French Guiana Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
EU See below Yes No
USA Yes Yes No

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To enter French Guiana, Americans, Australians, British and Canadians should ensure that their passport has at least three (3) months of validity after the date they intend to leave French Guiana.

EU nationals: As French Guiana is an Overseas Department of France (département d’outre-mer), technically EU nationals can enter with an ID card, but check with your transport provider first, as you may need a passport to board the flight or the ship.



Visas for French Guiana are not required by the nationals referred to in the chart above for touristic stays of up to 90 days, provided that they hold a return ticket.

All visitors to or passing through French Guiana must have a yellow fever vaccination certificate.

Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Types and cost

Short-stay: €60.


Short-stay 90 days within a six-month period; long-stay visa: valid for stays of over three months.

Application to

Get the application form online here and contact the nearest French Consulate (or consular section at embassy).

Schengen visas

French Guiana is an Overseas Department of France (département d’outre-mer) and part of the European Union. However, it is not part of the Schengen Area. You cannot enter French Guiana with a short-stay Schengen visa issued by France or other Schengen countries. You are required to obtain a separate visa to enter French Guiana.

Working days

Allow 15 days for visa processing.

Extension of stay

EU nationals staying longer than three months must register at the préfecture to apply for a carte de séjour.

Other nationals require a long-stay visa.

Embassies and tourist offices

French Embassy in the USA
Telephone: +1 (202) 944 6000 Website: Opening times: Waiting times for appointments and for processing applications will vary depending on your nationality and the time of year. Appointments can be booked online.
French Embassy in the UK

French Guiana is an Overseas Department of the Republic of France, and is represented abroad by French Embassies.

Telephone: (020) 7073 1000. Website:

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.