French Guiana Visa and Passport Requirements
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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) France who are holders of national identity cards.
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/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.
French Consulate (or consular section at embassy). In the UK, the consulate has outsourced the visa application process to TLScontact (www.tlscontact.com/gb2fr).
Nationals who do require a visa can only enter French Guiana on a Schengen visa if it is marked on the visa sticker; you must advise the consulate/TLScontact that you are planning on visiting French Guiana when you apply.
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.
Our visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing,
We strongly recommend that you verify critical information unique to your trip 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,
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,