How to Get a Tourist Visa for the Cook Islands

Cook Islands Tourist Visa

Cook Islands Tourist Visa

If you decide to visit the Cook Islands, you are in luck because nobody needs a visa to enter. If you are just going to the Cook Islands for rest and relaxation, all you need to have is proof of a confirmed onward or return ticket.

You can stay in the Cook Islands for up to 31 days. Thereafter, you can apply for an Extension permit. You will need to have a passport, proof of onward passage, adequate financial means of supporting stay, and suitable accommodation. You will need to file your application at the Cook Islands Immigration Department.

Principal Immigration Officer
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration

Extensions are granted on a month to month basis for up to 5 additional months (so up to a 6-months stay is possible in the Cook Islands. You need to pay a fee within 14 days of the the expiration of the Extension permit.)

Extensions are granted at two levels: Up to three months and five months. Children under 15 years of age are exempt from charges but must report to Immigration for official paperwork to be completed.

If you want to stay in the Cook Islands longer than 6 months, you need to apply from your home territory at a New Zealand Embassy or Consulate.

Where to find the Cook Islands Embassy or Consulate closest to your place of residence:

(Note that the New Zealand Embassies and Consulates will deal with Cook Islands-related visa matters)

If you’re inside the U.S.:

New Zealand Embassy

If you’re outside of the U.S.: Click here.

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