I am working as a scientist for an US university and I have been invited to attend a conference in France. However, I am working remotely from India to take care of family responsibilities for the last one month. I am not going back to the US before the conference and I plan to leave for France from India. Will I be able to apply for Schengen visa with the France Consulate General in India? I am an Indian citizen and hold an Indian passport. France is my main destination country.
I have read these question posted a long time ago. An answer in one of these say I need to be in India for 6 months to apply from India. Will someone be able to give me an updated answer? Help much appreciated.
- Applying for Schengen visa from India for a person working in USA
- Details regarding getting a French Schengen visa
Update on 11 Aug 2023:
Following suggestions from this forum I applied for my Schengen visa with the France Consulate General on 7 Aug. The visa was delivered on 11 Aug. (For the ones interested: I clearly mentioned my situation in the cover letter that I have been allowed to work from home by my employer to take care of family responsibilities. My employer also mentioned the same in their support letter.)