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New Caledonia Visa and Passport Requirements

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


To enter New Caledonia, Americans, Australians, British, Canadians and EU nationals should ensure that their passport has at least three (3) months of validity after the date they intend to leave New Caledonia.


Visas for New Caledonia are not required by the nationals referred to in the chart above for touristic stays of up to 90 days, provided that they hold a return ticket, have sufficient funds, and have travel insurance with a minimum coverage of €30,000.

Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Types and Cost

Short-stay: €60.


Short-stay: 90 days within a six-month period.

Application to

Get the application form online here and contact the nearest French Consulate (or consular section at embassy).

Schengen Visas

New Caledonia is a dependent territory of France. It is neither a French overseas region nor part of the Schengen area. Accordingly, Schengen visas do not apply.

Working days

Allow 15 working days for visa processing.

Sufficient Funds

Any visitor to New Caledonia may be asked for proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay.

Extension of stay

EU nationals (other than French citizens) can only extend their stay beyond three months with special permission from the local authorities; they do not have the right of abode or the right to work in New Caledonia.

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
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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