The Embassy provides the following consular services in Canberra:
issuing of diplomatic and official visas, both short and long stay*;
providing information for foreign nationals wishing to travel to France or its overseas departments and territories;
issuing "certificats de vie" to pensioners (for further information click here);
witnessing of signatures (for further information click here);
responding to questions from the ACT French community (approximately 400 registered) or French nationals passing through, on questions of a consular nature;
assistance in organising polling booths for presidential elections, European elections, and referendums;
issuing and forwarding proxy vote documents during elections (for further information click here).
These services are available by appointment only.
Consular Section contact details:
Tel: (02) 6216 0100
Fax: (02) 6216 0127
*Please note that visas are issued by the Embassy only on official and diplomatic passeports. All other visas are issued by the Consulate-General of France in Sydney.
Since 15 July 2009, only biometric visas can be issued for diplomatic and official passports.
This procedure is compulsory for every single visa applicant aged 6 years and over.
All applications have to be lodged in person by making a compulsory appointment, with no exceptions.
As the process requires taking the photo and the ten fingerprints of each applicant, it is no longer possible to lodge an application by post.
Fees and exchange rate for Consular Services
Please note that only Official and Diplomatic visas are issued by the Embassy. All other visas (short stay, long stay, Schengen, working holiday etc.) are issued by the Consulate-General of France in Sydney.
Embassy of France, Canberra Consular Section contact details:
|Tel:||(02) 6216 0100|
|Fax:||(02) 6216 0127|
Last updated 05/04/2010