Travelling to France
If you are travelling to France, check the Smartraveller.gov.au website.
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English-speaking professionals in France
- English-Speaking Lawyers and Notaries
- Sworn Translators
- Funeral Directors in France
- Medical professionals in France (including Hospitals and specialists)
Driving in France
You may need your signature witnessed and a photo endorsed for a driving licence renewal forms. You can request this service at the Embassy. For more information, visit our Notarial Services page.
The Australian Embassy cannot renew driving licences. Please contact the relevant road authority in Australia for information regarding the necessary forms required to renew driving licences whilst residing overseas. For information on registration and licences, and a list of road authorities in each state, please visit click here.
Voting services may be available for certain state, territory or federal elections. When there is an upcoming election, please check back to our website for further information and updates.
Consular services may be available to Australian citizens while overseas.
Australians requiring advice or assistance from the consular section may make an appointment to visit the Embassy during our opening hours:
09:00 to 12:00 and
14:00 to 16:00
Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
We recommend that Australian citizens wishing to request consular assistance familiarise themselves with the travel advice provided on the smartraveller.gov.au website and consult the Consular Services Charter.
Visas for travelling or living in France
The France-Visas website can help determine if you need a visa to enter the country. This includes for transits.
Check the French government website to check which forms you may need to complete before coming to France.
For further information please consult the website of the French Embassy in Australia.
Connecting with Australia
Returning to Australia
If you intend to return to Australia after living abroad, we recommend that you familiarise yourself with the relevant information below, including citizenship, visas, customs clearance and bringing pets and possessions back to Australia.
Note: An Australian citizen cannot enter Australia on a foreign passport. (A visa will not be issued to an Australian citizen in their foreign passport). Click here for information regarding Australian Passports.
- Returning to Australia
- Australian Customs Service (bringing goods into Australia)
- Quarantine Regulations (bringing any food, plant material or animal products into Australia)
- Therapeutic Goods Administration (bringing medicine and medical goods into Australia
- Customs/Duty free concessions for Australia
- Brining pets to Australia
Financial and social services in Australia
- Social Services (including retirement, health care and other social services)
- Australian Taxation Office
4 rue Jean Rey
75724 Paris Cedex 15
Tel: +33 (0) 1 40 59 33 00
E-mail :[email protected]
Metro Line 6 Station Bir-Hakeim
RER C Station Champ de Mars-Tour Eiffel
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