French Polynesia Entry Requirements

French Polynesia Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Germany No/1 no Yes
Other EU countries Yes no Yes
Turkey Yes Yes 2 Yes
Switzerland Yes no Yes
Austria Yes no Yes

ID cards/identity cards

[1] et al. Germans can enter Germany for stays of up to 90 days with an identity card that is still valid for at least 6 months. However, if the arrival and departure takes place via third countries, a passport is required.

Passport information

Generally required, must still be valid for at least 6 months upon entry.

Note on the passport

Since the entry regulations can change at short notice, you should inquire about the current regulations before you start your journey. Information can be obtained from the French consular representation (for contact addresses, see France).

Visa information

Generally required, except for citizens of the following countries listed in the table above for indefinite stay, unless otherwise stated and provided that the relevant documents are valid: (a) EU countries and Switzerland. (b) [2] Turkish nationals holding a valid residence permit or long-term visa for a Schengen country for a stay of up to 3 months in any 6-month period. The passport must have been issued within the last 10 years.

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Otherwise visa-requiring travelers who have valid onward travel documents, do not leave the airport and continue to another country within 3 hours on the same plane or airline do not require a transit visa.

Application required

Information about the documents required for a visa can be obtained from the French representations (for contact addresses, see France).

Proof of sufficient funds

Foreigners must have sufficient funds.

Documents required upon entry

(a) Return or Onward Ticket. (b) Sufficient Funds. (c) Passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon entry.

Extension of stay

EU citizens and Swiss citizens, among others, do not need a visa for stays longer than 90 days.

Entry with children

German: Machine-readable children’s passport or identity card or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Note: Minors under the age of 15 traveling alone should carry an officially certified declaration of consent from the legal guardian. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Entry with pets

Pets may only be brought into French Polynesia from rabies-free countries only with prior approval. Transit is allowed if the animal stays at the airport. The airlines provide information.

French Polynesia Entry Requirements