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General Information

TLScontact Jurisdiction

Please read the information about TLScontact Jurisdiction below carefully.

Applications processed by TLScontact

By agreement with the Embassy and the Consulates of France in China, applicants for the visas listed below could apply at TLScontact Visa Application Centres:

  • Business;
  • Tourism;
  • Visit friend;
  • Visit family;
  • Transit;
  • Airport transit;
  • Employees and accompanying spouse and children of entities accredited by the Consulate.

The accredited entity may contact TLScontact Visa Application Centre via email by providing the entity’s full name and contact details in order to get a special account for accredited entity. Please note that only email requests relevant to the applications of accredited entities will be processed.

Consular zone Email
Beijing comp.bjs2fr@tlscontact.com
Shanghai comp.sha2fr@tlscontact.com
Guangzhou comp.can2fr@tlscontact.com
Chengdu comp.cng2fr@tlscontact.com
Wuhan comp.wuh2fr@tlscontact.com
Shenyang comp.she2fr@tlscontact.com
  • Student (short stay);
  • Student (entrance examination);
  • Student (long stay for minor);
  • Student (long stay);
  • Student (au pair);
  • For those who have a scholarship from French or Chinese government (Including the applicants who go through CSCSE);
  • Scientist (short stay);
  • Scientist (long stay);
  • Scientist spouse (short stay);
  • Scientist spouse(long stay);
  • Scientist child (short stay)
  • Scientist child (long stay);
  • Ascendants of French citizen (short stay);
  • Ascendants of French citizen (long stay);
  • Visiting a relative who is an E.U. citizen or the spouse of an E.U. citizen;
  • Foreign child of French citizen (short stay);
  • Foreign child of French citizen (long stay);
  • Foreign child of French citizen spouse (short stay);
  • Foreign child of French citizen spouse (long stay);
  • Family reunion OFII (long stay);
  • Work OFII (long stay);
  • Visitor;
  • Journalists;
  • Sailors;
  • Artistic and cultural professions;
  • Self-employed professions;
  • Marriage with a French citizen in France (except Beijing and Shenyang consular areas where applicants should submit their application at the Embassy and Consulates General of France without appointment).

N.B. The TLScontact procedure is not compulsory. Applicants may also submit their applications directly to the Embassy and Consulates General of France in China with prior appointment through TLScontact call centre. The estimated time to get an appointment is 20 days.


Applications processed directly by the Embassy and Consulates General of France in China

For the visa types listed below, applicants should apply directly at the Embassy and Consulates General of France in China after booking an appointment through TLScontact call centre.

  • Spouse and Children of a French citizen (short stay and long stay);
  • Adoption;
  • Commercial, industrial and handcraft professions;
  • PRO-MAE cards;
  • Scientists invited by ITER;
  • Return visa.

For more information on Opening hours & Addresses of the Embassy and the Consulates General of France in China, please visit La France en Chine.