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Indian student in the UK travelling to Europe

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1. Posted by quinton_p (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

Hi,
I am an Indian student studying in Edinburgh. My family and I would like to visit the UK (Edinburgh and London), France (Paris and Lourdes) and Italy (Rome) (in that order). I will be planning the itinerary myself. My family lives in India so the visa procedure for them is pretty straightforward.
My question is for me, where do I process my Schengen visa? Here in the UK or do I have to do it from India? In either case could someone guide me with the procedure on how to go about it?

Thanking you all in advance.

Cheers,

Quinton

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 5y

You as a UK resident apply at the French embassy in London.

Your family applies in India.

Best make it so that your family gets their visa first, so that you can show a fotocopy of their visa to the French officials when you apply. Make clear that you plan to travel together. Leave a lot of time between application for the visa and the date you plan to travel. Getting the visa can sometimes be difficult and time-consuming.

3. Posted by megamungous (Budding Member 4 posts) 5y

Expect the French embassy to ask for copies of everything. This includes travel itinerary / tickets, hotel reservation and most probably a letter from your employer saying that you're employed by them, you're going on holiday on the specified dates and expected to return to work on specified date.