For short-stay visa applications, please submit your application at least 15 days before your planned departure date;

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    FRANCE-VISAS PORTAL - To facilitate your visa application we strongly advise you to complete your application between 7pm and 8am [UTC/GMT +2 hours]

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  • Inauguration of the Holocaust and Genocide Center Museum - Presence of Father Desbois

    The museum of the Holocaust and Genocide Center in Johannesburg was inaugurated on March 17.

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  • CALL FOR PROJECT = Second Paris Peace Forum, 11 – 13 November 2019

    After the first Paris Peace Forum in November 2018, this year’s event will be held from 11 to 13 November 2019, at the Grande Halle de La Villette, Paris.

    The Paris Peace Forum continues to work as a force for mobilization – bringing together all stakeholders – and as an incubator to drive concrete global governance solutions to address the ongoing challenges concerning world order and attacks on multilateralism.

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  • Launch of the Simone Veil Prize of the French Republic – 8 March 2019

    On 8 March 2019, President Macron awarded the first Simone Veil Prize of the French Republic to Aissa Doumara Ngatansou, the Cameroonian co-founder and coordinator of the Association for the Elimination of Violence against Women (ALVF) working in the Far North Region of Cameroon.

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  • One Planet Summit Nairobi: Africa’s Pledge (14 march 2019)

    One Planet Summit brings policy makers and economic players together around a common ambition – to offer and apply concrete solutions to accelerate the transition towards a low-carbon economy and the adaptation to climate change.

    Building on previous One Planet events (Paris, December 2017 and New York, September 2018), this third edition of the One Planet Summit will be held on the UN Compound in Nairobi, on March 14th, 2019.

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  • Goût de / Good France 2019: 18-24 March

    Goût de/Good France will be back on 18 March.

    Find the list of participating restaurants

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  • French G7 Presidency

    The Group of Seven (G7) comprises France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada.

    France took up its G7 Presidency in 2019 with the key theme of combating inequality. It is organizing several ministerial meetings as well as the G7 Summit which will bring together the Heads of State and Government from the seven countries in Biarritz from 24 to 26 August 2019.

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  • A new "French Tech Visa" for foreign digital talents

    As from 1 March 2019, French startups will be able to benefit from more relaxed conditions for recruiting foreign talents, via a scheme unprecedented at international level. The French scheme will enable these innovative enterprises to speed up recruitment of foreign employees.

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  • Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

    On January 27, 2019, the Consul General, Mrs. Sonia Doña Pérez, took part in the Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony, organized at the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Center *, by the latter and the cultural service of the French Embassy in Paris.

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