A valid US passport with 6 months validity, onward/return ticket, and proof of sufficient funds for your stay in Tuvalu are required. Visitor permits valid for up to three months are issued upon arrival. For further information about entry requirements, travelers may wish to contact the Tuvalu Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, Suite 400 D, 800 2nd Avenue, New York, New York 10017, telephone: (212) 490-0534, facsimile: (212) 808-4975. Travelers may also contact the Chief Immigration Officer (acting), Department of Immigration, Private Mail Bag, Vaiaku, Funafuti, Tuvalu, Telephone: (+688) 20240. These requirements are particularly enforced for individuals planning to enter by sea. Tuvalu’s customs authorities may enforce strict regulations concerning temporary importation into or export from Tuvalu of items such as agricultural products. Visit the Tuvalu Permanent Mission to the United Nations website for the most current visa information and customs restrictions.
Register your trip on-line with the U.S. Embassy in this country. Millions of Americans travel abroad every year and encounter no difficulties. However, U.S. embassies and consulates assist nearly 200,000 Americans each year who are victims of crime, accident, or illness, or whose family and friends need to contact them in an emergency. When an emergency happens, or if natural disaster, terrorism, or civil unrest strikes during your foreign travel, the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate can be your source of assistance and information. By registering your trip, you help the embassy or consulate locate you when you might need them the most. Registration is voluntary and costs nothing, but it should be a big part of your travel planning and security.