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How to get visitor visa for Nauru?

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Tural Musayev 31 August 2021
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Until the 1830s, when whaling ships and other traders began to visit Nauru had little contact with Europeans. The introduction of firearms and alcohol to the island shattered the peaceful coexistence of the island's 12 tribes. In 1878, a 10-year internal war broke out, reducing the population from 1,400 in 1843 to around 900 in 1878.

The island was given to Germany as part of the Anglo-German Convention of 1886. Phosphate was discovered a decade later, and the Pacific Phosphate Company began exploiting the reserves in 1906 with the help of a German agreement. In 1914, Australian forces captured the island following the outbreak of World War I. Following the war, the League of Nations gave Britain, Australia, and New Zealand joint trusteeship over the island. The British Phosphate Commissioners were established by the three governments to exercise the rights to phosphate mining.

In August 1942, Japan occupied Nauru and deported 1,200 Nauruans to the Caroline Islands to work as labourers, where 463 people died. In January 1946, the survivors returned to Nauru.

Following the war, the island was designated as a UN Trust Territory under the auspices of Australia, in accordance with the previous League of Nations mandate, and it remained so until it gained independence.

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Following the war, the island was designated as a UN Trust Territory under the auspices of Australia, in accordance with the previous League of Nations mandate, and it remained so until 1968 when it became an independent republic. A plan by the partner governments to resettle the Nauruans on Curtis Island off the north coast of Queensland, Australia (due to dwindling phosphate reserves and damage to the island from extensive mining) was abandoned in 1964 when the islanders refused to move. The British Phosphate Commissioners' assets were purchased by the Nauruans in 1967, and control was transferred to the Nauru Phosphate Corporation in June 1970.

In 1989, Nauru sued Australia in The Hague's International Court of Justice for damages caused by mining on the island while it was under Australian control. In 1993, Australia reached an out-of-court settlement with the United States, agreeing to pay a lump sum settlement of A$107 million (US$85.6 million) and an annual stipend of A$2.5 million in 1993 dollars toward environmental rehabilitation.

Tourists who want to visit Nauru or see relatives they haven't seen in a long time are required to apply for a tourist visa. Any personal reason falls under this category. They need to answer relevant Nauru visitor visa requirements.

Visa for Business

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Businessmen and professionals who want to visit Nauru for work will need to apply for a business visa and fulfil the Nauru visa application form. Special attention must be paid to the fact that all business visitors are required to have a local sponsor and that they will only be granted a visa if they do so.

Is a visa required for Nauru?

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To travel to Nauru, you'll need a visa. However, the method of obtaining a visa is dependent on the traveller's nationality and purpose of entry. Travellers to Nauru may be required to apply for one of the three visas listed below, depending on their nationality:

1. There are a few countries whose citizens are eligible for a free visa on arrival in Nauru.

2. Second, nationals of a number of other countries must apply for a Nauru visitor visa online from their home country, but the process is simplified.

3. Finally, the remaining world nationals must follow standard visa procedures in their home country in order to obtain a visa to travel to Nauru.

The following countries' citizens are eligible for a free visa-on-arrival:

• Micronesia

• Palau

• Papua New Guinea

• Taiwan

• Cook Islands

• Fiji

• Israel

• Marshall Islands

• Tonga

• Tuvalu

• Russia

• Samoa

• Solomon Islands

Nauru visitor visa documents

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Collecting and submitting the Nauru visitor visa requirements is the most important part of the Nauru visa application process. An applicant must collect and submit the following Nauru visitor visa documents in order to apply for a visa to Nauru.

• Accomplished Nauru visa application form

• A copy of your passport that is valid for at least three months after your planned stay in Nauru.

• A white-background passport photo taken recently.

• A reservation at a hotel or sponsorship from a Nauru resident.

• Copies of your flight reservations from and to Nauru, as well as any other Pacific islands you plan to visit.

• A criminal record certificate.

• A medical fitness certificate.

• A certificate of employment/contract of employment.

• If arriving from an infected area within 5 days, an international certificate of Yellow Fever vaccination is required.

Nauru visitor visa interview

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Are you going to the embassy for a visa interview? The visa officer at the Nauruan consulate will review your application and ask you questions if there is anything they need to clarify. It's best, to be honest when answering these questions.

The following are examples of typical questions asked during a Nauru visitor visa interview:

• What is your reason for visiting Nauru?

• Do you have any acquaintances in Nauru?

• What do you do for a living now?

• Have you been in your current position for a long time?

• How will you fend for yourself on the Nauru visitor visa fee and inside the country?

• Have you ever gone on a trip to another country?

• Who will cover the cost of your trip to Nauru?

• When you return from your trip, what are your plans?

• What are your plans if your visa application form is turned down?

• Are you married or single?

• Will you be doing any business while you're in Nauru?

Nauru visitor visa fee

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Every visa applicant will pay $50 AUD to get a visa for Nauru if they follow the standard or simplified visa application procedure. On-arrival visas are available for free.

Journalists reporting on the Nauru detention centre, for example, will be charged $8000 AUD for a three-month visa. Since early 2014, journalists have been charged a fee.

Nauru visitor visa processing time

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When applying for a Nauru visa, you must send your original documents by email as a part of the Nauru visitor visa online, all scanned in colour, unlike most other world immigration authorities, which require applicants to submit documents in person and then conduct an interview.

Visa applications are submitted by emailing Nauru Immigration with the necessary information and scanned documents to [email protected] or [email protected] which will process the application and notify you of their decision. So, what is the Nauru visitor visa processing time? The visa application process can take up to a month, but if you can make contact with someone on Nauru – such as a missionary – your application will be processed much faster, and in many cases, your application will be approved in less than a week.

After your visa has been approved, the Department of Justice and Border Control of Nauru will email you a copy of your visa certificate, which is sufficient for entry into the country. Print this document and bring it with you when you travel to Nauru.

Remember, if your application does not include all of the required documents as listed below, processing will most likely take longer.

Make sure you submit your application for a Nauruan visa within the specified time frame.

We already learned about the Nauru visitor visa processing time. But when is the closest possible time you can apply for a visa? The timeline provided below is only a guide, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality and personal circumstances.

For more information on the visa, please contact the Nauruan visa office or pickvisa.com.

• At the earliest, three months prior to your scheduled departure from Nauru

• You can apply for a visa, but at the latest, two weeks prior to the planned trip to Nauru.

List of Nauru's Diplomatic Missions

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Nauru has few international representations due to its low budget and small population. The following are the country's only diplomatic missions:

• Thailand Consulate General, Bangkok

• High Commission in Suva, Fiji

• Embassy in Taipei, Taiwan

• Consulate General in Brisbane, Australia

Is it safe to travel to Nauru?

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Nauru is a relatively safe country, as it has had no recent terrorist attacks, and crime is almost non-existent. It lacks an army, but it does have its own police force.

Travellers should avoid petting or even approaching wild dogs because they may attack. Because typhoid outbreaks occur on a regular basis on Nauru, water should only be consumed after it has been boiled.

What is the best way to get to Nauru?

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Nauru Airlines, the country's national carrier, flies to Nauru International Airport from the following cities:

• Brisbane is the capital of Queensland (Australia),

• Tarawa is an island in the Pacific Ocean (Kiribati),

• Kosrae (Micronesia),

• Majuro is a small island off the coast of Indonesia (Marshall Islands),

• Nadi (Fiji)

• Pohnpei is an island in the Pacific Ocean (Micronesia).

Despite the fact that their schedules change throughout the year, you can always find more information on their website.

In Nauru, What Can a Tourist Do?

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Nauru has little to offer tourists due to its small size. That is not to say, however, that the island nation is not worth visiting. Some of the things a tourist can see and do in Nauru are listed below:

• Take a cruise to see the beautiful harbours and deep and calm waters of Nauru's oceans.

• Yaren – the de facto capital of Nauru, is home to the island's largest community, as well as the airport.

• Buada Lagoon – Nauru's only freshwater lagoon is surrounded by palm trees and vegetation, which may be the island's only plant species. It may only take a few minutes to see, but it is well worth your time while on the island.

• Anibare Bay – Nauru's most tropical beach is a mile-long stretch of white coral sand that stretches across the island's coast.

• Climb to the highest point on Nauru, Command Ridge, for a panoramic view of the entire country. Two rotating six-barrel guns and a communications bunker with Japanese writing, which the Japanese themselves left there after WWII, can be seen from the top.

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