Places in Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
Other EU Yes/1 Yes No
USA Yes Yes No

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Passports

A valid passport is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above, except (1) EU nationals holding a national ID card. However, be aware that some airlines may require you to carry a passport to board your flight.

Visas

Visas are not required by all nationals referred to in the chart above for touristic stays of up to three months, providing they hold a valid return ticket.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.

Types and cost

Short-stay/Schengen visa: €60; long-stay visa: €99.

Validity

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

Application to

French Consulate (or consular section at embassy). In the UK, the consulate has outsourced the visa application process to TLScontact (www.tlscontact.com/gb2fr).

Schengen visas

Nationals who do require a visa can only enter Guadeloupe on a Schengen visa if it is marked on the visa sticker; you must advise the consulate/TLScontact that you are planning on visiting Guadeloupe when you apply.

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 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: http://www.ambafrance-uk.org
French Embassy in the USA
Telephone: +1 (202) 944 6000 Website: http://www.ambafrance-us.org 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.