Short stay visa for the other French overseas territories

You may apply for a visa at the Consulate General of France in Atlanta if you are a resident in the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee (please provide a copy of your driving license).

1. What are the French overseas territories concerned?


The French overseas territories concerned by this page are :
French Polynesia
New Caledonia
Wallis and Futuna
Mayotte
St Pierre and Miquelon
French austral territories

2. Do you need a visa to travel to these French overseas territories?


YES, if you are a citizen of the following countries, even if you hold a US Permanent Resident Card ("Green Card") :

Afghanistan Albania [1] Algeria
Angola Armenia Australia [2]
Azerbaidjan Bahrein Bangladesh
Belize Benin Bhutan
Bielorussia Bosnia [3] Botswana
Brazil [4] Burkina Faso Burma
Burundi Cambodia Cameroon
Cape Verde [5] Central Africa Chad
China China - Hong Kong [6] China - Macao [7]
China - Taiwan [8] Colombia [9] Comoros
Congo D.R. Congo (ex-Zaïre) Cuba
Djibouti Dominica [10] Dominican Republic
Ecuador Egypt Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea Ethiopia Fiji
Gabon Gambia Georgia
Ghana Grenada Guinea
Guinea Bissau Guyana Haiti
India Indonesia Iran
Iraq Israel Ivory Coast
Jamaica Jordan Kazakhstan
Kenya Kirghizistan Kiribati
Kuweit Laos Lebanon
Lesotho Liberia Libya
Macedonia [11] Madagascar Malawi
Maldives Mali Marshall Islands
Mauritania Mauritius Micronesia
Moldavia Mongolia Montenegro [12]
Morocco Mozambique Namibia
Nauru Nepal Niger
Nigeria North Korea Oman
Pakistan Palau Palestinia
Papua [13] Peru Philippines
Qatar Refugees Russia
Rwanda Solomon Samoa [14]
Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia [15]
Seychelles Sierra Leone Somalia
South Africa Sri Lanka St Kitts
St Lucia [16] St Thomas St Vincent [17]
Sudan Suriname Swaziland
Syria Tadjikistan Tanzania
Thailand Togo Tonga [18]
Trinidad & Tobago [19] Tunisia Turkey
Turkmenistan Tuvalu Uganda
Ukraine United Arab Emirates [20] Uzbekistan
Vanuatu [21] Vietnam Yemen
Former Yugoslavia Zambia Zimbabwe


Diplomatic and official passport holders, please contact us.

NO, if you are an American citizen or hold a passport issued by a country NOT listed above, you do not need any visa to enter a French Overseas Territories as a tourist for a short stay less than 90 days.

However, if the purpose of your trip is NOT tourism, then you may still be required to get a visa before your departure (please check with us).

3. Is a Schengen visa valid for the French overseas territories?


No, you have to apply for a specific visa, allowing you to visit these territories. If you intend to visit both France and one of these territories, you have to apply for a visa "Schengen + this territory"

Examples :
You are traveling directly from the USA to Tahiti without going through Europe : you have to apply for a visa "French Polynesia".

You are traveling from the USA to New Caledonia flying through Europe : you have to apply for two visas "Schengen" + "New Caledonia".

4. How to make an appointment?


For security reasons, all applicants have to appear personally at the Consulate General of France in Atlanta.

The visa section is open to the public on an appointment basis, with no walk-ins allowed.

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No appointment can be made by phone or by e-mailing us. If you are not able to attend, please free a slot by canceling your appointment.

Make sure you bring all the required documents when coming to the Consulate General.

5. Processing time


Processing time may take about 21 days or longuer. Please check with us, mentioning your citizenship.

If you are applying for a visa "Schengen + territory" : please refer to the article Schengen Short stay visa for tourism to know about the processing time.

Applications can be processed up to 3 months from your departure date.

6. Requirements


Please provide us with the original + 1 copy of each document. The visa section does not make any copies, you must bring your documents and the required copies.

- Original passport or travel document (+ one copy of the identity pages). Your passport must have been issued less than 10 years ago, be valid for at least three months after your return to the US and have at least 2 blank visas pages left.

- Processing fee

- One application form filled out completely and signed by the applicant (please read carefully the explanations).

PDF - 87 kb
Short Stay Visa Application
(PDF - 87 ko)

- Two (2) recent ID pictures (white background, full face, no glasses nor hat, closed mouth taken less than 90 days ago)

- Proof of U.S. status. A valid U.S. permanent residence card ("green card") or a valid US visa with valid I-94 / valid I-20, or an Advance Parole document. We do not accept applications from B1/B2 visa holders. They must apply in their country of residence.

- If the country of final destination is not the applicant’s country of citizenship, please submit a valid visa, a resident permit, a work permit or any other document showing that the applicant is allowed to enter or reside in such country.

- Proof of socio-professional status : letter of employment in the U.S confirming your salary, hire date, position and dates of vacation (business registration if self employed) and your last 2 paystubs. Or, a letter from your school or university confirming your enrollment status, attendance and anticipated graduation date.

- Proof of financial means : your last 2 bank statements.

- Your travel itinerary : you MUST BOOK your airline ticket but do not purchase until the visa has been approved.

- Proof of medical coverage abroad : a letter from your insurance company stating that you are covered abroad or a travel insurance to be purchased from a travel agency (minimum amount of 45,000 US$). You can do so by calling Travelex at 1-800 228 9792 or InsureMyTrip at 1-800-487 4722.

- Proof of accommodation:
Confirmed hotel reservations for your entire stay in the Schengen states
or a letter from your travel agent stating that you are part of a tour.
or, if you are staying with friends and family, original of "Attestation d’Accueil" that your host has to request at the City Hall (Mairie) in France
For a business trip: please also provide a letter from your employer in the US or from your host company in France stating that you are in France on behalf of the company, giving the name and address of the contact person(s) in France and guaranteeing full responsibility for expenses, lodging, and return to the United States

- If the applicant is under 18 years old and travelling without his parents:
notarized copy of his (her) birth certificate; notarized authorization from both parents allowing their child to travel to France or from the parent exercising full custody of the child according to the divorce decree. If you are divorced : certified copy of divorce decree stating that you have full custody of the child(ren).

- A self-addressed prepaid EXPRESS MAIL envelope from FEDEX and UPS. The Consulate General of France in Atlanta cannot be held responsible for loss of mail leaving the consulate.

Please stick the mailing label on the envelope and fill out as follows :


TO:
Your full name
Your address

7. Important information


The consular administration has full authority to evaluate and request more documents than those submitted by the applicant.

Please be aware that submitting the aforementioned documents does not guarantee the approval of the visa.

Please note that holders of visas are still subject to immigration control upon first entry into France. The visa itself does not grant the right to enter France.
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[1Except for biometric passports holders who do not need a short stay visa.

[2Except for New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna.

[3Except for biometric passports holders who do not need a short stay visa.

[4Except for French Polynesia.

[5Diplomatic and official passport holders are exempt for St. Pierre and Miquelon

[6Except S.A.R. who do not need a short stay visa.

[7Except S.A.R. who do not need a short stay visa.

[8Except for ordinary Taiwanese passports which contains the identity card number of the holder. In this case, a short stay visa is not required.

[9A short stay visa is not required for St. Pierre and Miquelon

[10A short stay visa is not required for St. Pierre and Miquelon, Mayotte, Wallis and Futuna

[11Except for biometric passports holders who do not need a short stay visa.

[12Except for biometric passports holders who do not need a short stay visa.

[13A short stay visa is not required for St. Pierre and Miquelon

[14A short stay visa is not required for St. Pierre and Miquelon

[15Except for biometric passports holders who do not need a short stay visa.

[16A short stay visa is not required for St. Pierre and Miquelon, Mayotte, Wallis and Futuna

[17A short stay visa is not required for St. Pierre and Miquelon

[18A short stay visa is not required for St. Pierre and Miquelon

[19A short stay visa is not required for St. Pierre and Miquelon

[20A short stay visa is not required for St. Pierre and Miquelon

[21A short stay visa is not required for St. Pierre and Miquelon

Dernière modification : 21/09/2016

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