The Islands of Tahiti Visa and Passport Requirements
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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.
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 (www.tlscontact.com/gb2fr).
Tahiti is not part of the Schengen area.
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: +44 20 7073 1000
Address: , 58 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7JT,
French Embassy in the USA
Telephone: +1 (202) 944 6000
Address: , 4101 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, DC 20007,
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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