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Other Consular Services

M/s VFS is responsible for receipt of applications for passport related consular  services, collection of fees, submission of applications at the Embassy of India in Paris, collecting the processed documents from the Embassy of India in Paris, and returning them back to applicants.

M/s VFS is not involved in the process of assessment of passport related consular applications. The assessment of passport related consular applications is carried out by the Embassy of India, Paris and the decision to grant or refuse a document is at their sole discretion. Staff members of VF Services (UK) Limited have no role or influence over the outcome of an application. 

The Government of India provides the following passport related consular services for applicants through VFS France. Please refer to each service to check your eligibility and to apply.

This service pertains to issuance of birth certificate attestation (in French) in lieu of the original birth certificate on the basis of a valid Indian passport. It also includes Registration of Birth and issue of passport to the new born baby. Form is available at :  Checklist

This service pertains to the issuance of a Police Clearance for Indian nationals residing in France. This is a document issued by the Embassy of India, certifying that the applicant has never been involved with the Indian police (a document which is required when a person applies for emigration status to countries).  Form is available at:  Checklist

  • Certificat de Coutume” for the purpose of marriage/for giving name to the new born child : Apply at VFS France

This service pertains to the issuance of a “certificate de coutume” for the purpose of marriage. Form is available at : Checklist

  • Certificat de Concordance” : Apply at VFS France

  • This service pertains to the issuance of a concordance certificate to justify the discrepancy between the name in the Birth Certificate and the Passport. From is available at: Checklist

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    Attestation

  • a) All documents issued by Indian/foreign government, those are to be attested, must be apostilled. For Indian Citizens: Power of Attorney/Affidavit is to be executed at Embassy of India infront of the Consular Officer. Presence of applicant is a must. Fee are accepted in cash only.

    b) 
    Legalization e.g. Power of Attorney/Affidavits 
    For Indian Citizens : POA/Affidavit is to be executed infront of the Consular Officer only. Fee is accepted in cash only. Apply at Embassy of India. Other than Indian National: POA/Affidavit must be apostilled in respective country. Apply at VFS Centre.

    c) NRI Certificate: Apply at VFS Centre

    d) Life Certificate: For Indian Citizens only. Apply at Embassy of India, Paris.

Note: Please note that the Embassy of India, Paris does not issue “Bachelorhood”/”Marital Status” or “Certificat de Celibat”