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Cook Islands Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
EU Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No


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.

Passport Note

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.

Extension of stay

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$470 is payable with each application.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Cook Islands High Commission in New Zealand

The Cook Islands are self-governing 'in free association' with New Zealand and in countries where they have no consular offices, are represented by New Zealand embassies and high commissions.

Telephone: (4) 472 5126.
Address: Thorndon, PO Box 12-242, 56 Mulgrave Street, Wellington, ,
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