Where should I apply?
You are not free to choose at which mission of a Schengen state to apply.You have to apply at the mission of the country where your main destination / longest stay will be or if it is difficult to determine (e.g. cruises, bus tours) you must apply from the mission of the first point of entry. If you are not sure (equal time in several countries), please contact the French Embassy at firstname.lastname@example.org .Sufficient proof has to be submitted about the complete stay in the Schengen Territory.
“Group organizers are informed that appointments for Schengen visa applications should be requested at least a month in advance”
As from 1st January 2014, All appointments to submit visa applications on ordinary passports are to be made through AEG Travel Services (Pvt) Ltd. in one of their 10 Locations in Pakistan. AEG offices will be opened from Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm, with the exception of bank holidays. All intended visa applicants are required to get the appointment in advance from AEG Office and pay service charges at the designated Public Service Centers.
The Embassy of France strongly advises to book an appointment well in advance: one month before travelling is standard and it should not be less than 2 weeks in advance for a Schengen visa. Delays to get an appointment in the summer season have to be taken into account as well. Remember that you may apply for a Schengen visa up to 3 months before your actual travel.
Applicants or their representative have to visit nearest AEG office with all the relevant documents and passport to get their appointment. No appointment will be issued over telephone.
Please keep AEG Receipt safely for any future correspondence, passport tracking and Passport collection.
Spouse of a French citizen :
From 1st January 2015 AEG Travel Services accept application and issue appointment for "Spouse of French Citizen
For further assistance please contact us on our call center number +92 51 111 786 111
Instructions for Student Long Stay applicants
Visa applicants for a Student Long Stay in France will have an individual interview at the Cultural Department of the Embassy prior to their appointment at the visa section. They should arrive at the Embassy no later than 9:00 AM on the day of their appointment.
AEG will issue interview appointment after 10:00 AM at visa section to the students. Students are strongly advised to reach the shuttle service well in advance, in order to reach the Cultural department at 9:00 AM sharp.
Appointments for following visa categories will be managed by Embassy of France only:
Family reunion (family members of salaried workers or refugees) :
You will be contacted directly by the consular section when all relevant information has been forwarded first to the Embassy by the French authorities. You may send an email to: Admin-etrangers.ISLAMABAD-AMBA@diplomatie.gouv.fr or to: email@example.com for further information
Entry into the Schengen territory : the possession of a visa is only one of the prerequisites for entry intothe territory of the Schengen state. Should the Schengen State’s border authority refuse entry, no claim toreimbursement of the visa can be submitted. The border police at your Schengen destination may requestthe presentation of sufficient funds, a letter of invitation, hotel reservation, etc. Failure to present said funds/documents may result in entry being refused.
AEG specialize in visa application processing outsourced by the Embassies & Consulates. These services encompass the whole process of collection of application & visa fee, scrutiny of documents, logistics of passports and visa applications, interview scheduling, web based visa status tracking etc. The key aim is to absolve the visa decision makers from the non-core administrative processes enabling them to focus on decision making function. Visa handling centers are maintained, across the country, to facilitate large number of applicants in a secured/ convenient environment.