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Visa Application Fees

To apply for a visa, you will have to pay a visa fee and a service fee.

The visa fee is collected on behalf of the Consular Authority and the service fee is collected for the processing of your visa application at TLScontact.

Visa Application Fees


To apply for a visa, you will have to pay:

  • Visa fee - collected for the of the Consular Authority for the application processing;
  • Service fee - collected for the processing of your visa application at TLScontact;
  • Optional Service fees - other optional services that an applicant chooses at TLScontact visa centre, for example, premium service, passport return via express mail, photocopy, photo booth etc.

Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Debit card (UnionPay only), Credit card (UnionPay only), Mobile pay (Alipay and WeChat Pay only / For Hangzhou center only Alipay is available).


Attention: Payment of the above fees does not guarantee that a visa will be granted. The visa fee and the service fee are both non-refundable and non-transferable after the application is transferred to the consular authority, visa application is denied by the administration or the applicant decides to terminate his or her application.

 
Visa type EURO RMB*
Airport transit visa 60.00 469.00
Transit visa 60.00 469.00
Short stay Schengen visa (less than 90 days) 60.00 469.00
Short stay Marriage visa (less than 90 days) 60.00 469.00
Short stay French overseas Departments and Regions (DROM) (less than 90 days) 60.00 469.00
Short stay French overseas territories (CTOM) (less than 90 days) 9.00 70.00
Long stay visa (more than 90 days) 99.00 773.00
Long stay Student visa without CampusFrance certificate (more than 90 days) 99.00 773.00
Long stay Student visa with CampusFrance certificate (more than 90 days) 50.00 391.00
Transit visa less than 5 days + French overseas Departments and Regions (DROM) 120.00 938.00
Transit visa less than 5 days + French overseas territories (CTOM) 69.00 539.00
Schengen visa (less than 90 days) + French overseas Departments and Regions (DROM) 120.00 938.00
Schengen visa (less than 90 days) + French overseas territories (CTOM) 69.00 539.00
Children between the age of 6 and below 12 years old (for short stay visa application only) 35.00 273.00
Short-term Schengen visa, citizens from the following countries:
  • Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Russia;
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina, FYROM (Macedonia), Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine with non-biometric passports;
  • Nationals above 12 years old from Armenia (with non-biometric passports) and Azerbaijan .
35.00 273.00

* Visa fees are only paid in RMB and are based on current exchange rates and are subject to change without notice.

Visa Fee Exemption:
The following categories do not have to pay the visa fees:

  • Child under six years old (for short stay visa application only);
  • French citizen’s spouse;
  • EU citizen’s spouse;
  • Financially dependent EU citizen’s child under 21 years old;
  • Financially dependent ascendant of an EU citizen;
  • Pupils, students and accompanying teachers going on study or educational trips;
  • Scientific researchers (for short stay visa application);
  • French language foreigner teacher (in activity) [for short stay visa application only];
  • Holder of a French, foreign governmental scholarship for study, holder of foreign foundation scholarship or beneficiaries of community programs (only in the program for which the funding was granted);
  • Nationals from Armenia* and Azerbaijan under 12 years old;
  • Family members (spouse, children, parents, grandparents, grand children) of Georgian nationals who are legally residing in France (on the submission of the proof of the family relationship and copy of the French resident permit of the family member living in France).

Please note that satisfactory proof must be submitted to establish that one of the above exemptions applies.

The visa fee is mandatory for all visa applications unless you are within the exemption categories.

The visa fee is fixed in EURO but payable only in RMB. The exchange rate between these currencies is decided by the Consular Authority and is updated periodically, therefore the local currency amount you are requested to pay may differ from those quoted above. Please note that your visa fee receipt will only quote the fee paid in EURO.

The service fee, mandatory for any visa application, is 223.00 RMB. This amount has been decided in agreement with the Consular Authority and corresponds to the different services provided by the TLScontact centre (i.e. Information provision, appointments booking, visa application reception, biometric collection, data processing, etc.).