Immigration

Immigration Division is an agency under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that contributes to National Security in managing and securing Kiribati’s border by processing and analyzing movement of people in and out of Kiribati. The main services includes; Visas and Permit issuance, monitoring of aliens and Passport Issuance.

The Division executes its duties through national cooperation with other law enforcement agencies in the country to deliver an effective service to all valuable customers and to ensure compliance to Immigration and related laws to protect the citizens of Kiribati. Immigration also contributes to economic growth, good governance and promotes cooperation in the pacific region and at the international level.

IMMIGRATION SERVICES

Application forms for Child

New Passport Validity and Fees

1. Kiribati citizens living in Kiribati should contact Immigration Office, Bairiki Tarawa, telephone 75021342 or 75021368 and must apply in person.

2. Kiribati citizens living in the Line Islands should apply for their passports at the Immigration branch office, London Kiritimati in person

3. Kiribati citizens living outside Kiribati may download application form, complete the form and send it over with all required documents to their relatives in Tarawa through email or express mail and Immigration will work on that through your relatives, especially with payment and document verification.

4. The Kiribati High Commission in Suva also accepts application forms and process payments as well for I-Kiribati living in Fiji or nearby countries.

Passport Renewal/Extension

If your passport will expire soon you might need to renew it before travelling.

You must check the entry requirements of the countries you are visiting before booking travel because there are countries like most EU countries need at least 6 months left on your passport prior entering.

How to renew passport?

You must bring your old passport which is expiring, current photo and signature, and proof of payment (receipt). Passport fees depend on the duration of passport processing.

Loss or Stolen Passport

By law, you must report the loss or theft of your passport to the Police and Immigration office as soon as possible. This will help prevent criminal misuse of the document and protect your identity.

Your passport will be immediately and permanently cancelled. It cannot be reinstated and must not be used for travel should you find it later.

The penalty fee of $100 is applicable for lost/damaged passport.

How to report a loss or theft Passports

In Kiribati

If your passport is lost, you can report a loss or theft by going to the Police Station where you suspect your passport is being lost or theft at.

Overseas

If overseas, you should also report the incident to the police and ensure that you obtain a copy of the police report and send over to the Immigration Office Headquarter.

Checklist for Lost/Stolen Passport

  • 1 passport photo (current)
  • Police report
  • Signature
  • Proof of payment (receipts) (a)Penalty fee of $100. (b)Passport fee.

 Checklist for Damaged Passport

  • Damaged passport if valid
  • 1 passport photo
  • Signature
  • Proof of payment (receipts). (a)Penalty fee of $100  (b)Passport fee

 

The validity of a Kiribati Passport is now 10 years. Passport fees are payable prior lodging your application.

List of Passport Fees.                                                                          

PASSPORTS

PROCESSING TIME

FEES

 

 

ORDINARY

 

 

 

Urgent processing

 

1 BUSINESS DAY

$112.50

Priority processing

 

3 BUSINESS DAYS

$98.40

Priority processing

 

5 BUSINESS DAYS

$84.40

Normal Processing

 

10 BUSINESS DAYS

$56.25

 

DIPLOMATIC & OFFICIAL

 

 

 

Urgent processing

 

1 BUSINESS DAY

$112.50

Priority processing

 

1&1/2 BUSINESS DAYS

$84.40

Normal processing

 

3 BUSINESS DAYS

$56.25

All above fees are inclusive of VAT.

Please refer to the HEALTH ADVISORY provided in the link below for requirements to travel to Kiribati due to the CORONAVIRUS outbreak.
 
It is now part of the VISA checklist prior entry esp for our visitors from China if visa is approved but as for now, all visa applications from China should be on hold. 
Please use the contact details provided in the Travel Advisory if you require further information/clarification. 
Please click this link for more information HEALTH ADVISORY