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
Gabon: for stays of up to 90 days
Ivory Coast: for stays of up to 30 days
Senegal: for stays of up to 90 days. This visa can be obtained on entering the country.
List of documents required to apply:
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.