How to apply and obtain a Visa to Tuvalu?: Procedures, Documents required, Types of Visa, Validity, Cost


Procedure to apply and obtain a Visa to Tuvalu

  • Tuvalu offers a visa on arrival (VOA) for stays up to 30 days. This means you can obtain your visa directly at the port of entry (airport or seaport) upon arrival.
  • If you plan to stay longer than 30 days, work, study, or engage in research in Tuvalu, you’ll need to apply for a permit before arriving. Permits are handled differently than visas and require application in advance.
  • Information on obtaining permits openly is limited. Contacting the nearest Tuvaluan embassy or consulate is your best bet. They can guide you through the specific requirements and application process for your situation.

Documents Required

  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your intended stay in Tuvalu and have one blank visa page.
  • Show evidence of funds to cover your expenses during your trip
  • Demonstrate you have booked flights to depart Tuvalu before your visa expires.
  • Depending on your travel purpose, you might need additional documents. For example, business travelers might need an invitation letter from a local company.

Types of visa

1. Visa on Arrival (VOA

  • This is the most common option for most nationalities like India. You simply obtain your visa directly at the port of entry (airport or seaport) upon arrival.

2. Transit Visa

  • Required if you’re only passing through Tuvalu on your way to another destination.

3. Dependent Visa

  • For family members accompanying a permit holder.

What is the validity of a visa?

  • This visa is valid for 30 days.

What is the cost?

  • Citizens of most countries, including India, can obtain a visa on arrival for AUD 100 (approximately USD 70)

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