I found exact similar questions but no specific answers and I am still struck.
I am in France on a student exchange until November 2016. My Indian passport with Schengen visa was stolen. I got a duplicate passport from Indian embassy in Paris without a Schengen visa.
How can I get my Schengen visa reissued in France? I have even emailed the French Consulate in Pondicherry but was asked to contact the prefecture here in France. The prefecture said that I have to apply for a residence permit by paying 340 Euros.
Anybody who has the first-hand experience can shed light on it?