Schengen Visa Guide for France Consulate in Antananarivo, Madagascar

Every year Madagascar citizens reach out to France Consulate in Antananarivo, Madagascar to submit Schengen Visa application to visit France. France Consulate in Antananarivo is accepting Schengen visa applicants as the covid situation getting better. France is one of the 26 Schengen member states in the Schengen area  and tourists can move freely in 26 Schengen states with Schengen Visa. France Consulate in Antananarivo gave contract to visa services company TLS contact Madagascar for processing and collecting Schengen Visa Applications. Find out rules to apply for Schengen visa at France Consulate in Antananarivo, Madagascar

      Schengen visa (2019) stats issued at France Consulate in Antananarivo, Madagascar


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      France Consulate in Antananarivo






      Who can Apply Schengen Visa from France Consulate in Antananarivo, Madagascar

      Madagascar residents living in (Manjakandriana, Arivonimamo, Ambatolampy,Anjozorobe, Moramanga, Antanifotsy, Ankazobe, Faratsiho,) are eligible to apply for a Schengen visa from France Consulate in Antananarivo. Travelers with Madagascar Visit visas are not eligible to apply and they need to apply from their home country. Non-Madagascar citizens who are legally present in Madagascar and need Schengen visa should submit their Schengen visa application not in Madagascar but their home country. France embassy in Antananarivo has the right to evaluate the justification provided and to receive or not the visa applications

      Consulate General Of France in Antananarivo, Madagascar

      3, rue Jean-Jaurès Ambatomena Antananarivo,
      Email[email protected]
      Phone: (+261) 202239898
      Location: France Consulate in Antananarivo, Madagascar on Google Maps

      At The Antananarivo TLS contact Visa Application Centre  

      Business Explorer Park,
      Building D3 Ankorondrano – Antananarivo,
      Location: TLS Contact Madagascar View on Google maps ->
      Timings: Monday to Friday 07:30 to 14:00 hrs (By appointment)
      Phone: +261 20 22 678 55 & +261 20 22 678 56

      TLS contact visa application center at Antananarivo, Madagascar allows to make appointments between 7:30 am to 14:00, according to availability. Access is restricted to applicants who have an appointment confirmed by the Embassy or whose interview has been scheduled through the Visa Centre. You need to carry appointment confirmation received from the Embassy or from the Visa Centre.

      Visa Application Fee Structure for France embassy in Antananarivo, Madagascar

      Visa fee is collected on behalf of the Embassy of France and the service fee is collected for the TLS contact procedure. Visa application fee need to pay only in Malagasy Ariary (MAG) based on the exchange rate applicable on the day of submission

      Visa TypeFee Eur
      Tourism Visa80 Eur
      Business Visa72.55 Eur
      Medical Treatment80 Eur
      Study VisaNo fee
      Sports and Cultural Events Visa80 Eur
      Transit Visa80 Eur
      Transport Visa80 Eur

      TLS contact Service Fee:

      The service fee is 185,000 MGA Malagasy Ariary which is non-refundable and non-transferable unless the applicant decides not to submit their file before the biometric data is collected.

      Schengen Visa Application Processing time

      France embassy in Madagascar processes Schengen visa applications in 15 calendar days (but may take up to 60 days). It is recommended that the applicants are requested to apply well in advance to the intended date of journey.

      Schengen Visa Types issued by France Consulate in Madagascar 

      Short stay Schengen visas are issued for 90 day or less National visa is also issued which has the duration longer than 90 days. Visa Applicants can choose category depending on below reasons

      • Visiting France- This visa is issues for tourism/vacation purposes
      • Business Visa- This visa is issues for professional/work related purposes
      • Family visa- This visa is issues for meeting family
      • Airport transit visa- This visa is used for transit
      • Medical visa- This visa is issued for receiving medical treatments
      • Schengen cultural visa- This visa for attending events
      • Study Visa – This visa is used for training or study purpose
      • Sports visa- This visa is issued for sports person



      Visa Guide for France Consulate in Antananarivo, Madagascar

      You need to have sufficient time of atleast 21 calendar days prior to travel date consulate can process your visa application. You can follow steps below to get visa from France embassy in Antananarivo, Madagascar

      Step 1: Choose right visa category and Complete the Schengen visa application

      Applying for a France Schengen Tourist Visa, your main destination should be France. Depending on the reason of your trip select the right Schengen visa type for traveling to France. Create an account by going to TLS Contact Madagascar Registration by entering personal email address and password. Fill the Schengen visa application online at France-Visas website and print the form and attach a photo

      Step 2: Get Required Visa documents

      Below is the list of documents needed depending on various Schengen visa type

      1. Passport size photo
      2. Schengen Visa application form
      3. Valid Passport – with at least 6 months validity having 2 blank pages
      4. Round-Trip Fight Itinerary
      5. Proof of Hotel Booking
      6. Proof of sufficient funds
      7. Invitation letter
      8. Schengen Area Health Insurance
      9. No Objection Letter
      10. Address proof
      11. Employment certificate
      12. Marriage/ Birth certificate

      Step 3: Make an appointment with the TLS contact Visa Application center, Antananarivo, Madagascar

      Once the TLS account is active, book an appointment by selecting day and time at your convenience to submit your application at Visa Application Centre, Antananarivo, Madagascar. Don’t forget to print your appointment confirmation letter, as it will be required at reception area

      Step 4: Attend Schengen Visa Interview at TLS contact Visa application for France Consulate in Antananarivo

      Prepare for most frequently asked questions asked by visa officer during the interview. Below is the list of frequently asked questions

      • Purpose of Your Trip?
      • Is anyone sponsoring your trip?
      • How long do you stay?
      • Do you regularly pay your income tax?
      • Can you provide your bank statement?

      To refer detailed interview questions, check out Schengen visa interview questions

      What To Do on the Date of Visa Interview

      Go to TLS contact Visa application center for France Consulate in Antananarivo, Madagascar on the date of interview atleast 30 min before your interview so that you can relax and have an overview of the location to get yourself comfortable. Ensure you got all required documents along with photocopies for your visa application. During the interview process you may be required to give biometrics data depending on consulate requirements. After the biometrics is done you need to pay the required Schengen visa fee & service fee and submit your application

      Step 5: Track Your Visa Application & Recover Passport

      At TLS contact center, agent will attend you based on the appointment date and time and review all the documents of your Schengen visa application.If your file is complete, your application will be forwarded to the embassy authority. Note TLS contact does not make any decision related to your visa application. If documents are missing and do not fulfill the requirements of the embassy of France in Antananarivo you can still submit the visa petition with the risk of visa rejection or come later with later with all the documents and resubmit again.

      After the embassy of France reviews your visa application and has made a decision, passport will be sent to visa application center. Applicants can come in person with photo ID to collect the passport. If you have opted for courier return service then the passport will be delivered to your mail address. You will be notified to collect your passport either in person or through a representative. In some cases, due to incomplete/insufficient supported documents provided, visa application can be rejected.

      What happens if Schengen Visa is refused

      Negative decisions on applications are notified to the applicant. In the refusal letter reasons on which refusal decision was taken are clearly stated. Visa applicants whose applications are refused can decide to apply again or to appeal

      Below are some of the reasons of Schengen Visa Rejection

      • Inadequate explanation of the traveling purpose
      • No travel medical insurance covering trip
      • Invalid passport or Passport expiring in 2 months
      • Lack of financial proof to support trip cost
      • Did not provide proof of accommodation
      • Missing documents

      If your Schengen Visa is rejected for some reason then you can re-apply Schengen Visa by following the article Help With Schengen Visa Rejection


      Sum Up:

      Applying Schengen Visa at France Consulate in Antananarivo, Madagascar is simple and you need to work with TLS contact to submit your application by following this visa guide. Hopefully your visa will be approved and you can enjoy your trip with family, friends & others. Holders of a new Schengen visa, or of a Schengen visa still valid, therefore, are not automatically allowed to enter Schengen territory and must comply with the travel restrictions in force at Schengen level and at the level of the country of first entry into the Schengen area because of Covid pandemic. It is indeed the responsibility of each traveler to check the travel restrictions in place before departure