Who needs a short stay visa for an African country represented by France ?

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Important notice
The French Consulate in Sydney is authorized to issue short stay visas only, on behalf of the following african countries and for tourism only, as long as they do not have an Embassy or a Consulate in Australia. For any other purposes (religious mission, work related trip, business trip and meetings, lectures, charity work, etc.) or for spending more than the allowed number of days, you must contact the immigration authorities of the relevant country directly.

- check hereafter the condition of entry for each african country represented (as a kind reminder, application for these specific visas are processed by mail only and require at least 4 weeks processing) :

Burkina faso

The following table clarifies all existing visa exemptions per nationality (if your nationality is not mentioned or doesn’t have a visa exemption, you will need a visa). For the nationalities who can apply for the visa at the border, the Consulate general of France in Sydney won’t be competent to process their application.

Country
Burkina Faso
Comments
"Ex", if exempted
AFGHANISTAN
ALBANIA
ALGERIA
ANDORRA
ANGOLA Consultation required
ANTIGUA and BARBUDA
ARGENTINA Visa have to be applied for on arrival at the border
ARMENIA
AUSTRALIA
AZERBAIJAN
BAHAMAS
BAHRAIN
BANGLADESH
BARBADOS
BELARUS
BELIZE
BENIN
Ex
BHUTAN
BOLIVIA Visa have to be applied for on arrival at the border
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
BOTSWANA
BRAZIL Visa have to be applied for on arrival at the border
BRUNEI
BURKINA FASO
BURUNDI Consultation required
CAMBODIA
CAMEROON
CANADA Visa have to be applied for on arrival at the border
CAPE VERDE
Ex
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
CHAD
CHILE Visa have to be applied for on arrival at the border
CHINA
COLOMBIA Visa have to be applied for on arrival at the border
COMOROS
CONGO BRAZZAVILLE
CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF) Consultation required
COSTA RICA
COTE D’IVOIRE
Ex
CROATIA
CUBA Visa have to be applied for on arrival at the border
DENMARK Visa have to be applied for on arrival at the border
DJIBOUTI
DOMINICA
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
ECUADOR
EGYPT
ERITREA
ETHIOPIA
EQUATORIAL GUINEA
FIJI
FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
FRANCE Visa have to be applied for on arrival at the border
GABON
GAMBIA
Ex
GEORGIA
GERMANY Visa have to be applied for on arrival at the border
GHANA
Ex
GRENADA
GUATEMALA
GUINEA
Ex
GUINEA - BISSAU
Ex
GUYANA
HAITI
HONDURAS
HONG KONG (HKSAR)
ICELAND Visa have to be applied for on arrival at the border
INDIA
INDONESIA
IRAN
IRAQ
IRELAND Visa have to be applied for on arrival at the border
ISRAEL
JAMAICA
JAPAN
JORDAN
KAZAKHSTAN
KENYA
KIRIBATI
KOSOVO
KUWAIT
KYRGYZSTAN
LAOS
LEBANON
LESOTHO
LIBERIA
Ex
LIBYA
LIECHTENSTEIN Visa have to be applied for on arrival at the border
MACAO (MSAR)
MADAGASCAR
MALAWI
MALAYSIA
MALDIVES
MALI
Ex
MARSHALL ISLANDS
MAURITANIA Consultation required
MAURITIUS
MEXICO
MICRONESIA
MOLDOVA
MONACO
MONGOLIA
MONTENEGRO
MOROCCO
Ex
Exemption only for Diplomatic and Service passports
MOZAMBIQUE
MYANMAR
NAMIBIA
NAURU
NEPAL
NEW ZEALAND Visa have to be applied for on arrival at the border
NICARAGUA
NIGER
Ex
NIGERIA
Ex
NORTH KOREA
OMAN
PAKISTAN
PALAU
(THE) PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY
PANAMA
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
PARAGUAY Visa have to be applied for on arrival at the border
PERU Visa have to be applied for on arrival at the border
PHILIPPINES
QATAR
RUSSIA
Ex
Exemption only for Diplomatic and Service passports
RWANDA Consultation required
SAINT MARTIN Visa have to be applied for on arrival at the border
SALVADOR
SAMOA
SAN MARINO
SÃO TOMÉ AND PRINCIPE
SAUDI ARABIA
SENEGAL
Ex
SERBIA
SEYCHELLES
SIERRA LEONE
Ex
SINGAPORE
SOLOMON ISLANDS
SOMALIA
SOUTH AFRICA
SOUTH KOREA
SRI LANKA
ST KITTS AND NEVIS
ST LUCIA
ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
(REPUBLIC OF) SUDAN
SOUTH SUDAN
SURINAME
SWAZILAND
SWEEDEN Visa have to be applied for on arrival at the border
SWITZERLAND Visa have to be applied for on arrival at the border
SYRIA
TAIWAN
TAJIKISTAN
TANZANIA
THAILAND
TIMOR-LESTE
TOGO
Ex
TONGA
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
TUNISIA
TURKEY
TURKMENISTAN
TUVALU
UGANDA
UKRAINE
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
UNITED KINGDOM Visa have to be applied for on arrival at the border
UNITED STATES Visa have to be applied for on arrival at the border
URUGUAY Visa have to be applied for on arrival at the border
UZBEKISTAN
VANUATU
VATICAN CITY STATE
VENEZUELA Visa have to be applied for on arrival at the border
VIETNAM
YEMEN
ZAMBIA
ZIMBABWE

Center African Republic

The following table clarifies all existing visa exemptions per nationality (if your nationality is not mentioned or doesn’t have a visa exemption, you will need a visa).

Country
Center African Rep.
Comments
"Ex", if exempted
AFGHANISTAN Consultation required for stays < 30 days
ALBANIA Consultation required for stays < 30 days
ALGERIA Consultation required for stays < 30 days
ANDORRA
ANGOLA
ANTIGUA and BARBUDA
ARGENTINA
ARMENIA
AUSTRALIA
AZERBAIJAN
BAHAMAS
BAHRAIN
BANGLADESH Consultation required for stays < 30 days
BARBADOS
BELARUS
BELIZE
BENIN
Ex
For a stay of 30 maximum days
BHUTAN
BOLIVIA
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
BOTSWANA
BRAZIL
BRUNEI
BULGARIA Consultation required for stays < 30 days
BURKINA FASO
Ex
For a stay of 30 maximum days
BURUNDI
Ex
For a stay of 30 maximum days
CAMBODIA
CAMEROON
Ex
For a stay of 30 maximum days
CANADA
CAPE VERDE
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
CHAD
Ex
For a stay of 30 maximum days
CHILE
CHINA
COLOMBIA
COMOROS
CONGO BRAZZAVILLE
CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF)
Ex
For a stay of 30 maximum days
COSTA RICA
COTE D’IVOIRE
Ex
For a stay of 30 maximum days
CROATIA
CUBA Consultation required for stays < 30 days
CYPRUS Consultation required for stays < 30 days
DENMARK
DJIBOUTI
DOMINICA
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
ECUADOR
EGYPT
ERITREA
ETHIOPIA
EQUATORIAL GUINEA
FIJI
FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
FRANCE
GABON
GAMBIA
GEORGIA
GERMANY
GHANA
GRENADA
GUATEMALA
GUINEA
GUINEA - BISSAU
GUYANA
HAITI
HONDURAS
HONG KONG (HKSAR)
ICELAND
INDIA
INDONESIA
IRAN Consultation required for stays < 30 days
IRAQ Consultation required for stays < 30 days
IRELAND
ISRAEL
Ex
For a stay of 30 maximum days
JAMAICA
JAPAN Consultation required for stays < 30 days
JORDAN
KAZAKHSTAN
KENYA
KIRIBATI
KOSOVO
KUWAIT
KYRGYZSTAN
LAOS
LEBANON Consultation required for stays < 30 days
LESOTHO
LIBERIA
Ex
For a stay of 30 maximum days
LIBYA
LIECHTENSTEIN
Ex
For a stay of 30 maximum days
MACAO (MSAR)
MADAGASCAR
MALAWI
MALAYSIA
MALDIVES
MALI
Ex
For a stay of 30 maximum days
MARSHALL ISLANDS
MAURITANIA
MAURITIUS
Ex
For a stay of 30 maximum days
MEXICO
MICRONESIA
MOLDOVA
MONACO
Ex
For a stay of 30 maximum days
MONGOLIA Consultation required for stays < 30 days
MONTENEGRO
MOROCCO
MOZAMBIQUE
MYANMAR
NAMIBIA Consultation required for stays < 30 days
NAURU
NEPAL
NEW ZEALAND
NICARAGUA
NIGER
Ex
For a stay of 30 maximum days
NIGERIA
NORTH KOREA Consultation required for stays < 30 days
OMAN
PAKISTAN Consultation required for stays < 30 days
PALAU
(THE) PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY Consultation required for stays < 30 days
PANAMA
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
PARAGUAY
PERU
PHILIPPINES
QATAR
RUSSIA
RWANDA
Ex
For a stay of 30 maximum days
SAINT MARTIN
SALVADOR
SAMOA
SAN MARINO
SÃO TOMÉ AND PRINCIPE
Ex
For a stay of 30 maximum days
SAUDI ARABIA
SENEGAL
Ex
For a stay of 30 maximum days
SERBIA
SEYCHELLES
SIERRA LEONE Consultation required for stays < 30 days
SINGAPORE
SOLOMON ISLANDS
SOMALIA
SOUTH AFRICA
SOUTH KOREA
SRI LANKA Consultation required for stays < 30 days
ST KITTS AND NEVIS
ST LUCIA
ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
(REPUBLIC OF) SUDAN
SOUTH SUDAN
SURINAME
SWAZILAND
SWEEDEN
SWITZERLAND
SYRIA Consultation required for stays < 30 days
TAIWAN
TAJIKISTAN
TANZANIA
THAILAND
TIMOR-LESTE
TOGO
Ex
For a stay of 30 maximum days
TONGA
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
TUNISIA
TURKEY
TURKMENISTAN
TUVALU
UGANDA
UKRAINE
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
UNITED KINGDOM
UNITED STATES
URUGUAY
UZBEKISTAN
VANUATU
VATICAN CITY STATE
VENEZUELA
VIETNAM
YEMEN Consultation required for stays < 30 days
ZAMBIA
ZIMBABWE

Côte d’Ivoire

The following table clarifies all existing visa exemptions per nationality (if your nationality is not mentioned or doesn’t have a visa exemption, you will need a visa).

Country
Côte d’Ivoire
Comments
"Ex", if exempted
AFGHANISTAN France can’t issue a visa
ALBANIA France can’t issue a visa
ALGERIA France can’t issue a visa
ANDORRA
Ex
ANGOLA France can’t issue a visa
ANGUILLA France can’t issue a visa
ANTIGUA and BARBUDA France can’t issue a visa
ARGENTINA
ARMENIA
AUSTRALIA
AUSTRIA
Ex
For Diplomatic and Service passports only
AZERBAIJAN
BAHAMAS
BAHRAIN
BANGLADESH France can’t issue a visa
BARBADOS
BELARUS
BELGIUM
Ex
For Diplomatic and Service passports only
BELIZE
BENIN
Ex
BHUTAN
BOLIVIA France can’t issue a visa
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
BOTSWANA
BRAZIL
Ex
For Diplomatic and Service passports only
BRUNEI
BURKINA FASO
Ex
BURUNDI
CAMBODIA France can’t issue a visa
CAMEROON
CANADA
CAPE VERDE
Ex
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Ex
CHAD
Ex
CHILE France can’t issue a visa
CHINA France can’t issue a visa
COLOMBIA France can’t issue a visa
COMOROS
CONGO BRAZZAVILLE
CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF)
Ex
COSTA RICA
COTE D’IVOIRE
CROATIA
CUBA France can’t issue a visa
DJIBOUTI
DOMINICA
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
ECUADOR
EGYPT France can’t issue a visa
ERITREA
ETHIOPIA
EQUATORIAL GUINEA
FIJI
FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
GABON
GAMBIA
Ex
GEORGIA
GHANA France can’t issue a visa
GRENADA
GUATEMALA
GUINEA
Ex
GUINEA - BISSAU
Ex
GUYANA
HAITI
HONDURAS
HONG KONG (HKSAR)
INDIA
INDONESIA France can’t issue a visa
IRAN France can’t issue a visa
IRAQ France can’t issue a visa
ISRAEL
Ex
For Diplomatic and Service passports only
ITALIA
Ex
For Diplomatic and Service passports only
JAMAICA
JAPAN
JORDAN France can’t issue a visa
KAZAKHSTAN
KENYA
KIRIBATI
KOSOVO
KUWAIT
KYRGYZSTAN
LAOS France can’t issue a visa
LEBANON France can’t issue a visa
LESOTHO
LIBERIA
Ex
LIBYA France can’t issue a visa
LUXEMBOURG
Ex
For Diplomatic and Service passports only
MACAO (MSAR)
MADAGASCAR
MALAWI
MALAYSIA
MALDIVES
MALI
Ex
MARSHALL ISLANDS
MAURITANIA
Ex
MAURITIUS
MEXICO
MICRONESIA
MOLDOVA
MONACO
Ex
MONGOLIA
MONTENEGRO
MOROCCO
Ex
MOZAMBIQUE
MYANMAR France can’t issue a visa
NAMIBIA
NAURU
NEPAL
NEW ZEALAND
NICARAGUA France can’t issue a visa
NIGER
Ex
NIGERIA
Ex
NORTH KOREA France can’t issue a visa
OMAN
PAKISTAN France can’t issue a visa
PALAU
(THE) PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY
PANAMA
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
PARAGUAY
PERU
PHILIPPINES France can’t issue a visa
QATAR
RUSSIA
RWANDA
SALVADOR
SAMOA
SAN MARINO
SÃO TOMÉ AND PRINCIPE
SAUDI ARABIA
SENEGAL
Ex
SERBIA
SEYCHELLES
Ex
SIERRA LEONE
Ex
SINGAPORE France can’t issue a visa
SOLOMON ISLANDS
SOMALIA
SOUTH AFRICA
Ex
SOUTH KOREA
SRI LANKA France can’t issue a visa
ST KITTS AND NEVIS
ST LUCIA
ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
(REPUBLIC OF) SUDAN France can’t issue a visa
SOUTH SUDAN
SURINAME
SWAZILAND
SWITZERLAND
Ex
For Diplomatic and Service passports only
SYRIA France can’t issue a visa
TAIWAN
TAJIKISTAN
TANZANIA
THAILAND France can’t issue a visa
TIMOR-LESTE
TOGO
Ex
TONGA
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
TUNISIA
Ex
TURKEY
TURKMENISTAN
TUVALU
UGANDA
UKRAINE
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
UNITED STATES
URUGUAY
UZBEKISTAN
VANUATU
VATICAN CITY STATE
Ex
VENEZUELA
VIETNAM France can’t issue a visa
YEMEN France can’t issue a visa
ZAMBIA
ZIMBABWE

Djibouti

All nationalities need a visa
Visa of 10 days maximum

Gabon

All nationalities need a visa
Only tourist visas can be applied for
Visa are delivered after consultation only, expect 2 to 3 weeks of process
  • Private or professional visas have to be applied for at the border with prior authorisation of the gabonese authorities.

Mauritania

The following table clarifies all existing visa exemptions per nationality (if your nationality is not mentioned or doesn’t have a visa exemption, you will need a visa). All visa application will require a consultation.

Country
Mauritania
Comments
"Ex", if exempted
ALGERIA
Ex
TUNISIA
Ex
LIBYA
Ex
BENIN
Ex
BULGARIA
Ex
BURKINA FASO
Ex
CAP VERDE
Ex
COTE D’IVOIRE
Ex
GAMBIE
Ex
GHANA
Ex
GUINEA
Ex
GUINEA BISSAU
Ex
LIBERIA
Ex
MALI
Ex
NIGER
Ex
NIGERIA
Ex
SENEGAL
Ex
SIERRA LEONE
Ex
TOGO
Ex

Senegal

All nationalities need a biometric visa
Since July 1st, 2013, visas can be applied for on www.visasenegal.sn

Togo

The following table clarifies all existing visa exemptions per nationality (if your nationality is not mentioned or doesn’t have a visa exemption, you will need a visa). All visa application will require a consultation.

Country
Togo
Comments
"Ex", if exempted
BENIN
Ex
2 days only
CAP VERDE
Ex
2 days only
COTE D’IVOIRE
Ex
2 days only
GAMBIE
Ex
2 days only
GHANA
Ex
2 days only
GUINEA
Ex
2 days only
GUINEA BISSAU
Ex
2 days only
LIBERIA
Ex
2 days only
MALI
Ex
2 days only
MAURITANIA
Ex
2 days only
NIGER
Ex
2 days only
NIGERIA
Ex
2 days only
SENEGAL
Ex
2 days only
SIERRA LEONE
Ex
2 days only

Dernière modification : 27/12/2015

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