Welcome to TLScontact Vietnam


The French Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City authorizes TLScontact to:

  • Inform and advise the public on the visa applications procedures
  • Receive the visa applications
  • Collect the fees
  • 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.

Before applying for a visa, please make sure you are working, studying or living in Vietnam.

The applicants have to be presented in person at their appointment in order to apply their Visa Application. The representatives are not allowed to apply in case of individual application.

The applications received by TLScontact are transferred to the French Consulate, 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 French Consulate in sealed envelopes.

In high season, the Consulate General of France does not return the passport to the applicant while the application is being processed. 

Please note that the visa application processing times is 15 days, Visa applications processing times may take longer depending on the volume of visa applications received. Any appointment made less than 15 days before the departure would make the process risky.
Appointments are available on the next working day.

Long Stay visas: the visa application processing could last from 10 days up to 2 months. we advise you to apply at least 1 month prior to your expected departure date.

The Embassy of France in Vietnam is responsible for issuing short stay visas in representation of Estonia and Malta.

TLScontact is pleased to offer several Added Value Services in the Visa Application Center. For more details please click here.

Tourism in France

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Note from Consulate General of France in Ho Chi Minh City:

1. “If you need to keep your passport during the visa process, you must indicate this during your appointment at TLScontact Centre, and provide evidence that you need it plus an explanation letter. Please note that the issuance of your visa will still require few days once your passport back to TLScontact, you will not be able to get it on-the-spot.
Make sure you anticipate this.Thank you for your understanding.
Consulate General of France”

2. “ Any new travel agency must notify the visa service beforehand and send documents concerning the agency by mail to the French Consulate General (RC, license, company accounts, business card and names of their permanent tourist guides).”

3. “Only the payment of visa fees and service fees TLScontact , as well as the optional Added Value Service(Premium service, EMS, photocopies … at your service) can be claimed. TLScontact services are official and displayed, no other fees can be claimed. Please do not hesitate to contact us in case of any difficulties. “