Foreign Outposts in Guadeloupe

Embassies and consulates can provide assistance to unlucky travelers


Embassies and consulates provide crucial services to citizens who fall victim to crime, medical emergencies, and natural disasters while abroad. These services can direct travelers to the resources that they need to safely return home.

While the large majority of Caribbean travelers will enjoy their vacation in Guadeloupe without incident, unlucky travelers may find themselves in desperate need of help. Embassies and consular agents can assist their citizens during such periods.

Because Guadeloupe is located in the south of the Leeward Island chain, it is subject to severe Atlantic hurricanes and tropical storms. These fierce storms can inflict significant damage on the infrastructure of the island, making it difficult for travelers to find helpful resources. Embassies and consular agents will attempt to find citizens who have registered their trip and can help travelers find resources to get back home.

Travelers who experience a medical or financial emergency due to crime or some other circumstance can also consult their local consular agent. Although these offices do not function as doctor's offices or banks, officials can assist travelers in securing medical and financial services.

Crime does occur in Guadeloupe, despite the idyllic surroundings. Vacationers who fall victim to crime should immediately report the incident to local authorities and to their nearest embassy or consular agent. The loss or theft of a passport should be reported immediately to the nearest embassy or consulate.

In the event that a traveler is arrested for a crime, consular agents can provide information on the local legal system, as well as a list of contacts for legal representation. Officials will also make sure that citizens of their country are treated humanely while imprisoned.

Most governments have a full listing of country profiles and current worldwide travel warnings and advice for their citizens. Travelers should consult these bulletins and travel tips before traveling abroad. Residents of the United States can consult the Bureau of Consular Affair tips for safe travel while abroad. The Bureau of Consular Affairs also maintains country pages detailing specific travel warnings and advice about various nations. Registering an international trip allows state departments to keep track of the location of its citizens. In the event of a natural disaster or civil unrest, these lists can be used to track down residents who are abroad. Citizens of the United States can register their trip through the State Department.

Guadeloupe is an overseas territory of France, and the French government is responsible for the islands' external and foreign affairs.

Embassies and Consulates serving Guadeloupe

Country Contact Information
United States Embassy - Barbados Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Broad Street,
Bridgetown, Barbados
246-436-4950 (main hotline)
246-431-0225 (consular section)

United States citizens traveling to Guadeloupe can register their trip. Visit:
United States Consular Agency - Martinique Hotel Valmeniere # 615
Avenue des Arawaks
97200 Fort de France, Martinique
United States Embassy - France 2 avenue Gabriel
75382 Paris Cedex 08
33-1-42-66-97-83 (Fax)
Honorary British Consul - Guadeloupe 5-90-82-57-57
5-90-82-89-33 (Fax)
British Embassy - France British Embassy
35 rue du Faubourg St Honoré
75383 Paris Cedex 08
Canadian High Commission in Barbados The Canadian High Commission
Bishop's Court Hill
Bridgetown, Barbados
246-429-3780 (Fax)
Canadian Embassy in France Ambassade du Canada
35, avenue Montaigne
75008 Paris
33-1-44-43-29-99 (Fax)
Australian High Commission - Trinidad and Tobago 18 Herbert Street
St Clair
Port of Spain
868-622-0659 (Fax)
Australian Embassy - France 4 Rue Jean Rey
Paris 75724 Cedex 15
New Zealand Embassy - France 7 ter, rue Leonard de Vinci
75116 Paris
Royal Netherlands Consulate - Guadeloupe G.V.H. s.a.
Immeuble Frégate
Z.A.C. de Moudong Sud
97122 Baie-Mahault

Mailing address:
GVH Boîte Postale 2324
97187 Jarry Cedex

5-90-38-75-08 (Fax)
Royal Netherlands Embassy - France 7-9 Rue Eblé
75007 Paris
Fax: 33-1-40-62-34-56

French Embassies and consulates throughout the world

Country Contact Information
Embassy of France in the United States 4101 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Consulate General of France
- Miami, FL USA
Espirito Santo Plaza
Suite 1050
1395 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
Consulate General of France
- New York, NY USA
934 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Consulate General of France
- Los Angeles, CA USA
10990 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Consulate General of France
- Chicago, IL USA
205 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60601
French Embassy in the United Kingdom 58 Knightsbridge
London SW1X 7JT
French Embassy in Canada 42, Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1M 2C9
French Embassy in Australia 6 Perth Avenue
Yarralumla ACT 2600
French Embassy in New Zealand 34-42 Manners Street
13th floor
PO Box 11-343
French Embassy in the Netherlands Smidsplein 1
2514 BT Den Haag
French Embassy in China 3, San Li Tun Dongsanjie
Chaoyang District, Pékin 100600

Most travelers should never need to call on the services of an embassy or consulate while visiting Guadeloupe. However, it's wise to be aware of these services and how they can assist unlucky travelers.


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