How to get visa to Nauru Pinnacles

Updated Sept 2023

This is a quick guide on how to get a visa for Nauru:

But first, who needs a visa for Nauru?

The majority of travellers planning to visit will need a visa for Nauru. Unless you are from one of the 15 lucky countries with a free visa on arrival.

Free visa for Nauru on arrival is available to 15 nationalities: Fiji, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States), Palau, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Tonga, Tuvalu, and the United Arab Emirates.

66 other nationalities can apply for a visa with simplified procedures (view this list for more details).

Other nationalities must also submit a criminal record and certificate of medical fitness.

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How to get a visa for Nauru – The least visited country in the world.

How to get a visa for Nauru in 4 easy steps:

Step 1: Confirm your requirements via email

For all Nauru visa applications, send an email request to the Nauru consulate in Brisbane Australia. Please email the immigration office, the right contact as of March 2023 is Mr Cramer Cain at [email protected]. You will receive an email back, stating what is required to apply.

Before 2020, most travellers obtained visas directly from Nauru Immigration, but as of 2023 more travellers reported using the Nauru Consulate in Brisbane. You will not need to personally visit the consulate in Brisaben Australia everything is done via email. 

Details of the Nauru consulate in Brisbane for Visa to Nauru: Nauru Consulate General, Level 3, 99 Creek St, Brisbane Qld 4000. Tel +61 7 3220 3040, Fax: +61 7 3220 3048. Mobile no +61 417 611 730

You will receive an email back stating what is required to apply.

Step 2: Email all required documents

To apply for your visa to Nauru, you will need the following:

  • A complete application form (the embassy provides this form via email)
  • A scanned copy of your passport bio page.
  • A scanned passport photo (take a photo of your passport photo and email it)
  • Travel tickets/Itinerary towards & return from Nauru. Also, provide copies of the itinerary/ticket if you are visiting other Pacific Islands/countries apart from Nauru. You can get a flight itinerary from your travel agent. Or use to book a refundable ticket.
  • Hotel booking confirmation. We booked at the Menen Hotel as it was the only hotel that wrote back. We ended up cancelling the reservation and booking this Airbnb near the airport.
  • Document to prove your current employment/occupation (If you are unemployed, you’ll need to provide a bank statement)

Email all documents to the Nauru Consulate in Brisbane ahead of time for your visit.

How to get visa to Nauru

Step 3: When approved, make a payment for your visa for Nauru

Once they receive the above-mentioned documents, they will review the documents first. Once approved, they will provide you with an invoice for the visa fee payment

The cost of a visa for Nauru is AUD 50 for a one-month single entry visa. The bank details for the money transfer will be available on the invoice.

The Nauru Consulate then sends it off to Nauru Immigration for final approval. The Nauru Immigration Department has a new director. Her name is Darlene Dabana and her email is [email protected].

The processing time after receiving complete documents is around 1 week. However, most travellers reported it takes 2-4 weeks so apply early. Some visitors got their visas only a few days before entry to Nauru.

The best way to pay, (unless you have an Australian bank account) is to use Wise.

Just an FYI, the fee for journalists is AUD$ 8,000. The official Nauru immigration website says, “The Media visa application fee is non-refundable should your application be unsuccessful.”

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Step 4: Recieve your Visa Grant Notice

Once you email your proof of payment for the visa, you should receive the visa grant notification letter within 24 hours. You are ready to go!

Upon arrival in Nauru, your visa will be stamped into your passport.

For more information on how to get other tricky visas, check out our Visa page.

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Useful Information for Arranging A Tour in Nauru

If you’re interested in arranging a tour in Nauru, contact the Nauru Tourism Authority. They’re a helpful two-person team, Mahlon & Gemma and you can contact them via email here: [email protected] AND [email protected]

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