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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.
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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.

DROM-CTOM

France includes several territories that are outside the European continent, with varying legal statuses and levels of autonomy.

  • DROM, French overseas "Départements" and "Régions" are: Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Mayotte**, and Réunion.

  • CTOM, French overseas territories are: French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna, New Caledonia and its dependencies, Saint Martin*, Saint Barthélémy* and Saint-Pierre and Miquelon*.
France oversea
Red Dot DROM    Green Dot CTOM
France in the World

If you are going to a DROM or CTOM the visa fee may be different, please see our FAQ concerning visa fees

The requirements for a short stay in a DROM and CTOM are the same as for a Schengen visa. You may not apply more than 90 days prior to your departure.

The Schengen visa does not grant entry to a DROM or a CTOM, unless mentioned otherwise on the visa sticker. If you are planning to go to a DROM or a CTOM, you must clearly state it at the time you apply.

Requirements for a long stay in the DROM or CTOM are the same as for a long stay visa. Please note that the processing time can take up to 6 months for CTOM.


*Please note that Saint Martin, Saint Barthélémy and Saint-Pierre and Miquelon are under the DROM visa regime, and the visa fee for those destinations is the equivalent of 60 Euros.

**Since March 31st,2011, Mayotte has changed its status from CTOM to DROM. However, Mayotte is still under the visa regime of a CTOM.



Cases of visa waiving to DROM and/or CTOM

(Does not apply to French Southern and Antarctic Lands).

1. Holders of a multi-entries visa issued by a French consular authority valid for 6 months to 5 years are waived of a short stay DROM-CTOM visa, only if they are nationals of the following countries: South Africa, Bahrain, Belarus, China, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, India, Oman, Qatar, Russia and Ukraine;

2. Bearers of an official passport (diplomatic, service and/or special) of the following countries: Saudi Arabia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Namibia, Thailand;

3. Bearers of a biometric passport of Macedonia (former Yugoslav republic of), of Montenegro and of Serbia (excluding bearers of Serbian passports delivered to "Kosovarians"), of Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

4. Bearers of a long stay visa from a Schengen country;

5. Nationals of Taiwan and Northern Mariana;

6. Bearers of a valid Residence card (carte de sejour) or long stay visa delivered by France (national territory, DROM, Saint Pierre and Miquelon) are now visa exempted for short stay on these territories;

7. In case of paid activity, removal of the double procedure of working authorization and short stay visa for citizens of the following countries:

Australia, Brazil (while maintaining the short stay for Guyana), South Korea, USA, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, Venezuela; the visa exemption applies if both conditions are met simultaneously:

  • A work authorization is requested by the regulation to carry out this activity.
  • The foreigner is able to show this authorization at the frontier.
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