My Ugandan friend has a visa from the Dutch embassy in Kampala, Uganda, for her visit to St. Martin, flying into SXM in January 2013. She will join me for two weeks at the condo where I am staying in Orient Bay. Does she also need a French visa to be on the French side? I know there are no border checks, but she'll be noticed as a younger black woman with an older white man. I figure the gendarmes are apt to ask her to identify herself. I've sent a query to the St. Martin tourism office.