French Guiana

Questions & Answers about French Guiana Visa

❓ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for French Guiana visa

  • Valid passport with at least six months of validity remaining
  • Completed visa application form
  • Proof of travel arrangements (flight itinerary)
  • Proof of accommodation in French Guiana
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover your stay
  • Travel medical insurance
  • Recent passport-sized photographs
  • Proof of purpose of visit (such as an invitation letter or itinerary)
  • Proof of ties to your home country (such as employment letter or property ownership)
  • Bank statements for the past three months

  • The processing time for a French Guiana visa depends on various factors including the type of visa applied for, the nationality of the applicant, and the workload of the embassy or consulate.
  • On average, it can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks to process a French Guiana visa.
  • It is recommended to apply for a visa well in advance of your planned travel dates to allow for sufficient processing time.
  • The processing time may also be longer during peak travel seasons or holidays.
  • Additional time may be required for applicants who need to submit additional documents or undergo further scrutiny.

The cost of a visa to French Guiana depends on your citizenship and the type of visa you are applying for.
  • For citizens of the European Union: Visa not required
  • For citizens of the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand: €80 for a short-stay visa (up to 90 days)
  • For citizens of other countries: €60 for a short-stay visa (up to 90 days)
Please note that these prices are subject to change and it's always recommended to check with the French embassy or consulate in your country for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

Travel insurance is not mandatory for a French Guiana visa. However, it is highly recommended to have travel insurance for your own protection.
  • Travel insurance
  • French Guiana visa

Yes, you can extend your visa while in French Guiana. To extend your visa, you will need to: - Visit the Bureau des Etrangers et des Titres de Voyage in Cayenne - Complete the visa extension application form - Provide a valid reason for your extension - Submit a copy of your passport - Provide proof of financial means to support yourself during the extended stay - Submit any relevant supporting documents - Pay the necessary fees. Please note that the specific requirements and procedures may vary, so it is advisable to check with the local immigration authorities for the most up-to-date information.

  • Incomplete or inaccurate documentation
  • Insufficient proof of financial means
  • Lack of travel insurance
  • Lack of a valid passport
  • A criminal record or previous visa violations
  • Inability to demonstrate a genuine purpose of visit
  • Inadequate ties to the home country, such as lack of employment, family, or property
  • Inability to provide a detailed itinerary or travel plans
  • Inconsistent or contradictory information provided in the application
  • Failure to meet health or medical requirements

  • Yes, you can apply for a French Guiana visa online.

Having a return ticket is required for a French Guiana visa.

The maximum stay allowed with a visa for French Guiana is 90 days.
  • Maximum stay is 90 days.

Yes, you can apply for a visa on arrival in French Guiana. However, please note that the requirements and process may vary depending on your nationality. Generally, you will need the following items for a visa on arrival:
  • A valid passport with a minimum of six months validity
  • A completed visa application form
  • Two passport-sized photographs
  • Proof of travel arrangements, including a return ticket
  • Proof of sufficient funds for the duration of your stay
  • Payment of the visa fee
  • Any additional documents as requested by the immigration authorities