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DROM-CTOM

France includes several territories that are outside the European continent, with varying legal statuses and levels of autonomy.

  • DROM, French overseas "Départements" and "Régions" are: Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Mayotte**, and Réunion.

  • CTOM, French overseas territories are: French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna, New Caledonia and its dependencies, Saint Martin*, Saint Barthélémy* and Saint-Pierre and Miquelon*.
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If you are going to a DROM or CTOM the visa fee may be different, please see our FAQ concerning visa fees

The requirements for a short stay in a DROM and CTOM are the same as for a Schengen visa. You may not apply more than 90 days prior to your departure.

The Schengen visa does not grant entry to a DROM or a CTOM, unless mentioned otherwise on the visa sticker. If you are planning to go to a DROM or a CTOM, you must clearly state it at the time you apply.

Requirements for a long stay in the DROM or CTOM are the same as for a long stay visa. Please note that the processing time can take up to 6 months for CTOM.


*Please note that Saint Martin, Saint Barthélémy and Saint-Pierre and Miquelon are under the DROM visa regime, and the visa fee for those destinations is the equivalent of 60 Euros.

**Since March 31st,2011, Mayotte has changed its status from CTOM to DROM. However, Mayotte is still under the visa regime of a CTOM.



Cases of visa waiving to DROM and/or CTOM

(Does not apply to French Southern and Antarctic Lands).

1. Holders of a multi-entries visa issued by a French consular authority valid for 6 months to 5 years are waived of a short stay DROM-CTOM visa, only if they are nationals of the following countries: South Africa, Bahrain, Belarus, China, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, India, Oman, Qatar, Russia and Ukraine;

2. Bearers of an official passport (diplomatic, service and/or special) of the following countries: Saudi Arabia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Namibia, Thailand;

3. Bearers of a biometric passport of Macedonia (former Yugoslav republic of), of Montenegro and of Serbia (excluding bearers of Serbian passports delivered to "Kosovarians"), of Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

4. Bearers of a long stay visa from a Schengen country;

5. Nationals of Taiwan and Northern Mariana;

6. Bearers of a valid Residence card (carte de sejour) or long stay visa delivered by France (national territory, DROM, Saint Pierre and Miquelon) are now visa exempted for short stay on these territories;

7. In case of paid activity, removal of the double procedure of working authorization and short stay visa for citizens of the following countries:

Australia, Brazil (while maintaining the short stay for Guyana), South Korea, USA, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, Venezuela; the visa exemption applies if both conditions are met simultaneously:

  • A work authorization is requested by the regulation to carry out this activity.
  • The foreigner is able to show this authorization at the frontier.
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