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New Caledonia and French Polynesia (for stays of less than 90 days only)

FOR THOSE WHO NEED A VISA (see exemptions below):

Applications may be lodged by POST.

Processing delay 4 weeks. There will be no express processing. Please note that if you remain aboard the vessel transiting through a French port arriving from one country and travelling to another country, you do not require a visa if you remain on board the vessel during the port of call.

Please do not contact the emergency number for the French Consulate as this is for only for emergency situations regarding French Nationals in difficulty (accident, death). Thank you for your understanding.

COMPULSORY CHECK LIST TO PROVIDE WITH YOUR DOCUMENTS
See link, Where do I apply.

BE AWARE THAT THIS PROCEDURE IS NOT VALID FOR INDIVIDUAL APPLICATION FOR OTHER TYPE OF SHORT OR LONG STAY VISAS.

List of nationalities who do not require a visa to enter New Caledonia

New Caledonia: exemptions for short stay visa

Passport holders from the following countries (as well as from the European Union and the European Economic Area) do NOT require a visa to visit New Caledonia as a tourist, or for business visit purposes, for stays of less than 90 days within a six month period:

Albania (biometric passport only), Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Barbados, Bolivia, Bosnia-Hercegovina (biometric passport only), Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Holy See (State of the Vatican), Honduras, Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region passport), Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Macao (Special Administrative Region passport), Former Yougoslavian Republic of Macedonia (biometric passport only), Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Federal States of Micronesia, Monaco, Montenegro (biometric passport only), Nauru, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia (biometric passports only), Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, St Kitts and Nevis, Taiwan (passports bearing ID card number on page 3 only), Tonga, Tuvalu, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela.

List of nationalities who do not require a visa to enter French Polynesia

French Polynesia: exemptions for short stay visa

Passport holders from the following countries (as well as from the European Union and the European Economic Area) do NOT require a visa to visit French Polynesia as a tourist, or for business visit purposes, for stays of less than 90 days within a six month period:

Albania (biometric passport only), Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Barbados, Bolivia, Bosnia-Hercegovina (biometric passport only), Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Holy See (State of the Vatican), Honduras, Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region passport), Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Macao (Special Administrative Region passport), Former Yougoslavian Republic of Macedonia (biometric passport only), Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Federal States of Micronesia, Monaco, Montenegro (biometric passport only), Nauru, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia (biometric passports only), Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, St Kitts and Nevis, Taiwan (passports bearing ID card number on page 3 only), Tonga, Tuvalu, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela.


REQUIREMENTS PER APPLICANT

- 1 Short Stay Visa application form duly completed, dated and signed

- 2 passport size photographs, with one pasted on to the form

Original documents + 1 copy of :

- Valid passport (passport and Australian visa valid for at least 3 months upon return to Australia)

- For applications other than cruises and conferences please provide the following documents :
Information about your current occupation in Australia :

  • If working: recent letter of reference from employer, bearing official heading and stamp, and signed by company representative. Reference letter from bank manager if self-employed.
  • If studying: recent letter from the University attesting registration and attendance, bearing official heading and stamp, and signed by University representative.
  • If a housewife: letter from your husband’s employer + copy of your husband’s passport + copy of marriage certificate (with official translation if not in English or French).
  • If retired: recent letter from Centerlink or pension company, specifying pension rate.

- Evidence of sufficient financial resources: recent bank statement (credit card statement not acceptable) with name of the account holder, last 3 payslips.

- Accommodation document :

  • If staying in a hotel: confirmed hotel booking issued by travel agent or hotel (confirmation by email not accepted). If staying in different locations, you must provide all bookings.
  • If visiting family or friends: original of certificate of board and lodging (Attestation d’accueil) to be obtained by the host at his/her local Town hall (form Cerfa n°10798*02) and to be sent to you. We will not accept any copy or fax of this form.

- Evidence of comprehensive travel insurance.

- Travel itinerary or airline tickets issued by travel agent or airline.

If you travel as a family, you also have to provide:

  • Marriage certificate issued by the State or Province Civil Registrar (+ copy). Documents issued by religious authorities will not be accepted.
  • Children’s birth certificates issued by the State or Province Civil Registrar (+ copy). Documents issued by religious authorities will not be accepted.
  • Parental authority delegation if either one or all of the parents are not traveling + copy of passport.

If you intend to ask for your passport to be returned by post, please provide a prepaid, registered and completely filled out self-addressed envelope (preferably Platinum Express Post).

Visa processing fee : please see list of applicable fees

Important: only credit card will be accepted.

Processing time to obtain the visa : 2 weeks minimum for a complete application

For applications for cruises or conferences lodged by post, please note that there is a 4 weeks processing delay

Book an appointment here


publie le 27 March 2014

Forms

  • Financial guarantee (student visa
    under 18) Private stay

    in French
  • Financial guarantee (student visa
    under 18) Certified organizations

    in French

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