About Us Media Facilitation


1. The visa ‘J’ is issued to media persons, the different professions such as the print media  and electronic media, the entire audio-visual sector including production, cinema &  television professionals, photographers, authors, publishers, editors, publicity and advertisements (non-exhaustive list).  This category of visa is non-renewable and non-extendable, except in specific cases, such as media accreditation to India.

2. All persons in the above-mentioned and related categories of profession, even when free-lance, self-employed or temporarily unemployed should apply for a J-visa to India, even while visiting India for tourism purposes. Foreign journalists, including interns and trainees working in foreign organisations in India should apply for J-visas; however journalists, interns or trainees working in Indian media organisations should apply for Employment visa (E-visa) with all the requisite supporting documents.

3. The J-visa form, like any other visa form, is to be accessed on  the internet site http://www.vfsglobal.com/india/france/ duly filled according to instructions, printed, and submitted at the VFS visa counters situated at 16 Bd du General Leclerc, 92110 Clichy.

Those going to India for professional assignments could have their visa applications processed in priority if they so wish. For the same, they should address a request to Attaché (Press, Information & Culture) along with scanned copies of supporting documents, i.e. an assignment letter (lettre de mission) from the organisation for which they are working. The e-mails to which requests for facilitation of professional J-visas should be sent are:

pic.paris@mea.gov.in and pic6.paris@mea.gov.in

For further information on filming in India, you could send a mail on the above-mentioned emails or call 0140505020 (Press Desk) / 0140505106 (Reception desk).Consular information of any kind is to be sought from VFS only.

The Press, Information & Culture Wing remains at the disposal of the Media, publications and communications sector for facilitating their demarches and for any further information.



Ms Pujya Priyadarshni
Second Secretary (Press, Information & Culture)

Embassy of India
13-15, Rue Alfred Dehodencq
75016- Paris

Email: pic.paris@mea.gov.in