A Guide to Visitor / Tourist Visas for Niue
As an example of how welcoming “The Rock of the Pacific” is, most travellers to Niue don’t need a visa in order to enter the country. In fact, visitors from around 40 different nationalities can enter Niue and stay for up to 30 days, as long as they have a confirmed accommodation reservation and a return/onward travel ticket. For some visitors, an Entry Permit might need to be obtained from the Niue Immigration Office or a New Zealand consulate. We go over all of those finer details in this guide so you can figure out if you need a visa to visit Niue.
While you’re here, you might also be interested in the Airport Arrival in Niue – Hanan Airport: Step-by-Step.
Do I Need a Passport to Visit Niue?
Yes, you do need a passport to visit Niue. You will be required to show your passport both before boarding your flight to Niue and on arrival.
Your passport must be valid for at least three months after the date you arrive in Niue.
For more travel documents to prepare, check out What Documents Do I Need to Travel to Niue?
Do I Need a Visa for Niue?
Visitor visas (tourist visas) are automatically granted upon arrival into Niue if you are from one of the visa-exempt countries (listed below) and meet the following entry requirements.
Niue Visa Requirements (Entry Requirements)
In order to be granted a visitor visa on arrival to Niue, you need:
- A passport that is valid for at least three months after your arrival date in Niue
- A return or onward travel ticket from Niue
- Sufficient funds for your length of stay
- Your stay in Niue is for less than 30 days.
For more entry advice for Niue, see Everything You Need to Know About Arriving in Niue.
Niue Visa-Free Countries: Countries That Don’t Need a Visa to Visit Niue
Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal (having the right of permanent residence in Portugal), Samoa, San Marino, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Tuvalu, United Kingdom (having the right of permanent residence in the UK), United States of America, Vanuatu and Vatican City.
If you have a passport from one of the above countries, then you don’t need to apply for a visa before arriving in Niue. Filling out the Niue Passenger Arrival Card on your flight/cruise to Niue is deemed to be applying for a visa. You will be issued a Visitors Permit on arrival, granted at the border.
If you do not have a passport from one of the countries stated above (or right to permanent residence in the UK or Portugal), then read the section below.
How to Get a Visitor Visa if You are Not From a Visa-Exempt Country
If your passport is not from one of the visa-exempt countries stated above, then you must get an Entry Permit issued by the Chief of Immigration in Niue or through any New Zealand consulate overseas. This must be obtained before arrival. It is recommended to apply for an Entry Permit at least 14 days prior to arrival.
How to Apply for an Entry Permit for Niue
The best way to obtain an Entry Permit is by contacting the Niue Immigration Office via email:
- Email: email@example.com
Otherwise, you can contact Niue Immigration at the following phone number:
- Phone: (683) 4219 or (683) 4611
Note that there is a fee of approximately NZ$27 to apply for the Niue Entry Permit.
How to Get the Visitor’s Visa with an Entry Permit
With an Entry Permit, the Visitor’s Permit is granted upon entry into Niue at Passport Control. Be sure to have a copy of the Entry Permit with you to be checked by Immigration Officers.
What are the Conditions of the Visitor’s Visa for Niue?
The following conditions apply to all Visitor Permit-holders (i.e. visitors), whether you are from a visa-exempt country or not.
The Visitor’s Permit is valid for up to 30 days from the date of entry. It is only granted if you hold a valid return/onward travel ticket, have a confirmed accommodation reservation, and if the Immigration Officer is satisfied that you have sufficient funds to financially maintain your stay.
It is illegal to take up any employment, business and/or education while in Niue on a Visitor’s Visa.
Do You Need an NZeTA for Transiting in New Zealand?
Note that you should also check the entry requirements for New Zealand, which is the country you need to transit through to travel to Niue. For instance, you may need to apply for the New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA), which we explain extensively on our sister website, NZPocketGuide.com.
Visitor Permit Extension: How to Stay in Niue for Longer
Extensions for Visitor Permits are available by applying to the Niue Immigration Office. Find out more about extending your stay in How Long Can You Stay in Niue on a Visitor Visa?
More About Visas to Visit Niue
That’s it for our Niue visa guide but by no means the end of our advice on the arrival formalities for Niue. Check out the following guides for more border advice:
- Everything You Need to Know About Arriving in Niue
- How Long Can You Stay in Niue on a Visitor Visa?
- Leaving Niue: The Niue Airport Departure Process
- What to Declare When Arriving in Niue
- Airport Transfer Options in Niue