Researchers

All individuals carrying out research (including graduate students but not undergraduates) must complete the French Polynesian government's scientific permit application form "protocole d'accueil" and email it to Gump Station. When adding your photo and signature, please be sure to keep the document size under 800 KB.) This applies to everyone, irrespective of their nationality or length of stay.

For citizens of countries participating in French Polynesia's visa waiver scheme (e.g., EU, USA), the permit is generally not required for: exploring potential research projects, participating in workshops/conferences or taking part in a field course as an undergraduate student.

Professors

All professors teaching a class must complete the form "protocole d'accueil" (as above). 

If any participants are not EU citizens, group leaders must provide the "Participant's form" for each person (see Immigration Requirements). Once this information is submitted, a certificate "attestation d'accueil" will be sent back to the leaders, and the "attestation d'accueil" must be in presented to immigration upon arrival in French Polynesia. Any participants not traveling on the same flight as the leader will need a copy of their "attestation d'accueil".

Conference Organizers

Conference organizers do not need to complete the form "protocole d'accueil".

If any participants are not EU citizens, group leaders must provide the "Participant's form" for each person (see Immigration Requirements). Once this information is submitted, a certificate "attestation d'accueil" will be sent back to the leaders, and the "attestation d'accueil" must be in presented to immigration upon arrival in French Polynesia. Any participants not traveling on the same flight as the leader will need a copy of their "attestation d'accueil".

 


Protocole d'accueil application form
Application for Protocole d'accueil
Participant's form for classes and conferences
Participant's Form

 


 

Renewing the Protocole d'accueil permit

Users must renew their protocole d'accueil permits annually. For researchers, you should attach an annual report to the permit application form. Classes might include a copy of any class report. As WORD or PDF attachment, the report (or at least its abstract) should be in French and English.

It should include:

  • keywords
  • geographic coordinates of principal study sites
  • abstract
  • introduction/background
  • methods
  • (preliminary) results
  • discussion and future directions
  • bibliography
  • acknowledgments

Last modified
Wednesday, February 7, 2018