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.
Increased fees for visa applications
Please note: as of February 2, 2020 the Schengen visa fee per person will increase from 60 to 80 euros or the equivalent amount in your local currency. For children between 6-12 years old the visa fee will increase to 40 euros or equivalent. No change for other categories. Visa for children under 6 years old remain free of charge.
To apply for a visa, you will have to pay:
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 (from 2021.10.01)||RMB (from 2021.10.01)*|
|Airport transit visa||80.00||603.00|
|Short stay Schengen visa (less than 90 days)||80.00||603.00|
|Short stay Marriage visa (less than 90 days)||80.00||603.00|
|Short stay French overseas Departments and Regions (DROM) (less than 90 days)||60.00||452.00|
|Short stay French overseas territories (CTOM) (less than 90 days)||9.00||68.00|
|Long stay visa (more than 90 days)||99.00||746.00|
|Long stay Student visa without CampusFrance certificate (more than 90 days)||99.00||746.00|
|Long stay Student visa with CampusFrance certificate (more than 90 days)||50.00||377.00|
|Transit visa less than 5 days + French overseas Departments and Regions (DROM)||140.00||1055.00|
|Transit visa less than 5 days + French overseas territories (CTOM)||89.00||671.00|
|Schengen visa (less than 90 days) + French overseas Departments and Regions (DROM)||140.00||1055.00|
|Schengen visa (less than 90 days) + French overseas territories (CTOM)||89.00||671.00|
|Children between the age of 6 and below 12 years old (for short stay visa application only)||40.00||301.00|
|Short-term Schengen visa, citizens from the following countries:
* 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:
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 260.00 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.).