Everything You Need To Know About A Tuvalu Visa
have an awesome bit of news for British citizens planning a trip to Tuvalu. If
you hold an official UK passport, you do not need a visa to enter this country!
visa-exemption facility is valid for a period of stay up to 30 days. Once you
are within the nation’s borders and decide on staying for an extended period,
you can apply for an additional 3-months stay at the Department of Immigration
to avail this facility, you need some basic documents:
- A passport that is valid for at
least six months after entry with a minimum of two blank visa pages
- Proof of sufficient funds. You can
show this in the form of bank statements or cash.
- Proof of onward/return airline
- Authentic documentation that
specifies your purpose of the trip
- Necessary documents required for
your next destination
embarking on your trip, contact the airline and confirm if they allow boarding
without a visa. Sometimes, rules change without prior notification.
you land at the airport and the immigration authorities confirm that you meet
all the entry requirements, you will be issued an entry permit with a validity
of one month. This visitor permit is free of charge.
A visa-exemption facility is valid only for purposes of tourism, business, and
If you plan to enter Tuvalu for any other activities, contact the
Honorary Consul of Tuvalu and confirm the exact visa type required for your
You may have to apply for a visa prior to your trip through the
consular section, especially if you are traveling for a paid activity. Below
are the contact details:
Honorary Consulate in London, United Kingdom
(+44) (20) 8879 0985
Emergency Travel Documents
your stay in Tuvalu, if you happen to lose or damage your passport, you can
apply for an ETD with the Tuvalu authorities. However, you can use an ETD to
travel only up to Fiji. After your arrival in Fiji, contact the British High
Commission in Suva, and apply for an ETD.
to carry a photocopy of the relevant pages of your passport as you may be asked
to present them along with your application.
Points to note before you travel to Tuvalu
does not have a dedicated British Consulate. If you face any legal
complications during your stay, you need to contact the nearest embassy, which
is the British High Commission in Suva in Fiji.
it is necessary that you prepare yourself accordingly. Although the
documentation requirements are minimal after arrival in the country and you
don’t need to showcase any proof of travel and medical insurance, you should
carry one for your own security.
This will come in handy when you face an
emergency medical crisis or need to travel back to the UK.
you should note that there are strict regulations for illegal drug activity in
Offenders can face strict penalty if found taking, importing, or
exporting drugs. Also, homosexuality is prohibited in Tuvalu. If discovered,
adults can face up to 14 years of imprisonment in the country.