Saint Pierre and Miquelon Visa

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

St. Pierre Miquelon is a territorial collectivity of France.

Please see our France page for information about entry requirements for Saint Pierre and Miquelon

To our valued clients ordering Chinese visas, processing times are far greater than those posted on our site this is due to the volume of applications at the Embassy and Consulates. Processing times are currently 2 to 6 weeks weeks depending on your jurisdiction.

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 [email protected] 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 Saint Pierre and Miquelon

The French dimension of Newfoundland's history is accentuated by the presence, 20 kilometres off the Burin Peninsula, of the French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon. An important fishing base for centuries, the islands' population, and fishermen from France, have had a long and varied relationship with their neighbours in Newfoundland.

The islands are bare and rocky, with only a thin layer of peat to soften the hard landscape. The coasts are generally steep, and there is only one good harbour in the port of St. Pierre, where most of the inhabitants live - about 5,600 people out of a total population in 1990 of about 6,392. Adding to its importance, the town of St. Pierre is also the administrative centre and the site of the principal airport. The harbour, which originally could not handle vessels of more than modest tonnage, has been improved with artificial breakwaters.

Most inhabitants of St. Pierre et Miquelon live in the town of St. Pierre, the administrative centre and site of the principal airport.
Map by Tanya Saunders. ©2001 Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Web Site.

Once there were three main islands: St. Pierre; Miquelon; and Langlade. During the 18th century, Miquelon and Langlade were permanently joined by an immense sand bar and dune. Miquelon and St. Pierre are separated by a six-kilometre strait whose fierce currents inspired fishermen to name it "the Mouth of Hell." There are also several smaller islets, of which only L'Ile-aux-Marins at the mouth of the harbour of St. Pierre was inhabited, and then only from the middle of the 19th century until 1965.

The population of St. Pierre and Miquelon today rely on fishing and, increasingly, on tourism for employment and income. In addition, the French government makes large expenditures on the islands, determined to maintain the last remnant of the once extensive French empire in North America.

Learn more about Saint Pierre and Miquelon in our World Atlas