embassies in france

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Officially, embassies can’t do anything to help individuals abroad except in certain particular cases (political interaction, for example), but they can offer assistance:

§  in the event of death

§  in the event of illness or serious accident

§  in the case of an arrest of detention

§  for victims of violence

§  and repatriation (especially in the case of armed conflict)

4 rue Jean-Rey, 75724 Paris.
Tel: 01 40 59 33 00.
info.paris@dfat.gov.au (General questions)
consular.paris@dfat.gov.au (Consulaire and passport questions)

35 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris.
Tel: 01 44 43 29 00.

12 ave Foch, 75116 Paris.
Tel: 01 44 17 67 00.

New Zealand
103, rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris.
Tel: 01-45 01 43 43.

South Africa 
59 quai d’Orsay, 75343 Paris
Tel: 01 53 59 23 23.

35 rue du Faubourg St-Honoré, 75383 Paris.
Tel: 01 44 44 51 31 00.

2 avenue Gabriel, 75008 Paris.
Tel: 01 43 12 22 22.


The consulate is a representation of a country’s administration in a foreign state. Its actions concern not only its own citizens and nationals, but also residents or those transiting the country.

The main functions of a consulate are:

§  the establishment of official documents and their renewal

§  managing the civil state

§  informing its citizens

§  assistance and financial aid for nationals according to and depending on their situation

§  support for citizens who are arrested or in gaol

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