyclone.

06 December 2016

Dear Applicants/ Representatives/ Travel Agents:

The France Visa Application Centre in Chennai will remain closed in regards to the sad demise of the Honble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

17 July 2016:

Dear Applicants/ Representatives/ Travel Agents:

France Visa Application Centre in Kochi is closed on 17 August 2016.

14 July 2016:

Dear Applicants / Representatives / Travel agents:

France Visa Application centre in Kochi is closed from 13 June 2016 to 15 June 2016.

10 June 2016:

Dear Applicants / Representatives / Travel agents:

France Visa Application centre in Kochi is closed from 10 June 2016 to 13 June 2016.

28 October 2015: The applications will not be accepted in VFS France Visa Application Centres on 29 and 30 October 2015.

Please be informed that the applications will not be accepted in VFS France Visa Application Centres as per the following schedule

29 - October - 2015 – Chennai, Cochin and Pondicherry
30 - October - 2015 – Chennai, Cochin and Pondicherry

Passports can be collected and enquires will be allowed on the above mentioned date during normal working hours.

You are requested to make your travel plans in accordance with this information.

28 October 2015: All the applicants applying for Schengen visa are requested to schedule a prior appointment

All the applicants applying for Schengen visa are requested to schedule a prior appointment to submit their application at the VFS Visa Application Centre for France in Puducherry

09 October 2015:

Dear Applicants / Travel Agents / Representatives 

Please note that on 19 and 20 October 2015, Short Term application will not be accepted in France Visa Application Centre Chennai, Kochi and Puducherry.

On 21 October 2015, Short Term applications will be accepted only from 14:00 to 15:00 in France Visa Application Centre Chennai, Kochi and Puducherry.

On 21 October 2015 Applicants has to seek an appointment to submit their Short Term Visa Application

01 May 2015:


Important Notification

Chennai Schengen Visa Application Centre Relocation:

Dear Applicants / Travel Agents / Representatives 
Please note that the VFS Global Schengen Visa Application Centre is relocating to a new premise and will be functional at the new address from 11th May 2015.
Address: Fagun Towers, Third Floor, No 74, Ethiraj Salai, Egmore, and Chennai - 600 008 Land Mark: Ethiraj College, Vivanta by Taj Connemara.

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31 March 2014:

France Visa Application Centre in Chennai and Puducherry will remain closed on 24 April 2014, in lieu of General Elections.

31 October 2013:

French Consulate in Pondicherry represents Lativia effective 31 October 2013.

23 January 2013:

Dear Applicants/ Representatives/Travel Agents

There is an update form the French Consulate Pondicherry that the invitation letter from the inviting company or inviting person has to be in French Language

22 November 2012:

Dear Applicants/Representatives/Travel Agents,

This is to bring to your notification that effective 3 December 2012,

All Long Term Visa Applications for France under the Jurisdiction of Tamil Nadu, only Puducherry and Kerala are to be submitted at VFS Visa Application Centers in Chennai and Puducherry

Appointments would continue to be booked online.

All long term applications have to be submitted ONLY by the “Applicants” at the VFS France
Visa Application Centers.

20 September 2012:

The France Visa application centers in Chennai and Pondicherry will remain closed on the 21 September Friday.
All the appointments scheduled by the applicants to submit their applications will be accepted on 24 September Monday.


05 April 2012:

Dear applicants and travel agents

There is a strict advice from the consulate that in the France Visa Application Form the column number 17 has to be filled with the applicant’s detail alone be it email address or Contact number

Chers candidats et les agents de voyages

Le consulat a avisé strictement que la rubrique 17 du formulaire schengen doit être rempli par le detail du candidat soit le numéro téléphone soit l’addresse couriel

26 April 2011:

Optional SMS service available which updates applicants on the progress of their French visa applications.

01 May 2011:
Change of visa fees effective 01 May 2011.