Visa Fees

Visa applicants who submit their file at the VFS Visa Application Centre must pay:

Service fees
And visa fees

SERVICE FEES

  • Basic service fees are fixed in euros and charged in local currency.
  • Amount in euros: 26 euros per application submitted;
  • Not refundable, except if the applicant decides not to submit his application before the biometric data collection.
  • Amount in pesos fixed daily according to the French Consulate exchange rate; the amount in pesos is displayed within the VFS Visa Application Centre;
  • Service fees must be paid in cash at the VFS Visa Application Centre when submitting the application; you must ensure that you carry the necessary amount with you;
  • Optional services with additional fees are also offered to the visa applicants.

VISA FEES

  • In conformity with Article 16 of the visa code (Schengen visa) or the French regulation (long term visa and overseas territory), the visa fees are fixed in euro and charged in local currency based on the exchange rate determined by the French authorities;
  • The updated amount in local currency is displayed at the VFS Visa Application Centre;
  • Visa fees can be modified without notification;
  • Visa fees are non-refundable.
  • Visa fees are payable in cash at the visa Centre.

Amount of visa fees for short term visas (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days)

    EURO
Ordinary visa fees Applicant aged 12 years and above 60
Child aged between 6 years and 12 years 35
Child below 6 years Free
Specific fee as per bilateral agreement Nationals from: Moldavia, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia 35
Nationals from: Albania, Bosnia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia when submitted to visa obligation (if holder of a non-biometric passport or a Serbian passport issued by « Koordinaciona uprava »)
Specific categories (Schengen regulation)

Family members of a citizen of the EU or of Iceland, Norway, Switzerland
or Liechtenstein: Spouse
Child below 21 years, or
dependant on his/her parents Parents of an EU citizen, his/her spouse, if dependent on a EU citizen or his/her spouse
Children above 21 years or dependent on parents must provide proof of their family relationship.

Free
Researchers from third countries travelling within the European community for the purpose of carrying out scientific research (mandatory presentation of a “Convention d’accueil” for scientific researcher validated by the local French “Préfecture”)
Specific categories (French regulation) Spouse of a French national

Free
French Government scholarship holder or beneficiary of a scholarship given by another Government or by a Foundation benefiting from the EU program
Applicant invited by an international organization based in France: OACI, ITER, UNESCO, UNISIST, EUTELSTAT, CERN, OIML, INTERPOL, INTELSTAT

Amount of visa fees for long term visas (more than 90 consecutive days)

EUROS
Regular visa fees 99
French Government scholarship holder or beneficiary of a scholarship given by another Government or by a Foundation benefiting from the EU program Free
Spouse of French national