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Travelling to New Caledonia

Papua New Guinean passport holders do not need a visa to go for less than 90 days in New-Caledonia.

Nevertheless, they must be able to show some documents when controlled at the border upon arrival:

  • A valid passport issued less than 10 years before and valid for at least 3 months beyond the period of intended stay;
  • Proof of accommodation covering the whole duration of the stay (hotel reservation and/or certificate of staying with a relative validated in the town hall "Attestation d’accueil") ;
  • Proof of health insurance, including a repatriation guarantee and medical cover from a minimum 30 000 euros ;
  • Sufficient financial means. The means of subsistence shall be assessed according to the duration and purpose of the stay and by reference to the average prices for accommodation and food in New Caledonia. Though all situations are different, it is advised to be able to show you possess a minimum of 65 Euros per day you intend to spend in New Caledonia (or half this amount if you have a proof of accommodation) ;
  • Your return ticket or the financial means to acquire one at the envisaged return date.

 Please note that Papua New Guinean nationals still need a visa to travel to French Overseas Territories and Collectivities and to metropolitan France.

Diplomatic, Official or Service passport

Holders of a Diplomatic, Official or Service passport can apply for a visa at the VFS Global/TT Services visa application center. In case of emergency, they may apply directly at the French embassy in Singapore.

Visas issued to holders of a Diplomatic, Official or Service passport are free of charge, provided the trip is part of their official duty and that a verbal note is presented to the visa section.