New Zealand Embassy Paris, France


On 13 November 2015, coordinated attacks took place across six different locations in Paris, including in the 10th and 11th districts, and near the Stade de France, killing 129 people and injuring over 300.   The French authorities have advised no New Zealand citizens were killed or injured in the attacks. 


The Embassy is seeking to fill the position of part-time receptionist.  Please click here for more informaton.


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.


Between 30 November and 11 December, the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) will take place at Le Bourget, north of Paris.  This conference will involve the visit of a large number of attendees and VIPs.  There may be significant disruption to transport in and near Paris during this period.  This could include road deviations, which may impact on travel times, in particular to Charles de Gaulle Airport.


Do you want to have a say on the future of the New Zealand flag?

Later this year and early 2016, New Zealanders enrolled to vote will be asked to participate in two postal referenda to consider the future of the New Zealand flag:


Just because you are out of the country doesn’t mean you have to miss out on having your say in two binding referendums on the future of the New Zealand flag. 


The receiving office for New Zealand visa applications has changed. Since 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.


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.


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.


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.

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