Visas for African countries
Applicants for this visa are not required to apply in person at the Consulate of France.
List of countries represented by the Embassy of France:
The Consulate of France in Wellington is authorised to grant short stay visas for the African countries listed below.
Please note that if you intend to work or spend longer than the authorised period of time in the country in question, you must contact that country’s authorities.
Burkina Faso: for stays of up to 90 days
New Zealand passport holders and citizens of the following countries must obtain short stay visas from the border: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Denmark, Germany, France, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Paraguay, Peru, United Kingdom, United States of America, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay, Venezuela.
Visa applications to the Consulate of France by citizens of these countries will be denied.
Mauritania: for stays of up to 90 days
Visas take a minimum of two months to process.
Togo: for stays of up to two days only .
Upon arrival in the country, travellers must apply for an extension of up to 30 days at the Direction Générale de la Police Nationale. A visa valid for seven days can be applied for at the border.
Central African Republic: for stays of up to 30 days
Djibouti: for stays of up to ten days
Ivory Coast: for stays of up to 30 days
List of documents required to apply:
- Completed and signed application form;
- One recent passport photograph;
- Passport (valid for at least three months after your return date). If you have EU citizenship, you must apply with your EU passport
- Travel itinerary or booked tickets;
- Evidence of social or professional circumstances (pay slip, work certificate from your employer, student card, certificate of school or university attendance, retirement pension…);
- Evidence of accommodation in country in question: hotel bookings, lease, proof of ownership or a letter from your host stating your address of residence in the country during your stay and their desire to host you;
- Evidence of financial support for the duration of stay: bank statement;
- Proof of personal subscription to medical insurance (covering unlimited medical expenses and repatriation for the entire duration of stay);
- A pre-paid courier envelope with the applicant’s address provided for return of passport;
- Visa fees for African countries. Please click here for the latest visa fees..
How long will the application take to process?
From the date we receive your application, we require a minimum of four weeks to process it.
Please note: Visa applications for Mauritania take a minimum of two months to process.
It is your responsibility to provide us with a complete application.
If any documents are missing from your application, it is highly likely that your visa will not be granted.