Consular services provided by the Embassy in Canberra [fr]
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 - in French - 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 - in French - click here).
These services are available by appointment only.
Consular Section contact details:
Tel.: +61 (0)2 6216 0100
Fax: +61 (0)2 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.