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【Important Notice】

Dear applicants, 
Please be advised that due to the current processing capacity at French Embassy in Beijing, TLScontact Visa Application Centre is experiencing a delay in the appointment slot availability. The Visa Application Center cannot guarantee that the appointment times currently available will meet your timeline prior to the expected departure date. We highly recommend that you book an online appointment well in advance and as soon as you complete your online registration. 

Additionally, the average processing time of all visa applications has also been impacted by the limited capacity and currently ranges between 5 and 10 working days following the application transfer to the diplomatic mission. 

We also recommend you to make an appointment and submit your visa application well in advance to avoid any impact on your travel plans.  

Travel health insurance

1. Description of Schengen travel health insurance

Due to a regulation of the European Union (Decision 2004/17/CE of December 22nd 2003), there is a requirement to hold a travel health insurance, which is a compulsory document.

The travel health insurance should be:

  • Valid for whole Schengen area if you apply for short stay visa
  • Valid for France if it is required in the document list and you apply for a long stay visa
  • Valid for DROM/CTOM according to your itinerary
  • Valid with a minimum cover of € 30,000 in order to face any expenses that may arise in connection with your repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention or emergency hospital treatment. The travel health insurance should fully cover the period of your stay in the whole Schengen Area.

 

2. Where to purchase a travel health insurance

You may go to an authorized insurance company to purchase a Schengen travel health insurance meeting the requirements for Schengen visa.

In order to facilitate the selection of compliant Schengen travel insurances, the self-service insurance platforms managed by a third-party service provider are available as an optional service for your conveniences.

      

Please note that this optional service is provided by third party service provider. For further inquiry, please contact the service hotline indicated on the dedicated website
 

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