Lebanon - France

The non-biometric lebanese passports remain valid until the expiration date as well as the Schengen visas inside. If you are in possession of those documents, you can travel to Shengen area.

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.

  • Exemption of biometrics
    Persons who have been issued a Schengen Visa from Beirut after May 10th, 2012 with the “VIS” note are exempted from biometrics (and therefore personal appearance).

  • Please prepare all the documents required to apply, as you won’t be able to complete your file after submitting it; be notified that the process will take an average of 15 days, during which your passport will remain at the consulate.

  • Dear travelers, please note that a minimum of two weeks is required between the submission of your visa application and the return of your passport in TLScontact.

  • The presence of children under 12 years is not recommended at the TLScontact. Only children 12 years and older applying for a Visa must come with their parents.

  • Passport Validity
    The overall passport validity must be 10 years or less. The passport must contain at least two blank pages marked "visa" in order to put the visa and the entry and exit stamps and it must be valid 3 months after the date of return from the Schengen Area for the short Stay and 15 months for long stay.

Services Offered by TLScontact:

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 General Consulate of France in Beirut 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 LBP *
Airport transit visa 60.00 100000
Short stay Schengen visa visas, 1-90 days 60.00 100000
Long stay visa, more than90 days 99.00 165000
Long stay student visas without CampusFrance certificate, more than 90 days 99.00 165000
Long stay student visas with CampusFrance certificate, more than 90 days 50.00 84300
Short stay visa for French overseas Departments and Regions(DROM) 1-90 days 60.00 100000
Short stay visa for French overseas territories(CTOM) 1-90 days 9.00 15000
Short stay Schengen visa + French Overseas Departments and Regions(DROM) 120.00 200000
Short stay Schengen visa + French Overseas Territories(CTOM)69.00115000
Transit Schengen less than 48 hours + French overseas Departments and Regions(DROM) 60.00 100000
Transit Schengen less than 48 hours + French overseas territories(CTOM) 9.00 15000
Short stay visa Schengen or DROM negotiated ** 35.00 58300
* The visa fee, only collectable in LBP, may change as a result of currency fluctuation.
** Concerning the following nationals: Russian, Kosovo, Ukrainian, Moldavian

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* and Azerbaijan above 12 years old.
* Only for holders of non biometric passports

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

  • Short stay for children under six years old
  • Nationals from Armenia* and Azerbaijan under 12 years old
  • French citizen's spouse
  • EU citizen's family (Spouse, parents, children)
  • Student with French government scholarship
  • Holiday work visa
  • Official appointment with ordinary passport
  • Short stay visa for "scientific" research purposes concerning reseacher or professor-researcher who benefits from a "convention d'accueil"
  • Students and accompanying teachers going on study or educational trips
  • 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 applies.

The visa application fee is fixed in Euros but payable only in LBP. The exchange rate between these currencies is decided by the Consulate and is updated periodically, therefore the LBP 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 49000 LBP. This amount has been decided in agreement with the General Consulate of France in Beirut 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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