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Old 28-01-2008, 17:57   #1
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Visa Requirements French Polynesia

I am currently in Honolulu leaving for the Marquesas/ Society Islands in April 2008. My boat, a 47ft Shuttleworth Catamaran, is British registered however I carry a South African passport. Apparently South African visitors require visas. To get one here is going to be a real mission. Has anybody had experience in acquiring a visa for French Polynesia from the USA - contact numbers, advice, addresses would be most helpful. Alternatively, it may be possible/ OK to get one on arrival at the island of entry - any comments from someone who has had experience with this would also be very helpful.
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French Polynesia is an overseas territory of France. South Africans must obtain a valid visa for entry to French Polynesia.

Tahiti and French Polynesia Embassies
Embassy of France, Washington DC, United States: +1 202 944 6000.
Embassy of France, London, United Kingdom: +44 (0)20 7073 1000.
Embassy of France, Ottawa, Canada: +1 613 789 1795.
Embassy of France, Canberra, Australia: +61 (0)2 6216 0100.
Embassy of France, Pretoria, South Africa: +27 (0)12 425 1600.
Embassy of France, Dublin, Ireland: +353 (0)1 277 5000.
Embassy of France, Wellington, New Zealand: +64 (0)4 384 2555.

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