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 for visiting Niue. You will be required to show your passport both before boarding your flight and at Passport Control on arrival in Niue.
Tourist Visa Requirements for Niue
- Your passport must be valid for at least three months after your arrival date in Niue
- You must have a return or onward travel ticket from Niue
- You must have 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.
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, as listed below:
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, Samoa, San Marino, Singapore, Solomon Island, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Tuvalu, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vanuatu and Vatican City.
How to Get the Visitor Visa if You are from a Visa-Exempt Country
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.
How to Get a Visitor Visa if You are Not from a Visa-Exempt Country
If your passport is not of 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.
How to Apply for an Entry Permit for Niue
Seek guidance for the best way to obtain an Entry Permit for you by contacting the Niue Immigration Office through one of the following contact details:
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: (683) 4219 or (683) 4611
- Post: PO Box 67, Alofi, Niue Island
How to Get the Visitor’s Visa with an Entry Permit
With an Entry Permit, the Visitor’s Permit is granted on 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 before arrival. 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
- Arrival Advice: Biosecurity and Customs in Niue
- Leaving Niue: The Niue Airport Departure Process
- What to Declare When Arriving in Niue
- Airport Transfer Options in Niue
Finally, get even more tips for planning the perfect trip to Niue from The Complete Travel Guide to Niue or the 31 Tips for Travelling in Niue.