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Niue - Apply for a Temporary Permit

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  1. Every person must immediately apply for a temporary permit on arrival in Niue to the Immigration Officer at an Immigration Place.
  2. Complete an application and submit it together with the application fee.
  3. The Chief Immigration Officer will require the applicant to pay a monetary bond with the Immigration Department before any temporary permit is granted for the purpose of minimizing the financial risk to the Government if the person has to be deported from Niue. In determining the level of bond that may be paid the Chief Immigration Officer must have regard to the amount that it is likely to cost of returning the applicant and any accompanying immediate family to a country that he or she has the right to lawfully enter and permanently reside. Bonds must be in New Zealand currency and paid to the Chief Immigration Officer before the temporary permit is granted.
  4. Your application will be reviewed by the Chief Immigration Officer and once approved he will grant the temporary permit.


  • When a person is refused a temporary permit on application on arrival in Niue that person is deemed to be unlawfully in Niue.
  • Nothing prevents the Chief Immigration Officer from granting an applicant a temporary permit of a different type to that applied for if he or she considers it appropriate in the circumstances.

Sponsors for applicants for temporary permits

  • A sponsor must submit together with the application any documentation required by the temporary entry guidelines to the Chief Immigration Officer or Cabinet.
  • A sponsor may be required to undertake to provide any or all of the following in respect of the applicant including the applicant's immediate family:
    • accommodation
    • maintenance
    • costs of deportation if the applicant or the applicant's immediate family becomes unlawful
    • the costs of any health or social services required by the applicant or the applicant's immediate family
    • any other costs incurred by the Government resulting from a breach of the conditions of a visa or temporary permit


Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed application form
  • At least 2 character references of the applicant
  • A police report and health clearances from the relevant officials of the applicant's home country

Note: The Chief Immigration Officer may ask for additional documents.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Immigration Office
PO Box 67, Alofi,
Niue Island
Phone: (683) 4349



Every person must immediately apply for a temporary permit on arrival in Niue.


  • he or she is exempt from the requirement to hold a permit
  • he or she holds a residence permit

Applicants for a temporary permit must be of:

  • genuine intent in their stated reason for being in Niue; and
  • good character; and
  • good health.

Sponsors for applicants for temporary permits

Applicants for temporary permits must have a sponsor acceptable to the Chief Immigration Officer if required under the temporary entry guidelines.

A sponsor must be either:

  • residing in Niue at the time of sponsorship and be :
    • a person born in Niue who has resided in Niue for at least 10 years.
    • a permanent residence permit older for at least 10 years
    • at least 40 years of age or have the ability to demonstrate that they are of sound mind and good health
  • a company based in Niue

A sponsor must demonstrate that the sponsor has the financial ability to meet any undertaking given.


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


A temporary permit remains valid for a period up to and until the earlier of :

  • the date the holder departs Niue; or
  • the date of expiry so stated in the temporary permit.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Types of temporary permits:

  • work permits for person intending to undertake employment or provide any services in Niue
  • student permits for person intending to undertake a course of study in Niue.

Required Information[edit]

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


Need for the Document[edit]

A temporary permit entitles the holder to remain in Niue for the period stated on the permit.

This procedure provides you information on how you can apply for a temporary permit in Niue.

Information which might help[edit]

Every temporary permit granted must be in a form approved by the Chief Immigration Officer which may include electronic form.

The permit must be endorsed in the applicant's valid passport or valid certificate of identity unless the permit is granted in an electronic form.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Immigration Act. 2011


More information which might help people.