Nauru is a small island off the coast of Australia in the Pacific Ocean. It’s 42 kilometers south of the equatorial line. The entire island is surrounded by a coral reef with pinnacles. The population is estimated to be around 10,000 people, with about 1,000 non-Nauruans. Nauru’s inhabitants are divided into 12 tribes, as depicted by the 12-pointed star on the country’s flag, and are thought to be of Micronesian, Polynesian, and Melanesian ancestry.
Why Nauru is famous
- Only two other countries are larger than Nauru: the Vatican City and Monaco.
- There are no protected sites, World Heritage Sites, rivers, or highways on Nauru, which has only 30 kilometers of road.
- The island is surrounded by coral reefs, preventing it from having a port but making it a good diving and snorkeling destination.
- However, Nauruan, a separate Pacific island language spoken in most houses, is the official language.
- Despite the fact that the island has its own police force, Australia is equally responsible for keeping Nauru safe.
How to apply for a Nauru visa
- An email request to enter Nauru should be addressed to Nauru Immigration for all visa applications, including for visiting media people.
- To be forwarded to the director of the immigration office by email Mr. Rajeev Keerthiyil at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- If your application for a Media Visa is denied, you will not receive a refund.
- Please be aware that upon arriving at the airport, immigration officers will take your passport for processing at the office, and it will be returned later that day or the next morning.
Documents required for Nauru Visa
- A completed visa application form, a scanned copy of your passport/details page, a letter from your employer explaining why you’re traveling, and payment of the AUD$8000 media visa application fee.
- If your application for a Media Visa is denied, the application fee is non-refundable.
- Please keep in mind that immigration officials at the airport will take your passport upon arrival for processing and will return it later that day or the next morning.
What is the processing time?
The Nauru visa is issued online and takes 7 working days to process.
Best place to visit Nauru
1. Anibare District
This lovely Anibare District bay is home to Nauru’s most beautiful tropical beach. With a mile-long stretch of white coral sand along the island’s coast, swimmers and surfers must still be wary of strong underwater currents and waves, which can strike without warning.
2. Command Ridge
Nauru’s highest point is 213 feet high and is one of the few peaks in the world with a panoramic view of the entire country.
3. Central Plateau
Phosphate mines in Nauru’s uninhabited interior, known as “topside” by locals, were once the island’s economic backbone.
4. Buada Lagoon
The palm trees and greenery that flourish around Nauru’s sole freshwater lagoon are some of the island’s few plant species.