The French overseas territories concerned by this page are :
YES, if you are a citizen of the following countries even if you hold a US Permanent Resident Card ("Green Card") :
|Bermuda [*]||Bhutan||Bosnia [*]|
|Botswana||Brazil [*]||Burkina Faso|
|Cameroon||Cape Verde||Cayman Islands [*]|
|Central Africa||Chad||China [*]|
|China – Hong Kong [*]||China – Macao [*]||China – Taiwan [*]|
|D.R. Congo (ex-Zaire)||Cuba||Djibouti|
|Dominica ||Dominican Republic||Ecuador|
|Grenade [*]||Guinea||Guinea Bissau|
|Mongolia||Montenegro [*]||Montserrat [*]|
|Nigeria||North Korea||Oman [*]|
|Qatar [*]||Refugees||Russia [*]|
|Saudi Arabia||Senegal||Serbia [*]|
|Sierra Leone||Somalia||South Africa [*]|
|South Sudan||Sri Lanka||St Lucia [*]|
|St Thomas||St Vincent [*]||Sudan|
|Togo||Tonga||Trinidad and Tobago [*]|
|Turks and Caicos [*]||Tuvalu||Uganda|
|Ukraine [*]||United Arab Emirates [*]||Uzbekistan|
NO, if you are an American citizen or hold a passport issued by a country NOT listed above, you do not need any visa to enter a French Overseas Territories as a tourist for a short stay less than 90 days.
However, if the purpose of your trip is NOT tourism, then you may still be required to get a visa before your departure (please check with us).
No, you have to apply for a specific visa, allowing you to visit these territories.
For security reasons, all applicants, except children under the age of 6, have to appear personally at the Consulate General of France in Chicago.
Please bear in mind that applications cannot be processed more than 3 months before your departure date.
The visa section is open to the public on an appointment basis, with no walk-ins allowed.
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IF YOU CANNOT PRINT YOUR CONFIRMATION RECEIPT IT IS NOT A PROBLEM. Simply show up on the date and time of your appointment .
No appointment can be made by phone or by e-mailing us. If you are not able to attend, please free a slot by canceling your appointment.
Make sure you bring all the required documents when coming to the Consulate General.
Processing time can take from one to three weeks. Please check with us, mentioning your citizenship.
ATTENTION: please read this important announcement before preparing your file:
From April 5th 2010, the implementation of the new Schengen code for the issue of visas will take effect.
On this occasion, we would like to remind all visa applicants that each file must be presented in exact duplicate (original of each document with their photocopies, as listed on the website).
The Consulate will, in no circumstance, make any photocopies and files can no longer be completed at a later stage.
All the files presented will be carefully examined by the Visa Department. However, we wish to emphasize the fact that if you do not produce all the requested documents (originals with their photocopies), the visa will be denied.
No exception will be made. For this reason, we do advise you to prepare your file with the utmost care in order to avoid any delays.
|CONSULATE GENERAL OF FRANCE|
205N. Michigan Ave, Suite 3700
CHICAGO, IL 60601
|Your full name|
Last update: 10/18/2012