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APPLYING FOR A VISA FOR PITCAIRN

Do I need a visa to visit Pitcairn?

If your visit is for 14 days or less and you intend to arrive and depart on the same vessel, you may apply for leave to enter on arrival at Pitcairn.  There is no need for prior entry clearance.  But you must ensure you can adequately maintain and accommodate yourself without recourse to public funds and meet the other criteria in Part III Para 6 of the Immigration Ordinance 2006.

If your visit is for longer than 14 days but less than 6 months you must complete an entry clearance application form well in advance of your visit (at least 3 months is recommended).  The application form should be submitted electronically to the Pitcairn Immigration Officer on immigration@pitcairn.gov.pn and copied to the Pitcairn Islands Office on admin@pitcairn.gov.pn.  If you do not get an acknowledgement within 2 weeks, telephone on (649) 366 0186 to confirm your application has been received.

If your visit is for professional or business reasons, you should follow the same visa application procedure but the conditions for any visit to the island will be as described in Part III Para 8 of the Immigration Ordinance 2006.

Do I need a visa to work on Pitcairn?

Yes, if you have not been granted a settlement visa and are not a permanent resident of Pitcairn you need to obtain written permission from the Island Council before taking up paid employment or entering business on Pitcairn. More info at Para 16 of Immigration Ordinance 2006.

Do I need a visa to live on Pitcairn?

Yes, if you are the spouse or dependant child of a Pitcairn resident or you wish to join other family members settled or residing there you might qualify for settlement.  If you do not have any family ties but you have skills which will be beneficial to the Pitcairn community you may also apply.  The criteria for settlement are at Part V Para 12(3) of Immigration Ordinance 2006.

If you wish to apply you should complete a settlement application form well in advance of your intended travel and submit it electronically to the Pitcairn Immigration Officer on immigration@pitcairn.gov.pn and copied to admin@pitcairn.gov.pn.   If you do not get a response within 2 weeks telephone on (649) 366 0186 to confirm your application has been received.

Important Notice: There are currently restrictions in place regarding visits and settlement  by children under 16 years of age.  If you wish to apply on behalf of a child you should contact the Governor’s Office on (644) 924 2861 before submitting any application.


GOVERNMENT OF PITCAIRN ISLANDS
JULY 2010

Relevant documents:
Immigration Ordinance 2006
Entry clearance application form
Settlement application form