France embassy in Libreville, Gabon – Get Schengen Visa in 6 Steps
France embassy in Libreville, Gabon can process passports, social security, attestation, visas and many other docs. France embassy in Libreville 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 embassy in Libreville outsourced visa services to a company TLS contact Gabon for processing and collecting Schengen Visa Applications. This blog explains in detail on how to apply for Schengen visa at France embassy in Libreville, Gabon
Schengen visa (2019) stats issued at France embassy in Libreville, Gabon
|Consulate||Total Uniform visas applied for||Total Uniform visas Issued||Multiple entry uniform visas issued||Total LTV Visas issued|
France embassy in Libreville
Who can Apply Spain Schengen Visa from France embassy in Libreville, Gabon
Visa applicants who reside near cities (Ntoum, Nkan, Cocobeach, Kango, Port-Gentil, Lambarene, Ndjole, Medouneus) are eligible to apply for a Schengen visa from France embassy in Libreville. Travelers with Gabon Visit visas are not eligible to apply and they need to apply from their home country.
Non-Gabon citizens who are legally present in Gabon and need Schengen visa should submit their Schengen visa application not in Gabon but their home country. France embassy in Libreville has the right to evaluate the justification provided and to receive or not the visa applications.
France embassy in Libreville has now outsourced all visa processing to TLS contact and they will process visa application for Swiss Schengen Business visa
Consulate General of France in Libreville, Gabon
185, Rue du pont Pirah – BP
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (00 241) 01 79 20 40
Location: France embassy in Libreville Gabon on Google Maps
TLS contact Libreville Visa Application Centre
Three Neighborhoods – Carrefour Dialogue Boulevard Quaben,
100m from El Rapha Clinic,
Location: TLS Contact Gabon View on Google maps ->
Timings: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 08:30 to 15:00 hrs (By appointment)
Phone: (+383) 387 033 11
TLS contact visa application center at Libreville, Gabon allows to make appointments between 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, 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. Please, always remember to print and bring your appointment confirmation received from the Embassy or from the Visa Centre. Proof of appointment will be asked both by guards at the main gate on the street and by security at the entrance of the Embassy.
Visa Application Fee Structure for France embassy in Libreville, Gabon
Application fee is collected on behalf of the France embassy in Libreville, Gabon
|Visa Type||Fee Eur|
|Tourism Visa||80 Eur|
|Business Visa||72.55 Eur|
|Medical Treatment||80 Eur|
|Study Visa||No fee|
|Sports and Cultural Events Visa||80 Eur|
|Transit Visa||80 Eur|
|Transport Visa||80 Eur|
TLS Contact Service Fee
The service fee is 26,000 FCFA which is non-refundable and non-transferable unless the applicant decides not to submit their file before the biometric data is collected
Visa Application Processing time
France embassy in Libreville 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 embassy in Libreville
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
- 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
Can Schengen Visa be Used for Single Entry or Multiple Entry?
Consulates offer Schengen visa depending on reasons applied for, documents submitted and the fees paid. Below are categories applicants can get
Single Entry Visa – Traveler can enter Schengen country only once within 90 days
Multiple Entry Visa – Traveler can enter Schengen country any number of times 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. Exemptions from the fingerprinting requirement are provided for a limited number of applicants, including children under the age of twelve and persons for whom the collection of fingerprints is physically impossible. Heads of State and members of the national government with members of their official delegation and spouses will also be exempted, if travelling for official purposes.
6 Steps to apply for a Schengen Visa Application from France embassy in Libreville
Applying for Schengen Visa is a simple and quick process if you prepare the documentation carefully. If you follow the steps below you can apply for a 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 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 Gabon 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. Note that these documents will be requested when submitting your visa application to the TLS contact center
Step 2: 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.
- Passport size photo
- Schengen Visa application form
- Valid Passport – with at least 6 months validity having 2 blank pages
- Airline Ticket Reservation
- Proof of Stay for entire trip
- Proof of enough funds
- Invitation letter
- Schengen travel medical Insurance
- No Objection certificate
Step 3: Make an appointment with the TLS contact Visa Application center, Libreville, Gabon
Once the TLS account is active, book an appointment by selecting day and time at your convenience to submit your application at our Swiss Visa Application Centre, Libreville, Gabon. 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 embassy in Libreville
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 contact Visa application center for France embassy in Libreville, Gabon 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 TLS contact center, agent will attend you based on the appointment date and time and review all the documents of your Schengen visa application. A fact sheet will be given to you. 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 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.
Step 6: Return of Passport
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 express 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
Applying Schengen Visa at France embassy in Libreville, Gabon is simple and you need to work with TLS contact 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 Swiss 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