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Martinique is Making Customs and Immigration Easier

Martinique is making Customs and Immigration easier to draw more yachts into their waters. Douglas RAPIER from Douglas’ Yacht Services provided a quick breakdown on some of the changes. His contact information is at the end, please contact him with any specific questions…

PART OF EUROPEAN SPACE – VISA ENTRY REQUIREMENT FOR BOTH PASSENGERS & CREW

  • Valid Schengen Visa with an extension for the French DOM-TOM (issued by a French Embassy)

CRUISING TOURISM – No Visa required if in possession of:

  • Valid ‘Permit to live & Work’ (ex. Carte de Séjour) in any member of the European Union(EU), the European Economic Community(ECC), or of the countries of Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco or Saint Marin
  • Valid ‘Permit to live & Work’ (ex. Green Card) in the United States, Canada or Japan
  • Valid Schengen only Visa delivered by a French Embassy

CRUISING TOURISM – If no Visa or other document

  • Permission restricted to exceptional cases – A valid visa to enter into any country of the EEC or the USA would be a key consideration….. Call Douglas Yacht Services

SEARCH & RESCUE INCIDENT – Visa is waived for time required

CUSTOMER SERVICE

  • The immigration authorities will go to the yacht even at anchor

Customs Making You Welcome

CLEARANCE

  • All done electronically – In/Out at one time for <48 hour visit; Entry valid for 18 months.
  • Douglas Yacht Services authorized for pre-clearance In/Out sent via Email as a *.pdf file.
    • Original boat register + passports available for inspection onboard Yacht

BASE FOR MEGAYACHTS

  • Private register. Temporary entry valid for 18 months (every departure re-starts the clock)
  • Commercial yacht on charter: Pick-up and drop-off are no problem provided:
    • A charter contract is on board that was contracted/signed outside of Martinique
    • A full professional crew is on board

FREIGHT DELIVERY TO YACHTS INTRANSIT

  • No duty on any product nor health permission for fresh meat & produce for direct delivery
  • Same day customs clearance & delivery service in place (weekdays)
  • Best quality bunker (sulfur ~0.02; flash point > 60°, density ~0.842) at duty free prices:
    • Commercial – Ship’s register only
    • Private – Ship’s register + charter contract required to get permission ·

For more information please contact: Douglas’ Yacht Services, Marin, Martinique.
Information valid as of December 2009 Cell: +596 696 45 89 75 Office: +596 596 52 14 28
douglas@yachtservices.fr

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