In order to enter the Marshall Islands, visitors must get a visa in advance, unless they are travelling from one of the visa-exempt nations or a country with people who are eligible for a visa on arrival in the country.
The Marshall Islands offer VOA (Visa on Arrival) to a variety of nationalities. To enter the country, visitors from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, the European Union, and the Philippines must obtain a visa upon arrival.
Entry into Marshall Islands
The Marshall Islands offer VOA (Visa on Arrival) to a variety of nationalities. To enter the country, visitors from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, the European Union, and the Philippines must get a visa upon arrival.
There is a criteria in place for travellers to follow when applying for visas. It is important for travellers to follow this criteria and present all relevant documents. The criteria is listed below.
Possess a passport valid for at least six months upon entry, with at least one visa page remaining vacant.
Maintain evidence of sufficient funds.
Hold documentation of your onward and return flights.
Maintain documentation proving the reason of your travel.
Hold all necessary travel paperwork for your future destination.
The average processing time for a visa is around 3 months. You must allow yourself enough time to sort your visa before travel.
Appointment waiting times normally come through around 2 weeks after your application was submitted.
Who Can Visit Marshall Islands Without a Visa?
If you reside in any of the Countries listed further up the page, you require a visa. If you do not reside in those Countries you can enter Marshall Islands without a visa.
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 3 types of visa available in Marshall Islands. It is important you obtain the correct one for yourself before travelling. The types of visas available are:
What To Do If Your Marshall Islands Visa is Refused
People regularly question 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 decided to deny the visa distributes a standard form to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a Marshall Islands visa and the grounds for the denial.
Citizens of the specified nation must get a visa upon arrival by stating the reason of their trip. The stay duration stays unchanged at 30 days for tourists, with an extension to 90 days if authorization is obtained, and 180 days or six months for business travellers.
Companies based in the Marshall Islands are exempt from income tax, dividends, interest, rents, royalties, and capital gains on the sale of their shares. Although there is no corporate income tax in the Marshall Islands, corporations are taxed on the gross revenue earned from conducting business in the country.
Marshallese nationality is primarily earned based on jus soli, i.e. birth in the Marshall Islands, or jus sanguinis, i.e. birth abroad to Marshallese parents.