All users should make a Reservation request (RAMS) prior to submitting their protocole d'accueil. The dates in RAMS should correspond with those on the protocole d'accueil.

Researchers

All non-EU citizens carrying out research (including graduate students but not undergraduates) must complete the French Polynesian government's scientific permit application form "protocole d'accueil" (download the form below) and sign an Attestation sur l'Honneur (that covers health insurance etc.). Following a Reservation request submitted to RAMS, users should complete the protocole d'accueil at least 60 days 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 class must complete the form "protocole d'accueil" and sign an Attestation sur l'Honneur (as above) at least 60 days before travel to FP. 

Class leaders should provide the "Participant's form" (below) for each student in the class 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 "protocole 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".

 


Protocole d'accueil form
Protocole d'accueil form
Attestation sur l'honneur form
Attestation sur l'honneur
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. The report can be a WORD or PDF attachment. The report can be in English but an abstract should also be provided in French.

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