According to regulation passed by the Council of European Union in 2003 (2003/454/CE), the applicants are now charged for the visa process. The fees have to be paid when filing the application.
In case of a visa refusal, no refund will be granted.
The visa is free of charge for :
assistants working at a French high school,
spouse of a French or EU citizen,
children under 6 years of age,
Payment (US dollars only) by debit card are only accepted.
Fees are subject to change following the exchange rate.
The processing fees are currently as follow :
|Short stay visa||Processing fees|
|Airport transit visa||$66|
|Schengen/Short stay visa||$66|
|Schengen/Short stay visa for children
aged 6 to 12 years old
|Short stay visa for Martinique, Guadeloupe,
French Guiana, La Reunion
|Overseas territories visa||$10|
|Long stay visa||Processing fees|
|Long stay visa||$109|
|Long stay Student visa||$55|
Rates are updated every 1st and 16th of the month