Egypt - France

Following the recent events in Paris and against the many rumors around that subject, we would like to inform you that TLScontact continues to normally receive the visa applications for France.

The processing time of the visa request may vary depending on the visa type. The average processing time observed is two weeks. However, this average is not granted. In particular cases, this delay may be much longer.

Dear applicants, TLScontact is pleased to announce the opening of new visa application center in Alexandria, registration is now available from the booking link 'Apply'.

All visa applicants will have to personally go at TLScontact in order to capture their biometric data. Children under 12 years old are not concerned by the process and are not allowed to get in the center.

Young minors above 12 years old have to come in person, accompanied by their parents.

The underage applicants must apply with a separate passport,as we won't accept Children of their parents passport.

For obvious political and security reasons, TLScontact center will be susceptible to modify their schedule.

The Consulate General of France is relocated at 7 Abi Chamar street, Giza (beside the French Embassy and near the Four Seasons Hotel).

Kindly note that no fees are refunded, regardless of the outcome your application.

Photo booth service :
TLScontact center hereby presents its new Photo booth service. Applicants can now take their visa photos inside the TLScontact center for the price of 30 EGP per 8 photos. This service is only available in Cairo center.

Travel Insurance :
TLScontact is pleased to present its new and optional service: travel insurance according to the Schengen requirements and to the regulation of the European Union (Decision 2004/17/CE of December 22nd 2003). This service is only available in Cairo center.

Premium service:

Please note that the said service does not assure you to obtain a visa, a nearer appointment for the interview, nor a faster processing of your file by the Consulate General of France in Cairo.
To book your premium appointment may you call our call center.

Visa Application Fees

1. Visa fees

To apply for a visa, you will have to pay a visa fee and a service fee. The visa fee is collected for the Consulate General of France in Cairo and the service fee is collected for the processing of your visa application at TLScontact.

Attention: Payment of the visa fee and the service fee does not guarantee that a visa will be granted. The visa fee and the service fee are both non-refundable and non-transferable if the visa application is denied by the administration or if the applicant decides to terminate his or her application.

Visa type Euros EGP *
Airport transit visa 60.00 522.00
Transit visa 60.00 500.00
Short stay Schengen visa, less than 90 days 60.00 500.00
Long stay visa, more than 90 days 99.00 825.00
French Overseas Departments and Regions(DROM), less than 90 days 60.00 500.00
French Overseas Territories(CTOM), less than 90 days 9.00 75.00
Short stay Schengen visa + French Overseas Departments and Regions(DROM) 120.00 1000.00
Short stay Schengen visa + French Overseas Territories(CTOM) 69.00 575.00
Transit Schengen less than 48 hours + French Overseas Departments and Regions(DROM) 60.00 500.00
Transit Schengen less than 48 hours + French Overseas Territories(CTOM) 9.00 75.00

* The visa fee is only collectible in EGP, and may
change as a result of currency fluctuation.

The visa fee is € 35 for:

  • Children between the age of 6 and below 12 years old.
  • Nationals from Bosnia-Herzegovina*, Georgia, Kosovo, FYROM (Macedonia)*, Moldova, Montenegro*, Russia, Serbia* and Ukraine.
  • Nationals from Armenia* above 12 years old.
* Only for holders of non biometric passports

The following categories do not have to pay the visa application fee:

  • Short stay for children under six years of age
  • Nationals from Armenia* under 12 years old
  • Short stay private visit for groups of scholars participating in a school exchange program or in training courses
  • Invitation by some international organization whose headquarters are based in France
  • French citizen's spouse
  • EU citizen's spouse
  • EU citizen's child under 21 years old or dependent
  • Short stay for scientific researchers/students traveling for scientific research
  • French teachers currently teaching
  • Holder of a governmental scholarship for study
  • For family members (spouse, children, parents, grand parents, grand children) of Georgian nationals who are legally residing in France (on the submission of the proof of the family relationship and copy of the French resident permit of the family member living in France)

Please note that satisfactory proof will have to be submitted to establish that one of the above exemptions apply.

The visa application fee is fixed in euros but payable only in EGP. The exchange rate between these currencies is decided by the Consulate and is updated periodically, therefore the EGP amount you are requested to pay may differ from those quoted above. Please note that your visa application fee receipt will only quote the fee paid in euros.

2. Service fees

The service fee, mandatory for any visa application, is 246 EGP. This amount has been decided in agreement with the Consulate General of France in Cairo and corresponds to the different services provided by the TLScontact center (i.e. visa application reception, data processing, information collection, appointments booking, etc.).

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