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Increased fees for visa applications
Please note: as of February 2, 2020 the Schengen visa fee per person will increase from 60 to 80 euros or the equivalent amount in your local currency. For children between 6-12 years old the visa fee will increase to 40 euros or equivalent. No change for other categories. Visa for children under 6 years old remain free of charge.


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In order to cooperate with the prevention and control of epidemic caused by the new Corona Virus infection and ensure the health and safety of all personnel coming to the center, we sincerely invite the applicants and the intermediary agencies to cooperate in the following actions:

  1. Please wear a mask when entering the center;
  2. Please complete the temperature examination before entering the center;
  3. Please confirm the appointment time in advance before coming to the center.

We will pay close attention to status of epidemic prevention and control measures of relevant national departments and local governments, and update timely the arrangements of the center, so as to provide a safe place for all applicants. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

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Self-service insurance

Due to a regulation of the European Union (Decision 2004/17/CE of December 22nd 2003), it is necessary for visa applicants to be in possession of travel insurance valid in the Schengen area.

TLScontact offers self-service insurance in Chengdu center. For more information, you are invited to visit the website Insurance products offered by the website meet Schengen insurance requirements. Service provided by third party.

Visa exemption NOW for New Caledonia with approved travel agencies

From now on, all Chinese tourist traveling through an approved agency are now exempt from visa for New Caledonia for stays of less than 15 days. It means besides Polynesia and Reunion, New Caledonia becomes third destination, where Chinese Tourist can visit without visa if it’s through accredited travel agencies. For more details please visit our Documents and Visa Types page or FAQ.

Simplified Visa Policy: France is always more attractive!

Since 1st November, under the new immigration law of 7 March 2016, France is again relaxed its visa allocation policy. “For stays of less than 90 days: Temporary Work Permit is no longer required for the following travelers:

  • Researchers and scientists
  • Professors invited by a university
  • Participants in educational and research symposia and seminars
  • Artistic and cultural occupations
  • Cinematographic and audiovisual production
  • Sporting
  • Mannequins
  • House staff

For stays of more than 90 days, France sets up the “Passport talent”. This new type of visa will facilitate administrative procedures in France for applications for residence permits. The following audiences are eligible for the “Passport talent”:

  • Researchers and scientists
  • Artists-performers
  • Business creators
  • Economic Investors
  • Innovative economic project leaders
  • Highly qualified employees
  • Employees on mission (under certain conditions)
  • European Credit Card
  • Any person of national or international renown in his field (professional, academic, artistic, sports, …).