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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.
Beijing consular zone comp.bjs2fr@tlscontact.com
Shanghai consular zone comp.sha2fr@tlscontact.com
Guangzhou consular zone comp.can2fr@tlscontact.com
Chengdu consular zone comp.cng2fr@tlscontact.com
Wuhan consular zone comp.wuh2fr@tlscontact.com
Shenyang consular zone 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)
  •  Family reunion OFII (long stay)
  •  Work OFII (long stay)
  •  Visitor
  •  Journalists
  •  Sailors
  •  Artistic and cultural professions
  •  Self-employed professions


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.
 

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 Consulate General of France in Shanghai after booking an appointment by Waiban through TLScontact center.

  • Official passports: diplomatic passports, service passports, passports for public affairs

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

  •  Foreign underage child of French citizen (short stay and long stay)
  •  Spouse of a French citizen (short stay and long stay)
  •  Adoption
  •  Family member of an E.U. citizen (except French citizen, short stay and long stay)
  •  Commercial, industrial and handcraft professions
  •  Diplomatic and consular personnel stationed in France
  •  Any requests for revocation of visas

The Consulate General of France in Shanghai receives the above-mentioned applicants from Monday to Friday from 9am to 12am upon appointment.

Some applicants are invited directly to the visa section by the Consulate General of France in Shanghai (OFII, ITER, UNESCO, CERN, CEA, etc.).

If you submit your visa application directly at the Consulate, you will receive a notification to come to collect your passport at the Consulate when it is ready.

By applicant

If you want to pick up your passport by yourself, please bring:

  • ID card, original and copy
  • Invoice of your visa application

By a third party

A third party (including French spouse) could be represented for you to pick up your passport at the Consulate, please refer to the documents required as below:

  • ID card of representative, original and copy
  • ID card of applicant, copy
  • Authorization letter signed by applicant (For minors: the authorization letter must be signed by parents or legal guardian of minor applicant, and the family relationship proof between minor and parents/legal guardian who signed on the authorization letter must be provided).
  • Invoice of your visa application submission

It is located at Soho Zhongshan Plaza, Building A – 18th floor, 1055 Zhongshan Xi Lu, 200051 Shanghai.

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

For special cases, please write to visas.shanghai-fslt@diplomatie.gouv.fr

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