Last modified: Saturday, August 6, 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.

Researchers

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 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.

Instructors

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

Students in classes generally do not need the "convention d'accueil". Class leaders should provide the "Participant's form" (below) for each student who is not an EU citizen (see Immigration Requirements). Once this information is submitted, a certificate "attestation d'accueil" will be sent back to the class leader. The "attestation d'accueil" should be in presented to immigration if requested upon arrival in French Polynesia. Any participants not traveling on the same flight as the leader will therefore need a copy of their "attestation d'accueil".

Conference Organizers

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

Conference organizers should provide the "Participant's form" (below) for each participant in the conference who is not an EU citizen (see Immigration Requirements). Once this information is submitted, a certificate ("attestation d'accueil") will be sent back to the conference organizer. The "attestation d'accueil" should be in presented to immigration if requested upon arrival in French Polynesia. Any participants not traveling on the same flight as the conference organizer will therefore need a copy of their "attestation d'accueil".

Work Permit

For salaried employees (e.g., at an American university) who are not students (including non-French EU citizens), a Work Permit is also currently required by French Polynesia. An application must be submitted 2 MONTHS prior to arrival. In addition to the information provided for the Convention d'accueil, a passport is required and you will be contacted for this as necessary.


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