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French Guiana Visa and Passport Requirements

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

Passports

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 (1France who are holders of national identity cards.

Visas

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.

Validity

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 (www.tlscontact.com/gb2fr).

Schengen Visas

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.

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.


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: (202) 944 6000.
Website: http://www.ambafrance-us.org
Address: , 4101 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, DC 20007,
Opening times:

Visa appointments are available Mon-Fri 0845-1200. 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.
Website: http://www.ambafrance-uk.org
Address: , 58 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7JT,
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