Issuing Visas

The French embassy in Port Moresby does not issue visas for France or for any other European or African country.

For a visa for France

For a visa for France
, people should apply at the French Consulate General in Sydney (for ordinary passports) or at the French Embassy in Canberra (for official or diplomatic passports). In case of difficulties to reach these destinations, one can apply, on an exceptional basis, at any other French consular service.

The French Consulate General in Sydney can also issue visas for Wallis and Futuna Islands, French Polynesia or other French overseas territories.
It is reminded that citizens of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, holders of a return ticket and a valid passport (ordinary, official or diplomatic), can visit New Caledonia without visa if they stay less than 3 months.

For a visa for any other country

For a visa for any other country, people intending to visit these countries for less than 3 months or willing to stay more than 3 months must directly contact the nearest embassy or consulate of these countries. In case of visits to different Schengen countries, it is reminded that one should apply for a Schengen visa either for the country of first entry into the Schengen area or for the country of longest stay.

Consulate General of France in Sydney :
Level 26, St Martin’s Tower
31 Market Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph.: +61(0)2 9268 2400- Fax: +61(0)2. 9268 2431

Visa section opening hours
9.00 am – 12.20 pm, Monday to Friday, by appointment only.

Embassy of France in Canberra :
6 Perth Avenue
Yarralumla ACT 2600
Ph.: +61(0)2 6216 0100
Fax: +61(0)2 6216 0132

Opening hours:
9.00 am - 1.00 pm & 2.00 pm - 5.45 pm, Monday to Thursday
9.00 am - 1.00 pm & 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm, Friday

Attention !

Visa application must be lodged by the applicant himself/herself, in order to have his/her fingerprints and picture taken in the consulate/embassy premises.
As far as taking fingerprints and pictures is concerned, heads of state and of government and their spouses are exempted as well as members of government in official missions. A picture (passport size) should be provided anyway.

The passport of the applicant must be valid at least six months after the entry into the Schengen area.

The passport must have at least two empty pages for issuing a visa.

For a long stay visa in France or in the French overseas territories, the consultation of the regional immigration office being required, several weeks are needed.

Download Schengen Visa application form (PDF file, 102 Kb) :

Last update: 08/12/2015

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