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.

TLScontact Procedure

Step 1 ~ Register on: https://www.tlscontact.com/th2fr

In order to begin your visa application procedure, please first register on the TLScontact Thailand website. All you need is an email address and a few seconds to create a TLScontact account.

Step 2 ~ Prepare all required documents according to your customized list

After registration and completion of our questionnaire, you will receive a personalized set of required documents. Organize your documents in the manner indicated on your list.

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 organized documents. Don't forget to print out your notification. It states all necessary visa-related information for your circumstances. You will also need to show your notification in our center.
Be aware that if you don't attend your appointment, all your personal information will be deleted later that day. To make a new appointment, you will have to re-register.

TLScontact offers the benefits offered under the Premium Service for an amount of THB 1,600. - for each visa application (service charges TLScontact are not included in this package). This service includes:

  • Access to our Premium area for filing your application, hot drinks, cold drinks, snacks at your disposal.
  • Personalized support and assistance from the beginning to the end of your request.
  • A photocopy service (up to 20), an access to a wireless internet connection, the possibility to complete your application by submitting additional document until 04:30 pm

To book an appointment for our premium service please contact us directly at +66 (0)2696 3888

Please also note this service assists you in building up your visa application. It does not guarantee the issuance of the visa or a reduction of the time needed by the Embassy to process the visa applications, which are under the sole responsibility of the Embassy of France in Bangkok.

Step 4 ~ Come to the TLScontact center

Please come to the TLScontact center with your appointment notification, your visa application supporting documents and your passport. Please arrive on time.

In addition, we remind you that applicants must come in person to the TLScontact center, except:

  • Children under 12 years old.
  • Persons who have been issued a Schengen visa with the mention ""VIS""

Remark: If your fingerprints have not been previously collected, personal appearance is mandatory

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

Step 5 ~ Submit your application

Our experienced agents will check all your documents and ask you a series of questions, as requested by the Embassy of France in Thailand. You can then confirm with our agents your desire to send all your application materials to the Embassy's Visa Sector, to complete documentation later, or to withdraw your documentation.

Step 6 ~ Pay the visa fee and service fee

Both the visa and service fee is to be paid at the cashiers in our center.

Step 7 ~ Track your application

You can track your application at any time by visiting your personal account on our website.

Step 8 ~ Pick up your passport

When your passport is ready to be collected, you will receive an SMS notifying you that your passport is ready for pick up at the TLScontact center. Please arrive with your visa application checklist and the original and a copy of your identity card ready.
If you wish to designate a representative to come in your stead, please make sure that they bring the following documents.

  • Your ID copy
  • Your checklist
  • A letter of authorization from you
  • Your representative's original ID and a copy

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