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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, a passport valid for the duration of stay is required by EU nationals and for three months by all other nationals referred to in the chart above.


Visas are not required by nationals in the chart above for stays of up to three months. 

Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact their nearest French Embassy for visa requirements for New Caledonia.

Types and Cost

Short-stay visa: €9; long-stay visa: €99.


Short-stay visa: up to three months; long-stay visa: for visits longer than three months.

Application to

French Consulate (or consular section at embassy). In the UK, the consulate has outsourced the visa application process to TLScontact (

Schengen Visas

New Caledonia is not part of the Schengen area. You can only visit on a Schengen visa if it is clearly marked on your visa sticker, so be sure to advise the consulate in advance.

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. Visa applicants must show a recent bank statement when applying.

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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