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The Islands of Tahiti 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


British and EU citizens: to enter Tahiti, a passport valid for the duration of stay is required.

Australian, Canadian, Japanese, New Zealand and US citizens: to enter Tahiti, a passport must be valid for a minimum of three months from the date of arrival.


Visas for Tahiti are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for stays of up to 90 days. In addition, Chinese passport holders traveling with an accredited agency are also exempt from visa for stays of up to 14 days (inclusive).

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 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.

Schengen Visas

Tahiti is not part of the Schengen area.

Working days

Allow 15 working days for visa processing.

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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