Everything You Need To Know About A Micronesia Visa
Federated States of Micronesia follows a very lenient entry policy. In fact,
the nation grants permission to almost all foreigners to visit its territory
without a visa. And the UK falls under this exhaustive list of visa-exempted
Hence, if you hold a valid British citizen passport, you do not need a
visa to travel to Micronesia.
only difference arrives in the form of the allowable period of stay — which
varies from 30 days to 365 days — depending on the country of origin.
citizens are granted an entry card upon arrival that usually allows stays of up
to 30 days per visit.
you decide to extend your stay while in Micronesia, you can apply for an
extension up to 30 days. You may again apply for a subsequent extension for
another 30 days.
However, your total stay period in the nation per visit cannot
exceed 90 days.
can apply for an extension through the office of the Chief Immigration Officer,
located in Palikir, Pohnpei. Here are the contact details:
+ (691) 320 5844 / 320 2605, fax; +(691) 320 7250 / 6240.
order to be allowed a visa-free entry into Micronesia, you should ensure that
your passport is valid for at least three months after your exit date from the
nation. But it is advisable to maintain 6 months validity on your passport at
all times during your travel.
you must also check if your passport has a minimum of 2 blank pages for the
necessary stamps upon arrival and departure from Micronesia.
check with your airline whether they have connecting overseas flights while
traveling to Micronesia. If yes, there might be separate transit visa
requirements for specific countries. Do not forget to check these conditions
prior to your travel dates.
immigration officials may ask you to produce proof of sufficient funds to
support your stay period in the country. They might also request you to present
evidence of return travel to the UK or onward travel to the next destination on
Micronesia does not have any British Embassy. So, you cannot seek consular support while staying in the country.
In case you face any emergency, you can contact the High Commission Suva in Fiji.
It is also strongly advised to take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. Medical facilities are not adequate for advanced treatment. So, for serious cases of illness, you might have to travel to Guam or Australia.
Therefore, ensure that you have enough funds in your travel health insurance so that you can carry out all types of medical treatment abroad.
You must also make sure that your insurance covers costs of repatriation, which include medical evacuation by air ambulance.
Micronesia has strict laws when it comes to drug offences. Again, homosexuality is not supported in the nation. Public displays of affection may be considered offensive.
Hence, it is advisable to follow the social norms and behave/dress modestly while staying in Micronesia.