Apply for a visa in Australia to visit France

Visa applicants living in Australia have to submit their application in Australia at one of the VFS GLOBAL centers regardless of their location, in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaïde by appointment only.

Visa applications submitted in australia with VFS GLOBAL centers are examined by the Consulate General of France in sydney, which is the only administration authorized to take decisions about visas.

During our busy periods, it can take longer to secure an appointment. we recommend you to make sure your appointment is at least :

  • Between 3 weeks and 6 months before the scheduled date of your departure for a short-stay visa
  • Betwenn 3 weeks and 3 months before your arrival in France for a long-stay visa

For all the particular case (e.g holders of service and or diplomatic passports, short-stay visa waiver for Australian citizen, Working-Holiday visa, etc...) please refer to the section Particular situations.

To make an appointment and find information about the visa application centers, please check the Whom should I contact ? section.


Caution: Cerfa form in draft

The day of your appointment you must imperatively present your CERFA in final paper version. It must not have the word "DRAFT".

If your CERFA has the mention "DRAFT", this means that your application is not finalized on France-Visas and will therefore be refused on the day of filing.

Beware of fraudulent sites

Visa applicants are advised to be cautious in all dealings with companies that claim to offer assistance in obtaining French visas.

The day of your appointment:

Attention, the day of your appointment you must print and come with your receipt. In case of absence of a document present on your receipt, your visa application can be refused.