Thailand - France

TLScontact Center will be closed on December 7th, 24th, 25th and 31st 2015

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 7 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.

Border controls: French President François Hollande has decided to immediately reinstate systematic border checks.

These checks are performed at road crossing-points, rail, sea and airports.

Airports continue to operate. Air and rail links are ensured.

Any valid Schengen visa can be shown for entrance at French borders authorities.

For any information, tourists can call: +33 (0) 1 45 55 80 00

For questions regarding the opportunity to go to France, the French Embassy in Bangkok assure you that the French authorities implement increased security measures to guarantee the security of tourists.

TLScontact Addresses

TLScontact center is open to the public from Monday to Friday, from 08:00 to 16:30.

Dear applicants, please be kindly informed that TLScontact center doesn't provide car parking coupons. Thank you for your understanding.


TLScontact center
12th floor, Sathorn City Tower, 175 South Sathorn Road, Khwaeng Thungmahamek, Khet Sathorn, Bangkok 10120

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