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    French Schengen Visa - changes since Oct 2010

    Post by makem on 07/03/11, 10:55 am

    http://www.france.embassy-visa.com/
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    Re: French Schengen Visa - changes since Oct 2010

    Post by makem on 07/03/11, 11:12 am

    I am sure somebody said in the forums that a french Schengen Visa was free!

    But I see:

    French "Tourist Visa" Fees:

    Official Schengen visa fee is: 60 - approx. 50.00
    TLS Service Fee is 24.00
    Schengen Office fee 66.40
    Total Cost to process the visa through The Schengen Office is currently: 140.40

    http://www.theschengenoffice.com/france_tourist_visa.html

    140 quid plus all the hassle of Legalized translated marriage certificates, bank statements and insurance evidence for a day trip is a bit OTT.
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    Re: French Schengen Visa - changes since Oct 2010

    Post by handyal on 07/03/11, 03:36 pm

    Try using the Embassy site instead of an agent pale

    http://www.ambafrance-uk.org/Fees.html
    Visas fees
    Usual administrative fees:
    60 for transit, airport transit, short stay, DOM-TOM or countries represented by the French Consulate visas, payable in pound Sterling only. The fee is accorded to the exchange rate of the British Pound against the Euro, so varies between 45 and 60.
    99 for long stay visas, payable in pound Sterling only. The fee is accorded to the exchange rate of the British Pound against the Euro, so varies between 80 and 105.
    Some concessions apply:
    The visa will be free of charge, on presentation of the appropriate evidence to:
    children under the age of 6 applying for a short stay Schengen visa;
    French teachers;
    researchers travelling to France in order to conduct scientific researches;
    teachers and children travelling on a school trip;
    spouses of French Nationals;
    spouses of European Union citizens;
    dependant children, under the age of 21, of European Union citizens, all but French nationals;
    dependant parents of European Union citizens, all but French nationals;
    holders of diplomatic passports.
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    Re: French Schengen Visa - changes since Oct 2010

    Post by davidmckendrick on 07/03/11, 03:43 pm

    Hi Eric,
    it says please allow several weeks for processing a visa for a Chinese national.

    I got slightly different information from the French Consulate in Edinburgh.
    Some concessions will apply:
    The visa will be free of charge, ONLY on presentation of the appropriate evidence to: Spouses of European Union citizens;

    http://www.ambafrance-uk.org/IMG/pdf_Formulaire_SCH_eng.pdf

    http://www.ambafrance-uk.org/Visa-processing-fees.html
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    Re: French Schengen Visa - changes since Oct 2010

    Post by makem on 07/03/11, 08:20 pm

    handyal wrote:Try using the Embassy site instead of an agent pale

    Try reading my posts Razz

    TLS operates as a visa facilitation provider (similar to VFS) for the London based French Embassy/Consulate. TLScontact took over the operation in October 2010. Aside from exceptional cases, the French consulate has ceased to interface with the general public and all French Schengen Visa applications have to be submitted via the TLScontact Visa Application Centre.

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    Re: French Schengen Visa - changes since Oct 2010

    Post by handyal on 07/03/11, 08:29 pm

    Take Robert's advice and go to Bognor Regis, or my recommendation, Rhyl.

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