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Attestation/ Consular and Misc. Services 
Following Services are provided directly at the Embassy:-

Address :- Consular Wing
Embassy of India
20-22 Rue Alberic Magnard
Paris -75016

IMPORTANT :-

Applicants who wish to avail the services at the Embassy are requested to take a appointment.  No person without appointment will be allowed to enter the Embassy. Also it is mandatory to wear a face mask when you are in Embassy premises.

For appointment please send an email to:-
oci.paris@mea.gov.in
copy to: cons.paris@mea.gov.in

  1. Attestation of Power of Attorney (PoA)/Affidavit (s) :-

  2. For execution of the PoA/ Affidavit(s) relating to civil/property/financial matters, applicants/executants are required to visit the Embassy in person and have to sign the PoA/Affidavit(s) before the consular officer. Documents required:
    (i) Misc. application form (to be filled at the Embassy)
    (ii) Applicant’s original Indian passport and a copy of the same.
    (iii) Copy of resident card
    (iv) Original and a copy of the Power of Attorney/Affidavit
    (v) Photograph (to be affixed on the last page of the PoA near signature)
    (vi) Proof of residence in France.
    (vii) Original and one copy of two witness’s valid passports with copy of their address proof.
    (vii) Fees :- 27 euros.
    Note:- In the case of PoA, the PoA needs to be witnessed and signed by two France based individuals with their names, ID proof clearly mentioning in PoA. The witnesses have to sign before the consular officer and have to produce their original IDs at the time of signing. If both or any of the witness cannot come in person, one copy of witness’s passport(s) duly notorised by the notary public and PoA duly signed before notary public by the executant and witnesses need to be submitted.
    The witness in PoA should not be amongst the beneficiaries of the PoA.
    Processing time :- Normally same day/next working day.

  3. Affidavit of Celibacy (Bachelorhood certificate)

  4. (i) Misc. application form (to be filled at the Embassy)
    (ii) Affidavit (to be filled at the Embassy)
    (iii) Copy of Indian passport + Original
    (iv) Copy of resident card/ Copy of visa
    (v) Copy of Identity card of the future bride/groom
    (vi) Residence proof
    Note:- Applicants have to apply in person only.
    Fees :- 27 euros to be paid in cash only.

  5. Life Certificate

  6. An individual who needs a life certificate for the purpose of pension in India or to produce before authorities in India for any other purpose may apply for this service. Applicants have to apply in person only. Documents required:
    (i) Misc. services application form (to be filled at the Embassy)
    (ii) Copy of passport + Original
    (iii) Copy of resident card
    (iv) Proof of residence
    (v) Photograph
    (vi) 2 euros to be paid in cash only.
    Note:- French nationals who need Life certificate to produce before Indian authorities in India should get it attested by Marie/apostilled by Cour d Appel before coming to the Embassy.

  7. Sworn Affidavit

  8. Required for the purpose of VISA or OCI application by the persons of Indian origin who never held an Indian passportor who have lost their Indian passports and are consequently unable to apply for surrender certificate.
    Documents required:-

    • Application form (available at the Embassy)
    • Copy of nationality certificate issued in India/ First Foreign passport issued in India (for persons of Indian origin who never held Indian passports)    OR  copy of Indian passports and Police complaint (for persons who have lost their Indian passport and acquired Foreign nationality).
    • Copy of Foreign Passport
    • One photograph
    • Fee: - 27 euros for sworn affidavit and 175 Euros for Renunciation of Indian nationality in loss of Indian passport cases where the person was having Indian nationality and acquired foreign nationality.

    Note:- Fee to be paid in cash only.

  9. Transportation of mortal remains to India

  10. The following documents are necessary for Public Health clearance of Human remains:-
    (a) Death Certificate issued by the health department clearly mentioning the cause of death
    (b) Death Certificate issued by the Marie
    (c) Embalming certificate
    (d) Non contagious certificate
    (e) Non epidemic certificate
    (f) Closing of coffin certificate
    (g) NOC (to be issued by the Embassy)
    (f) Original Indian passport or OCI
    (g) Request Letter/ Authorisation from the family member.
    (h) Flight details
    (i) Death certificate (to be issued by the Embassy for Indian nationals)

    Note :-(i) All the above mentioneddocuments except ‘g’ to ‘i’have to be apostilled by the “Courd’Appel” of the department concerned and then translated in English by an authorised translator before submitting to the Embassy for attestation. 
    (ii) Please note that these documents have to be submitted in two sets.
    (iii) The health NOC will be provided only if all the documents mentioned above in original and photocopy are presented to the health officer at the airport.
    (iii) Attestation Fees:- 3 euros only for Indian passport holders and 27/- euros per document for foreign nationals.Cancellation of Indian passport of an Indian who dies abroad is gratis.
    (iv) Paymentto be made by cash only.

  11. Transportation of Ashes to India

(i) Death Certificate issued by the doctor with cause of death to be mentioned therein
(ii) Death Certificate issued by the Marie
(iii) Cremation certificate
(iv)  Non epidemic certificate
(v)  Request letter/Authorization to transport the ashes to India
(vi)  Original Indian passport/OCIof the deceased
(vii) Flight details

Note :-(i) All the above mentioned documents except ‘v’ to ‘vii’ have to be apostilled by the “Courd’Appel” of the department concerned and then translated in English by an authorised translator before submitting to the Embassy for attestation. 
(ii) Please note that these documents have to be submitted in two sets.
(iii) Attestation Fees:- 27 euros per document. Cancellation of Indian passport of an Indian who dies abroad is gratis.
(iv) Payment to be made by cash only.

Services provided at the VFS:-

  1. Birth Certificate.
  2. Coutume certificate (Required by the Marie for marriage or for giving name to the new born child).
  3. Concordance certificate (issued to justify discrepancy between name on passport and Indian birth certificate.
  4. NRI certificate
  5. Legalization/attestation of civil documents/commercial documents or any other documents. These documents needs to be apostilled from the courd’appel if they are French documents and from the Indian Ministry of External Affairs in Indiaif they are Indian documents.

Note :- For more information please visit the following link :-
https://www.vfsglobal.com/india/france/English/passport_related_consular_services.html