Closure of the Consular Section: Embassy of France in Castries, Saint Lucia responsible for Consular matters for residents of Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados
1. FRENCH NATIONALS
Following a decision of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Consular Section of the French Embassy in Port of Spain closed on July 31, 2014. If you are a French national, for all consular matters, please contact the French Embassy in Castries, St. Lucia at:
Embassy of France, Nelson Mandela Drive, Vigie - Castries, Saint Lucia
Tél : (1-758) 455 60 60
Emergency number: (1-758) 484-3167
The Visa Section of the French Embassy in Port of Spain closed on June 30, 2014, following a decision of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to restructure its consular network.
I – SCHENGEN VISAS (Short Stay)
Effective July 1, 2014, the Spanish Embassy in Port of Spain is responsible for processing Schengen visa applications for persons whose main destination in the Schengen area is France. Consequently, visa applicants resident in Trinidad and Tobago or Barbados who wish to lodge a Schengen visa application for travel to France must contact the Spanish Embassy.
II – OTHER VISAS (Long Stay and French Overseas Departments and Territories)
Long Stay: Long stay visa applications (more than 3 months) must be applied for at the French Embassy in Castries, St. Lucia.
Student Long Stay Visa Requirements: http://www.ambafrance-lc.org/IMG/pdf/JUSTIFICATIFS_POUR_ETUDES_LONG_SEJOUR.pdf
French Overseas Departments and Territories: Visa applications for travel to the French Overseas Departments and Territories must be applied for at the French Embassy in Castries, St. Lucia.
NB: Concerning journeys in the French Caribbean, citizens of Trinidad and Tobago do not require a visa for short stays in Martinique and Guadeloupe; however, please note that a visa is required for visits to French Guiana, Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy.