French Guiana Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
EU Yes/1 Yes No
USA Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No


To enter French Guiana, a passport valid for the duration of stay (EU nationals) or at least three months after the period of stay (non-EU nationals) is required by the nationals referred to in the chart above, except nationals of (1) EU-countries who may travel with national identity cards, which are valid during the stay.


Visas for French Guiana are not required by the nationals referred to in the chart above for touristic stays of up to 90 days, providing they hold a return ticket.

All visitors to or passing through French Guiana must have a yellow fever vaccination certificate.

Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for French Guiana.

Types and Cost

Short-stay: €60.


Short-stay 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). 

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.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

French Embassy in the USA

Telephone: +1 (202) 944 6000
Address: , 4101 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, DC 20007,
Opening times:

Waiting times for appointments and for processing applications will vary depending on your nationality and the time of year. Appointments can be booked online.

French Embassy in the UK

French Guiana is an Overseas Department of the Republic of France, and is represented abroad by French Embassies.

Telephone: (020) 7073 1000.
Address: , 58 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7JT,
Opening times:

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