Application Fees

TLScontact is collecting three types of application fees:

1. Visa fees, which is collected on behalf of the consular authority for the application processing.

2. TLScontact service fees, which corresponds to the standard application processing service provided by TLScontact. The service fee, mandatory for all visa applications (unless you benefit of an exemption), is 195 CNY.

3. Added Value Service fees, collected if you have resorted to the use of the optional Added Value Services during application process.

Accepted Payment Methods:

  • Cash
  • Debit card (UnionPay only)
  • Credit card (UnionPay only)
  • Mobile pay : Alipay and WeChat Pay only ( For Hangzhou center, only Alipay is available)

Attention: Payment of the above fees does not guarantee that a visa will be granted to you. The visa fee and the service fee are both non-refundable and non-transferable after the application is transferred to the consular authority, visa application is denied by the visa section or the applicant decides to terminate their application.

Visa Type Euro Local currency* (CNY)

Transit visa

60 470

Short stay Schengen visa, less than 90 days

60 470

*The visa fee is only collectible in CNY, and may change as a result of currency fluctuation.


The visa fee is 35 EUR (275 CNY) 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 Visa fee is fixed in euros but payable only in CNY. The exchange rate between these currencies is decided by the Consular Authority and is updated periodically, therefore the CNY amount you are requested to pay may differ from those quoted above. Please note that your Visa fee receipt will only quote the fee paid in euros. 


Fee Exemptions

Children under the age of six  are exempt of paying the visa fee.