Visa Requirements for Cook Islander Citizens
Visa Information for Passport Holders of Cook Islands
Visa Not Required
67 destinations allow visa-free entry to Cook Islander citizens.
- Visa-FreeUnder the Compact of Free Association visa exemption applies to citizens by birth, former citizens of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands who were citizens in 1986, naturalized spouses, children and naturalized citizens who are residents for at least 5 years and does not apply to those who obtained passports through passport sale.
Visa On Arrival
A visa can be obtained upon arrival at 28 destinations for passport holders of Cook Islands.
Cook Islander passport allows entry to 16 destinations with an eVisa obtained prior to arrival.
eVisa / On Arrival
For 6 destinations, On-Arrival visa or an electronic visa / auhtorization is available to passport holders of Cook Islands.
- eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysVisa on arrival is available at Luangphabang, Pakse, Savannakhet and Vientiane international airports, the 4 Thai-Lao Friendship Bridges,
eVisa may be used to enter Laos through Wattay International Airport and the First Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge
The Lalai, Lantui, Meuang mom, Pakxan, and Phoudou border crossings are open only to visa holders.
Visa on arrival is extendable up to 60 days.
Pre-arranged Visa Required
75 destinations require a visa obtained at an embassy or consulate prior to arrival from passport holders of Cook Islands. This requirement may be waived off if Cook Islander citizens meet certain alternate requirements such as holding other visas or resident permits.
- Visa RequiredInternational Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy not required.
May transit without visa if transit is through Auckland Airport and for no longer than 24 hours, subject to meeting character requirements and obtaining an Electronic Travel Authority prior to departure.
Holders of an Australian Permanent Resident Visa or Resident Return Visa may be granted a New Zealand Resident Visa on arrival permitting indefinite stay (pursuant to the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement), subject to meeting character requirements and obtaining an Electronic Travel Authority prior to departure.
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