French Overseas Possessions Visa and Passport Requirements

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To enter France, a valid passport is required for nationals referred to in the chart above, except EU nationals who hold a valid national ID card. EU nationals will need to have a valid passport when they transit via a third country. 


Visas to French Overseas Possessions are not required by the nationals referred to in the chart above for touristic stays of up to 90 days within 180 days, providing they hold a return ticket.

Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact their nearest French Embassy to check visa requirements for French Overseas Possessions.

Application to

French Consulate (or consular section at embassy). In the UK, the consulate has outsourced the visa application process to TLScontact (

Schengen visas

Nationals who do require a visa can enter French Overseas Possessions, when they have a a valid residence permit or a long-term visa (D) for a Schengen country.

Working days

Allow 15 days for visa processing.

Embassies and tourist offices

French Embassy in the UK

The French Overseas Possessions are an Overseas Department of the Republic of France, and are represented abroad by French Embassies.

Telephone: +44 20 7073 1000 Website:
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.

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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.