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Cook Islands - Obtain Entry Visa (Permit)

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Procedure[edit]

  1. To be able to apply for an Entry Visa (Permit), applicants must fill out an application form. Application to obtain an Entry Visa (Permit) is usually processed along with your application to obtain a work permit (for those who are planning to work in Cook Islands).
  2. Send you application to PO Box 105, Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Address all correspondence to the Director of Immigration, Cook Islands. Please contact Cook Islands' Embassy or Consulate in the country you are currently in to know more about applying for an Entry Visa (Permit) and obtaining a work permit, or other address where you can forward your application.



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Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed application form
  • Police and medical reports



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Immigration

Address:
PO Box 105
Avarua
Rarotonga
Cook Islands

Phone: +682 29 347
Fax: +682 21 247

Email
Website


Embassies and Consulates Abroad:

Cook Islands Consulate in Sydney, Australia
8/8 Lauderdale Avenue
Fairlight
New South Wales 2094
Australia
Phone: (+61) 2 9907 6567
Fax: (+61) 2 9949 6664


Cook Islands Consulate in Monaco, Monaco
Palais Majestic
23, boulevard Albert Ier
98000 Monaco
Monaco
Phone: (+377) 93.30.06.86
Fax: (+377) 93.50.42.50
E-mail: [email protected]


Cook Islands Consulate General in Auckland, New Zealand
1st Floor, 127 Symonds Street
Private Bag 92-640
Auckland 1150
New Zealand
Phone: (+64) 9-366-1100
Fax: (+64) 9-309-1876
Office Hours: 08:30am - 12:30pm , 1:30pm - 4:30pm


Cook Islands Consulate General in Oslo, Norway
Bygdy All 64 A
0265 Oslo 2
Norway
Phone: (+47) 22 43 09 10 / (+47) 22 44 67 21
Fax: (+47) 22 44 46 11


Cook Islands Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey
Yeni Parseller Sok. No.20 K Binasi
Kat:4-5 34805 Kavacik
Istanbul
Turkey
Phone: (+90) 216 538 80 00-11
Fax: (+90) 216 322 37 10


Cook Islands Consulate in Los Angeles, the United States
31 Lemon Drive
Los Angeles
California 90045
United States
Phone: (+1) (805) 322-3842


Cook Islands High Commission in Wellington, New Zealand
56 Mulgrave Street
Thorndon
Wellington
New Zealand
Phone: (+64) 4-472-5126
Telefax: (+64) 4-472-5121
E-mail: [email protected]



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Eligibility[edit]

Individuals who are wishing to live and work in the Cook Islands need to obtain an entry permit with permission to work.

To be eligible to apply for an entry permit with work rights, applicants must be sponsored by a person or organisation in the Cook Islands agreeing to employ them.



Fees[edit]

Application for Entry Permit:

  • For Non-Cook Islanders married to Cook Islanders or permanent residents: $10.00
  • Others: $20.00


Issue of an entry or residence permit (including right to work):

  • For Non-Cook Islanders married to Cook Islanders or permanent residents:
    • Per year: $240.00
    • Monthly: $20.00
  • Others:
    • Per year: $480.00
    • Monthly: $40.00

Other Immigration Fees



Validity[edit]

Entry Visa (Permit) and Work Permits are normally issued for one year. Entry and work permits may be extended for up to 2 further one-year periods.

The renewal application must be made no less than 2 weeks before the current Entry Visa (Permit) is due to expire. At the expiry of that final period, the worker must return to his/her country of origin.



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Processing Time[edit]

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Instructions[edit]

Those who are planning to obtain an Entry Visa (Permit) must apply from outside Cook Islands. Police and medical reports must be submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration (MFAI) together with an application for an entry and work permits (for those who are planning to work in Cook Islands).



Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.



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Need for the Document[edit]

Individuals who would like to live and work in the Cook Islands need to obtain an entry permit with permission to work.

Following are procedures on how you can apply for an Entry Visa (Permit) in Cook Islands.



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External Links[edit]

  • Cook Islands Foreign Affairs and Immigration Department:
http://www.mfai.gov.ck/index.php/immigration/work-permit.html



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