France consulate in Casablanca- 6 Steps to Apply for Schengen Visa
France Consulate in Casablanca resumed processing certain type of Schengen visa applications from Jun 1, 2021 for travelers visiting France. France Consulate in Casablanca Morocco is giving priority to Schengen Business Visa applications. France Consulate in Casablanca in partnership with TLS center will contact all Schengen business visa (valid for one year or more) that was issued by France Consulate in Casablanca and that expired due to Covid-19 pandemic to offer them an appointment at one of its TLS centers. Although the procedure for all Schengen visa applications are almost similar but before applying for visa, it’s better to go through all the information related to that particular consulate. In this blog we are going to discuss that how to apply for Schengen visa at France Consulate in Casablanca.
Schengen visa (2019) stats issued at France Consulate In Casablanca, Morocco
|Consulate||Total Uniform visas applied for||Multiple entry uniform visas issued||Total LTV Visas issued|
|France embassy in Casablanca||110,177||96,820||10|
Types of Schengen Visas available for Morocco Citizens
- Schengen Visa type C: This visa can be applied for the purposes like travel, business and visiting friends and family. This one is applied for 90 days only.
- National Visa type D: This one is applied for an extended period of time. Those who wish to travel Italy for tourism, business, short term employment and student exchange for a period spanning between 91 to 180 days, should apply for this Schengen visa type.
- Airport Transit Visa type A: This visa is applied for the airport transit session only.
Where to Apply Schengen Visa from France Embassy in Casablanca, Morocco
Visa applicants who reside near Casablanca, Morocco are eligible to apply for a Schengen visa from France Consulate in Casablanca. Travelers with Visit visas are not eligible to apply and they need to apply from their home country.
France consulate in Casablanca has now outsourced all visa processing to TLS center and they will process visa application for France Schengen Business visa.
Address for the TLS center in Casablanca
TLS contact – Visa Application Centre Casablanca
immeuble Walili Street، 42 Boulevard Abdelmoumen, Casablanca 20250, Morocco
Hours for visa application: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Visa Application Fee Structure:
Application fee is collected on behalf of the Embassy of France in Morocco
Fee in Eur
Fee in Mad
Airport transit visa
Short-stay Schengen visa (less than 90 days)
Long Stay Visa (more than 90 days)
Children between 6 and 12 years old
The MAD rate may change depending on the current Chancery rate. The visa fee is set in euros but payable only in Moroccan Dirham. The exchange rate between these currencies is decided by the consular authority and updated regularly, so the amounts of fees paid in the visa Centre may differ from those listed above.
The service fee, mandatory for any visa application, is MAD 328.00. They correspond to the standard service for processing the visa application by TLScontact (information, making an appointment, collecting the visa application, entering data, etc.)
Who can apply France Schengen Visa at TLS center Casablanca?
Depending on the state you live TLS center at Casablanca accept visa applications. Visa applicants staying close to Casablanca can applying at TLS center Casablanca.
Schengen Visa Types issued by France Consulate in Casablanca
Schengen visas are issued for about 90 day or less depending the reasons for applying visa which are explained below. 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
- Airport transit visa- This visa is used for transit
- Family visa- This visa is issues for meeting family
- Sports visa- This visa is issued for sports person
- 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
Can Schengen Visa be Used for Multiple Entry or Single Entry?
Consulates offer Schengen visa depending on reasons applied for, documents submitted and the fees paid. Below are categories applicants can get
Multiple Entry Visa – Traveler can enter Schengen country any number of times within 90 days
Single Entry Visa – Traveler can enter Schengen country only once within 90 days
Can a third party submit my visa application for me?
Personal appearance is mandatory for all visa applicants, unless you are exempt from biometric data entry.
- Children under 12 years old, finger scanning is not necessary.
- The applicant has obtained his Schengen visa within 59 months and the addition of the mention “VIS”.
Note: If the applicant’s last Schengen visa mentions “VIS 0”, the applicant is still required to provide their biometric data, as “VIS 0” means that only alphanumeric data and a photo are provided, but no fingerprint.
Personal appearance is mandatory for all long-stay visa Applicants even if an old Schengen visa was issued within 59 months and is mentioned in the remarks “VIS”.
6 Steps to apply Schengen Visa Application from France Consulate in Casablanca
Applying for Schengen business Visa is a simple and quick process if you prepare documentation carefully. If you follow steps below you can apply visa without any worries. You need to apply atleast 2 -3 weeks prior to travel date so that you give enough time for consulate to process your application.
Step 1: Choose right visa category and fill online visa application
Applying for a France Schengen Visa, your main destination should be France. Depending on your reason for trip select the appropriate visa type for traveling to France. Create an account on the France-Visas website by entering your personal email address and password.
Choose the type of visa and complete the France-Visas online form to obtain the personalized list of supporting documents required according to each situation.
Print the France-Visas form and the receipt.
Note that these documents will be requested when submitting your visa application to the TLScontact center.
Step 2: Create a TLScontact account and make an appointment with the visa center
Create a TLScontact account by entering your personal email address and password. Fill the requested personal data. If you are part of a group of people applying for a visa, please also enter the data of those accompanying you and proceed to validate the group. Select a day and time at your convenience to attend visa interview at TLScontact center, Casablanca, Morocco.
Don’t forget to print your appointment confirmation letter, as it will be required at our reception area.
Step 3: Prepare for supported documents
One of the most critical steps for getting visa is to get all required documents which need to be submitted along with your visa application. Below is the list of documents needed which may be needed depending on visa type.
- Schengen Visa application form
- Passport photos matching visa requirements
- Valid Passport – with atleast 6 months validity having 2 blank pages
- Proof of financial subsistence
- Confirmed flight reservation
- Hotel Reservation
- Travel insurance 100 % complaint with Schengen requirements
- Address proof
- Student ID card if enrolled with university
- Employer-employee relationship documents
- Marriage/ Birth certificate
- Invitation letter
Step 4: Attend Visa Interview at TLS center in Casablanca
Go through few important and most frequently asked question by visa officer during 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 center in Casablanca 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: Processing the visa Application
At TLScontact center, you will be taken care of by an agent who will check that all the documents necessary for your application are present in your file. A fact sheet will be given to you. If your file is complete, your application will be forwarded to the Consulate.
If documents are missing or do not meet the requirements of the Consulate General of France, you can:
Request the shipment despite everything the application, at the risk of losing the visa application fee and being refused by the Consulate;
Withdraw your application and recover the visa application fee. You will be able to re-file a complete application at a later date.
If you decide to send your file to the Consulate, you will proceed, after payment of the fees, to deposit your biometric data directly with the TLScontact center.
Step 6: Return of Passport
Once your visa application is decided by the Consulate General of France, your passport will be returned to the TLScontact visa application Centre. 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.
Below are some of the reasons of Schengen Visa Rejection
- Inadequate explanation of the traveling purpose
- Lack of financial proof to support trip cost
- Invalid passport or Passport expiring in 2 months
- No travel insurance covering trip
- Did not provide accommodation proof
- Missing documents
If your Schengen Visa is rejected for some reason then you can re-apply Schengen Visa by following the article Fix Schengen Visa Rejection problem
Apply Schengen Visa process in Casablanca is easy and you need to work with TLS center to submit your application by following this article. 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 France and 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