Australian Embassy
Algeria, Chad, Mauritania, Monaco

Visa, Citizenship and Migration to Australia

Visa and Citizenship information

We invite you to visit the website of the Australian Department of Immigration - - which provides all the necessary information. This site contains information about the many types of visas available (criteria, forms, fees and form procedures to follow). You can do a simulation according to your situation. This information is only available in English.

The Australian Embassy in Paris, France does not process visa or citizenship applications. 

You should not book flights or make travel commitments until you have a visa to travel to Australia. The department will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by clients whose visa application was finalised later than expected or where an application is unsuccessful.

Get assistance

To ensure you have the quickest, most efficient service, we encourage you to use the information already available on the Australian government's website. The vast majority of queries are addressed there and that is the most effective way for you to get the information you require.

The website also contains a range of online tools that will help you find the information you need quickly and in line with your specified circumstances and needs. In some cases, you may be able to proceed directly to online application lodgement.

If after accessing our website you have further questions or require additional information, you may wish to contact the Europe Service Centre (ESC) for assistance. The ESC is a multi-lingual client contact centre based in London which provides information about Australian visas and citizenship. For further information about our service times and country specific phone numbers, please click here.

At times, due to high call volumes, you may find it difficult to get through to the ESC. In such cases, we encourage clients to access the information required on the Australian government's website.

Biometrics Collection in France

Clients resident in France, regardless of nationality, applying for a visa on a paper form are required to provide a digital facial image and fingerprint scan, this is known as biometrics. Some persons are exempt from providing biometrics, for example Heads of State and accredited diplomats. For more information on biometric collection please refer to the link below.

Clients who are eligible for and are then granted an online ‘eVisa’ do not need to provide biometrics. All European passports are eligible to apply for online visas.

See: Biometrics Collection Process

The biometrics collection centre in Paris is located in:

UK Visa Application Centre
56 Rue de Châteaudun
Paris 75009

Visa Application Centre Hours:

8:30am to 3:00pm, Monday to Friday (except for public holidays).

If you are applying for an Australian visa, you DO NOT have to make an appointment in advance.

For further information, please refer to the following website: