I do not have the answers to your questions. How about contacting: Le Consulat General de France
a Los Angeles, 10390 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025; (310) 235-3200. The French Govt. is responsible for issuing the short and long-term visas for visitors of French Polynesia/French Dependencies. Another contact is: Air Tahiti
Nui <noo-e>, Attn: Customer Relations, 1970 E. Grand Ave., Suite 100, El Segundo, CA 90245; (855) 835-9286. Let us know what you found out! Good luck!