Australian Embassy
Algeria, Chad, Mauritania, Monaco

Australians in France

For any visas or immigration questions please visit or telephone +61 2 6196 0196


Travelling to France

If you are travelling to France, check the website.

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You can find travel advice for our countries of accreditation here:




English-speaking professionals in France

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. More information can also be found here:

Getting married or pacsed in France

Marriages are not performed at Australian Embassies or Missions. To be legally married, a marriage in France must take place at a townhall (Mairie). We invite you to make direct contact with your townhall to obtain their requirements.

For more information on marriages and PACS (civil partnership):

Consular Services

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.

In case of an emergency after hours, please contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on:
+61 2 6261 3305 from overseas
1300 555 135 from within Australia

We recommend that Australian citizens wishing to request consular assistance familiarise themselves with the travel advice provided on the 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.

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      Settling down in France and informing Australian authorities

If you plan to settle down in France, we recommend that you contact the relevant authorities to let them know:

We also recommend that you register to get the latest updates on France via Smartraveller.

     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.

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Contact us

Australian Embassy

4 rue Jean Rey
75724 Paris Cedex 15
Tel: +33 (0) 1 40 59 33 00
E-mail :[email protected]

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Privacy Act

Personal Information provided to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988. We may collect, use and disclose your personal information, including to overseas recipients where we reasonably believe it is necessary, to provide you with consular assistance. Important information about the privacy of your personal information is contained in our Privacy Collection Statement, which you should read and understand. Copies of the Statement are available here or by requesting a copy from the Department.