FRENCH OVERSEAS DEPARTMENTS (DOM) AND FRENCH OVERSEAS TERRITORIES (TOM)
Valid for Overseas Departments or Overseas Territories only
This Consulate will only accept applications from residents of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Bermuda.
Please be advised that visa applications by mail are not accepted.
The Consular Administration has full authority to evaluate and request more documents
than those submitted by the applicant. Obtaining a visa is not always guaranteed and does not in itself grant you the right to enter a French or Schengen territory. It is therefore necessary that you always carry with you the original documents used to obtain the visa.
The French Overseas Departments are:
French Guiana, Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, Reunion
The French Overseas Territories are:
French Polynesia (Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Marquesas Islands), St. Pierre & Miquelon, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Wallis & Futuna
Citizens of countries needing a visa for Schengen States
also require a visa for the Overseas Departments and Territories.
The following countries of passport holders, exempt from the Schengen Visa, however, do
require a visa for Overseas Departments and Territories;
Brazil (visa required only for Overseas Department, except for St Martin and St Barthelemy)
Israel (visa required for diplomatic and service passeports holders only)
Venezuela (visa required for diplomatic and service passeports holders, only for Overseas Territories )
For New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna and French Polynesia, citizens of the following States: Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palaos, Salomon Islands, Westerns Samoa, Tonga and Tuvalu, are exempt of applying for a short stay visa, for stays, as visitors, not exceeding 3 months within a period of 6 months.
For Guadeloupe and Martinique only, citizens of the following States : Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Anguilla (no need of visa for St Martin also) and the British Virgin Islands (Tortola) (no need of visa for St Martin also) plus Turcks and Caicos Islands, can enter, as visitors, for stays not exceeding 3 months within a period of 6 months.
Citizens of the following countries can enter and stay for tourist purposes in French Polynesia for up to three months, within a period of six months : Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chili, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Federated States of Micronesia, Guatemala, Holy Sea, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Macedonia (Former Republic of Yugoslavia), Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Nauru, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Palaos, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Marin, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Venezuela.
: please read this important announcement before preparing your file:
From April 5th 2010, the implementation of the new Schengen code for the issue of visas will take effect.
On this occasion, we would like to remind all visa applicants that each file must be presented in exact duplicate (original of each document with their photocopies, as listed on the website).
The Consulate will, in no circumstance, make any photocopies and files can no longer be completed at a later stage.
All the files presented will be carefully examined by the Visa Department. However, we wish to emphasize the fact that if you do not produce all the requested documents (originals with their photocopies), the visa will be denied.
Therefore, reapplying will mean the rescheduling of an appointment and full repayment of the visa fee.
No exception will be made.
For this reason, we do advise you to prepare your file with the utmost care in order to avoid any delays.
Requirements for a stay of less than 90 days in the Overseas Departments and Overseas Territories are the same as for a Schengen Visa
You may not apply more than 90 days prior to your departure.
Requirements for a long stay (more than 90 days) in the Overseas Departments and Overseas Territories are the same as for a long stay visitor visa
. Please note that the processing time can take up to several months for Overseas Territories (TOM).
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