China,Beijing - France

IMPORTANT: Please note that you may entrust a representative to submit your application and collect your passport. The format of letter of authorization has been unified for all visa application centers in China, which is valid both for visa application submission and passport collection. Click here to download the template and read carefully the requirements of the Embassy/Consulates. Visa Application Centers will not accept applications submitted by a representative without or with wrong letter of authorization.

Please be aware that two originally signed letters of authorization are mandatory for submitting your application and collecting your passport by a representative and a photocopy is invalid.

Starting from January 27th2014, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between France and China, the processing time for short-stay individual visa applications of Chinese nationals is shorten to 48 hours ( from the time of submission of complete visa application file at Visa center, excluding weekends and public holidays). Click here for more information.

This measure, decided by Mr. Laurent Fabius, French Minister of Foreign Affairs, is intended to facilitate the exchanges in all fields with China.

Please plan your visa application as far in advance as possible and pay attention to the closing dates of TLScontact centers. Please note that you can only submit a visa application 90 days before your scheduled date of arrival in the Schengen area.

Be aware that any incorrect information provided (wrong name, wrong passport number or expired passport number etc.) to get an appointment would automatically lead to the cancellation of the appointment.

It is strongly recommended that applicants/representatives are punctual to their appointment, since latecomers will not be received and will be required to schedule a new appointment.

Attention: To ensure your legitimate rights and interests, we would like to advise you to buy services and insurances via accredited companies. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact our call center at 400 625 0000 or contact the Service Center.

Notice: TLScontact is pleased to offer Premium and Super Premium Service packages to visa applicants. These packages can give you a more flexible and comfortable service and can also help you to save time during the submission of your visa application.


Step 1 ~ Register on: https://cn.tlscontact.com/cnBJS2fr

You just need an email address and a few seconds to create a TLScontact account.

Step 2 ~ Prepare all required documents according to the list

After registration, you will be asked to answer some questions and then you will receive a customized list of required documents according to your own situation.

Step 3 ~ Make an appointment online and print your notification

Select a convenient time for you to come to the TLScontact center to submit your documents. Do not forget to print out your notification as it contains all necessary information about your application.

Be aware that if you do not come to your appointment, all your personal information will be deleted on the same day. To make a new appointment, you will have to re-register.

Step 4 ~ Come to the TLScontact center

Please come to the TLScontact center with your appointment notification, your visa application supportive materials and your passport.

Your materials can be submitted by a representative.

In this case, the representative has to provide:

We kindly remind you that we may not be able to accept applications from persons who are late for their appointment.

Step 5 ~ Submit your application

One of our experienced agents will check your application materials for completeness. After your approval, your application will be sent to the Embassy of France in Beijing.

Please note:

If your application materials are incomplete, you can still submit your file however, you will not be given the opportunity supplement any documents other than your photo and copies of originals in your possession (with a higher risk of rejection).

If you do not want to submit your incomplete application, you have the opportunity within 3 days to login and make a new appointment for a later date through your current TLScontact account to re submit.

Step 6 ~ Pay the visa fee and service fee

Pay the visa and service fees in our visa application center by cash, debit card or credit card (Union pay only).

Step 7 ~ Track your application

You can track your application at any time by visiting your personal account online at TLScontact.

Step 8 ~ Pick up your passport

When your passport is ready to be collected, you will receive an SMS, informing you to come to the TLScontact center with your visa application checklist and the original and a copy of your identity card.

If you would like a representative to pick up your passport on your behalf, please make sure that they bring the following documents.

  • A copy of your ID card
  • Your checklist
  • A letter of authorization from you
  • The original and a copy of your respresentative’s ID card
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