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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;

Attention: Payment of the visa fee and the service fees do not give any guarantee or right that a visa will be granted. The visa fee and service fee are both non-refundable and non-transferable if the visa application is denied by the Embassy staff or if the applicant decides to terminate his or her application.

Attention: Increased visa fees for short stay visa following the revision of the Schengen Visa Code, implemented for all Schengen States. Please note that as of February 2, 2020 the Schengen visa fee per visa application will increase from 60 to 80 euros (equivalent amount in local currency). For children between 6-12 years old the visa fee will increase to 40 euros (or equivalent). No change for other categories (Long Stay national visas, French overseas territories, EU agreement). Visa for children under 6 years old, family members of EU nationals, spouse of French nationals remain free of charge.

 
Visa type EUR GBP
Short stay Schengen visa (less than 90 days) 80.00 72.73
Short-stay Schengen (less than 90 days) minor child of 6-12 years old 40.00 36.36
Transit Visa 80.00 72.73
Short-stay French visa (less than 90 days) for French Overseas Departments and Regions (DROM), 60.00 54.55
Short-stay French visa (less than 90 days) for French Overseas Departments and Regions (DROM) minor child of 6 to 12 years old 35.00 31.82
Short-stay Schengen visa (less than 90 days) - negotiated tariff Schengen and DOM 35.00 31.82
Short-stay French visa (less than 90 days) for French Overseas Territories (CTOM) 9.00 8.18
Long-stay French visa (over 90 days) - full price 99.00 90.00
Long-stay French visa - half-price 50.00 45.45

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

The visa fee, only collectable in GBP, may change as a result of currency fluctuation.

The visa fee is fixed in EUR but payable only in GBP. The exchange rate between these currencies is decided by the Consular Authority and is updated periodically, therefore the amount you are requested to pay may differ from those quoted above.

Service Fees

Starting from 24 July 2020 till 31 December 2021, the service fee, mandatory for any visa application, is GBP 32.73, . This amount has been decided in agreement with the Consular Authority and corresponds to the different services provided by the TLScontact centre:

  • Appointment bookings;
  • Welcome;
  • Visa application reception;
  • Information collection;
  • Data processing;
  • Transfer to the Consulate General of France in London;
  • Reception and sorting of passports;
  • Contact of applicants upon return of passports from the Consulate General of France in London;
  • Handling telephone, online messages or email enquires of applicants by Call Centre.

These fees are payable at TLScontact Visa Application Centre by:

  • Debit card;
  • Credit card (American Express is not accepted).

Added-value Service Fees

  • Premium lounge service: £28 (per applicant);
  • Photocopy: £0.20 (per copy);
  • Courier return fee via DX: £15.10 (per applicant).