Visa requirements for Canadians

Canadian citizens using Canadian passports can purchase a visa upon arrival (VOA) in the country at the first airport or land border crossing point. There is no application process.

Visa requirements for Foreigners

As the embassy or high commission of this country accredited to Canada is physically located inside the USA, you must apply for this visa at the embassy or high commission or consulate located in the USA. These are usually in Washington DC (embassies and high commissions), or in New York City (consulates)


Canadian citizens using Canadian passports can buy a visa-on-arrival (VOA) for short stays as tourists or on business. A valid Canadian passport is required for Canadians intending to visit Tuvalu. Canadians must also be in possession of an onward or return ticket and proof of sufficient funds. Visas are issued upon arrival. This does not apply to persons holding Canadian "Travel Documents" (1951 convention refugees); or to persons with foreign (non-Canadian) passports and Canadian Permanent Resident cards. This does not apply to Canadians who are using non-Canadian passports, or to Canadians going for work or study or any other non-tourist/business reason.


  • Tuvalu Permanent Mission to the United Nations 
  • 800 Second Avenue
  • Suite 400B
  • New York NY 10017  USA 
  • tel.: 212-490-0534
  • fax: 212-808-4975