Travel documents

Admission to the territory

List of documents accepted for admission to our territory:

(these documents must be currently valid)
  • → a passport
  • → a regular Canadian driver’s license
  • → a regular Canadian ID card
  • → a Certificate of Indian Status issued after December 15, 2009
  • → a Canadian permanent resident card
The owners of a valid Canadian government issued photo ID card (physical card) traveling directly from Canada are exempt from passport and visa requirements for a stay in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon not exceeding 90 days in any 180-day period. ALL other passengers must present a passport, with or without a visa, depending on their nationality*. Each child must also have his/her own ID. The following documents are not accepted:
  • → a citizenship certificate
  • → a school or student card
  • → a health insurance certificate, with or without photo (Quebec-Ontario)
  • → a social insurance – MCP card-
  • → a birth or baptismal certificate
  • → a photo or paper copy of any official document
* To check if you need a visa : Do I need a visa? In case of doubt, contact the Border Police:

From North America

Phone: 011.508.41.15.55
Fax: 011.508.41.24.79

From France

  or by email:


If you are traveling with a pet it must be in a cage and will travel outside, under the covered bridge or inside, at the entrance of the ship if it is a tiny one. You will have to wait for the sovereign controls to be over to retrieve it. You have to buy a one way pet ticket for each trip in addition to your passenger ticket. For more information, please check the following document : Conditions for bringing pets into the territory  

Firearms transportation between Saint-Pierre, Miquelon and Langlade

SPM Ferries informs its passengers that firearms and ammunitions transportation is regulated. Firearms have to be transported so that they are not immediately useable. They must be placed within a soft or rigid holster. In each and every case, firearms have to be unloaded and declared during the purchase of the ticket. In addition, weapons belonging to walk-on passengers travelling aboard the ferries must be given to the operation service before entering the ferry terminal. Regarding the trips of the Jeune France, firearms and ammunitions have to be given to the crew. Firearms must never enter the ferry terminal. Moreover, we advise you ammunitions are dangerous products. Just like any firearms, they have to be declared to the operation service who will take care of them. Ammunitions transported inside vehicles will not be moved. For everyone’s safety, SPM Ferries reserves the rights to verify the holsters at any time. We thank you for your understanding. You can pick up the declaration at our various selling point or download it online by clicking here.

Importing fresh foods, plants and animals to Canada

If you wish to bring fresh foods, plants or animals into Canada, please read the information at the following link carefully: Automated Import Reference System (AIRS)

Exiting the territory

The requirement for a minor not accompanied by a person holding parental authority to have an exit authorization permit (AST/autorisation de sortie du territoire) was reintroduced on January 15, 2017. This new measure applies to all minors whose ordinary place of residence is France. It also applies to all trips, taken individually and in a group (school trip, vacation camps, language program stays, etc.) involving a minor leaving French territory without being accompanied by a person holding parental authority. More information available on the website   More information for children travelling to Canada   The Saint-Pierre and Miquelon tourism website offers practical information to ensure that entering and leaving the Islands goes smoothly! Please don’t hesitate to visit this link.