Short stay visa for Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guyana, St Martin, St Barthelemy, Reunion (DOM)

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1 — Do I need a visa for Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, St Barthelemy, French Guyana, Reunion?

- YES, if you are a citizen of the following countries :

Afghanistan Albania* Algeria Angola Antigua and Barbuda
Armenia Azerbaidjan Bahamas Bahrein Bangladesh
Barbados Belize Benin Bhutan Belarus
Bosnia* Botswana Brazil* Burkina Faso Burma
Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Cape Verde Central Africa
Chad China Colombia Comoros Congo
D.R. Congo (ex-Zaïre) Cuba Djibouti Dominica* Dominican Republic
Ecuador* Egypt Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Ethiopia
Fiji Gabon Gambia Georgia Ghana
Grenada Guinea Guinea Bissau Guyana Haiti
Hong Kong (except S.A.R.)* India Indonesia Iran Israel*
Iraq Ivory Coast Jamaica Jordan Kazakhstan
Kenya Kirghizistan Kiribati Kuweit Laos
Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Macao (except S.A.R.)
Macedonia* Madagascar Malawi Maldives Mali
Marshall Islands Mauritania Mauritius* Micronesia Moldavia
Mongolia Montenegro* Morocco Mozambique Namibia
Nauru Nepal Niger Nigeria North Korea
Oman Pakistan Palau Palestine Papua New Guinea
Peru* Philippines Qatar Refugees Russia
Rwanda Solomon Samoa Saudi Arabia Senegal
Serbia* Seychelles* Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa
Sri Lanka St Kitts St Lucia* St Thomas St Vincent
Sudan (North and South) Surinam Swaziland Syria Tadjikistan
Taiwan* Tanzania Thailand Togo Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago* Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Tuvalu
Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates Uzbekistan Vanuatu
Vietnam Yemen Former Yugoslavia Zambia Zimbabwe
*ALBANIA, *BOSNIA, *MACEDONIA, *MONTENEGRO, *SERBIA: no visa required if you hold a biometric passport.
*BRAZIL: visa required for French Guyana ONLY
* DOMINICA/ *ST LUCIA: visa required for Réunion only
*ECUADOR: visa required for Réunion, St Martin, St Barthélémy, St Pierre et Miquelon ONLY. (No visa required for Guadeloupe, Martinique or French Guyana)
* ISRAEL: visa needed for official and diplomatic passports ONLY
* MAURITIUS/ *SEYCHELLES: no visa required for Réunion
*PERU visa required for Réunion, St Martin, St Barthélémy, St Pierre et Miquelon ONLY. (No visa required for Guadeloupe, Martinique or French Guyana)
*TAIWAN: No visa required for stays up to 90 days over a period of 6 months in the French Overseas Departments for holders of a Taiwanese passport with a "Personal ID number" (Taiwanese national ID number) written in the passport (found above the date of birth).
*TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: no visa required for Guadeloupe and Martinique ONLY, visa required for all other overseas departments
  • B1-B2 visa holders: Please, apply in the country of your residence. No visas will be delivered to foreigners holding U.S B1-B2 visas.

- NO, if you are a U.S citizen or hold a passport issued by a country NOT listed above, you do not need any visa to enter a French Overseas Department as a tourist for up to 90 days.

Diplomatic, special or official passport holders, please contact us.

However, if the purpose of your trip is NOT tourism, you may still be required to get a visa before your departure.

Note: Green card holders traveling on a cruise ship (Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Martin and St. Barthelemy) do not need a visa if you are entering and leaving by sea.

2 — Is a Schengen visa issued by a French consulate for several years valid for the French overseas departments?

It depends on the visa that was issued and your country of citizenship, please send us an e-mail with the photocopy of the Schengen visa.

3 — Processing time

About 14 to 16 days is the average processing time if you are a citizen from :

Afghanistan Algeria Burundi Congo DRC Egypt
India Iran Iraq Jordan North Korea
Lebanon Libya Mauritania Nigeria Niger
Pakistan Palestinians Rwanda Sudan Surinam
Syria United States "Re-entry permit" travel document United States "Refugee" travel document Yemen Zimbabwe

For all other nationalities who need a visa the processing time is about 7 calendar days, in order to avoid unexcepted delays we STRONGLY suggest to apply at least 2 weeks before your departure. Please apply in advance, do not wait for the last minute.


Please provide us with the ORIGINAL + 1 COPY of each document PER APPLICANT including passport and relevant pages.
One passport = one set of visa documents (i.e. a family of 4 visa applicants = 4 sets of visa documents)
PDF - 358.9 kb
DOM Application Requirements (click to download)


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.
- The French Consulate in Los Angeles can refuse the issuance of a visa.
- Please note that holders of French overseas departments visas are still subject to immigration control upon first entry. The visa itself does not grant the right to enter a French overseas departments.


Every applicant must apply in person and must make an appointment on our website. No exceptions. Fingerprints and a photograph must be taken in our premises.
  • If you are not able to attend, please free a slot by canceling or rescheduling your appointment by logging back in the appointment system and click on “changing your appointment”.
    You will need your “LAX” confirmation number and passport number.

- One appointment = one person (for instance, a family of four = 4 appointments)

  • Due to the high number of applicants, the French Consulate reserves the right to cancel appointments made by the same person on the same day (or even on two different dates).

WARNING: To use the system, the following configuration is required :

  • Adobe Acrobat reader
  • Allow pop-ups

NOTE: Any appointments taken for a French citizen will automatically be cancelled.

Dernière modification : 09/03/2016

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