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Often called the 'Butterfly Island' due to its unique shape, Guadeloupe is a French Overseas Territory, located southeast of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean. Like most Caribbean islands, Guadeloupe is a slice of paradise, ideal for taking a vacation. The beaches are pristine, the food is delicious, and the people are welcoming. Go scuba diving and snorkeling - or if swimming isn'y your thing, take an unforgettable ride on a glass-floor boat! Keep in mind that Guadeloupe is famous for its sumptuous nightlong festivals, called 'street parties'. You're sure to have a memorable time.
Before taking your trip to Guadeloupe, you need to check if you need a visa to enter the country. Lucky for you, the visa policy of the French Overseas Territories is quite liberal, so you may not need one. In fact, the citizens of the European Union along with nationals of Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, and Switzerland are allowed to travel to Guadeloupe and stay as long as they want, visa-free. They just need to present a national ID card upon entry. Also, many other nationalities are visa exempt for periods that vary from 3 to 6 months, depending on the country of origin. The rest of the world must apply for a visa at the nearest French embassy in-person.
If you want to find out if you qualify for a visa exemption, you can look around online the list of eligible nationalities yourself, but we recommend using iVisa’s Visa Checker Tool. Simply click on the Visa Checker button you see in the top right corner and fill in the boxes. Select your nationality from the drag-down menu on the left, and on the right, choose Guadeloupe as your destination. In seconds, you'll know if you need a visa. If you do, we provide some useful information including list of the nearest embassies where you can apply.
Unfortunately, iVisa cannot currently process visa applications for Guadeloupe. We still like to help travelers, which is why we offer a free 24/7 support service. So give us a call if you have any questions about the visa process.
Before you apply for a visa, it's best to learn more about your nation's specific visa requirements. You can find a lot of information online, but we advise you to use it as a reference only since it can be outdated or flat-out wrong. Thus, we recommend that you call the issuing authority and ask your questions there. They can give you the most legitimate answers. Meanwhile, what iVisa can tell you is that travelers who are not visa exempt for Guadeloupe need to hold a valid passport that does not expire for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival.
At the moment, we cannot help you any further with the application process, but we hope that the information above is helpful.