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News 1

30 March 2018

Launch of French Government “France-Visas” website. Visit this website for comprehensive information on visas and on how to apply: 1: check whether you need a visa and prepare your application; 2: check who can examine your application; 3: fill your visa application form and, if required: 4: book an appointment to submit your application in VFS GLOBAL visa application centre.

How to submit a visa application?

  • Step 1: Visit the “France-Visas” official website

    • You are kindly invited to visit the “France-Visas” official website where you will find guidelines describing the process to be followed to apply for a visa
    • To check whether your application calls for a specific response: click on “Submit your application”, select the country where you intend to apply and the heading “Local features” will be displayed

    At the end of the “France-Visas” process:

    • A checklist of required supporting documents will be displayed: save it and print it;
    • Your visa application form will be available for printing: save it and print it
    • The page indicating how to book an appointment will be displayed;
    • Click on the link to VFS appointment booking module
  • Step 2: How to book an appointment

    When the VFS module appointment system is displayed:

    • Create a VFS account with your personal details (name, surname, email address, phone number)
    • Choose a password: your password must contain between 8 and 15 characters with at least an upper letter, a lower letter, a digit and one of the following special characters : $ @ # ! % * ? & (no other character is allowed).
    • The next screen will display a list of options, with “Schedule appointment”
    • If you require an assistance: click on “?” (top right corner for online help)
  • Step 3: At the VFS Global centre on the appointment day

    To prepare yourself for your appointment at the visa application centre, you are invited to visit the France-Visas website page “Whom should I contact?” where you will find information under the heading “Appointment information”.

    At the VFS centre, you will have to present:

    • Your appointment confirmation letter
    • The visa application form (automatically printed at the end of the France-Visas proves)
    • The checklist of required documents (to be printed from the France-Visas website)
    • The passport
    • The required supporting documents
    • The fees
  • Step 4: Tracking of your passport

    Page “Whom should I contact?” of France-Visas website, you will find a link to the VFS tracking module.

Additional Services

Premium Lounge


The Premium Lounge Service is available for those customers who would like to experience a dedicated service with individual attention of one of our staff. This service provides the following amenities:

  • A separate Premium service lounge
  • Stylish surroundings with refreshments
  • A personalized reception
  • Magazines, newspapers and refreshment at your disposal
  • A minimized waiting time to access the counters
  • Photo booth and photocopy services included.

The PREMIUM service can be opted on arrival at the Visa Application Centre.

Availing the Premium Lounge Service does not mean that your visa will be processed faster.


  • In addition to the basic service fees: KZT 15 000 per applicant
  • Service to be paid in cash or by card
  • A receipt is always given when paying the optional services (except for the automatic self-service machines)

Courier Services


  • KAZAKHSTAN is a fairly wide spread country and distances to travel from one place to another can be time consuming, expensive and of course tiring
  • To facilitate applicants, the VFS Global Visa Application Centre has contracted with DHL in Kazakhstan where your passport/documents can be returned through a courier service.
  • With an excellent track record, DHL is able to deliver packages in almost every part of Kazakhstan at your doorsteps – saving applicants lot of time and money
  • Please speak to the Submission Officer at the Visa Application Centre for more details
  • This service is optional.

The courier service may be opted on:

  • In the visa application centre


  • KZT 4000 for a single passport
  • KZT 8000 up to 5 passports at the same address (advised for families)

Courier After Submission Service


  • The applicant can still opt for courier service after leaving the visa application centre;
  • The applicant should contact the branch of any bank and pay the cost of this additional service
  • call the helpline or submit the request via e-mail at: to order the courier delivery of the processed passport with indication of first name, last name, reference number, address of courier delivery and contact telephone number.
  • After the request is received at France Visa Application Center the applicant will be contacted via e-mail or telephone in order to confirm the courier delivery of his/her documents
  • The delay of one way courier delivery is 1-5 calendar days.


  • KZT 6500 for a single passport

Procedure to follow:

  • Applicant can go to any branch of bank to pay for the courier fees.
  • The applicant must ensure that all the information mentioned below are accurately stated at the bank counter to make payment for courier service:
  • Company name -  VF Services LL(Kazakhstan) LLP (ВиЭф Сервисис (Казахстан) ЛЛПи)
  • Юридический адрес: г.Алматы ул. Тимирязева 28 В офис 510
  • БИН: 080540017899
  • АО «Ситибанк Казахстан»
  • ИИК: KZ83 8320 1T02 0043 8000 (KZT)
  • Кбе 17
  • After the payment is done ,the applicant has to send the scan copy of the receipt of payment made at the bank along with applicant’s details on the e-mail ID:
  • Once the confirmation of payment is received at Visa Application Center ,the passport will be sent to the applicant via DHL courier service at the address indicated in the request.

Photo Booth Facility


  • Have your photo taken as per the specific requirement of the French regulations.


  • KZT 800 (4 photos)

Travel Insurance


  • The purchase of travel insurance is available at the VFS Global Visa Application Centre for FRANCE
  • Please speak to the submission officer in the centre


  • Depending on the travel insurance that is chosen

Photocopy Service


A photocopy service is available within the centre.


  • KZT 200 per page
  • Service to be paid in cash or by card

Printing Service


  • Applicants can send an e-mail to our printout desks with the electronic documents for printing any pending documents related to their visa application. 
  • This service is available within the centre. 
  • Please speak to the Submission Officer or info officer at the Visa Application Centre for more details.


  • KZT 200 per page
  • Service to be paid in cash




VF Services Kazakhstan, (hereinafter referred to as VFS) is an outsource partner of The Consulate General of France Almaty In this capacity, VFS has been outsourced the provision of visa processing services, appointment scheduling & information services for French Consulate in Almaty.

VFS does hereby declare that it has no role whatsoever in the assessment of a visa application, which is the sole prerogative of the Visa Section of The Consulate General of France – Almaty. Therefore, VFS will not in any manner be liable or responsible for any delay in the processing or rejection of any visa applications.

The service fees once paid by the Applicant are not refundable under any circumstances.

VFS have placed frames/links on this website to other websites which you may wish to visit. VFS does not review such websites and has no control over their content. Therefore VFS does not accept any liability if you visit those websites. Once you link to another site, you are also subject to the terms and conditions of that site.

No employee of VFS has any right or authority to change, amend, and amplify the contents mentioned herein.

These terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Kazakhstan. Any claims or disputes arising in relation to the services provided by VFS to the visa applicant shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of competent courts in Kazakhstan

The applicant hereby confirms that he and / or his (her) representative before Scheduling an appointment has read, understood, and agreed to the clauses and conditions set out in this Statement and Disclaimer.

Beware of fraudulent job offers

Fraudulent Recruitment / Employment Offers

It has come to VFS Global’s attention that, individuals misrepresenting themselves as VFS Global’ agents or representatives have approached people to offer fraudulent/fictitious employment opportunities, with the intent to steal personal information or solicit money from people. We encourage you to exercise caution and common sense when receiving any such employment offer, which requires payment of any fees/money, or promises a work visa in exchange for money. The said offers are completely fake and not valid. VFS Global is not a Recruitment agency and does not offer recruitment services. Scammers operate primarily via the internet, email, phone etc. We warn people to beware of such scams.

Please be advised that, VFS Global is a visa processing company and we work only with government and diplomatic missions to fulfil their administrative requirements of visa application processing. Neither VFS Global nor its representatives will ask for money from individuals under any circumstances to lure them with employment opportunities either in VFS Global or outside. If you receive any offer that purports to be from VFS Global, which ask for money, these types of offers are fraudulent.

Warning signs of recruitment fraud

The following are some examples of recruitment fraud which are in violation of VFS Global’s processes and ethical practices:

  • The email is not sent from an official VFS Global e-mail address but from a free e-mail service such as:
    Hotmail, Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, etc. It is also possible that, the email is sent from a fake email address.
  • You are asked to disclose private or confidential information.
  • You are asked to be interviewed over the phone or via an instant-messenger type program.
  • You are requested to pay fees/money.
  • You are requested to complete bogus recruitment documentations such as an application or employment visa forms, (the VFS Global name and logo could be forged/fabricated and featured on the documentation without authority).
  • Insistence on urgency.
  • Money will be requested for processing Work Permits, Visa applications or the like.

Such actions are presumably intended to defraud or obtain personal information from the victims.

The activities of these individuals involve criminal and civil liabilities. While VFS Global takes such matter seriously and reserves its right to contact competent law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute such illegal activities, it is often difficult to locate and prosecute these individuals.

Therefore, if you receive a request, either in writing or verbally, for an interview or a job offer that you believe is or might be fraudulent or suspicious, please disregard them. You may also verify the same with VFS Global at

If you come to know that a fraud is being perpetrated, we encourage to forthwith contact your local police and/or any competent authorities and also to keep us informed by reporting the fraud at

Under no circumstances will VFS Global be liable or responsible for any loss, damages, expenses or inconvenience resulting from these unauthorized persons and/or activities.