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Visa Application Fees

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

The visa fees are collected on behalf of the Consular Authority.
The service fee is collected for the processing of your visa application at TLScontact Visa Application Centre.

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.

 
Visa type EUR GBP
Short stay Schengen visa (less than 90 days) 80.00 66.89
Short-stay Schengen (less than 90 days) for minor child of 6-12 years old 40.00 33.44
Short-stay French visa (less than 90 days) for French Overseas Departments and Regions (DROM), 60.00 50.17
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 29.26
Short-stay Schengen visa (less than 90 days) - Negotiated tariff Schengen and DOM 35.00 29.26
Short-stay French visa (less than 90 days) for French Overseas Territories (CTOM) 9.00 7.53
Long-stay French visa (over 90 days) - full price 99.00 82.78
Long-stay French visa (over 90 days) - half price 50.00 41.81
Transit visa 80.00 69.14

Notes

  • 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 French Consular Authority and is updated periodically, therefore the amount you are requested to pay may differ from those quoted above.

Service Fees

Starting from 1st July 2022, the service fee, mandatory for any visa application, is GBP 30.10. This amount has been decided in agreement with the Consular Authority and corresponds to the different services provided by TLScontact Visa 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;
  • Online application tracking process;
  • Hotline, online messages or email enquires of applicants by Call Centre.

Added-value Service Fees

  • Courier return fee via UPS: £16 (per applicant) - service suspended due to current performance levels of courier services in the UK
  • Premium lounge service: £50 (per applicant) / £25 (Child aged 6-12) / £0 (child under 6) applying together with parents, available in London and Manchester centres
  • Photocopy: £0.20 (per copy)
  • Self-service photo booth : £6 (one set of photographs), available in London and Manchester centres
  • Self-service insurance kiosk : depending on product chosen, available in London and Manchester centres.
  • Payment modes

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

    Please note that cash is not accepted in visa centre during the Covid-19 (Covid) pandemic.