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Tahiti and her Islands 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
Other EU Yes Yes No


To enter Tahiti, 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 for Tahiti are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for stays of up to 90 days.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Tahiti.

Types and Cost

Short-stay overseas territory visa: €9; short-stay Schengen visa: €60; long-stay visa: €99.


Short-stay visa: up to three months; long-stay visa: valid for stays of over three months.

Application to

Nationals who require visas should obtain them from the French Embassy/Consulate in their place of residence. In the UK, the consulate has outsourced the visa application process to TLScontact (

Schengen Visas

Tahiti is not part of the Schengen area. You can only visit on a Schengen visa if French Polynesia is clearly marked on your visa sticker, so be sure to advise the consulate in advance. You should only apply for this visa if visiting France and Tahiti.

Working days

Allow 15 working days for visa processing.

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: (020) 7073 1000.
Address: , 58 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7JT,
Opening times:

French Embassy in the USA

Telephone: (202) 944 6000.
Address: , 4101 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, DC 20007,
Opening times:

Visa appointments are available Mon-Fri 0845-1200. Appointments can be booked online.