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6. Passport and visas

Citizens of the following countries do not need a visa for a stay of up to three months in New Caledonia:

1. Australia
2. New Zealand
3. Switzerland

Citizens of the following countries do not require a visa for a stay of up to one month in New Caledonia, provided they hold confirmed onward/return air tickets:

1. Brunei Darussalam (Banda)
2. Canada
3. Cook Islands
4. Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands
5. French Polynesia
6. Guam
7. Japan
8. Macao, China (if holding a Portuguese passport)
9. Malaysia
10. Niue
11. Republic of Korea
12. Singapore
13. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
14. United States of America
15. Wallis and Futuna

No extension of stay beyond one month can be granted.

Foreign citizens with permanent residency status in France must apply for a visa from the prefecture in their place of residence even if the document of residency bears the indication "without territorial restriction", as the law regulating the issue of permanent residence permits is not applicable in the Overseas Territories, which include New Caledonia.

Citizens of other nationalities must apply for a short-term visa from the French embassy, consulate or prefecture in their place of residence.

Possession of a metropolitan French residence permit does not constitute an exemption from applying for a visa, such as a Schengen visa, which extends to New Caledonia.

If there are difficulties in obtaining visas, kindly communicate immediately with the:

Administrative Services Officer
World Health Organization
Regional Office for the Western Pacific
United Nations Avenue, Manila
Tel. no.: (632) 528 9608
Fax no.: (632) 526 1036

It is very important for representatives to send us their completed travel and accommodation details forms, indicating their expected time of arrival and passport details, as early as possible to enable us to help in the issuance of their visas.

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