I am a Chinese Citizen living in the United Kingdom at the moment. My previous passport containing a valid French Schengen Tourism Visa stolen in June. Having observed other thread it seems that the only option I left is to get a new visa through a brand new application (if you can kindly confirm this that would be much appreciated!)
However, while I was trying to using the online application system for French visa Application I was required to enter my previous visa issuances including the valid dates. Sadly I don't have copies for them and the original visas were lost along with my stolen passport hence it seemed unlikely I can complete this part. I just wonder what should I do at this stage? Should I proceed with the application as if I haven't received any Schengen visa in the past five years (even though I indeed got 3 of them)?
If not, as the online application system is quite ambiguous on the contact I can make, in order to address my application issue should I contact the TLS or contact the French embassy itself?