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Application Fees


TLScontact is collecting three types of application fees:

  1. Visa fees: collected on behalf of the consular authority for the application processing.
  2. Application Service fees: which corresponds to the standard application processing service provided by TLScontact.
  3. 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.

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.


1. Visa fees:

Visa type Euros RMB *
Airport transit visa    60.00    465.00
Transit visa    60.00    465.00
Short stay Schengen visa (less than 90 days)    60.00    465.00
Short stay Marriage visa (less than 90 days)    60.00    465.00
Long stay visa (more than 90 days)    99.00    767.00
Long stay Student visa without CampusFrance certificate (more than 90 days)    99.00    767.00
Long stay Student visa with CampusFrance certificate (more than 90 days)    50.00    388.00
Short stay French overseas Departments and Regions (DROM) (less than 90 days)    60.00    465.00
Short stay French overseas territories (CTOM) (less than 90 days)    9.00    70.00
Transit visa less than 5 days + French overseas Departments and Regions (DROM)   120.00    930.00
Transit visa less than 5 days + French overseas territories (CTOM)    69.00    535.00
Schengen visa (less than 90 days) + French overseas Departments and Regions (DROM)   120.00    930.00
Schengen visa (less than 90 days) + French overseas territories (CTOM)    69.00    535.00

* The visa fee, only collectable in RMB (local currency), may change as a result of currency fluctuation.

The Visa fee is fixed in euros but payable only in RMB (local currency). 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 euros.


The visa fee is 35 EUR (271 RMB) for :

  • Children between the age of 6 and below 12 years old (for short stay visa application only);
  • Nationals from Bosnia-Herzegovina*, Georgia, Kosovo, FYROM (Macedonia)*, Moldova, Montenegro*, Russia, Serbia* and Ukraine*;
  • Nationals from Armenia* and Azerbaijan above 12 years old.

       * Only for holders of non biometric passports


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);
  • 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.

2. Application Service fees:

The service fee, mandatory for all visa applications (unless you benefit of an exemption), is 229 RMB.

This corresponds to the standard application processing service provided by TLScontact Visa Application Centre (i.e. Information provision, appointments booking, visa application reception, biometric collection, data processing, etc.).

3. Accepted Payment Methods:

- cash
- debit card
- credit card

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