Embassy of France in Riyadh


The French Embassy in Saudi Arabia is a bilateral mission in Riyadh and promotes French interests in Saudi Arabia. The embassy of France also plays an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the local press of Saudi Arabia. The French Embassy in Riyadh is headed by Mr Bertrand Besancenot - Ambassador of France to Saudi Arabia.


French Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Quartier diplomatique P.O. Box 94367 Riyadh 11693 Saudi Arabia


(+966) (1) 43 44 100


(+966) (1) 43 44 179


admin-francais.riyad-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr admin-etrangers.riyad-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr




Mr Bertrand Besancenot - Ambassador

Office Hours:

Embassy Appointments

Many embassies in Saudi Arabia require an appointment before you visit. On the official website of the French embassy in Riyadh you will find information on opening hours and how to book appointments.

Opening hours

Please note that embassy opening hours can vary. Always contact the embassy before a visit.

Visa for France

For all French visa related matters contact the embassy in Riyadh before you travel. Information is available on the embassy website (www.ambafrance-sa.org ) or contact the visa department by telephone (+966) (1) 43 44 100 or email admin-francais.riyad-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr admin-etrangers.riyad-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Consulates of France in Saudi Arabia

Next to the embassy in Riyadh there could be additional French consulates located in Saudi Arabia.

Please check below for the locations of the French consulates in Saudi Arabia.

French Consulates in Saudi Arabia

Next to the embassy in Riyadh, France has consulates in the following cities: Dammam and Jeddah