Visa application to France in New Zealand
Visa applications submitted in New Zealand are processed by the French Consulate in Wellington (Please note that there is no visa processing office in Auckland).
For general information and for preparing, submitting and tracking your application, log on to France-visas, the official website for visa applications to France and overseas territories.
Do I need a visa?
First, use “Visa wizard” to check, based on your situation, whether you need a visa and if so, what type. The wizard will also tell you what documents must be enclosed with your application, along with the relevant fee.
Complete your application online
Once you have confirmed that you need a visa, you can complete your application on our online portal. You will be asked to create a France-Visas account, which you will need for each step of the process.
Submit your application to the visa centre
Once you have completed your online application, all you have to do is submit it to your local visa centre. France-Visas will provide you with all necessary information on how and where to submit your application.
In addition to the documents requested on the France-Visas portal, please provide a photocopy of the first page of the passport and NZ visas/residency (if applicable), as well as previous Schengen visas (if any).
Track your visa application
Once your application has been submitted, track its progress and see how and when you can collect your passport and how to prepare for your trip to France.
The issuance of visas will take up to 3 weeks for long-stay visas and up to 10 working days for short-stay visas.
For further information please contact us here: nz.ambafrance.org/Contact-us-Consulate
Waiting times for appointments and for processing applications will vary depending on your nationality and the time of year.
Users are therefore asked to submit their visa applications well in advance of their departure date.
The embassy never requests any payment upfront. All payments will be made in person at the Embassy on the day of your appointment (by EFTPOS).
The French Embassy in New Zealand will never send you an email requesting you to process online payment(s).
You should always independently verify the source and the target url before taking any action. If you receive a suspicious communication of this nature, do not respond to it or follow any links. Forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the enforcement of the new Community Code on Visas, starting from 2 February 2020, applicants for short stay “Schengen” visas shall pay a visa fee of €80 and children from 6 to 12 years shall pay a visa fee of €40.