For specific COVID-19 information and instructions from relevant authorities in Australia (including on Australian travel and quarantine exemptions) and in the French Pacific, please consult our front page at https://noumea.consulate.gov.au/nmea/home.html.
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, Canadian authorities advise only Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada, as well as specific other categories of foreign nationals and refugees, are able to enter Canada at this time. Further information is available on the Canadian website Immigration and Citizenship – Who can travel to Canada.
Canadian authorities advise Canadian citizens must enter Canada on a Canadian passport if arriving by air.
Canadian authorities invite Canadian citizens travelling or living overseas to register their details on the Canadian consular registrar.
Regarding visa enquiries for Canadian citizens travelling overseas, Canadian authorities advise every foreign country or territory decides who can enter or exit through its borders and that Canadian authorities cannot intervene on your behalf if you do not meet your destination’s entry or exit requirements. For information on visa and entry requirements applicable to Canadian citizens, Canadian authorities advise to check these requirements with the Foreign Representatives in Canada.
Canadian citizens travelling or living overseas who wish to vote in Canadian elections should contact the Consular Section of the Canadian High Commission in Canberra for information and assistance.
Under the Consular Sharing Agreement with Canada, the Australian Consulate-General in Noumea can provide some consular assistance to Canadian citizens in New Caledonia and in Wallis and Futuna. For urgent assistance to Canadian citizens, please contact us at [email protected].
Canadian citizens living in New Caledonia and requiring official documents, including Canadian passports, should contact the Consular and Passport Section of the Canadian High Commission in Canberra for assistance.
Canadian citizens living in Wallis and Futuna and requiring official documents, including Canadian passports, should contact the Consular and Passport Section of the Canadian High Commission in Wellington for assistance.
Please note Canadian consular assistance mailboxes work on a triage basis. If your request requires urgent attention, please mark URGENT in your email subject.
Further information, including Canadian passports and other forms, is available at www.australia.gc.ca.
Please note the Consular Sharing Agreement with Canada does not extend to foreign nationals needing information on or assistance with Canadian visas, transits, immigration, biometric data collection, work, study, taxation, trade or social security. These matters are managed by Canadian Immigration and Citizenship Services. Foreign nationals requiring information on Canada should consult the websites of the Government of Canada and of the Immigration Refugees Citizenship (IRCC) or contact the Canadian Immigration Service of the Canadian Consulate-General in Sydney, Australia ((email: [email protected] – phone: +61 2 9364 3000). Please note the mailboxes of Canadian Immigration and Citizenship Services work on a triage basis. If your request requires urgent attention, please mark URGENT in your email subject. Please also contact your airline or travel agent for assistance as well as your diplomatic or consular representation in Canada.
The Australian Consulate-General in Noumea cannot provide advice on Canadian visa-immigration including eTAs and transit visas, biometric data collection, work permits or employment, taxation, social security, trade or study enquiries. These matters are managed by Canadian Immigration and Citizenship services. Foreign nationals should contact Canadian Immigration and Citizenship services directly for advice and assistance.