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Visa Application Fees

TLScontact is collecting three types of application fees:

  1. Visa Fees - collected on behalf of the consular authority for the application processing. This fee is mandatory for all visa applications unless you are within the exemption categories;
  2. Application Service Fees - standard application processing service provided by TLScontact. This fee is mandatory for all visa applications;
  3. Added Value Service Fees - optional Added Value Services you have used during application process. For more information please check added value service page.

* Accepted payment methods are cash, debit card or credit card. 

Reminder:

Payment of the above fees does not guarantee that a visa will be granted. The Visa Fee and the Service Fee are both non-refundable and non-transferable after the application is transferred to the consular authority.

Visa Type

Price

Short Stay

GBP 55

The visa fee is only collectible in GBP.

The visa fee is 32 GBP for:

  • Children between the age of 6 and below 12 years old;
  • Nationals from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Serbia

Please check here which nationalities and passport types need a visa.

The application service fee is 21 GBP. This corresponds to the standard application processing service provided by TLScontact (i.e. Information provision, appointments booking, visa application reception, data processing, etc.).

Fee Exceptions

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

  • Short stay for children under six years old;
  • Pupils, students, graduates and accompanying teachers who are travelling for educational purposes;
  • Researchers from third countries travelling within the EU for the purpose of carrying out scientific research as defined in the Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council 2005/761/EC of 28 September 2005 to facilitate the issue by the Member States of uniform short-stay visas for researchers from third countries travelling within the Community for the purpose of carrying out scientific research;
  • Diplomats and persons who travel on official business for their country as well as the spouses and children of the persons concerned.

* Please note that satisfactory proof must be submitted to establish that one of the above exemptions applies.

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