Welcome to TLScontact

TLScontact Center will be closed on October 15th and 23rd 2018

TLScontact is pleased to offer several Added Value Services in our Bangkok Visa Application Center.  For more detail regarding our Value added Services plesase click here

Important notice: You can only submit your visa application within 90 days before your date of departure.

The Embassy of France and TLScontact are only able to accept visa applications from Thai residents (Article No. 2008-1176 of November 13, 2008). Visa applications from non-residents, including Thai nationals, who are settled in another country can only be processed if applicants can prove that they have an urgent and unforeseen need to travel to France whilst visiting Thailand and thus are unable to apply in their country of residence.

Please note that the visa applications processing times are:

  • Visas for family or private visit, tourism visas: up to 10 working days.
  • Visas for professional reasons or business: 3 working days.
  • Visas for official visit (no appointment needed) : 5 working days, between the day of application and return of passport.

Long Stay visas: It is strongly advised to apply at least 2 months before the departure date. The process can take from 10 days to 2 months.

Visa applications processing times may take longer depending on the volume of visa applications received.

Please kindly note that pictures submitted must be complying with the ICAO standards. An ICAO compliant photo-booth is at your disposal within the TLScontact Center.

For further information related to tourism in France, please click here

Biometric exemption: Please click here for more detail.

Remark: Personal appearance when applying for a National visa (more than 90 days) is mandatory in order to capture the biometric data.

The Embassy of France in Thailand authorizes TLScontact to inform and advise the public on the visa applications procedures, to receive the visa applications, collect the fees and return the passports to the applicants at the end of the process.

This outsourcing ensures a better reception to the public, in a dedicated center and in a timely manner. It also results in a faster processing of the applications by the Visa Section. The applicants who do not wish to use the services of TLScontact have the opportunity to submit their application in person at the Embassy of France in Bangkok, only by appointment, made by calling 02 838 6688 Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and after recording on the TLScontact website.

The applications received by TLScontact are transferred to the Embassy of France, which has the exclusive responsibility to instruct the applications and to decide to grant or deny a visa, or request additional information. TLScontact is therefore not involved in the decision step of the visa application, and is not aware of its outcome as passports are returned by the Embassy of France in sealed envelopes.

TLScontact procedure is not compulsory, applicants can also go directly to the Embassy’s Visa Sector to submit their application in person. Applicants must set Embassy appointments through our call center: +66 (0)2 838 6688. Submission time at the French Embassy, Monday morning only


All information related to your visa application are now available on the new website France-Visas. Once you have collected all useful information related to your application on France-Visas , you will be redirected to TLScontact website in order to fill your application and book an appointment for the submission in TLScontact Visa Application Centre.