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For your visa application to China China


Schengen visa information

1.1. Do I need a Schengen visa?

1.2. What is the difference between a Schengen visa and a national visa?

1.3. How to read the visa sticker?

Application procedure

2.1. Where can I apply for a visa?

2.2. When should I apply for a visa?

2.3. How do I apply for a visa?

2.4. What kind of visa do I need to apply for?

2.5. Can foreign passport holders apply for a Schengen visa in China?

2.6. Do I need to enroll for biometrics in the visa application center?

2.7. What are the required documents for a visa?

2.8. Where can I get a visa application form?

2.9. Visa refusals and appeals

2.10. Will the original documents I submitted during my visa application be returned by the Embassy/consulate?

2.11. Could the Visa Section request me to provide additional documents or information?

2.12. How can I renew my circulation visa?

2.13. Apart from my passport with a visa (except for exempted nationals), do I need to bring any documents to enter the Schengen area?

2.14. In which case do I need to provide the Lodging attestation?

2.15. How can I collect my passport?

2.16. Can someone else apply for a visa on my behalf?

2.17. May I lodge my visa application through a travel agency?

2.18. How to book an appointment on TLScontact website?

Visa document requirements

3.1. Passport

3.2. Bank statements

3.3. Photo

3.4. Travel health insurance

3.5. Domestic staff visa applications

Biometric data capture

4.1. I have already submitted my biometric data when I last applied for a visa. Do I have to come in person and submit them again if I apply for a new visa?

4.2. I got a refusal for my last visa application and I had provided my biometric data during the application process. Do I have to come in person and submit them again if I apply for a new visa?

4.3. In which cases can I be exempted of biometric data capture?

4.4. Do children have to provide their biometric data?

4.5. Can the application be firstly submitted by a representative and the fingerprints provided at a later stage (for example: one day after the application submission)?

4.6. Will the visas which have been issued before the 12th of October remain valid?

4.7. Can fingerprints from a previous national visa be copied into a Schengen visa?

4.8. Can fingerprints from a previous Schengen visa be copied into a national visa?

4.9. Can fingerprints be copied from a previous UK- or US-Visa into a Schengen visa?

Prepare your trip

5.1. Prepare your trip

General information

6.1. Schengen Area

6.2. European Union


6.4. Territory jurisdiction

6.5. Schengen Visa

6.6. Short Stay Visa

6.7. Long Stay Visa

6.8. Airport Transit Visa

6.9. Circulation Visa

6.10. Justifying Your Return


6.12. Attestation d’accueil

6.13. Convention d’accueil

6.14. Jurisdiction