I am from India (with no UK or Schengen visa), visiting London and Paris. Entering London first, staying there for 2 weeks. From London, taking the Eurostar to Paris, staying there for a week and then returning back to London via the Eurostar and then from London taking a flight back home (India).

I am planning to apply for a UK Visit Visa and Schengen visa in parallel using the "Keep your passport" facility provided by UKVI.

Will France consider/review/approve my visa application without a UK visit visa (as it will be still in processing) or should I first get the UK visa and then apply for France (Schengen visa)?


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While we have seen questions here saying otherwise, it is usually recommended to apply for visas in “reverse order”, I.e. the one for the latest country first.

This is because it’s likely the French consulate will ask for evidence of how you will leave the country, and thus require the UK visa to be sure you can actually leave.

The UK visa application should not need evidence of the French visa as you have a plan to leave the UK back to your home country.

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    @RossMillikan UK is both the first and last visit, with France inbetween. The OP is flying back to India from the UK.
    – Graipher
    Commented Feb 12 at 6:57
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    @Ross latest country is Britain...jcaron is right Commented Feb 12 at 7:02
  • Thank you all very much for your help / guidance and time!
    – Shahir
    Commented Feb 12 at 16:52

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