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Martinique Visa and Passport Requirements

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


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.

Foreign visitors normally requiring an overseas visa for Martinique are visa exempted as cruise ship passengers when they hold a valid Schengen visa issued by France or a residency document issued by an EU member state, by a member state of the ECA or by Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco, Canada, Japan or the United States of America.

Visa Note

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


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.

Working days

Allow 15 days for visa processing.

Extension of stay

EU nationals staying longer than three months are exempted from long-term entry visas and 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 UK

The French Overseas Possessions are an Overseas Department of the Republic of France, and are represented abroad by French Embassies.

Telephone: +44 20 7073 1000
Address: , 58 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7JT,
Opening times:

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.

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