Everyone entering the Federated States of Micronesia must be in possession of a valid passport or other travel document issued by the government of the country of citizenship or nationality in which they are travelling. The document must be valid for at least 120 days from the date of entrance and must not be expired. Citizens and nationals of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the United States are exempt from this rule if they can also provide proof of citizenship or nationality, such as a birth certificate or an entry permit, in addition to their other documents. In addition, their nationals are awarded an entrance permit that is good for up to one year. Other countries are permitted to remain for a period of 30 days, which may be extended for a total of 60 days. There is a departure tax that must be paid.
On September 20, 2016, the Republic of Micronesia and the European Union inked a reciprocal visa waiver agreement. This agreement permits all nationals of nations that are contracting parties to the Schengen Accord to enter and remain in the Schengen Area without a visa for a maximum of 90 days in any 180-day period under the terms of the agreement.
Entry into Micronesia
On August 1, 2022, the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) reopened its border. Anyone wishing to go to the FSM must be completely immunised against COVID-19, including booster doses if eligible, and must be in possession of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result within 72 hours of their departure from Hawaii or Guam to the FSM.
Those contemplating a trip to Micronesia should familiarise themselves with the most recent international travel regulations and any COVID-19 measures in place at entrance points. Tourist/visitor visas are issued upon arrival, and the required number of days of stay are authorised. Your visa may be extended for up to 30 days. Additional 30-day extensions may be granted, but the total length of stay cannot exceed 90 days. There is no fee associated with extending your stay.
The criteria to apply for a visa is straight forward. Providing you follow the criteria when gathering all documents together, you should have no problem obtaining a visa for Micronesia. The criteria is listed below.
Possess a passport valid for at least six months upon entry, with at least one visa page remaining blank.
Maintain evidence of sufficient funds.
Hold documentation of your onward and return flights.
Maintain documentation proving the purpose of your trip.
Hold all necessary travel documents for your next destination.
Processing time requires a minimum of 3 working days before you hear back about your application.
Appointment waiting times can differ, depending on your individual circumstances. You must allow yourself enough time before travelling to sort your visa.
Who Can Visit Micronesia Without a Visa?
Members from the United States, Palau, and the Marshall Islands are required to present valid identification. After proving their citizenship, they are permitted to remain in Micronesia for a year without incident.
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.
|Covid 19 / Border Control
|What is a Visa?
|What kind of visa do I need?
|Do I need more than one visa?
|How long is a visa valid for?
|When do I need my visa?
|What if my visa is refused?
The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) does not require visas for entry, but visitors must have valid passports and a round-trip ticket. Citizens of the United States may remain in the FSM indefinitely.
What To Do If Your Micronesia Visa is Refused
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 deny a Micronesia visa and the reasons for the refusal. 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 contact with us if your visa application was rejected.
In Micronesia, it might be challenging for foreigners to obtain profitable employment. On the islands, however, there are always volunteer opportunities with NGOs accessible.
Micronesian citizenship is achieved through naturalisation under the following conditions: Minimum of five years have been spent in the country. A person is the offspring of a Micronesian citizen. A person resides permanently in Micronesia.
The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) does not require visas for admission, but travellers must have valid passports and a round-trip ticket. Citizens of the United States may remain in the FSM indefinitely.