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Immigration Requirements of Solomon Islands

Passport:

Persons entering or leaving Solomon Islands must be in possession of a valid passport issued by the proper Passport authority of the country to which he is a citizen or national and must be in possession of a valid onward/return air ticket from Solomon Islands.

Visitors to Solomon Islands

Visitors wishing to travel to Solomon Islands must satisfy the following requirements prior to travelling:-

If all these requirements are met, a visitor will be granted a visitors permit on arrival in Solomon Islands except visitors who are nationals or citizens of the following countries.:

COUNTRIES/TERRITORIES WHOSE NATIONALS REQUIRE PRIOR APPROVAL BEFORE ENTERING SOLOMON ISLANDS AS VISITORS

AFRICA ASIA CARRIBEAN
Algeria Afghanistan Cuba
Angola Bahrain Haiti
Benin Bangladesh Jamaica
Botswana Bhutan  
Bukina Faso Burma (Myanmar)  
Cameroon Cambodia OCEANIA
Cape Verde China (People's Republic of) Kiribati
Central African Republic Hong Kong Tuvalu
Chad India  
Congo (Brazzaville) CENTRAL AMERICA  
Comorros Islands Iran Mexico
Cote d' Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Iraq Honduras
Djibouti Jordan El Salvador
Egypt Korea (North) Guatemala
Equitorial Guinea Laos Panama
Eritrea Lebanon Costa Rica
Ethiopia Mongolia Nicaragua
Gabon Nepal  
Gambia Oman SOUTH AMERICA
Ghana Pakistan Bolivia
Guinea Philippine Colombia
Guinea Bissau Qatar Venezuela
Kenya Kazakstan Ecuador
Lesotho Saudi Arabia  
Liberia Sri Lanka  
Libya Syria  
Madagascar Tibet  
Malawi Turkey  
Mali Vietnam  
Mauritania Yemen (Arab Republic)  
Mauritius Yemen (People's Democratic Republic)  
Mozambique Uzbekistan  
Morocco Azerbaijan  
Namibia Tajikistan  
Niger Turkmenistan  
Nigeria United Arab Emirates  
Rwanda    
Sao Tome & Principe EUROPE  
Senegal Albania  
Seychelles Bosnia Herzegovinia  
Sierra Leone Bulgaria  
Somalia Croatia  
South Africa Cyprus  
Sudan Armenia  
Swaziland Estonia  
Tanzania Georgia  
Togo Kosovo  
Tunisia Latvia  
Uganda Lithuani  
Congo (Zaire) Moldova  
Congo (Brazzoville) Romania  
Zimbabwe Russia  
Egypt Ukraine  
Libya Macedonia  
Macedonia    
Morocco    

The visitors who are national of the above mentioned countries require the prior approval of the Director of Immigration. Prior approval of the Director of Immigration may be obtained by contacting the Director direct by Email: immigration@commerce.gov.sb
Phone: (677) 22243
Fax: (677) 22964 or
by via P O Box G26
HONIARA
Solomon Islands.

The following conditions apply to a visitor who is granted a visitor’s permit:-

A visitor who is granted a visitor’s permit may during a period of 30 days engage in business, profession or employment without complying with condition 2 above if the business, profession or employment arises in the course of duties from his normal employment outside Solomon Islands.
However, any visitor wishing to engage in any business, profession or employment during a period of over and above 30 days must comply with condition 2 above.
A visitors permit entitles a visitor to remain in Solomon Islands for any period or periods in the aggregate, not exceeding three months in any period of twelve months. A visitor’s permit can be extended beyond the 3 months for a further period or aggregated period of up to 3 months provided there are special circumstances justifying the extension. A standard application form for extension needs to be filled up accompanied with a photograph of the applicant (passport photo) together with the required fee (appropriate fees, see column on Immigration fees).
Before a visitor’s permit can be issued to a visitor who wishes to engage in any business, profession or employment for more than 30 days a work permit obtained from the Commissioner of Labour must be furnished to the Director of Immigration. Similarly a visitor who wish to undertake research must also submit a research permit from the Education Minister or Department prior to a grant of a visitor’s permit.

 

 

DIVISIONS WITHIN MINISTRY OF COMMERCE
IMMIGRATION DIVISION
LABOUR DIVISION
GOVERNMENT MINISTRIES
NATIONAL PARLIAMENT OF SOLOMON ISLANDS
OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER & CABINET
MINISTRY OF FINANCE & TREASURY
BUSINESS DIRECTORY
BUSINESS CLASSIFIEDS
PHILATELIC BUREAU
KAOLO SUNSET RESORT
USEFUL LINKS

Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau
Laws of Solomon Islands on PacLII
Central Bank of Solomon Islands
SI National Provident Fund