Document checklist for short stays in French Polynesia (less than 3 months)

 
 

 

Case n°1: you are a national of a country of the European Union, of the European Economic Area, Switzerland, Andorra, San Marino, Monaco or the Holy See (Vatican)

- You have to present your valid ID Card or passport;

-  You are exempted from the visa requirement.

 

Case n°2: you hold a valid residence authorisation or a long-stay visa issued by a country of the Schengen area:

- You have to present a valid passport bearing your long-stay visa and, as the case may be, your valid original residence authorisation;

-  You are exempted from the visa requirement for entry and short stay in French Polynesia.

 

Case n°3: you are a national of a country with which France has signed visa exemption agreements (see list):

You have to show :

- A valid passport.

- Regulatory evidence relating to:

  • the purpose of your stay;
  • your means of subsistence in French Polynesia;
  • and your guarantees for repatriation (e.g.: valid and adequate travel insurance, valid attestation, valid travel ticket to return to the usual residence country, etc.).

Depending on the agreements signed with your country of origin, you may be exempted from the visa requirement under certain conditions (see list)

 

Case n°4: If none of the above applies to you:

You have to show:

- A valid  passport.

- A valid short-stay visa expressly specifying that it is valid for French Polynesia (ordinary Schengen visas are not accepted because the territory of French Polynesia does not belong to the Schengen area);

- Regulatory evidence relating to:

  • the purpose of your stay (see box at the bottom of the page);
  • your means of subsistence in French Polynesia (e.g.: international credit cards, cash, traveller’s cheques, etc.);
  • and your guarantees for repatriation (e.g.: valid and adequate travel insurance, valid attestation, valid travel ticket to return to the usual residence country, etc.).

 

Focus on the supporting documents required according to the purpose of the stay :

  • Tourist trip: you have to present any document stating the purposes and conditions of your stay in French Polynesia (e.g.: confirmed hotel reservations).
  • Business trip: any document providing details about your occupation and the organisations you will be dealing with in French Polynesia (e.g.: engagement letter, work permit).
  • Private visit: a certificate of accommodation signed by the person who will accommodate you;

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