Australian Embassy Paris

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Paris is the capital city of France and also the city with the highest population in France. It is located at the northern part of the country, France. It is among the highly populated centers in Europe with more than 10 million inhabitants.

In Paris, the embassy of Australia is located about half a kilometer to the south west of the famous Eiffel Tower. It is situated on a large storey building that houses the missions of Australia to France and also the ambassador of Australia to France.

The embassy of Australia in Paris is a bilateral agreement between Australia and France for the embassy to promote interests of the government of Australia in France. The embassy also plays a role in affairs of culture and press contacts.

The embassy of Australia in Paris offers several different services to citizens of Australia; such services are legalization of documents, Australian passports and visas.

Visa information

The immigration policy of Australia does not discriminate and this means that anybody can apply for a visa without having to consider the race, religion, sexual preferences, gender or origin. However there are various different criteria that an applicant must meet in order to get a visa.

The program of issuing applicants with visas emphasizes on the applicants education, business or any other working skills that can contribute the growth of Australia’s economy. An applicant with a high level of education, a good track record in business or with great talents will be in a better place to get a visa because those qualities assist in the application process.

The embassy of Australia in Paris does not process visas or applications of citizenship. Clients who reside in France can have their visas processed electronically through the online service, or at the office of immigration in the embassy of Australia in Paris. Clients who reside in Africa can have their visas processed at the office in Cairo-Egypt or at the offices in Nairobi-Kenya.

Passport information

An adult who holds a valid passport or a passport that has not expired for the last twenty four months is usually qualified for a more simplified form. This is not applicable to minors due to their age as they are considered to be underage and they are therefore required to apply for a passport in person at the embassy after they have provided their identification, photos and the required fee.

The processing of the passport can take at least a period of about two weeks before they are ready for collection, that is when the passport is to be sent to the applicant via registered mail or it may take about ten days if the applicant is to collect it from the embassy offices.

An applicant can obtain the passport via the internet by downloading the applications on a provided internet site, more so an applicant can obtain the passport in person at the embassy offices and lastly an applicant can obtain a passport through mail whereby the application forms are sent to the embassy offices in Paris by a registered mail.

An applicant who is applying for the passport must provide all original documents because photocopies are not accepted.

Information on consular help

The embassy of Australia in Paris offers various consular services at the embassy offices, such services are renewal and management of passports, birth and death registration, marriage documentations together with other services offered to the citizens of Australia.

Australian citizens in France can also get help from the embassy on issues about politics, French-Australian relations together with safety and immigrations.

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Address and Contacts

  • Address: 4, rue Jean Rey 75724 Paris Cedex 15, France
  • Telephone: 01 40 59 33 00
  • Fax: 01 40 59 33 10
  • Online: http://www.france.embassy.gov.au/pari/home.html