British Citizens do not need a visa to enter Reunion. Other arrangement of British passport holders should confirm Reunion's entry requirements with the French Diplomatic mission. There is no minimum passport validity requirement but it is to be made sure that the passport is valid at least for the proposed period of your stay.
Citizens of other countries should contact Tlscontact or the French embassy in UK to get a visa for Reunion. Tlscontact is an organization to which the French embassy has outsourced its visa processing matters. A schengen visa would not help entry in Reunion.
You have to register on the website of Tlscontact and fill out their form in order to get an individualized documents checklist. The documents required varies from case to case. However, some generic documents required are:
a) A valid passport
b) Funds to finance your stay in Reunion
c) Airline tickets or itinerary
Applying for visa
You have to personally visit the Tlscontact office to apply for a visa to Reunion from the French Embassy in London.
Visa Processing and fees
It is suggested that you apply at least 20 working days before departure. Also, You can not submit visa application more than 90 days before your departure.
The visa fee is 100GBP. Als0, 23.33 GBP service fee is charged by Tlscontact. For updated fees or categories given exemption or relaxation in visa fees please visit the Tlscontact webpage.
Collection of Visa
You should visit the Tlscontact office for the collection of your passport after visa processing is done.
Final checklist before departing
Below is s checklist that would guide the tourists visiting Reunion Island.
a) All necessary documents mentioned in Step 1
b) Valid Passport
c) Return ticket
d) Water shoes and hiking shoes.
e) Sunblock and sunglasses
f) water bottle
g) Mosquito repellent lotion or cream
Please do not take any illegal or prohibited item like firearms, toxic materials and anything considered illegal. You will need to separately apply for an approval to bring in pets.