Kiribati visa for New Zealand citizens

A visa is NOT required for New Zealand passport holders visiting Kiribati for a short-term stay: 120 days.

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For New Zealand citizens to enter Kiribati for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required 120 days
Evisa Kiribati e-visa for New Zealand citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Kiribati visa on arrival for New Zealand citizens Not Available

Kiribati tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding New Zealand passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in Kiribati.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from Kiribati.

If you are looking for Kiribati visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from New Zealand, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Kiribati nearest your place of residence.

  • Auckland: The Honorary Consulate of Kiribati in Auckland, New Zealand (Working hours: Open now. Close in 5 hours 47 minutes)

Kiribati visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest Kiribati diplomatic mission offices to New Zealand for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from New Zealand traveling to Kiribati from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (New Zealand) estimated Change (%)
2008 486 N/A
2009 495 1.85%
2010 466 -5.86%
2011 505 8.37%
2012 505 0.00%
2013 486 -3.76%
2014 476 -2.06%
2015 491 3.15%
2016 466 -5.09%
2017 500 7.30%
2018 486 -2.80%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

Kiribati & New Zealand comparison

Kiribati's area is approximately 810 km2 (312 sq mi), while the area of New Zealand is approximately 263,310 km2 (101,664 sq mi). This means New Zealand is 325.07 times bigger than Kiribati.

As of January 2022, Kiribati's population is ~133321 people - 4,981,416 fewer people than the population of New Zealand.

We have highlighted Kiribati & New Zealand’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

Kiribati New Zealand Difference
Population (est 2022) 133,321 5,114,737 5.0 million fewer people live in Kiribati than New Zealand
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 8 72 Kiribati has 64 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with New Zealand.
Travel freedom (2022) 86 135 Kiribati passport holders visit 49 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 4 115 Kiribati hosts 111 fewer foreign missions than New Zealand.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from New Zealand travel to Kiribati in one year?

The number of visitors from New Zealand visiting Kiribati in 2018 was approximately 486.

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