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Martinique Visa and Passport Requirements

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

Passports

EU nationals: As Martinique is an Overseas Department of France (département d’outre-mer) and part of the European Union, technically EU nationals can enter with an ID card, but check with your transport provider first, as you may need a passport to board the flight or the ship.

Non-EU nationals: A passport with at least three months of validity after the date you intend to leave Martinique is required.

Beaware that EU members such as Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland and Romania are not part of the Schengen area, so a passport or ID card is required if travelling to/from these countries.

Visas

EU nationals: As Martinique is an Overseas Department of France (département d’outre-mer) and part of the European Union, EU nationals don't need a visa for Martinique if the stay is less than 90 days.

Non-EU nationals: The complete list of countries and territories whose nationals can visit Martinique and any other Schengen countries for up to 90 days in a 180-day period are as follows: Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, El Salvador, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Macao, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Macedonia, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, and Venezuela.

• For Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine citizens: visa exemption only applies to holders of biometric passports.

• For Taiwanese: visa exemption only applies to holders of passports issued by Taiwan which include an identity card number.

• Nationals from micro-states within an EU country (Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City) are exempted.

For nationals from countries not listed here, please contact the nearest embassy to check the visa requirements for Martinique.

Types and Cost

Schengen visa €80 for those who are above 12 years old, €40 for children aged six to 12, and free for children below six.

Nationals from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia pay €35.

In addition, the visa fee is waived for the following applicants:
• School pupils, students, postgraduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake stays for the purpose of study or educational training.
• Researchers from third countries travelling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research.
• Representatives of non-profit organisations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organised by non-profit organisations.
• Family members of EU/EEA (European Economic Area) citizens, falling under Directive 2004/38.

Transit

Citizens of some countries need an airport transit visa when transiting through international parts of any airports within the Schengen countries, whereas citizens of certain countries are only required a transit visa for some of the Schengen countries. If you are not from a Schengen visa exempt country, please check with a French consulate near you.

Application to

Contact the embassy, high commission or consulate.

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.


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 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
Website: http://www.ambafrance-uk.org
Address: , 58 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7JT,
Opening times:

French Embassy in the USA


Telephone: +1 (202) 944 6000
Website: http://www.ambafrance-us.org
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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