A Peruvian guy is flying from Paris to Mayotte (a French overseas department) on a direct Air Austral flight. He is visa-exempt for mainland France, but not for Mayotte.

When I flew from Paris to Guadeloupe and Réunion (also French overseas departments) Guadeloupean and Réunionnais immigration was unstaffed on arrival, meaning those in need of an entry stamp had no way of getting it. When exiting, however, checks took place.

Does it work the same when flying into Mayotte from Paris? If so, how can an entry stamp be obtained? Is one even needed, or will the mainland French exit stamp suffice?

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    @chirlu Outdated in that case. It's a pretty new exemption schengenvisainfo.com/… timaticweb.com/cgi-bin/… lima.diplo.de/Vertretung/lima/de/11/Visa.html – Crazydre Jan 20 '17 at 12:55
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    I see there were changes in 2016. That page may be outdated (bad for an official page, of course). – chirlu Jan 20 '17 at 12:56
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    @GayotFow - This is a better fit for Travel than Aviation. It's definitely OT at Aviation. The pilot's job is to get the plane to the destination. Not his problem if you can't get through customs. (Only becomes his problem if he's at the end of his hours and has to stay for a rest period.) – FreeMan Jan 20 '17 at 13:03
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    @GayotFow - Yikes! Didn't realize that. But yeah, this would generally be OT at Aviation. – FreeMan Jan 20 '17 at 13:32
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    @Crazydre we can give you an answer that says the pilot (or designated crew) must file a flight plan and manifest, but I doubt an accurate answer for specifically Mayotte would be immediately forthcoming. I know them generally from experience at North American and European fields but would have to contact the Operations Desk at Mayotte, etc. At some level everything will dovetail in to the Advance Passenger Information regime. – Gayot Fow Jan 20 '17 at 14:04

Got myself a prepaid SIM card to call the airport cheaply.

Apparently the abolished entry checks for pax arriving from France don't apply in Mayotte, so everyone's still checked.

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