Source: LA Airport (USA)
Destination: Bangalore (India)
Stop: Paris (CDG airport)
Type of flight: Non-Connecting ( Two different tickets)
Travelling Document: Indian Passport
Currently Holding Visa: US F1 (Student)
Baggage: Only cabin baggage, No Check-In baggage, so I won't have to collect any baggage at the CDG Airport
Time Difference between flight: 6 Hours When departing from US, I will only have a single boarding pass. So I need to collect my boarding pass from the airways office (Air India, Not sure about its location on the airport, whether in International/Outside)
Ticket: 2 separate tickets with different e ticket nos. And separate PNRs
I've tried contacting French Embassy, Indian Embassy, their twitter handles, multiple times, but to I haven't gotten a clear response, and this has made me more doubtful about the action to take.
French Embassy: French embassy says I won't require a visa if I don't leave international zone of Paris airport, otherwise I would require a short stay visa
Paris Airport: Paris airport says that to check in to my departure i.e. air india flight (which is on a separate terminal than my arrival Norwegian Airways flight), I would have to leave the international zone to collect my boarding pass for air india and hence would require a transit visa
A travel agent: As the Air India office in Paris Airport is outside the International Zone, you will need a Short Stay Visa.
Internet: From July 2018, Indians do not require transit visa in france
In my condition, there is no valid purpose of stay for short stay visa according to France visas website
Also Is there any other way to legally obtain my boarding pass without short stay, iff it is required ? I could not find any help on other forums, hence looking for an answer here. I have 15 days before I travel, and so will have to try best to get Visa, if required, as returns tickets are also booked.
EDIT: In the ticket booked from kiwi.com, It is mentioned that online check-in is not available for this, so I will have to manually collect.