New Caledonia 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 Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No

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Passports

To enter New Caledonia, a passport valid for the duration of stay is required by EU nationals and for three months by all other nationals referred to in the chart above.

Visas

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

Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact their nearest French Embassy for visa requirements for New Caledonia.

Types and cost

Short-stay visa: €9; long-stay visa: €99.

Validity

Short-stay visa: up to three months; long-stay visa: for visits longer than three months.

Application to

French Consulate (or consular section at embassy). In the UK, the consulate has outsourced the visa application process to TLScontact (www.tlscontact.com/gb2fr).

Schengen visas

New Caledonia is not part of the Schengen area. You can only visit on a Schengen visa if it is clearly marked on your visa sticker, so be sure to advise the consulate in advance.

Working days

Allow 15 working days for visa processing.

Sufficient funds

Any visitor to New Caledonia may be asked for proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay. Visa applicants must show a recent bank statement when applying.

Extension of stay

EU nationals (other than French citizens) can only extend their stay beyond three months with special permission from the local authorities; they do not have the right of abode or the right to work in New Caledonia.

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: http://www.ambafrance-uk.org
French Embassy in the USA
Telephone: (202) 944 6000. Website: http://www.ambafrance-us.org Opening times: Visa appointments are available Mon-Fri 0845-1200. Appointments can be booked online.

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