Visa and Citizenship information
We invite you to visit the website of the Australian Department of Home Affairs - www.homeaffairs.gov.au - 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.
If you reside in Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Andorra or Monaco and would like to lodge a paper visa application, please send to the following address:
London, WC2B 4LA
If you are sending documentation by courier, please ensure this is sent to the address below:
Australian High Commission
43 Bedford Street
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.
To ensure you have the quickest, most efficient service the Department of Home Affairs encourages you to use the information already available on its 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 Home Affairs 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 the Home Affairs website you have further questions or require additional information, please click here for details on how to contact us.
Biometrics Collection in France
Clients resident in France, regardless of nationality, applying for a visa on a paper form are required to provide their biometrics in the form of a digital facial image and fingerprint scan. 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 in all cases. You will be notified during the application process if you are required to provide your biometrics. All European passport holders are eligible to apply for online visas.
To find the nearest Australian Biometrics Collection Centre, please refer to the following link. Bookings can be made on the supplier’s website:
Biometrics Collection Centre Hours:
8:30am to 3:00pm, Monday to Friday (except for public holidays).
If you are required to provide your biometrics in relation to your visa application, you will have to make an appointment in advance.
Changes to Australian biometric collection services in France
The Australian Biometric Collection Centre (ABCC) in Paris is moving on 17 June 2019. The location of the new ABCC will be:
Australian Biometrics Collection Centre Paris
16 Boulevard du General Leclerc,
Applicants will need to make an appointment at the ABCC to have their biometrics collected. Appointments can be booked through the VFS Global website: www.vfsglobal.com/australia/france
A service fee will be payable to VFS Global for the collection of your biometrics.
For more information about submitting your biometrics see:
For more information about the biometrics program see: