to be a bit more detailed, what i found is that checking in is ... well.. not policed. I was anchored in several places, like Playa Blanca in Lanzaroti and spent time in Arricife at the marina there. i would ask about checking in and the response i got was mainly annoyance... i got a wave of the hand to the north. later i finally did inspect some government
buildings at the far north of the harbour. no one spoke english
and my espanol is crap. it took two trips, a lot of walking, and found the port captain
. annoyance.... but he got the message to me that i should check out in 90 days from that day. i had already been there for a month. i made no secret of that as far as i could tell. i later talked to sailors anchored in las palmas
. they paid a nominal rent to the marina next door that was collecting on behalf of the government
. they had been there for 8 months and were seriously considering checking in so they could check out and show the exit on their passport.
This is not advice
, but a report of experience. it appears that island possessions are not bound very heavily to shengen mainlands. what i got from my experience indicates that they like you there spending money
as long as you don't create trouble. and As i said, French territories in the pacific will grant a one year visa but you must apply offshore
and provide proof of insurance
, covid thing. their embassy in panama
does that. Allow 4 to 6 weeks to get it.