• Convention d'accueil - Carte de Travail

    Entry requirement for non-EU researchers and instructors

Last modified: Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Convention d'accueil

The "convention d'accueil" is a French government form authorizing entry of non-EU citizens into French Polynesia for the purposes of research and university-level teaching.

Research

All non-EU citizens carrying out research (including PHD students but not undergraduates or masters students) must complete the "convention d'accueil" as an immigration requirement. Users should complete the convention d'accueil at least 60 days (2 MONTHS) before travel to FP. The completed form can be uploaded on the Gump Station Forms page. You will be contacted within a few days with confirmation of receipt and any further instructions. Forms that are incorrectly filled out or larger than 800 KB will be returned.

For citizens of countries participating in French Polynesia's visa waiver scheme (e.g., USA), the "convention d'accueil" is generally not required for exploring potential research projects.

Teaching

All non-EU citizens teaching a university-level class (professors and teaching assistants) must complete the form "convention d'accueil" at least 60 days (2 MONTHS) before travel to FP. 

Undergraduate students - if citizens of countries participating in French Polynesia's visa waiver scheme (e.g., USA) - generally do not need the "convention d'accueil". Class leaders should provide the "Participant's form" (below) listing their students.

Conferences

Conference organizers and participants do not need to complete the form "convention d'accueil" if they are citizens of countries participating in French Polynesia's visa waiver scheme (e.g., USA).

Work Permit - Carte de Travail

For non-French citizens carrying out research (including post-docs, technicians) or teaching a university class, a Work Permit (Carte de Travail) is required covering the time spent in French Polynesia. An application must be submitted with a copy of your passport 2 MONTHS prior to arrival. 

A Work Permit (Carte de Travail) is not needed for graduate students or for conferences.


Protocole d'accueil form
Convention d'accueil form
Attestation sur l'honneur form
Attestation sur l'honneur
Participant's form for classes and conferences
Participant's Form