Thailand - France

Important notice: Starting 17th of December 2016, applicants who wish to book an appointment for visa application submission from December 30th, 2016 onwards should Register and Book on the following link: https://fr.tlscontact.com/th/bkk/

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. It may take longer depending on the volume of visa applications received.

From May 19th, 2014, all electronics devices (mobile phones, tablets, laptops…) will be forbidden within the TLScontact center. A locker room will be at your disposal at the entrance of the center.

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.

Attestation d'accueil

An "Attestation d'Accueil" is a document required if you are going to France and planning to stay with friends or relatives for a period of less than 3 months.

An "Attestation d'Accueil" form (see specimen), otherwise known as a Certificate of Board & Lodging, must be obtained by your host in France if you are planning to stay with them. Your host may obtain this document from either their local Town Hall or their local police station. Your host must fill in and sign form CERFA no.10798*03 and will also have to provide the following materials:

  • Identity card, passport or residence permit.
  • Property deed or rental agreement.
  • Recent utility bill or rental receipt.
  • Evidence that their property is appropriate for lodging a guest.
  • Evidence of financial support for their guest for the whole duration of their stay.

The "Attestation d'Accueil" is not required for:

  • EU and EEA citizens and their family members.
  • Holders of visas endorsed with "Carte de séjour à solliciter dès l'arrivée en France."
  • Holders of visas endorsed with "Famille de Francais (spouse of a French citizen, child of French citizen, dependent ascendant of a French citizen)."
  • Citizens of Switzerland, Andorra or Monaco
  • Russian nationals hosted by Russian relatives (spouse, children, parents, grandparents, grandchildren)*
  • The spouse and / or minor children under 18 years of Tunisian, Moroccan or Algerian nationals, holders of a French residence permit or a temporary residence permit (Decrees of the 10th June 1992, Decree of the 15th June 1993, decree of the 19th December 1994) *
* NB: Proof of family relationship must be provided
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