What is the cost of a Visa for France?
If you wish to come to France for a short or long stay, you will almost necessarily have to pay for a visa. This price varies depending on your status and the length of your stay. Visa France App helps you to get all the information you need about the cost of obtaining a French Visa.
A Visa to France can be free
In some cases, a Visa to France may be free. Here is the list of people who do not need to pay:
For workers this concerns: teachers of the French language, researchers/scientists, seasonal workers, beneficiaries of a working vacation visa, interpreters/foreign language assistants, people with a diplomatic passport or a ONU pass.
For families this includes: Non-European family members of a European, the spouse of a French citizen and Serbian/Montenegrin and Turkish employees with a family eligible for family reunification.
For guests, this concerns: veterans with a free health care booklet provided that they come to France to receive treatment and guests of intergovernmental organizations with headquarters in France.
For students, this concerns: students, schoolchildren and teachers on study trips, scholarship holders from French/foreign governments/foreign foundations.
For Eastern European countries, this concerns children under 12 years old from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
Others: some countries sign agreements with each other. You can check with your consulate to find out if you are eligible for a free visa.
The cost of a visa for France
For each visa application, you will be asked to pay a service fee. These fees are to be taken into account in addition to the basic fee. The Visa fee is 11.5 €. This fee is used to pay for the appointment for the visa application by TLScontact. People eligible for the Free Visa do not pay this service fee either. Children under 6 years old do not pay any service fee.
How much does a Visa to France cost?
The price of a France Visa varies depending on the type of visa requested. There are 3 different types of visas to come to France. Here are the fees for each of them:
The Schengen Visa (valid throughout Europe) for short stays (less than 90 days). It costs 80€ without service fees.
The Airport Transit Visa. It costs 80€ without service fees.
The Visa for long stays (more than 90 days). It costs 99€ without service charge.
Reduced Visa Fees for France
Some people benefit from reduced fees for entering France:
For children aged 6-12, a France Visa will cost 40€.
For citizens of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, a France Visa will cost 35€.
For other Eastern European countries not mentioned above, a French Visa will cost 60€.
For foreign children adopted by a french, a French Visa will cost 15€.
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