Outside of consular, passport and notarial services, which are provided by the Australian Consulate-General, we are unable to provide further information than is outlined below.
Please also note the Australian Consulate-General does not manage enquiries relating to visas or entry-exit requirements to Australia, New Caledonia or Wallis-and-Futuna, or Canada and we are unable to escalate applications or issues with the authorities in Australia, New Caledonia or Wallis-and-Futuna, or Canada.
Please read carefully all the information provided below and contact relevant authorities directly.
The Australian Consulate-General in Noumea does not provide translation or interpreting services.
Documents written in a language other than English required for passport applications (or other formal applications) must be translated into English by a sworn translator.
French Town halls, including in New Caledonia and in Wallis-and-Futuna, issue multilingual certificates.
For French nationals born outside of France and Overseas France, please contact the Registry of French nationals born outside of France located in Nantes.
Please Note: in providing the links below, neither the Australian Government, nor the Consulate-General can accept any responsibility whatsoever for the competence or otherwise of any of the organisations mentioned below.
List of sworn translators for Australia, New Caledonia and Wallis-and-Futuna can be found on the following websites:
- Australian National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI)
- Noumea Court of Appeal
Additional names can be obtained from:
- The telephone directory in New Caledonia
- The French Courts of Appeal