France to open eight new visa centres in India

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) France will open eight new visa application centers in India, taking their number from six to 18, French Ambassador Francois Richer said Thursday.

Richer also announced that “ChaloParis”, a travel application specifically designed for Indian tourist would be launched while tourist and business visas for Indians visiting France will now be delivered by the French consulates within 48 hours.

He said the number of visas delivered by the French consulates in India has jumped by 33 percent in 2014 compared to 2013.