French Visa Application Fees

Fees for different types of France visas

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No same rule applies to all French visa types and to all foreign applicants, just as the visa fees change from one type of visa to another. Thus, some categories of the visa candidates are excluded from paying such fee, some others are required to pay a reduced fee, and the majority of visa candidates are required to pay a regular visa fee.

Aside the regular visa fee, candidates have to pay also another fee for offering their biometric information (as a part of visa application process).

In addition, when private sub-contracted companies are in charge of receiving visa applications (instead of embassies or consulates) an additional administrative fee might be applied towards visa candidates.

Visa application fee must be paid upon submitting the visa application. After the candidate completes this payment, they will receive a receipt, which shows that payment has been made, which must be offered amongst other documents of application dossier.

France Short-Stay Visa Fees

The fees for France short-stay visas are as following:

  • For France Schengen visa or airport transit visa for France the application fee is 60€
  • For France Schengen visa or airport transit visa for a French Overseas Department or Region the application fee is 60€
  • For France Schengen visa or airport transit visa for a French Overseas Territories the application fee is 9€

France Long-Stay Visa Fees

The fees for France long-stay visas are as following:

  • For long-stay visa for France the application fee is 99€
  • For France long stay student visa for French territory the application fee is 50€
  • For national long-stay visa for France and other French territorial areas, for a foreign child legally adopted by French citizens the application fee is 15€

France Visa Fee Exemptions

Categories benefiting from a reduced French visa fee

Short-stay visas given for persons aged between 6 – 11, for entries in all other French territories, regardless of for TAAF – 35 Euros

Short-stay visas for citizens of the following countries under a facilitation agreement with the European Union (EU): Georgia, Kosovo, Russia, and Ukraine, (holders of biometric passports only) for entries and stays in France and other Schengen countries – 35 Euros

Categories not required to pay any fee when applying for a French visa

The following categories are exempt from paying the visa fee:

  • Family members of a citizen of another Member State of EU/EEA and Switzerland
  • Wife or husband of a French citizen
  • Holders of a diplomatic or service passport
  • Children under the age of 6 (not including New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Mayotte and French Southern and Antarctic Lands)
  • A student of primary and secondary school on a study visit to a French school, or traveling for other study purposes or educational training in a French territory
  • Holders of French government study grants
  • holders of foreign governments, foundations or EU study grants
  • A foreigner who has benefited of a youth mobility from a France-Canada agreement
  • A foreigner, who has benefited of a working holiday from a France-Japan, France-Korea, France-Argentina or France Columbia agreement
  • A teacher who is accompanying groups in a study trip or educational training in a French territory
  • A scientific researcher
  • A seasonal worker
  • A foreign national of Montenegro, Turkey and Serbia gainfully employed in a French territory and his family members from family reunification
  • A foreigner who teaches French (not including his family members)
  • A language assistant and teaching assistant

France Residence Permit Fees

Fees for a France Residence Permit are as following:

  • VLS-TS – 250 € (60 € for students and trainees)
  • “Private and family life” – 269 ​​€
  • “Employee” or “temporary worker” – 269 ​​€
  • Visitor card – 269 ​​€
  • “Passport Talent” – 269 ​​€
  • “seasonal worker” – 19€
  • “IT employee seconded” – 269 ​€
  • “Retired” – 19€
  • EU Blue Card – 269€
  • Citizen EU / EEA / Switzerland – 25€
  • Citizen EU / EEA / Switzerland – Permanent stay – 25€
  • Family of a European – Permanent stay – 25€
  • Foreign student in France – 79€
  • Foreigner graduated from higher education in France – free
  • Foreign intern in France – 79€
  • Au pair trainee – 49€
  • 10-year resident card of a foreigner in France – 269 ​€ (19€ for refugees and stateless people)
  • EU long-term resident card – 269€ to 449€
  • Permanent Resident Card – 269€

France EU Blue Card Fee

The Fees for an EU Blue Card in France are a little bit higher than for a professional long-stay visa, the definition of which is the closest with the EU Blue Card.

When you apply for a Blue Card, you will have to pay an amount of 260 euro initially. Upon the expiration of you card, if you wish to renew it, you will have to pay an extra 200 euros, whereas if you wish to replace another type of residence permit with a Blue card, then you will have to pay 2016 euros.

Remember that if your application is rejected, in any of the three cases, you will not be able to get your money back.