Long stay visa for New Caledonia and French Polynesia (Tahiti)

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Long stay visa [FAMILY] > spouse of a French citizen

Description
This visa is convenient for the spouse of a French citizen who wishes to settle in New Caledonia or French Polynesia for more than 90 days. Evidence regarding the wedding (a French marriage certificate "Copie Intégrale de l’Acte de Mariage") and information about the French citizen (identity, French nationality, residence) will be required.

Notice :



- This visa is not open to people who are in a french Civil Partnership (PACS) or any other civil union partnership as de facto. In this case, a long stay visa (visitor) for New Caldonia or French Polynesia should be applied for.

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Long stay visa [FAMILY] > spouse of a EU citizen

Description
The spouse and children (under 21 years old] of a EU citizen (except French) who wish to settle in New Caledonia or French Polynesia for more than 90 days do not need a long stay visa under the european laws. They just need to enter France under the short stay visa regulation and they will be allowed once in France to start the process to apply for a "carte de séjour" directly at the Prefecture. Please note that some nationalities are under the visa waiver program for short stays as Australian citizen (these nationalities won’t need any visa to enter France and they will be able to apply for a residency permit in France). Please check here whether your nationality is exempted of short stay visa or not.
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Long stay visa [STUDIES] > language assistant

Description
The visa for language assistant is aimed to single persons and not for families. (Due to the cost of living in New Caledonia and French Polynesia, the monthly paid allowance will not be sufficient to support a family abroad).

Notice :


If you decide to take your family with you be aware that:

  • the other members of your family will only be able to apply for a long stay visa (visitor) if they comply with its requirements and pay the compulsory fees;
  • the partner/spouse will not be able to apply for a Working Holiday Visa;
  • you will not be able to claim family benefits in New Caledonia and French Polynesia.



For further information on this category of visa : www.egide.asso.frand www.ofii.fr

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Long stay visa [PROFESSIONAL] > salaried employee / OFII

Description
This visa is convenient for applicant who wish to work in New Caledonia or French Polynesia for more than 90 days on a long stay visa.

Notice :



- A work contract duly endorsed by the Department of labor of New Caledonia or French Polynesia will be required beforehand.

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Long stay visa [VISITOR]

Description
The "visitor" category of the long stay visa will apply if none of the previous specific categories fits best your situation. This visa is allows applicants to take residency in New Caledonia or French Polynesia from 4 to 12 months to enjoy a French cultural experience.

Notice :



- This visa does not entitle you to work in New Caledonia or French Polynesia.

- Its validity covers New Caledonia and French Polynesia only and therefore does not allow you to settle in France.

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Dernière modification : 17/01/2016

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