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Could I live in Martinique/La Reunion without a Visa?
I'm a British citizen, and therefore a member of the EU. Martinique, Guadeloupe, and La reunion, from what I believe, are French territory and therefore belong to the EU. Does this mean I can move there with out a visa, and get work there, and live there, legally? thanks
- WISE OWLLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Martinique/ Guadeloupe /La Réunion, whilst part of France, are not in the Schengen space so do NOT have the same immigration rules as metropolitan France for all foreigners. However EU citizens can go and reside and work there, and are allowed to stay for more than three months. Since you are a British citizen you do not need a visa, but you must have a valid passport to be admitted, stay and work there legally.
Presumably, since you are interested in settling there, you speak and understand French, so you can check for yourself on this website under the title"Avez-vous besoin d'un visa?":
However there is a shortage of jobs there and unemployment is running even higher than in metropolitan France, so finding well renumerated work may prove difficult.
- nyLv 71 decade ago
For European people coming from an EU country, working in Martinique isn't a problem, do not forget though that the unemployment rate is high. Guadeloupe , Martinique and Reunion are an integral part of France so it has the same rules as France for visas and work permits.
- Anonymous5 years ago
Temporarily yes. Just get off the plane and stay you can start the paperwork after you're camped in with your aunt. No doubt she will know a lawyer or be able to find out the right procedures without getting scammed.