How Long Can You Stay in Niue?
Many visitors to Niue are left wanting to come back for more thanks to the soothing tropical climate, stunning land and seascapes and welcoming locals. Luckily, visitors to Niue can stay for an entire 30 days from the date they arrive in Niue. But if you want to, say, escape New Zealand for the whole of winter, extensions on standard Visitor Permits are available. We will go through your options so you know how long you can stay in Niue on a Visitor Visa, otherwise known as a Visitor Permit.
Do I Need a Visa for Niue?
Tourist permits are granted to international passport holders from around 41 countries entering Niue if the entry conditions are met, including how long your passport is valid beyond the date of arrival, evidence of an outbound ticket and any other current entry requirements. See Niue Tourist Visa: Do You Need a Visa to Visit Niue? for a full guide on the entry conditions for visitors.
How Long Can You Stay in Niue on a Visitor Visa?
How long can you visit Niue? On a standard tourist visa that is granted upon arrival in Niue, the following duration of stay applies:
- For those from a visa-waiver country or who have acquired an Entry Permit, the Niue tourist visa allows you a stay of up to 30 days in Niue.
- Those who have applied for a Visitor Extension can stay until the date specified on their application (up to a total of three months).
For more conditions of your tourist visa, check out Niue Tourist Visa: Do You Need a Visa to Visit Niue?
The 30-Day Visitors Permit for Niue
Visitors to Niue can stay in the country for up to one month (30 days) from the date of arrival, providing they meet the following conditions:
- Have a return/onward travel ticket from Niue
- Have a valid passport for no less than three months after their arrival date in Niue
- Have sufficient funds to sustain their stay
- Have a confirmed booking reservation for accommodation in Niue
- Are not permitted to take up employment or engage in any business or enterprise
- From a visa-waiver country or have acquired an Entry Permit.
For a complete list of visa-waiver countries, see Do You Need a Visa to Visit Niue?
If you are not from a visa-waiver country, you will need an Entry Permit issued by the Chief of Immigration in Niue or through a New Zealand consulate overseas. Again, see our Niue Visa Guide for advice on how to obtain an Entry Permit.
How to Stay in Niue for Longer
There are several ways to legally stay in Niue for longer. For the purpose of visiting Niue for longer, in other words, staying for recreation and holiday, there are visitor visa extensions for up to three months available. Otherwise, there are alternative visas to stay for longer – see “The Other Visas to Stay Longer in Niue” section below.
Niue Visitor Visa Extensions
If you wish to stay longer in Niue as a visitor, then an extension of your stay is possible. A visa extension for a total of three months from the date of arrival into Niue is available if organised through the Niue Immigration Office.
How to Apply for a Niue Visitor Extension
The extended Visitors Permit can be applied for by contacting the Niue Immigration Office at one of the following contacts:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (683) 4219 or (683) 4611
- Post: PO Box 67, Alofi, Niue Island
- Physical Address: Niue Immigration Office, Niue Public Service Building, Tapeu-Porritt Road (opposite the Swansons Complex).
The Niue Immigration Office will provide you with a “Visitor Extension Application Form”, which calls for the following details:
- Full name
- Passport details
- Address in Niue (the accommodation where you are going to stay)
- Sponsor (you must have a local sponsor for the duration of your stay)
- Reason for extension
- Date of arrival
- Number of additional weeks expected to stay
- Date of departure
- The name, relationship and passport details of others included in the renewal
Note that applications can take up to 14 days to process, so the sooner you apply for a visa extension, the better. You can even apply for an extension before you arrive in Niue.
Conditions for the extension are the same as the conditions for the Visitors Permit as stated above.
How Much Does a Visitor Visa Extension for Niue Cost?
A Visitor Visa Extension for Niue costs NZ$12 per week after the initial 30 days granted upon arrival at the airport. Note, you cannot remain in Niue for more than three months in total.
Visa fees can be paid in cash or card at the Niue Public Service Building (opposite the Swanson Complex).
The Other Visas to Stay Longer in Niue
Aside from the Visitor Permit and the Visitor Extension, the following permits are available to stay in Niue longer. Note that these permits must be applied for through the Niue Immigration Office and the Investment Office, should your visa be based on doing business in Niue.
- Study Permit
- Residential Permit
- Work Permit
- Exemption Permit
There are fees for these permits, ranging from NZ$68-$420 determined by the nature of the permit. Should you want to stay in Niue forever, renewals must be made up to 10 years before you are eligible to become a Permanent Resident of Niue.
More About How Long You Can Stay in Niue
That’s it for our complete guide to how long you stay in Niue on a visitor visa. Now, how long should you stay? If you’re lucky enough to have the time to stay for the full 30 days and even extend your visa, we fully recommend it! Otherwise, here’s a list of itineraries to show what you can do during the durations that most visitors tend to stay in Niue:
- The Best Niue Itineraries for 4/5 Days
- The Best Niue Itineraries for 7 Days
- The Best Niue Itineraries for 14 Days
Finally, be sure to check out all of the documents you may need listed in What Documents Do I Need to Travel to Niue?