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The Niue Passenger Arrival Card

The Niue Passenger Arrival Card: What You Need to Know


What Does the Passenger Arrival Card for Niue Look Like?

Don’t worry about getting too bored on a flight or a cruise to Niue. Part of the in-flight entertainment is completing the Niue Passenger Arrival Card, a legal document which asks for some personal details, reasons for your visit, and any declarations concerning Customs, Biosecurity and Health requirements for entering Niue. A card will be given to you on your flight or cruise to Niue and must be completed for each individual passenger, including children and infants. This guide will show you what the Niue Passenger Arrival Card looks like, as well as give a few tips for completing it.

For more advice on arriving in Niue, see Everything You Need to Know About Arriving in Niue and The Complete Guide to Alofi Airport Niue.

The Niue Passenger Arrival Card – Front of Form

The front of the Niue Passenger Arrival Card looks like this and asks questions about your personal details and information on your visit to Niue. Make sure you have your travel ticket (flight ticket/boarding pass) and passport available, as you will need to use information from these documents in order to complete the form.

Only visitors to Niue need to complete Section B of the form. This section asks for your expected length of stay in Niue, as well as a simple multiple-choice question to show the main reason for your visit. It will also ask what sort of permit (visa) you are arriving in Niue with. In most cases, you will just need to tick “Visitors permit”. Finally, it will ask if you have been convicted, imprisoned, deported or removed from any country. Advertisement is also displayed down the side of the form.

Once you have completed the front of the Passenger Arrival Card, turn over the card to complete the rest of the form.

The Niue Passenger Arrival Card: What You Need to Know© Niue Government

The Niue Passenger Arrival Card – Back of Form

The back of the Niue Passenger Arrival Card has a section for Niue citizens/residents to complete, which visitors can leave blank, as well as three sections of declarations: Customs, Biosecurity and Health. You must tick “Yes” or “No” to all of the declaration questions asked, even if you are unsure. If you are unsure of your answer, tick “Yes”. For more advice on this section of the form, see What to Declare When Arriving in Niue.

At the bottom of the form, you must sign and date.

On the left side of the form are notes giving additional information on how to answer the declaration sections. This is a good guide to refer to if you are unsure of any questions.

The Niue Passenger Arrival Card: What You Need to Know©

7 Tips for Completing the Niue Passenger Arrival Card

  1. Arrival cards must be completed for each passenger arriving in Niue, including children and infants
  2. Pack a black- or blue-ink pen in your carry-on luggage to complete the Niue Passenger Arrival Card during your flight, as pens are not always provided on flights, and waiting to use pens at the airport can slow down your arrival process
  3. Write in capital letters and in English
  4. Passenger Arrival Cards are also available at the arrival area of Hanan Airport, just in case you miss getting a card during the flight
  5. If you don’t have an occupation or job to fill in the appropriate field, simply put “unemployed”
  6. If going to Niue to travel or for a holiday, ticking “holiday” in Section B on the front of the Arrival Card is usually the most appropriate answer. Otherwise, your type of permit is an indication of what reason you are visiting, e.g. Study permit, Work permit, etc. See Niue Visa Guide: Do You Need a Visa to Visit Niue? for more information.
  7. For the Customs, Biosecurity and Health sections, answer “yes” if you are unsure of the answer. False declarations can incur penalties. Get more advice in Arrival Advice: Biosecurity and Customs in Niue.
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More About the Niue Passenger Arrival Card

That’s it for our guide to the passenger arrival card for Niue. For more forms that you need to complete and other essentials for passing through Customs, check out the following guides:

Finally, head over to The Complete Travel Guide to Niue and the 31 Tips for Travelling in Niue for even more trip-planning advice.


Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of Niue Pocket Guide. He has lived, worked and travelled across 16 different countries before settling in the South Pacific, so he knows a thing or two about planning the perfect trip in this corner of the world. He is also consulting regularly with Niue Tourism to ensure content accuracy. Robin is also the co-founder of several other South Pacific travel guides and is a regular host of webinars with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation.

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