Visa Application for Switzerland and Belgium

Since the 15th january 2014, a new agreement has been signed between the French Embassy and Switzerland concerning the terms and conditions of its representation here in Suva on short-stays (less than 90 days within a period of 6 months) :

-The Embassy of France represents Switzerland ONLY FOR CITIZENS RESIDENTS OF/IN FIJI and ONLY UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES. Therefore, the French Embassy IS NOT AUTHORIZED TO deliver any visa for the citizens of the Republic of Kiribati, the Republic of Nauru, the Kingdom of Tonga nor Tuvalu who will have to go directly to the Embassy of Switzerland in Australia or New Zealand.

-The acquisition of a Switzerland short-stay visa for Fijian citizens CANNOT BE GRANTED by the French Embassy UNDER THE FOLLOWING CIRCUMSTANCES:

- holders of ordinary passports travelling to Switzerland for the following purposes:
+lucrative activity (including drivers and journalists);
+medical reasons;
+holders of passport delivered by Erythrea, Iraq, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Somalia;
+applicants for a territorially limited validity visa

So, if your applications falls under the circumstances above-mentionned, you will have to go the the Embassy of Switzerland:

- For citizens of the Republic of Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and Tuvalu, in Wellington (New Zealand)

- For citizens of the Republic of Kiribati and the Republic of Nauru, in Sydney (Australia)


The new agreement signed with the Kingdom of Belgium on the 1st june 2015 makes IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE FRENCH EMBASSY TO DELIVER a short-stay visa in the FOLLOWING CONDITIONS :
-  for a wedding;
-  for a cohabitation (to settle in Belgium with a Belgian national in case of a lasting relation)
-  for medical reasons
-  with a project of adoption
-  linked to a project of tutelage or giving back of a child
-  for a return
-  for diplomats, administrative and technical staff affected to represent in diplomatic, consular or international organisation

These demands must be submitted to the Embassy of Belgium in Canberra
19, Arkana Street, Yarralumla
Canberra ACT 2600
Tel : (+612)6273 2501/02
Fax : (+612) 6273 3392
e-mail :

Published on 16/05/2016

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