Three countries officially launch joint visa application center in Shenzhen

The new visa application center for France, Germany and the Netherlands in Shenzhen officially opened its doors on May 3.

Each year more and more Chinese citizens travel to Europe. TLScontact and their local partner CIIC handle over 170,000 visa applications per year for tourists, companies, individual travelers and traders travelling to France, Germany and the Netherlands. With the simplified visa application procedures, France, Germany and the Netherlands hope to welcome even more Chinese tourists.

Around 40 percent of all visa applications the French, German and Dutch Consulates General in Guangzhou received last year came from applicants living in or around Shenzhen.

The new visa application center in Shenzhen with its customer oriented approach will offer a high level of service to visa applicants. People who want?travel these?countries?can apply faster, more comfortable and over a shorter distance for their Schengen visa.

The new visa center will be used to record biometric data and submit visa applications. All applications will be transferred to the Consulates General in Guangzhou for processing.

Address of the visa application center:

Room 0406, 1, News Building, No. 1002 Shennan Zhong Road, Futian District, 518027 Shenzhen

Opening hours (Except public holidays)

08:30 to 12:30 – 13:30 to 16:30/ Monday to Friday