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Visa for French overseas territories

Visa for French Overseas Collectivities and Territories
Valid for Overseas territories or Overseas collectivities only

You must apply at the Consulate of France in person.

The Consular Administration has the full authority to evaluate and request for more documents than those submitted by the applicant. Submitting the following documents, while required, does not guarantee the issuance of a visa. Also note that the visa does not in itself grant you the right to enter a French or Schengen territory. It is necessary that you carry with you, at all times, the original documents used to obtain the visa.

The French Overseas territories are; French Guiana, Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, Reunion Island. (Where are they located?)

The French Overseas collectivities are; French Polynesia (Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Marquesas Islands), St. Pierre & Miquelon, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Wallis & Futuna. (Where are they located?)

Citizens of countries who are required to obtain a visa for Schengen States also require a visa for the Overseas territories and Overseas collectivities.

The following nationalities, exempted from the Schengen Visa, however, do require a visa for Overseas territories and Overseas collectivities;

Hong Kong SAR

*visa only required for French Overseas collectivities

The following nationalities, exempted from the Short Stay visa, however, do require a visa for French Overseas collectivities when their stay exceeds 30 days;

Anguilla (1) Korea, South
Argentina L
B Latvia
Bermuda Lithuania
Bolivia M
Brunei Malaysia
C Mexico
Canada Montserrat (1)
Cayman Islands (1) N
Chile New Zealand
Costa Rica Nicaragua
Croatia P
Czech Republic Panama
E Paraguay
El Salvador Poland
Estonia S
G Singapore
Guatemala Slovakia
H Slovenia
Honduras U
Hungary United States of America
J Uruguay

(1) only passports without the following mention “The holder has the right of abode in the United Kingdom”.

- Short Stay visa

Requirements for a stay of less than 90 days in the Overseas territories and Overseas collectivities are the same as for a Schengen Visa.

You may not apply more than 90 days prior to your departure.

- Long Stay visa

Requirements for a long stay visa (more than 90 days) in the Overseas territories and Overseas collectivities are the same as for a Long Stay Visitor Visa. Please note that the processing time can take up to 6 months for Overseas collectivities.

publié le 23 September 2013

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