Diplomatic and consular privileges and immunities

This guide presents the various advantages, guarantees and facilities granted to Staff of diplomatic missions posted to France, as well as the modalities of application on a day-to-day basis of their privileges and immunities.

It gives a broad description of the practices followed in France, in particular in accordance with the Vienna Conventions of 1961 and 1963 on Diplomatic and Consular Relations.

It offers guidance and advice on required administrative steps. It describes formalities on arrival in and departure from France, the various status categories, immunities, and customs and tax privileges. Information on daily life and useful addresses are also given.

Updated: June 2024