Step 1 ~ Register on: https://adm1.tlscontact.com/cn2fr
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:
- a signed letter of authorization with complete and correct information (Please click here to download)
- the original and copy of his /her ID card
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 Consulate General of France in Guangzhou.
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 ~ Provide biometric data
Provide your biometric data. This includes a digital finger scan of 10 fingerprints and a photograph. The finger scan procedure uses an electronic scanner. In order to ensure acceptable finger scans, please make sure that your fingertips are free from any form of decoration or cuts. Your digital photograph must be taken with full face. Wearing contact lenses altering the appearance of your eye is strictly prohibited during the biometric data capture (color contact lenses, magnifying contact lenses). For more information on the biometric enrolment process, please click here.
Step 8 ~ Track your application
You can track your application at any time by visiting your personal account online at TLScontact.
Step 9 ~ 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