New Zealand Embassy Paris, France


The New Zealand Embassy Paris launched its own Facebook page recently to promote New Zealand to French social media users, as well as New Zealanders travelling to or living in France. While our website provides useful information for our audiences, Facebook will allow us to communicate in real time with news and events of interest.


A Parliamentary by-election to elect a Member of Parliament for the general electorate of Northland is being held on Saturday 28 March 2015.


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 put together a cultural programme over the weekend of 20-22 February 2015. New Zealand's ambassador to France, Dr James Kember, was delighted to join locals and Katherine Mansfield enthusiasts from near and far at the commeorative events of the weekend.


If you are intending to visit war commemoration sites in France, you will need to pay particular attention to French Customs regulations should you wish to take away any mementos, notably weapons or munition remnants. Although you will find many such souvenirs for sale around war sites, not all items are allowed to be carried out of the country in personal luggage.


New Zealand's agritechnology sector was worth approximately NZ$1.2 billion in 2013 according to detailed research into the size, value and future potential of the sector.


This year marks the 175th anniversary of the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi / the Treaty of Waitangi. The Treaty is New Zealand’s founding document and takes its name from the place in the Bay of Islands where it was first signed on 6 February 1840. The Treaty is an agreement, in Māori and English, that was made between the British Crown and about 540 Māori rangatira (chiefs).


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.


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.

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.