Please follow these steps in order to apply for a Schengen visa.
France must be your main travel destination.
Read the different steps below to correctly submit your visa application
at the TLScontact Visa Application Centre.
Create an account on the France-Visas website by entering your personal email address and a password.
Please note that the France-Visas form should be completed and printed prior to booking an appointment. As soon as your form is validated your application form will be sent to your email address. The form must be signed by the applicant in person.
Read the list of documents on the France-Visas website which need to be submitted with your visa application based on your travel purpose and prepare the documents carefully. Please always choose the correct travel purpose.
Please create your personal user account, and activate your account by clicking the provided link in the email sent to you.
Log in to your account, fill in the requested personal data. If you are a member of a group of people applying for a visa together, please fill in the data of those accompanying you too. Submit the group when you finish.
Choose a date and time of your convenience to submit your application at our Visa Application Centre. Do not forget to print out your notification as it will be required at our welcome area.
Please arrive on time for your appointment with the appointment confirmation letter. If you are late or you fail to attend your appointment, you will be required to make a new appointment.
Important: If “VIS 0” is written on the last Schengen visa sticker, this means that only your alphanumeric data and photograph have been collected, but not your fingerprints. You are therefore required to appear in person to submit your biometric data.
You can track your application at any time by logging in your personal account.
The French Embassy in Baghdad aims to process the Short Stay Visa Application within 3 weeks, the duration may vary depends on the case itself or the documents provided by the applicant.
Your application will be considered by the Consular Authority. TLScontact does not make any decision related to your visa application.
The Consular Authority may ask for more information or additional document. If this happens, you will be contacted by email or phone with detailed instructions.
Important notice: You can track your application anytime by visiting your personal account on our website.
After the Consular Authority has made a decision on your visa application, your passport will be returned to the Visa Application Centre. You will be notified by SMS as soon as the passport arrives.
You can collect your passport in person or by a representative.
Collection in person with:
Collection by representative with:
If you have chosen Express Courier Return Service, your passport will be sent to the address chosen during the submission.