Since January 13, applications for visas to France can be submitted at the TLS contact Centre in Phnom Penh, which has been appointed to welcome the public, provide information, arrange appointments, receive application forms, and collect the relevant fees. Passports can also be collected at the centre.

This outsourcing reflects the French Embassy’s desire to significantly improve the reception of applicants in the face of high demand, to reduce appointment times, and to offer a range of optional services to ensure the best possible comfort for travelers to Europe.

Located on the 5th floor of the Vattanac Capital Tower, the TLScontact Centre, inaugurated on December 19 by French Ambassador Jacques Pellet, welcomes applicants from Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. but also outside these hours and on Saturday mornings if necessary.

The centre also offers other services, such as assistance in completing applications and the collection of biometric data (fingerprints) at home. However, using these additional services does not guarantee that the applicant will be granted a visa or that the application will be processed more quickly by the French Embassy. Please note that payment for visa fees and other services can be made through the Bakong system.

The following categories of travelers may, if they wish, continue to submit their application to the visa section of the French Embassy in order to avoid paying service charges: foreign spouse of a French national (with the presentation of an original copy of a French marriage certificate less than 3 months old); foreign spouse of a member of the European Union/Switzerland (with the presentation of an original copy of a marriage certificate); long-term student in France (more than 3 months). However, these applicants must contact the TLScontact Centre to arrange an appointment at the embassy.

As a reminder, Cambodian nationals are required to hold a valid visa to enter France, regardless of the duration of their stay and the type of travel document they hold (ordinary, official, or diplomatic passport), unless they hold a valid residence permit authorizing them to stay in France or in another Schengen state.

The French Embassy in Cambodia processes short-stay visa applications for the following Schengen countries: Belgium, Spain, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia and the Czech Republic.

For further information, visit: https://visas-fr.tlscontact.com/visa/kh/khPNH2fr/ home

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