Grant of visas for France
In 2005, the Embassy of France in Islamabad delivered 6116 visas, that is 5 % more than in 2004. Among those, 172 were student visas. Most short-stay visas were issued for business or family visits, including 867 visas granted for a period of one to four years. The numbers of visas delivered by major European countries of the Schengen space were in the same proportion, however far behind the United Kingdom.
Visa applications on ordinary passport are collected through various branches of FEDEX company. Visas granted are sent back the same way. Diplomatic or official passports and all applications for long stay or family reunion visas are directly treated at the Embassy.