Our Tuvalu Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Tuvalu’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 Tuvalu.
According to the legislation, nationals of all countries other than those in the Schengen Area are obliged to get a visa before travelling to Tuvalu. Visas are acquired at the airport and are valid for a maximum of one month after being granted. All visitors are required to have a passport that is valid for at least six months. Tuvalu is a visa-required destination for all foreign nationals with the exception of those from the Schengen Area and Taiwan.
Entry into Tuvalu
Please ensure your passport has a minimum 3 months remaining validity to ensure no problems when entering Tuvalu. You are encouraged to keep checking the embassy website and any additional websites you may need for updates on information regarding your travel closer to the time.
You need the following:
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.
You can expect a minimum processing time of up to 7 working days from the day of your initial application.
Waiting times for an appointment at the visa office can vary depending on time of year and your country of residence.
Who Can Visit Tuvalu Without a Visa?
Citizens of the Schengen area and Taiwan. The agreement exempts citizens of the EU and the Schengen area from the need to obtain a visa to enter the country. According to Tuvalu’s visa policy, Schengen travellers are exempt from visa requirements and are permitted to stay on the islands for up to 90 days within 180 days.
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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Visas can be obtained online before travel or on arrival into Tuvalu.
What To Do If Your Tuvalu Visa is Refused?
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 should refer to instructions on the Tuvalu government site for the appeal process or re-apply.
All citizens of the world are able to apply for a Tuvalu Visa on Arrival.
Your passport must be valid for at least the date of your departure from Tuvalu, with a minimum validity of six months beyond your arrival date.
The optimal time to apply for a Tuvalu visa is one to two months prior to departure. However, if you are short on time, we may be able to expedite your visa processing at the discretion of the Embassy.