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Old 08-09-2016, 19:38   #1
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French Polynesia Bound? Updated Long Stay Visa Info, Marquesas Food Costs, etc.

We recently updated and/or added a few documents to our website that might be helpful to folks headed to FP this season.

1. Updated Document on "Obtaining a Long Stay Visa for French Polynesia". Rules changed in Jan 2016. Funneling thru Panama? Thats one of the best places to get your Long Stay Visa at the French Consulate. We have heard 3 weeks or less from start to finish.

2. A year long accumalation of prices and types of items you can find in the stores in the Marquesas. This includes fuel(iDiesel, Gas, Butane) prices. Might help you with provisioning in Panama.

3. Linda wrote an article on Ciguereta in French Polynesia and assume it would apply to the Caribe as well.

4. A trick we have used for decades to keep gooseneck barnacles off the topsides while underway. Don't laugh it works and you can tell who arrived that used this trick or not.

5. What weather information we found helpful during the past 14 months in FP

The above docs can be found on our website by clicking the tab "Other Good Stuff"

Be sure to grab the most recent copy of the Marquesas & Tuamotu guides from the Soggy Paws website. One of the most widely used guides and best of all it's free!

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Old 08-09-2016, 23:28   #2
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Re: French Polynesia Bound? Updated Long Stay Visa Info, Marquesas Food Costs, etc.

What a great website. Anyone venturing out should thoroughly go through all the tips and ideas.

Great changes in the Marquesas since we were there. Highly reccomend a long stay visa as you can stay and enjoy the Marquesas and Tuamotus without having to hurry on to Papeete to take care of paper work. To say the least, Papeete was not our favorite place to hang out in FP.
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Old 09-09-2016, 06:40   #3
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Thanks for a lot of great advice! Planning to be out there some day. Rob
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Re: French Polynesia Bound? Updated Long Stay Visa Info, Marquesas Food Costs, etc.

Thank you for the link. Great advice.

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Thank you for the kind words

Additionally there are a number of "Passage Notes" on Galapagos, the trip across and the Marquesas that you may fins helpful as well.

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What a great website. Anyone venturing out should thoroughly go through all the tips and ideas.

Great changes in the Marquesas since we were there. Highly reccomend a long stay visa as you can stay and enjoy the Marquesas and Tuamotus without having to hurry on to Papeete to take care of paper work. To say the least, Papeete was not our favorite place to hang out in FP.
Ok I'll bite,as a newbe,what was it with Papeete? I read something about drugs somewhere around there but can't remember where, I think they were saying ice...
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Old 12-10-2016, 12:37   #7
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<<<Be sure to grab the most recent copy of the Marquesas & Tuamotu guides from the Soggy Paws website. One of the most widely used guides and best of all it's free!>>

There is a new update to the Tuamotus Guide. http://svsoggypaws.com/files/ V2016.5

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I have uploaded a revised French Polynesia Long Stay Visa Requirements onto our website. Things seem to be constantly changing and hopefully this doc will reflect the most current updates.

Applying for a French Polynesia Visa
What is required including health insurance suggestions
What to expect once you arrive
Part II applying for a Carte de Sejour once you arrive in the Marquesas.

Also updated weather sources for French Polynesia as well.

You can find them on our website jacarandajourney in "Other Good Stuff"

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Re: French Polynesia Bound? Updated Long Stay Visa Info, Marquesas Food Costs, etc.

[QUOTE=chouliha;2248461]I have uploaded a revised French Polynesia Long Stay Visa Requirements onto our website. Things seem to be constantly changing and hopefully this doc will reflect the most current updates.

Applying for a French Polynesia Visa
What is required including health insurance suggestions
What to expect once you arrive
Part II applying for a Carte de Sejour once you arrive in the Marquesas.

Also updated weather sources for French Polynesia as well.

You can find them on our website jacarandajourney in "Other Good Stuff"

Safe sailing

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One thing about the rules for a long stay visa in French Polynesia they are always changing. We have been gathering updates on the changes and revising our write up. Now version 8.

Available on our website(jacarandajourney) under the tab "Other Good Stuff"

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I have uploaded a revised French Polynesia Long Stay Visa Requirements onto our website. Things seem to be constantly changing and hopefully this doc will reflect the most current updates.

Applying for a French Polynesia Visa
What is required including health insurance suggestions
What to expect once you arrive
Part II applying for a Carte de Sejour once you arrive in the Marquesas.

Also updated weather sources for French Polynesia as well.

You can find them on our website jacarandajourney in "Other Good Stuff"

Safe sailing

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One thing about the rules for a long stay visa in French Polynesia they are always changing. We have been gathering updates on the changes and revising our write up. Now version 8.

Available on our website(jacarandajourney) under the tab "Other Good Stuff"

Safe sailing.


We have recently updated the document “Obtaining a French Polynesia Long Stay Visa” (version 12) with recent changes by the French Consulates in the US.

Available on our website(jacarandajourney) under the tab "Other Good Stuff"

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Re: French Polynesia Bound? Updated Long Stay Visa Info, Marquesas Food Costs, etc.

Chuck and Linda,

It was with great interest I read your anti-gooseneck-barnacles tip. Super that it worked so well. Also interesting that they come off easily, if you catch them within 24 hrs. or so. We have a couple of plastic putty knives that would do the job, but any expired credit card would, too, for the ones out of reach of the barnacle line.

Greetings from I-2.

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Hi Ann & Jim
We also used a plastic scraper and a old CC that work well.
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Re: French Polynesia Bound? Updated Long Stay Visa Info, Marquesas Food Costs, etc.

Thanks. Lots of good info. Big changes since we were there.
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Re: French Polynesia Bound? Updated Long Stay Visa Info, Marquesas Food Costs, etc.

We have recently updated our write up on how to obtain a long stay visa for French Polynesia.

The biggest change has been the elimination of the need to post a bond when you arrive with a long stay visa. This makes things much easier and cheaper.

Please see "Other Good Stuff" tab on our website(jacarandajourney.com) for Version 13 of the document

If you notice any updates needed in the document please drop us an email.

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We have recently updated our write up on how to obtain a long stay visa for French Polynesia.

The biggest change has been the elimination of the need to post a bond when you arrive with a long stay visa. This makes things much easier and cheaper.

Please see "Other Good Stuff" tab on our website(jacarandajourney.com) for Version 13 of the document

If you notice any updates needed in the document please drop us an email.

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We have recently added a few updates regarding French Polynesia that could be of interest to those planning on heading this way.

Long Stay Visa - updated our document to reflect some recent changes.

Short Stay 90 day visa - A local agent asked us to write up information regarding the 90 day visa issued upon arrival to most all non EU vessels

Food Prices in the Societies - A recent charter in Raiatea we posted their food costs and availability.

Also available are food costs and availability in the Marquesas

Located on our website at jacarandajourney.com/other-good-stuff

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