Who needs a short stay visa for Tahiti or New Caledonia ?

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French Polynesia (Tahiti) and New Caledonia are part of the French overseas Collectivities and Territories (CTOM)

Visa exemption for a Short stay visas (< 90 days) in France’s overseas territories above, applies to



- citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland ;

- holders of a "British National Overseas" passport or "British Subjects" passport with the "right of abode".

- holders of a valid residence permit for France issued by a Prefecture in France’s european territory or a Prefecture in a DROM ;

- holders of a residence permit issued by a State applying the Schengen Agreements ;

- holders of a long stay visa D issued by another Schengen State;

- holders of the special card issued to the staff of foreign embassies and consulates by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Other exemptions by nationality :

Australian citizen



- Australian citizen do not need a visa to enter Schengen territories, New Caledonia or Tahiti on a transit or short stay visit (less than 90 days).

If you intend to work in France, even for less than 90 days, you are nevertheless required to hold a work authorization issued by the local authorities in France.

Other nationalities

The following table clarifies if a visa exemption exists for each nationality

Country
Tahiti New Caledonia
Comments
"Ex", if exempted

"(n)" under condition

AFGHANISTAN
ALBANIA
Ex (1)
Ex (1)
(1) Holders of biometric passports only
ALGERIA
ANDORRA
Ex
Ex
ANGOLA
ANTIGUA and BARBUDA
Ex
Ex
ARGENTINA
Ex
Ex
ARMENIA
AUSTRALIA
Ex (3)
Ex (3)
(3) If you are gainfully employed, the exemption only applies if you can produce a work permit
AZERBAIJAN
BAHAMAS
Ex
Ex
BAHRAIN
Ex (6)
Ex (6)
(6) Holders of a multiple schengen visa issued by a French consular authority with the following mention : "Court Séjour Circulation" (6 month - 5 years)
BANGLADESH
BARBADOS
Ex
Ex
BELARUS
Ex (6)
Ex (6)
(6) Holders of a multiple schengen visa issued by a French consular authority with the following mention : "Court Séjour Circulation" (6 month - 5 years)
BELIZE
BENIN
BHUTAN
BOLIVIA
Ex
Ex
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Ex (1)
Ex (1)
(1) Holders of biometric passports only
BOTSWANA
BRAZIL
Ex (3)
Ex (3)
(3) If you are gainfully employed, the exemption only applies if you can produce a work permit
BRUNEI
Ex
Ex
BURKINA FASO
BURUNDI
CAMBODIA
CAMEROON
CANADA
Ex
Ex
CAPE VERDE
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
CHAD
CHILE
Ex
Ex
CHINA
Ex (6)(9)
Ex (6)
(6) Holders of a multiple schengen visa issued by a French consular authority with the following mention : "Court Séjour Circulation" (6 month - 5 years)
(9) Chinese residents in China, Australia, New Zealand and Singapour who are travelling to French Polynesia or la Réunion throught an authorized Travel agent for less than 15 days are exempted
COLOMBIA
COMOROS
CONGO BRAZZAVILLE
CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF)
COSTA RICA
Ex
Ex
COTE D’IVOIRE
CROATIA
Ex
Ex
CUBA
DJIBOUTI
DOMINICA
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
ECUADOR
EGYPT
ERITREA
ETHIOPIA
EQUATORIAL GUINEA
FIJI
FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC
OF MACEDONIA
Ex (1)
Ex (1)
(1) Holders of biometric passports only
GABON
GAMBIA
GEORGIA
GHANA
GRENADA
GUATEMALA
Ex
Ex
GUINEA
GUINEA - BISSAU
GUYANA
HAITI
HONDURAS
Ex
Ex
HONG KONG (HKSAR)
Ex (3)(6)
Ex (3)(6)
(3) If you are gainfully employed, the exemption only applies if you can produce a work permit
(6) Holders of a multiple schengen visa issued by a French consular authority with the following mention : "Court Séjour Circulation" (6 month - 5 years)
INDIA
Ex (6)
Ex (6)
(6) Holders of a multiple schengen visa issued by a French consular authority with the following mention : "Court Séjour Circulation" (6 month - 5 years)
INDONESIA
IRAN
IRAQ
ISRAEL
Ex
Ex
JAMAICA
JAPAN
Ex (3)
Ex (3)
(3) If you are gainfully employed, the exemption only applies if you can produce a work permit
JORDAN
KAZAKHSTAN
KENYA
KIRIBATI
Ex
Ex
KOSOVO
KUWAIT
Ex (6)
Ex (6)
(6) Holders of a multiple schengen visa issued by a French consular authority with the following mention : "Court Séjour Circulation" (6 month - 5 years)
KYRGYZSTAN
LAOS
LEBANON
LESOTHO
LIBERIA
LIBYA
MACAO (MSAR)
Ex (3)(6)
Ex (3)(6)
(3) If you are gainfully employed, the exemption only applies if you can produce a work permit
(6) Holders of a multiple schengen visa issued by a French consular authority with the following mention : "Court Séjour Circulation" (6 month - 5 years)
MADAGASCAR
MALAWI
MALAYSIA
Ex
Ex
MALDIVES
MALI
MARSHALL ISLANDS
Ex
Ex
MAURITANIA
MAURITIUS
Ex
Ex
MEXICO
Ex (3)
Ex (3)
(3) If you are gainfully employed, the exemption only applies if you can produce a work permit
MICRONESIA
Ex
Ex
MOLDOVA
MONACO
Ex
Ex
MONGOLIA
MONTENEGRO
Ex (1)
Ex (1)
(1) Holders of biometric passports only
MOROCCO
MOZAMBIQUE
MYANMAR
NAMIBIA
NAURU
Ex
Ex
NEPAL
NEW ZEALAND
Ex
Ex
NICARAGUA
Ex
Ex
NIGER
NIGERIA
NORTH KOREA
OMAN
Ex (6)
Ex (6)
(6) Holders of a multiple schengen visa issued by a French consular authority with the following mention : "Court Séjour Circulation" (6 month - 5 years)
PAKISTAN
PALAU
Ex (3)
Ex (3)
(3) If you are gainfully employed, the exemption only applies if you can produce a work permit
(THE) PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY
PANAMA
Ex
Ex
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Ex
PARAGUAY
Ex
Ex
PERU
PHILIPPINES
QATAR
Ex (6)
Ex (6)
(6) Holders of a multiple schengen visa issued by a French consular authority with the following mention : "Court Séjour Circulation" (6 month - 5 years)
RUSSIA
Ex (6)
Ex (6)
(6) Holders of a multiple schengen visa issued by a French consular authority with the following mention : "Court Séjour Circulation" (6 month - 5 years)
RWANDA
SALVADOR
Ex
Ex
SAMOA
Ex (3)
Ex (3)
(3) If you are gainfully employed, the exemption only applies if you can produce a work permit
SAN MARINO
Ex
Ex
SÃO TOMÉ AND PRINCIPE
SAUDI ARABIA
SENEGAL
SERBIA
Ex (1)
Ex (1)
(1) Holders of biometric passports only
SEYCHELLES
Ex
Ex
SIERRA LEONE
SINGAPORE
Ex (3)
Ex (3)
(3) If you are gainfully employed, the exemption only applies if you can produce a work permit
SOLOMON ISLANDS
Ex
Ex
SOMALIA
SOUTH AFRICA
Ex (6)
Ex (6)
(6) Holders of a multiple schengen visa issued by a French consular authority with the following mention : "Court Séjour Circulation" (6 month - 5 years)
SOUTH KOREA
Ex (3)
Ex (3)
(3) If you are gainfully employed, the exemption only applies if you can produce a work permit
SRI LANKA
ST KITTS AND NEVIS
Ex
Ex
ST LUCIA
ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
(REPUBLIC OF) SUDAN
SOUTH SUDAN
SURINAME
SWAZILAND
SYRIA
TAIWAN
Ex (2)
Ex (2)
(2) Passport bearing identity card number
TAJIKISTAN
TANZANIA
THAILAND
TIMOR-LESTE
TOGO
TONGA
Ex (3)
Ex (3)
(3) If you are gainfully employed, the exemption only applies if you can produce a work permit
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
TUNISIA
TURKEY
TURKMENISTAN
TUVALU
Ex
Ex
UGANDA
UKRAINE
Ex (6)
Ex (6)
(6) Holders of a multiple schengen visa issued by a French consular authority with the following mention : "Court Séjour Circulation" (6 month - 5 years)
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Ex (3)(6)
Ex (3)(6)
(3) If you are gainfully employed, the exemption only applies if you can produce a work permit
(6) Holders of a multiple schengen visa issued by a French consular authority with the following mention : "Court Séjour Circulation" (6 month - 5 years)
UNITED STATES
Ex (3)
Ex (3)
(3) If you are gainfully employed, the exemption only applies if you can produce a work permit
URUGUAY
Ex
Ex
UZBEKISTAN
VANUATU
VATICAN CITY STATE
Ex
Ex
VENEZUELA
Ex (3)
Ex (3)
(3) If you are gainfully employed, the exemption only applies if you can produce a work permit
VIETNAM
YEMEN
ZAMBIA
ZIMBABWE

Dernière modification : 30/05/2016

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