I read with concern Craig Quintana's article in the Metro Section June 21 regarding the obstacles confronting the visa applicant planning to travel to France and French overseas territories. He mentions interminable lines at the French Consulate, where applicants spend the entire day. And he mentions Tahiti.
I would like to clarify that tourists holding valid U.S. passports and planning to remain in Tahiti and her islands for less than 90 days will have their visas issued upon arrival in Tahiti, while they pass through Immigration. It takes a matter of minutes, and there is no cost involved.
JOHN M. BIGGERSTAFF