New Zealand Embassy Paris, France


The Embassy is closed on Monday 27 October for New Zealand Labour 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.


French Permanent Representative to the United Nations, François Delattre offers congratulations to New Zealand Ambassador to the African Union, 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


Ahead of the centenary of the First World War, the New Zealand Embassy has published a 42-page guide “New Zealand on the Western Front 1916-1918” which traces the movements of the New Zealand Division from its arrival in France in April 1916. It includes information on the principal war memorial sites in northern France and Belgium.


The New Zealand Embassy and New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) Paris have relocated to new premises :

103 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris

Opening hours, telephone numbers and email addresses will remain unchanged


The annual Bastille Day parade down the Champs Élysées held a special significance for New Zealand this year. A New Zealand Defence Force colour party carrying regimental colours and four young New Zealanders were invited by President François Hollande to join the parade, along with 79 other countries that participated in the First World War.  It marked the beginning of First World War commemorations for France.


Pictured, from left to right:

Allan Hunter, Des Laurie, Pen Moore, Rosemary Banks (NZ Ambassador to France), Colin Kemp, Alan Davis, Lt Gen Sir Jerry Mateparae (Governor General), Roger MacLean, Neil Harton, Maj Gen Tim Gall (Commander Joint Forces NZDF), Jim Kelly. Absent from photo: Hugh Findlater




Nine New Zealand veterans of World War II with a link to the D-Day landings in Normandy (6 June 1944) attended the recent 70th anniversary commemorations in France.


The New Zealand France Friendship Fund (NZFFF) offers the possibility to apply for funding for a joint thesis scholarship for doctoral studies involving two universities and two supervisors, one each in France and New Zealand. This includes jointly taught, jointly awarded and double degree study programmes.

The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs takes applications from French doctoral students for the joint thesis scholarship.


In France, Anzac Day ceremonies are held every year in Le Quesnoy and Longueval, usually on the nearest Sunday to April 25. Watch this space for the date of 2015 commemorations. Visitors are always welcome at Anzac Day ceremonies.

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