Reunion 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 Réunion, 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 Réunion.

EU nationals: As Réunion 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 Réunion 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.

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.

Application to

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

Schengen visas

Réunion 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 Réunion with a short-stay Schengen visa issued by France or other Schengen countries unless it specifically says so. Most likely, you need a separate visa to enter Réunion.

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:
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.