New Zealand Embassy Paris, France
Extending or modifying visa status in France
If you are in France as a tourist, either visa-free (less than 3 months) or with a long-stay visa and you are wishing to extend your stay, you should contact your local Prefecture de Police (Service des Etrangers) or the Embassy of France in Wellington for advice on whether this is possible and the procedures involved. For comprehensive information in French click on French Public Service
The same advice applies to holders of student permits.
If you are the holder of a Working Holiday Visa for France, please refer to the information provided by the Embassy of France in Wellington and included with your visa, which stipulates that you may not extend your stay or change your visa status, but leave France on or before its expiry.
The New Zealand Embassy in Paris can in no way assist you with obtaining a visa for France or in modifying your current status.
If you are in New Zealand, you are strongly advised to contact the visa section of the Embassy of France in Wellington before you leave regarding stays of longer than 3 months:
Embassy of France
34-42 Manners Street
Tel: (04) 384 2555 or 802 7791 (Visas)
Fax: (04) 384 257