I travelled to France in Sept 2018 on a 3 month visa, where I travelled to the Chicago France VFS Center to get finger printed and bio-metrics done in Aug 2018. I have to travel to France again in July 2019. So do i have to make another personal appearance again or can I mail in my visa application. I live in Portland, US and on an Indian passport with Green Card.


You don't have to give biometrics again for a Schengen visa if less than five years has passed since the last time you gave biometrics. The biometrics are stored in the Visa Information System where they are available to all Schengen states for that period.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.