New Zealand Embassy Paris, France


Come support the New Zealand Defence Force rugby team, the Defence Blacks, in their match against the French Military Pacific XV at Stade Jean Bouin in Paris on Tuesday 29 September.

Entry FREE! No ticket needed. Access via Gate B from 6pm. Team hakas at 6.50pm. Kick-off 7pm.



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:


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.


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.


Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2015-16

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.