Cook Islands Visa and Passport Requirements
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A passport valid for six months beyond the period of stay is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above, except for Australians, who must hold a passport valid for at least seven days beyond the period of stay.
As well as a valid passport, all nationals must be in possession of a return ticket and sufficient funds to cover their stay.
Visas are not required for visits to the Cook Islands for tourist and business stays of up to 31 days.
Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the high commission or embassy to check visa requirements.
You can extend your length of stay on a monthly basis at the immigration department up to a maximum of six months. You must do this at least five days before the end of your authorised period of stay. A fee of NZ$50 is payable with each application for those 15 years and older. There is no fee for applicants aged under 15 years, but they must report to immigration for official paperwork to be completed. For those eligible to stay for more than three months, the fee is NZ$100 plus an application fee of NZ$20.
If you have criminal convictions from any country, you must apply to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration (www.mfai.gov.ck) for permission to enter the Cook Islands.