It’s time to plan your next vacation, but you’re stumped on where to go. You want something unique and different but also safe and secure.
Has Nauru piqued your interest?
If so, you’ve come to the right place! This article will cover everything you need to know about getting a visa for Nauru.
There are only three ways to reach Nauru.
There are only three ways to reach Nauru. You can fly to Australia or Fiji, then take a 6-hour flight to Nauru.
You can also fly directly from New Zealand or Papua New Guinea (or even Melbourne) and be in the country within 4 hours.
If you’re travelling from Nadi, Fiji—another popular choice for people who want an easy trip—you could be there by 8 hours after leaving your point of entry!
Requirements for applying for a Nauru visa
The following are the requirements for applying for a Nauru visa:
- You must be 18 years old or above. Suppose you are 15 to 17 years old. In that case, you may be eligible for an under-18 youth category, allowing you to travel independently and visit Australia as long as you have parental consent but not when travelling alone.
- You must have a valid passport at least 30 days after you arrive in Nauru. If it expires earlier than this date, it must be valid until at least one month before departure from Nauru (or any other country).
- You must have a return ticket that proves where exactly you’re going back home with proof of purchase, such as an airline ticket confirmation email or itinerary showing flight details, etcetera…
Visa Fees and Processing Time
The visa application fee is $160, and the processing time is 3-5 working days.
The processing fee will be paid by you and can be collected in cash from any Australian Embassy or Consulate overseas.
The visa is valid for 3 months, which can be extended until your next birthday if required by an officer at AusAID (Australian Government Department responsible for providing humanitarian assistance).
Suppose you do not wish to extend your stay on Nauru.
In that case, other options are available, including resettlement or returning home after one year’s residence in Australia or New Zealand.
The application process
Nauru is a small island with a population of over 10,000 people. The visa application process is simple:
- Submit your visa application via email to the Nauru Embassy or Consulate where you apply for your visa (the address will be on their website). You can also apply by post if it’s easier for you or if you have time constraints (i.e., don’t want to deal with email).
- Please wait for an invitation letter from Nauru’s Department of Immigration with details about how much time they’ll give themselves before deciding whether they want to grant you entry into their country. This can take anywhere from a few days up until several months!
A travel visa is required to access the country.
A travel visa is required to access the country. The visa application process and costs vary depending on your nationality.
Still, it generally takes three to four weeks to process and an additional two weeks to print your passport.
Visa fees vary from country to country but are usually between $100 and $300 per person (depending on how many people in your group plan to enter).
The fee is paid into the government’s account when applying for a Nauru Visa; no transaction fee will be added either way!
The processing time from application submission until your passport can take anywhere from three days up to 12 weeks, depending on where you live at that time of year.
The Last Word
A travel visa is required for all visitors to Nauru. The only way to enter this island country is by plane from Australia or New Zealand, though there are no direct flights.
Due to its location in the South Pacific Ocean can only be reached via a ferry from Fiji or Papua New Guinea (PNG).
If you do not have an Australian or New Zealand passport, you must apply for a visa before going through customs at any international airport.
Once approved for entry, there are three options available: enter as an air passenger and then take a flight home; arrive on foot (or boat) and stay until your departure date arrives, or fly directly into the capital city of Yaren, where all tourists will be processed before being allowed onshore.