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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:

COUNTRIES/TERRITORIES WHOSE NATIONALS CAN OBTAIN VISITORS PERMIT ON ARRIVAL IN SOLOMON ISLANDS.

OCEANIA ASIA
American Samoa Brunei
Australia Japan
Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Malaysia
Cook Islands Republic of China (Taiwan)
Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) Singapore
Fiji South Korea
French Polynesia (Tahiti) Thailand
Guam (US Territory) Maldives
Republic of Nauru Israel
New Caledonia Kuwait
New Zealand  
Niue NORTH AMERICA
Norfolk Islands Canada
Palau United States of America (USA)
Papua New Guinea  
Republic of Marshall Islands SOUTH AMERICA
Samoa Argentina
Tonga Belize
Vanuatu Brazil
Wallis and Futuna Chile
Pitcairn Island French Guiana
  Guyana
EUROPE Peru
Austria Suriname
Denmark Uruguay
Finland Paraguay
France  
Germany CARRIBEAN
Great Britian (United Kingdom) Antigua and Barbuda
Iceland Bahamas
Ireland (Republic of) Barbados
Italy Aruba
Liechtenstein Anguilla
Luxembourg Bonaire
Malta British Virgin Islands
Monaco Camon Islands
Netherlands (Holland) Curacao
Norway Dominica
Poland Dominican Republic
Portugal Grenada
San Marino Guadeloupe
Spain Matinique
Sweden Monserrat
Switzerland Pueto Rico
Greece Saba
Hungary St Kitts & Nevis
Slovenia St Lucia
Slovakia St Vincent and The Grenadines
Czech Republic Trinidad and Tobago
Andorra  
Bulgaria  
Cyprus  
Estonia  
Latvia  
Romania  
Lithuania  
Kingdom of Belgium  
Croatia  
   

 

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  
Comorros Islands Indonesia CENTRAL AMERICA
Cote d' Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Iran Mexico
Djibouti Iraq Honduras
Equitorial Guinea Jordan El Salvador
Eritrea Korea (North) Guatemala
Ethiopia Laos Panama
Gabon Lebanon Costa Rica
Gambia Mongolia Nicaragua
Guinea Nepal  
Guinea Bissau Oman SOUTH AMERICA
Kenya Pakistan Bolivia
Lesotho Philippine Colombia
Liberia Qatar Venezuela
Madagascar Kazakstan Ecuador
Malawi Saudi Arabia  
Mali Sri Lanka  
Mauritania Syria  
Mauritius Tibet  
Mozambique Turkey  
Namibia Vietnam  
Niger Yemen (Arab Republic)  
Nigeria Uzbekistan  
Rwanda Azerbaijan  
Sao Tome & Principe Tajikistan  
Senegal Kygyzstan  
Seychelles Turkmenistan  
Sierra Leone United Arab Emirates  
Somalia    
Sudan EUROPE  
Swaziland Albania  
Tanzania Bosnia Herzegovinia  
Togo Armenia  
Uganda Georgia  
Congo (Zaire) Kosovo  
Congo (Brazzaville) Moldova  
Egypt Russia  
Libya Ukraine  
Morocco Macedonia  
Tunisia  
Zambia  
   
   
   
   
   
     
     

The visitors who are national of the above mentioned countries require the prior approval of the Director of Immigration. Countries NOT listed on both catergories MUST also get prior approval from the Director of Immigration.

Prior approval of the Director of Immigration may be obtained by contacting the Director direct by Email: immdir@commerce.gov.sb
Phone: (677) 26902 or 22179
Fax: (677) 24870
Mailing Address: 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