French Visa Application Fee


A fee applies towards each applicant who submits a French visa application.

Regular application fees for submitting a French visa application:
  • If required a short-stay or airport transit visa for France the application fee is 60€ (unless otherwise stated on the visa sticker)
  • If required a short-stay or airport transit visa for a French Overseas Department or Region the application fee is 60€
  • If required a short-stay or airport transit visa for a French Overseas Territories the application fee is 9€
  • If required a long-stay visa for France the application fee is 99€
  • If required a national long-stay student for French territory the application fee is 50€
  • If required a 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€
Reduced rates to 35€, are applied to:
  • Children of 6-11 age (not including French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Mayotte and French Southern and Antartctic Lands
  • Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Russia,
  • Citizens of Bosnia and Hercegovina, Albania, Moldova, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro who DO NOT hold biometric passport yet

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There are NO visa fees for:
  • A foreign member of family or a citizen of another Member State of EU/EEA and Switzerland,
  • A foreign wife or husband of a French citizen
  • A foreign national holding a diplomatic or service passport
  • A child below 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,
  • A foreign national, holder of French government study grants,
  • A foreign national, holder of foreign governments, foundations or EU study grants,
  • A foreign national, beneficiary of a youth mobility from a France-Canada agreement
  • A foreign national, beneficiary of a working holiday from a France-Japan, France-Korea, France-Argentina or France Columbia agreement,
  • A foreign teacher, accompanying groups in a study trip or educational training in a French territory
  • A foreign scientific researcher
  • A foreign seasonal worker
  • A foreign national of Montenegro, Turkey and Serbia gainfully employed in a French territory and his family members from family reunification,
  • A foreign national who teaches French (not including his family members)
  • A foreign language assistant and teaching assistant

*Note: If the visa is denied, visa fee will not reimbursed by the French diplomatic office.