Norfolk Island is an Australian territory in the South Pacific Ocean. It has about 1,500 inhabitants, but the place is gorgeous. If you get there, you will fall in love with it. Some of its beaches are rocky and rugged, but they make for beautiful landscapes. You can take some of the best photos there. Others are sandy, and you can sit in the sand while getting tanned. The best thing about the beaches on Norfolk Island is that nature comes down to the ocean. It is not unusual to see a tree a few feet away from water. The rest of the island is yours to explore. You will discover some picturesque landscapes that will leave you in awe.
Before you travel to Norfolk Island, you need to see whether or not you need a visa. Since the island is an Australian territory, the visa policy of Australia applies. However, you need to keep in mind that Australia has agreements in place that grant visa exemption to many nationalities. Some of them need to request an ETA, which is an electronic authorization before entering Australian territory. At the same time, electronic visas are available for the countries in the Schengen Area, but it is called eVisitor and grants a 90-day stay. The nationals of New Zealand can access Norfolk Island with no limitations because Australia and New Zealand signed the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement. All the other travelers who are not visa exempt or qualify for an electronic visa must submit an application at the nearest diplomatic mission of Australia.
In order to find out in which category you fit in, we suggest that you use iVisa’s Visa Checker. All you must do is click on the Visa Checker button you see in the top right corner of this page and fill in the boxes. You must select your nationality from the drag-down menu on the left, and on the right, you must choose Norfolk Island as your destination. The result will tell you if you need a visa or not, and if you do, you will be given a list of embassies where you can apply.
While electronic visas are available for Norfolk Island, iVisa does not process requests at the moment. That may change in the future, but meanwhile, we can assist you with some valuable information. Our support service is available 24/7 and is free of charge.
When it comes to requirements, you need to learn what they are to make sure that you meet them. You can find a lot of information on the internet, but we recommend that you use it as a reference only. The info you see online is not always the most reliable. In consequence, we suggest that you call the diplomatic mission and ask your questions there. They can give you the most legitimate answers. Meanwhile, what we can tell you is that all travelers who take a trip to Norfolk Island must have a valid passport that does not expire for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival.
Even though we cannot provide further assistance with the process of obtaining a visa for Norfolk Island, we hope that the information above is somewhat useful.