New Zealand Embassy Paris, France


The Embassy is closed on Friday 6 February for Waitangi Day.  In the case of an emergency, please call 01 4501 4343 (+33 1 4501 4343 from abroad) and follow the instructions to contact the Embassy Duty Officer.


The receiving office for New Zealand visa applications has changed. Since 10 December 2012, visa applications can no longer be lodged with the New Zealand Embassy in Paris and instead must be sent to the New Zealand Visa Application Centre (VAC) in London.


In February 1915 during the First World War, French writer Francis Carco invited Katherine Mansfield, with whom he had engaged in a passionate exchange of letters, to join him in Gray. To commemorate the centenary of this event, the town of Gray has put together a cultural programme open to the public from 20-22 February 2015. Entrance free.


New Zealand is proud to partner with the African Union Commission to produce the African Union Handbook 2015. In a significant development, this edition has been published in both English and French.


In France, Anzac Day ceremonies are held every year in Le Quesnoy and Longueval on the weekend closest to 25 April.  Visitors are always welcome. To see the dates and times for 2015, click here.



Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed New Zealand taking up its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

“New Zealand’s term on the Security Council will place us at the heart of international decision-making for the next two years,” Mr McCully says.

“The Security Council is currently considering some of the most pressing issues the international community faces, including; the dire humanitarian situation in Syria, ISIL, and Ebola.


Inspiring New Zealand author, Eleanor Catton, came to the Embassy last week to conduct interviews with European members of the press about the launch of her book ‘The Luminaries’ (les Luminaires) in French. The book won her the Man Booker prize in 2013 and is the longest book (at 832 pages), with Catton being the youngest author (age 28), ever to win the award.


In her first official overseas visit, the newly appointed Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister, and lead Minister for New Zealand’s WW100 programme, Maggie Barry attended the 96th anniversary commemorations of Armistice Day in Europe.


French Permanent Representative to the United Nations, François Delattre offers congratulations to New Zealand Ambassador-designate to France, Dr James Kember on New Zealand&


New Zealand has secured a place on the United Nations Security Council for 2015-16.

Read the Prime Minister's media release

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2014-15

United Nations Handbook

The UN Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the UN system and how it works.  Read more

Prime Minister's media release |

New Zealand wins Security Council seat

New Zealand has secured a place on the UN Security Council for 2015-16. Read the Prime Minister's media release

Registering your overseas travel made easier

Registering your overseas travel made easier

New Zealanders travelling or living overseas, registering your travel online now made easier. Read more

NZ, France and the World Wars

In French and New Zealand skies, War Commemorations, D-Day landings and more.

Remembering World War I
100 Years On

Be part of the first World War Centenary. Read more

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

News about how the donations are contributing to the rebuild, ways to donate and more.