Services for French nationals abroad

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs offers a wide range of online services for French nationals living or wishing to travel abroad.

From civil status to practical travel information, these services aim to facilitate formalities for French nationals.

Civil status formalities online, an online French consulate is a portal for online administrative procedures, facilitating administrative access for French nationals abroad. It is simple and secure, allowing the some 2 million French nationals abroad to manage their personal consular records at a distance.

Online delivery of a copy or extract of civil status documents

To receive a copy or extract of a document for a civil status event abroad, it is possible to carry out all formalities online.

Practical advice for good preparation of departures or returns

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs publishes practical advice sheets for French nationals wishing to move abroad and to French nationals abroad who wish to return to France.

Services for travellers

Conseils aux voyageurs (Travellers’ advice)

Conseils aux voyageurs aims to facilitate preparation and smooth running of stays abroad. It helps travellers stay informed at all times of the risks they run in each country, and the formalities involved in travelling there.

Conseils aux voyageurs is also available on mobile devices via a free smartphone and tablet application (in French):

A special Twitter account provides all Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice for consultation while abroad or prior to travel (in French) :

Ariane : stay connected, stay safe

To improve its crisis response mechanism, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has created an online service enabling French nationals who so wish to declare their trips abroad easily and at no cost. In case of crisis, the recorded data may be used by the Crisis Centre and Embassies, in order to contact registered persons if emergency operations are organized.

Dialogue with web users through social networks

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs communicates widely through the social web. It is present on Facebook, Google+ and many other platforms, and has also set up various Twitter accounts in French, English, Spanish and Arabic. These accounts are used to exchange with web users, particularly regarding major international policy issues and to distribute practical information.

Many embassies, consulates and permanent representations of France abroad communicate through social networks in French and foreign languages including English and Spanish as well as Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Swedish and many others !

Updated on : 15.04.13