Marqesas Islands Visa

When you need to get your Marqesas Islands travel visa processed quickly, Travel Document Systems is here to help. All of the Marqesas Islands visa requirements and application forms, plus convenient online ordering.

Marquesas Islands is an overseas territory of France.

Please see our France page for information about entry requirements for Marqesas Islands

As an ongoing consequence of the global pandemic actual visa processing is typically taking longer than the usual times published here even in some instances where there is an option for the payment of higher consular fees for expedited processing. If you have a particularly tight departure please send us a note at inquiry@travedocs.com at the time you create your order to confirm it can reasonably be fulfilled in the current environment otherwise please just be aware of the possibility of delayed processing.

If you cancel your order after we have submitted your documents to a Consulate for processing there will be a $35.00 cancellation fee and your consular fees may not be refundable. Please do NOT contact consulates directly for status or with instructions once your documents have been submitted unless they contact you as this can cause processing to be delayed or declined.

A Brief History of Marqesas Islands

Migrations were accomplished in successive steps made over several centuries. The first wave of immigrants in the Pacific islands took place during the last ice-age period (110,000 – 8,000 BC).

It is believed that Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea would have received the first Papuan-language migrations from southeast Asia around 53,000 to 35,000 BC. Then around 4,000 BC, autroneasian-language people from Taiwan region got mixed with the previous ones. This mix evolved to what is known as the “lapita” culture. This lapita culture is characterized by a particular type of finely decorated ceramics.

From 1600-1500 BC, this people started to spread in Micronesia (Marianne, Marshall archipelagos …) then in Melanesia (Papua – New Guinea, Salomon islands) until it reached occidental Polynesia (Fiji, Tonga, Samoa) around 1,000 BC. One more century will be necessary to reach the rest of Polynesia. Scientists believe today that all central archipelagos (Cook, Marquesas, Society) were populated at the same time. Though it is in the Marquesas islands that were discovered the oldest vestiges of this civilization dated 150 BC by R.C. SUGGS. Marquesas islands are still considered today as the starting point for eastern Polynesia settlements.

From these archipelagos, a new migration wave started, settling the Hawaiian islands (USA) around 300-400 AD, Easter Island (Chile) from 400-500 AD, and finally New Zealand from 700-800 AD.

The Austral archipelago was colonized around year 950 AD while Tuamotu and Gambier migrations are dated around the 12th century (tests made with Carbon 14).