Places in Martinique

Martinique 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 1 Yes No
USA Yes Yes No

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A passport valid for the duration of stay in Martinique is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above, except nationals of Australia, Canada and the USA whose passport must be valid for three months following departure.

1. EU nationals may also enter with a national ID card, but check with your airline first, as you may need a passport to board the flight.


Visas are not required by all nationals referred to in the chart above for stays in Martinique of up to three months.

Visa note

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the nearest French embassy to check entry requirements for Martinique.

Types and cost

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


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 (

Schengen visas

Nationals who do require a visa can only enter Martinique on a Schengen visa if it is marked on the visa sticker; you must advise the consulate that you are planning on visiting Martinique 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: (020) 7073 1000. Website:
French Embassy in the USA
Telephone: (202) 944 6000. Website: Opening times: Visa appointments are available Mon-Fri 0845-1200. 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.