Our Kiribati Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Kiribati’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Kiribati.
Entry into Kiribati
You do not require a visa to enter Kiribati if you possess a round-trip or onward ticket and sufficient funds for your stay. Typically, you will be granted a one-month stay. This may be extended upon request to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration in Bairiki, for additional one-month periods up to a maximum of three additional months, provided that your passport remains valid. If you are travelling to Kiribati to work, you must obtain a visa in advance through your employer.
The criteria to apply for Kiribati visa is straight forward. It is designed to assist travellers know what documents are needed when applying for a visa. You must follow the criteria in order to obtain a visa. The criteria is listed below for your benefit.
Possess a passport valid for at least six months upon entry, with at least one visa page remaining blank.
Keep documentation of onward/return flights.
Hold all necessary travel documents for your next destination.
The average Kiribati Visitor visa processing time is between 2 and 21 business days. It depends on your country of visa application.
The appointment waiting times can differ depending on your individual circumstances. You must ensure you leave yourself enough time before travelling to secure your visa appointment.
Who can visit Kiribati without a visa?
Citizens/nationals of the countries listed in this Schedule may enter Kiribati visa-free for a stay of up to 120 days.
- All EU Countries, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cook Islands, Croatia
- Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Grenada, Greece
- Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lesotho, Lithuania
- Luxembourg, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Nauru, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Norway, New Zealand
- St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone
- Singapore, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, The Bahamas, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Tuvalu
- United Kingdom, United States of America, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, Zambia, Zimbabwe
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
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|What if my visa is refused?
There are four different types of visas available in Kiribati. Each visa is designed for a different purpose of visit. It is important for you to ensure you have obtained the correct visa before travelling. The types of visa available are:
- Visitor Visa.
- Student Visa.
- Work Visa.
- Investment Visa.
What to do if your Kiribati visa is rejected?
People regularly ask us how we can “guarantee” the issuance of a visa. Because all final decisions are made by embassies, there is no way to obtain a 100 percent guarantee. All you can do is ensure that your application is as strong as possible. Please get in touch with us if your visa application was denied. You have the right to contest this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that opted to deny the visa distributes a standard form to notify the applicant of the decision to refuse a Kiribati visa and the reasons for the denial.
The processing time for a visa at the Kiribati Embassy/Consulate ranges from two to fifteen days, depending on the consulate to which we must send the application. The processing time for a visa depends on various variables and is subject to change at the discretion of the embassy.
A passport is a government-issued document that confirms a person’s identify and citizenship. The passport serves two purposes: re-entry into the nation of citizenship (e.g., the United States) and entrance into the country being visited. A visa is an official document issued by the government of Kiribati that briefly enables you to be in the nation. Numerous nations require visas for entry. The Kiribati visa is a stamp/sticker IN the passport and is obtained from the Kiribati Embassy in Washington, DC or one of its consulates.
Kiribati visas are stamps or endorsements placed on a passport by Kiribati officials that allow the holder to visit Kiribati. Visit visas can be obtained via the Embassy or consulates of Kiribati. “Visit” is further defined as the purpose of admission, which is typically business, tourism, or transitory travel. There are literally thousands of distinct visa categories dependent on country, nature of visit, and duration of travel. Over 270 countries provide visas.