Requirements concerning non-resident boats and crew. This is as we understand it today (April 8th, 2020). We are seeking confirmation from the authorities, but have not yet received confirmation. We obviously will post any confirmation or new update.
After a new contact with the High Commission, it appears that a clarification is needed regarding the non-resident boats and crew currently present in French Polynesia.
There are currently (April 8th, 2020) two different sets of requirements.
- DPAM (Maritime Affairs of French Polynesia) requires every non-resident boat to register with them. See This is strictly for the Maritime Affairs to be informed about the location of boats in the territory.
The form to use is: https://www.service-public.pf/dpam/wp-content/uploads/sites/20/2020/03/FICHE-DEROGATON-NAVIRE-PLAISANCE-v2-.pdf
This is to be sent to: email@example.com
- High Commission: Unlike what we were told earlier, holders of short term visas need to apply for an exceptional and motivated visa extension at the “Etrangers” department of the High Commission. This application must include:
- Name of the person concerned
- Boat name
- Current location
- Copy of passport (front page and page holding the visa)
- Date of expiry of the visa
- A cover letter with the specific request for visa extension
- Reason for the request
Although it may appear obvious that the last point includes the lock down obligation AND the fact that no port West of FP currently accepts new incoming boats, it is a requirement that the exceptional request for extension be motivated.
This request for extension is to be sent to : firstname.lastname@example.org