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Do I Need a Visa for London and Paris?

Last updated: Jun 6, 2018

Even the world’s most experienced travelers can be reduced to tears when trying to figure out whether or not they need visas. Do I get my visa before I travel? Which kind of visa do I need? How long will it take to get my visa? I’m going to several countries, do I need a separate visa for each one? Which visa do I need if I have a certain kind of passport? How long does my visa last? The questions can seem beyond endless. Here, we try to sort out one traveler’s visa dilemma.

This particular traveler is coming from India and wants to know if they need a separate visa for both London and Paris.

“Yes, you will require two different visas and I suggest you process them in your own country as it may take some time to process your French visa in London, if it is at all possible. They may ask for additional information or paperwork that you may not be carrying with you when you visit London, so I strongly advise you to arrange all your visas in India before arranging your travel plans.”
“Yes, I agree. Two separate visas required. The reason being is that to visit Paris you will need a Schengen visa. To visit UK then you will need a UK visa. Though UK is in the European Union it is not part of the Schengen agreement. Get them before you leave.”
“Have been to both places last year. Yes, two visas are required. If you want to visit other countries in Europe besides France (Paris), it is a different ball game altogether, the Schengen visa. Get both visas from India itself. You can't get a visa for Paris while you are in London or vice versa, while you are on a tourist visa to London or vice versa.”


Here's the original discussion:



a VirtualTourist member asked on May 7, 2013

India

VISA for London & paris

As i m an Indian residence & wish to visit London as well as Paris .
Is it required to have two separate Tourist VISA ?
Can I process Paris VISA at London ?

Pls try to meet my doubts for a clean & safe trip.



5 Answers


answered on 5/7/13 by
a VT member from Puerto Princesa

Yes, you will require two different visas and i suggest you process them in your own country as it may take some time to process your French visa in London, if it is at all possible. on the link below you can see the visa requirements and they may ask for additional information or paperwork that you may not be carrying with you when you visit London, so i strongly advise you to arrange all your visas in India before arranging your travel plans.
france.embassyhomepage.com/f...




answered on 5/7/13 by
a VT member from Stanford le Hope

Yes I agree. 2 seperate visas required.
The reason being is that to visit Paris you will need a Schengen visa.
To visit UK then you will need a UK visa.
Though UK is in the European Union it is not part of the Schengen agreement.
Get them before you leave




answered on 5/7/13 by
a VT member from Shillong

Have been to both places last year. Yes, two visas are required.

For the UK visa, try this link:
http://www.vfs-uk-in.com/

For Paris visa, try this:
http://www.vfs-france.co.in/

If you want to visit other countries in Europe besides France (Paris), it is a different ball game altogether, the Schengen visa. The links are:

immihelp.com/visas/schengenv...

immihelp.com/visas/schengenv...

http://www.schengenvisa.cc/

theschengenoffice.com/explai...




answered on 5/7/13 by
a VT member from Shillong

Forgot to add:

Get both visas from India itself. You can't get a visa for Paris while you are in London or vice versa, while you are on a tourist visa to London or vice versa.




answered on 5/11/13 by
a VT member from Jaipur

I AM AGREE WITH ANIL SIR YOU WILL REQUIRED TWO VISAS.





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