Egypt - France


Starting from October 16th 2016, all applications must be lodged in our new website through the following website: https://fr.tlscontact.com/eg/index.php

TLScontact hereby informs you that our center provides a complete service for the submission of visa applications, including assistance in completing the forms. Appointments must be taken through our center where the documentation will be checked on behalf of the consulate. It's recommended to submit the application without the interference of third parties, as such mediation can have a negative impact on the outcome of the visa. Anyone claiming to facilitate granting the visa through alleged connections with TLS or the consulate is lying and committing a fraud.

Following the attacks of 13 November in Paris, please find answers to your questions about the entry and stay in France, in this link

Press release from the Consulate of France in Cairo.

  • Processing time: 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.
  • All visa applicants will have to personally go at TLScontact in order to capture their biometric data.
  • Young minors above 12 years old have to come in person, accompanied by their parents..
  • Minors under 12 years old are not allowed to enter the center.
  • All children must apply with a separate passport. Passports including children will not be accepted.
Service offered by TLScontact

If you are traveling to France over 3 months for study purpose, a new procedure is now mandatory (for higher education, excluding high school and below).

Before applying at TLScontact, you must be in possession of your provisional enrolment issued by the IFE (Institut Français du Caire) that contains your CEF number. To get your CEF ID number, you must register on the following link and follow the steps. Études en France

Études en France ----- https://pastel.diplomatie.gouv.fr/etudesenfrance/dyn/public/authentification/login.html

Starting from February the 21st 2016, TLScontact and the General consulate of France in Cairo will no longer receive inquiries via phone. All inquiries must be written and sent via email through our website. However, for more specific cases, you will be able to request to be called back, by choosing the “call back option” on our website.

Biometric exemption: Please click here for more detail.

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 60.00 594.00
Transit visa 60.00 594.00
Short stay Schengen visa, less than 90 days 60.00 594.00
Long stay visa, more than 90 days 99.00 980.00
French Overseas Departments and Regions(DROM), less than 90 days 60.00 594.00
French Overseas Territories(CTOM), less than 90 days 9.00 89.00
Short stay Schengen visa + French Overseas Departments and Regions(DROM) 120.00 1188.00
Short stay Schengen visa + French Overseas Territories(CTOM) 69.00 683.00
Transit Schengen less than 48 hours + French Overseas Departments and Regions(DROM) 60.00 594.00
Transit Schengen less than 48 hours + French Overseas Territories(CTOM) 9.00 89.00

* 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 292 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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