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Nauru Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory
January 10, 2018
Nauru - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
O E N H U T C

Exercise normal precautions in Nauru. 

Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Nauru:

Travel Advisory Levels
1 Exercise normal precautions, 2 Exercise increased caution, 3 Reconsider travel, 4 Do not travel

Nauru
Republic of Nauru
Quick Facts
PASSPORT VALIDITY:


3 months

BLANK PASSPORT PAGES:


1 page per stamp

TOURIST VISA REQUIRED:


Yes

VACCINATIONS:


None

CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR ENTRY:


Unlimited if declared on arrival

CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR EXIT:


Up to AUD $2,500; permit required for amounts exceeding AUD $2,500

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Embassies and Consulates

U.S. Embassy, Suva

158 Princes Rd, Tamavua
Suva, Fiji Islands
Telephone:
+(679) 331-4466
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(679) 772-8049
Fax: +(679) 330-2267
SuvaACS@state.gov

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Destination Description

See the Department of State Fact Sheet on Nauru for information on U.S. – Nauru relations. 

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Entry, Exit and Visa Requirements

You must obtain your visa before you travel to Nauru; there is no visa issuance on arrival. To enter Nauru, you need:

  • a valid passport with a minimum of three months validity
  • a visa
  • an onward/return ticket
  • proof of hotel bookings (or sponsorship from a resident of Nauru)

For more information on entry/exit requirements, you may wish to contact Republic of Nauru Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York at 212-937-0074 or by fax at 212-937-0079. The address is: 800 Second Avenue, Suite 400A New York, NY 10017.

Information about dual nationality or the prevention of international child abduction can be found on our website. For further information about customs regulations, please read our Customs Information page.

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Safety and Security

Public Safety: Messages regarding demonstrations and strikes, explosive device/suspicious packages, and weather-related events are posted on the embassy’s website.

CRIME: Nauru has a low crime rate. However, visitors should not be complacent regarding their personal safety or the protection of valuables.
To stay connected:

Take some time before traveling to consider your personal security and checking for useful tips for traveling safely abroad.

VICTIMS OF CRIME: If you or someone you know becomes the victim of a crime abroad, you should contact the local police and the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. We can:

  • help you find appropriate medical care
  • assist you in reporting a crime to the police
  • contact relatives or friends with your written consent
  • explain the local criminal justice process in general terms
  • provide a list of local attorneys
  • provide our information on victim’s compensation programs in the U.S.
  • provide an emergency loan for repatriation to the United States and/or limited medical support in cases of destitution
  • help you find accommodation and arrange flights home
  • replace a stolen or lost passport

The local equivalent to the “911” emergency phone numbers is as follows in Nauru:

Police Emergency Service      110
Fire Emergency Service        112
Ambulance Emergency Service   111 or 444-3883
Customer Care              123
Directory Enquiries           192

For further information:

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Local Laws & Special Circumstances

Criminal Penalties: You are subject to local laws. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. 

Furthermore, some laws are also prosecutable in the U.S., regardless of local law. For examples, see our website on crimes against minors abroad and the Department of Justice website.

Arrest Notification: If you are arrested or detained, ask police or prison officials to notify the U.S. Embassy in Fiji immediately. See our webpage for further information.

Customs: Nauru's customs authorities may enforce strict regulations concerning temporary importation into or export from Nauru of items such as foodstuffs, animals, and pornographic materials. Please contact the Consulate General of Nauru in Melbourne, Australia, for specific information regarding customs requirements.

Currency: The Australian dollar is the legal currency in Nauru. You should be prepared to pay cash for hotel bills and all other services, since credit card services are not available.

Special Circumstances: Access to and from Nauru is limited to a small number of commercial air flights each week. Transportation may be interrupted due to weather, political or labor disputes, economic difficulties, and other reasons. If you travel to Nauru and an emergency arises, you should be prepared to remain in Nauru until the emergency passes or to arrange for a private air or sea charter from the island. Hotels are also limited and should be booked before arrival.

Faith-Based Travelers: See the Department of State’s International Religious Freedom Report.

LGBTI Travelers: There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBT events in Nauru. For more detailed information about LGBT rights in Nauru, you may review the Department of State's Human Rights Report. For further information on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) travel, please read our LGBT Travel Information page.

Travelers Who Require Accessibility Assistance: Accessibility of buildings, and communications and information for persons with disabilities is not mandated. There are no special accommodations for persons with disabilities.

Students: See our Students Abroad page and FBI travel tips.

Women Travelers: See our travel tips for Women Travelers.

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Health

There are few health care facilities available in the Republic of Nauru. Medical care for routine problems is available, but not up to the standards of industrialized countries. On occasion, basic medications can be difficult to obtain. Emergency response capability is extremely limited. Serious medical conditions requiring hospitalization and/or medical evacuation to the United States can cost thousands of dollars. Doctors and hospitals often expect immediate cash payment for health service. There is a recompression chamber in Nauru. Before diving, check that facilities are operational.

We do not pay medical bills. Be aware that U.S. Medicare does not apply overseas. 

Medical Insurance: Make sure your health insurance plan provides coverage overseas. Most care providers overseas only accept cash payments. See our webpage for more information on insurance providers for overseas coverage

We strongly recommend supplemental insurance to cover medical evacuation.

Always carry your prescription medication in original packaging with your doctor’s prescription. 

Vaccinations: Be up-to-date on all vaccinations recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Further health information:

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Travel and Transportation

Road Conditions and Safety: While in Nauru, you may encounter road conditions that differ significantly from those in the United States. The main road circling the island is paved, but the remaining roads are unpaved. There is no organized roadside assistance, although there are a number of mechanics and car repair facilities on the island. Animals and pedestrians walking in the road make night driving hazardous. For specific information concerning Nauru driving permits, vehicle inspection, road tax and mandatory insurance, contact the Nauru Consulate General in Melbourne, Australia at telephone (613) 9653-5709, fax (613) 9654-4738, or via email.

Traffic Laws: Traffic moves on the left in Nauru. There are few taxis or buses in Nauru, but vehicles can be hired locally. Please refer to our Road Safety page for more information.

Aviation Safety Oversight: As there is no direct commercial air service to the United States by carriers registered in Nauru, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has not assessed the government of Nauru’s Civil Aviation Authority for compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) aviation safety standards. Further information may be found on the FAA’s safety assessment page.

Maritime Travel: Mariners planning travel to Nauru should also check for U.S. maritime advisories and alerts at www.marad.dot.gov/msci. Information may also be posted to the U.S. Coast Guard homeport website (https://homeport.uscg.mil), and the NGA broadcast warnings website https://msi.nga.mil/NGAPortal/MSI.portal (select “broadcast warnings”).

Hague Convention Participation
Party to the Hague Abduction Convention?
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U.S. Treaty Partner under the Hague Abduction Convention?
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Learn why the Hague Abduction Convention Matters.
What You Can Do
Learn how to respond to abductions FROM the US
Learn how to respond to abductions TO the US
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Embassies and Consulates

U.S. Embassy, Suva

158 Princes Rd, Tamavua
Suva, Fiji Islands
Telephone:
+(679) 331-4466
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(679) 772-8049
Fax: +(679) 330-2267
SuvaACS@state.gov

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General Information
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Exercising Custody Rights

While travelling in a foreign country, you are subject to the laws of that country. It is important for parents to understand that, although a left-behind parent in the United States may have custody or visitation rights pursuant to a U.S. custody order, that order may not be valid and enforceable in the country in which the child is located.  For this reason, we strongly encourage you to speak to a local attorney if planning to remove a child from a foreign country without the consent of the other parent.  Attempts to remove your child to the United States may:

  • Endanger your child and others;
  • Prejudice any future judicial efforts; and
  • Could result in your arrest and imprisonment.

The U.S. government cannot interfere with another country’s court or law enforcement system.

To understand the legal effect of a U.S. order in a foreign country, a parent should consult with a local attorney in the country in which the child is located.  

For information about hiring an attorney abroad, see our section on Retaining a Foreign Attorney. 

Although we cannot recommend an attorney to you, most U.S. Embassies have lists of attorneys available online. Please visit the local U.S. Embassy or Consulate website for a full listing.

For more information on consular assistance for U.S. citizens arrested abroad, please see our website.

Country officers are available to speak with you Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  For assistance with an abduction in progress or any emergency situation that occurs after normal business hours, on weekends, or federal holidays, please call toll free at 1-888-407-4747. See all contact information.

DISCLAIMER: The information in this flyer is provided for general information only, is not intended to be legal advice, and may change without notice. Questions involving interpretation of law should be addressed to an attorney licensed in the relevant jurisdiction. 

 

Hague Convention Participation
Hague Adoption Convention Country?
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Are Intercountry Adoptions between this country and the United States possible?
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Hague Convention Information

Nauru is not party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention).  Intercountry adoptions of children from non-Hague countries are processed in accordance with 8 Code of Federal Regulations, Section  204.3 as it relates to orphans as defined under the Immigration and Nationality Act, Section 101(b)(1)(F).

Below is the limited adoption information that the Department has obtained from the adoption authority of Nauru.  U.S. citizens interested in adopting children from Nauru should contact the Magistrate Court of Nauru to inquire about applicable laws and procedures.  U.S. citizen prospective adoptive parents living in Nauru who would like to adopt a child from the United States or from a third country should also contact Nauru’s Magistrate Court.  See contact information below.

Nauru's adoption legislation does not permit the adoption of Nauruan children by non-Nauruans.  However, the judiciary has determined that this legislation conflicts with certain obligations Nauru has undertaken with respect to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.  The courts have permitted the adoption of Nauruan children by married couples in which only one of the adoptive parents is of Nauruan origin.  There have been no applications for adoptions in which neither prospective adoptive parent is of Nauruan origin and it is unclear whether Nauru's courts would permit an adoption in such a case.

Caution:  Prospective adoptive parents should be aware that not all children in orphanages or children’s homes are adoptable.  In many countries, birth parents place their child(ren) temporarily in an orphanage or children’s home due to financial or other hardship, intending that the child return home when this becomes possible.  In such cases, the birth parent(s) have rarely relinquished their parental rights or consented to their child(ren)’s adoption.

There are no adoption agencies in Nauru.  There are several private lawyers practicing in Nauru as well as a volunteer known as the "People's Lawyer" on contract with the Nauru Government.  The People's Lawyer may be contacted at:

Office of the People's Lawyer
Government Building, Judiciary
Yaren District
Nauru
Tel: (+674) 444-3133

Alternatively, prospective adoptive parents may seek assistance from the Attorney General's office.  The Attorney General's contact information is:

Office of the Attorney General
Government Building, Judiciary
Yaren District
Nauru
Tel: (+674) 444-3133

The nearest immigrant visa issuing U.S. embassy is in Suva, Fiji.  Once prospective adoptive parents receive the Form I-171 Notice of approval of relative immigrant visa petition from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the embassy requests that U.S. prospective adoptive parents begin and maintain contact with the Immigrant Visa Unit.  Their contact information is: consularsuva@state.gov and (679) 331-4466 (telephone) and (679) 330-2267 (fax).

Note:  The U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji cannot issue visas on the same day of the visa interview.  Prospective adoptive parents should expect a minimum of two days for the visa to be issued.  U.S. families should make their travel plans accordingly, including allowing for the possibility of computer difficulties or other problems that could potentially further delay visa issuance.

Please visit the Department of State’s Country Specific Information for more information on travelling to Nauru and the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji’s website for information on consular services.

NAURU’S ADOPTION AUTHORITY:
The Magistrate Court
Government Building, Judiciary
Yaren District
Nauru
Tel: (+674) 444-3133

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Reciprocity Schedule

Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee, number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.

Explanation of Terms

Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.

Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).

Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.

Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.

Visa Classifications
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
Visa
Classification
Fee Number
of Entries
Validity
Period
A-1 None Multiple 60 Months
A-2 None Multiple 60 Months
A-3 1 None Multiple 24 Months
B-1 None Multiple 60 Months
B-2 None Multiple 60 Months
B-1/B-2 None Multiple 60 Months
C-1 None Multiple 60 Months
C-1/D N/A N/A N/A
C-2 None Multiple 12 Months
C-3 None Multiple 60 Months
CW-1 11 None Multiple 12 Months
CW-2 11 None Multiple 12 Months
D None Multiple 60 Months
E-1 2 No Treaty N/A N/A
E-2 2 No Treaty N/A N/A
E-2C 12 None Multiple 24 Months
F-1 None Multiple 60 Months
F-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-1 None Multiple 60 Months
G-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-3 None Multiple 60 Months
G-4 None Multiple 60 Months
G-5 1 None Multiple 24 Months
H-1B None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-1C None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2A None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2B None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2R None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3
I None Multiple 60 Months
J-1 4 None Multiple 60 Months
J-2 4 None Multiple 60 Months
K-1 None One 6 Months
K-2 None One 6 Months
K-3 None Multiple 24 Months
K-4 None Multiple 24 Months
L-1 None Multiple 60 Months
L-2 None Multiple 60 Months
M-1 None Multiple 60 Months
M-2 None Multiple 60 Months
N-8 None Multiple 60 Months
N-9 None Multiple 60 Months
NATO 1-7 N/A N/A N/A
O-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3
O-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3
O-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3
Q-1 6 None Multiple 15 Months 3
R-1 None Multiple 60 Months
R-2 None Multiple 60 Months
S-5 7 None One 1 Month
S-6 7 None One 1 Month
S-7 7 None One 1 Month
T-1 9 N/A N/A N/A
T-2 None One 6 Months
T-3 None One 6 Months
T-4 None One 6 Months
T-5 None One 6 Months
T-6 None One 6 Months
TD 5 N/A N/A N/A
U-1 None Multiple 48 Months
U-2 None Multiple 48 Months
U-3 None Multiple 48 Months
U-4 None Multiple 48 Months
U-5 None Multiple 48 Months
V-1 None Multiple 120 Months
V-2 None Multiple 120 Months 8
V-3 None Multiple 120 Months 8
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Country Specific Footnotes

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.

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Visa Category Footnotes
  1. The validity of A-3, G-5, and NATO 7 visas may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the person who is employing the applicant. The "employer" would have one of the following visa classifications:

    • A-1
    • A-2
    • G-1 through G-4
    • NATO 1 through NATO 6

  2. An E-1 and E-2 visa may be issued only to a principal alien who is a national of a country having a treaty, or its equivalent, with the United States. E-1 and E-2 visas may not be issued to a principal alien if he/she is a stateless resident. The spouse and children of an E-1 or E-2 principal alien are accorded derivative E-1 or E-2 status following the reciprocity schedule, including any reciprocity fees, of the principle alien’s country of nationality.  

    Example: John Doe is a national of the country of Z that has an E-1/E-2 treaty with the U.S. His wife and child are nationals of the country of Y which has no treaty with the U.S. The wife and child would, therefore, be entitled to derivative status and receive the same reciprocity as Mr. Doe, the principal visa holder.  

  3. The validity of H-1 through H-3, O-1 and O-2, P-1 through P-3, and Q visas may not exceed the period of validity of the approved petition or the number of months shown, whichever is less.

    Under 8 CFR §214.2, H-2A and H-2B petitions may generally only be approved for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as participating countries. The current list of eligible countries is available on USCIS's website for both H-2A and H-2B visas. Nationals of countries not on this list may be the beneficiary of an approved H-2A or H2-B petition in limited circumstances at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security if specifically named on the petition.  

    Derivative H-4, L-2, O-3, and P-4 visas, issued to accompanying or following-to-join spouses and children, may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the principal alien.

  4. There is no reciprocity fee for the issuance of a J visa if the alien is a United States Government grantee or a participant in an exchange program sponsored by the United States Government.

    Also, there is no reciprocity fee for visa issuance to an accompanying or following-to-join spouse or child (J-2) of an exchange visitor grantee or participant.

    In addition, an applicant is eligible for an exemption from the MRV fee if he or she is participating in a State Department, USAID, or other federally funded educational and cultural exchange program (program serial numbers G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-7).

    However, all other applicants with U.S. Government sponsorships, including other J-visa applicants, are subject to the MRV processing fee.

  5. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian and Mexican nationals coming to engage in certain types of professional employment in the United States may be admitted in a special nonimmigrant category known as the "trade NAFTA" or "TN" category. Their dependents (spouse and children) accompanying or following to join them may be admitted in the "trade dependent" or "TD" category whether or not they possess Canadian or Mexican nationality. Except as noted below, the number of entries, fees and validity for non-Canadian or non-Mexican family members of a TN status holder seeking TD visas should be based on the reciprocity schedule of the TN principal alien.

    Canadian Nationals

    Since Canadian nationals generally are exempt from visa requirement, a Canadian "TN' or "TD" alien does not require a visa to enter the United States. However, the non-Canadian national dependent of a Canadian "TN", unless otherwise exempt from the visa requirement, must obtain a "TD" visa before attempting to enter the United States. The standard reciprocity fee and validity period for all non-Canadian "TD"s is no fee, issued for multiple entries for a period of 36 months, or for the duration of the principal alien's visa and/or authorized period of stay, whichever is less. See 'NOTE' under Canadian reciprocity schedule regarding applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality.

    Mexican Nationals

    Mexican nationals are not visa-exempt. Therefore, all Mexican "TN"s and both Mexican and non-Mexican national "TD"s accompanying or following to join them who are not otherwise exempt from the visa requirement (e.g., the Canadian spouse of a Mexican national "TN") must obtain nonimmigrant visas.

    Applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality, who have a permanent resident or refugee status in Canada/Mexico, may not be accorded Canadian/Mexican reciprocity, even when applying in Canada/Mexico. The reciprocity fee and period for "TD" applicants from Libya is $10.00 for one entry over a period of 3 months. The Iranian and Iraqi "TD" is no fee with one entry over a period of 3 months.

  6. Q-2 (principal) and Q-3 (dependent) visa categories are in existence as a result of the 'Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998'. However, because the Department anticipates that virtually all applicants for this special program will be either Irish or U.K. nationals, the Q-2 and Q-3 categories have been placed only in the reciprocity schedules for those two countries. Q-2 and Q-3 visas are available only at the Embassy in Dublin and the Consulate General in Belfast.

  7. No S visa may be issued without first obtaining the Department's authorization.

  8. V-2 and V-3 status is limited to persons who have not yet attained their 21st birthday. Accordingly, the period of validity of a V-2 or V-3 visa must be limited to expire on or before the applicant's twenty-first birthday.

  9. Posts may not issue a T-1 visa. A T-1 applicant must be physically present in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a U.S. port of entry, where he/she will apply for an adjustment of status to that of a T-1. The following dependents of a T-1 visa holder, however, may be issued a T visa at a U.S. consular office abroad:

    • T-2 (spouse)
    • T-3 (child)
    • T-4 (parent)
  10. The validity of NATO-5 visas may not exceed the period of validity of the employment contract or 12 months, whichever is less.

  11. The validity of CW-1 and CW-2 visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (12 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

  12. The validity of E-2C visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (24 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

 

 

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General Documents

According to Nauru Registry policy, birth, death, and marriage records/certificates are not issued to anyone other than the applicant or to an immediate family member. 

General Issuing Authority Information:

Birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates may all be obtained from the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages. All fees listed are in Australian dollars.

Government Offices
Yaren District
Republic of Nauru
Telephone:  (+674) 557-3133

Adoption, police, court, and prison records can be obtained in person or released to an immediate family member, including spouse, parents, siblings and children over age 18. 

Contact:
Department of Justice
Government Office
Yaren District
Republic of Nauru
Telephone: (+674) 557-3133

Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificates
 

Available

Fees:  AUD $10

Document Name:  Birth certificate

Issuing Authority: The Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Birth certificates contain the Republic of Nauru wet ink seal on white paper.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages

Registration Criteria: The registrar will require a notification of birth from the hospital within 7 days of birth before registering a child.  Parents or guardians must register the birth within 21 days of the birth.

Procedure for Obtaining: Certificates may be obtained in person or released to an immediate family member (spouse, parents, siblings and children over age 18).  Any individual may request the birth certificate of a person whose birth occurred more than 75 years before the date of the request.  Additionally, a third person may request a birth certificate if the subject of the record has granted that individual power of attorney.

Government Offices
Yaren District
Republic of Nauru
Telephone: (+674) 557-3133

Certified Copies Available:  Available from the Commissioner for Oaths.

Alternate Documents: Gazette Notice on births, deaths, and marriages published monthly.  The Gazette is a government notice published for public information.  Any person can have access to the registry records for informational purposes only.  The Gazette Notice birth information includes the name of child, date of birth, tribe, nationality, and name of mother.  Death information shows the name of the deceased, (if still-birth, includes the name of the mother), date of death, tribe, and nationality.  Marriage information includes the name of the parties, date of marriage, place where marriage was solemnized, and name of marriage officer.

Exceptions:  None

Comments:  None

 

Death Certificates
 

Available

Fees: AUD $10

Document Name: Death Certificate

Issuing Authority: The Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: A death certificate will include a red stamp titled “Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages–Republic of Nauru.”

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registration Criteria: The Registrar will require a death notification from the hospital before registering the death.

Procedure for Obtaining: Certificates may be obtained in person or released to an immediate family member (spouse, parents, and children over age 21).  For death cases that involve the courts, the Registrar will require a court order/judgement to register the death.  Any person may request the death certificate of a person whose death occurred more than 20 years before the date of the request, or whose birth occurred more than 75 years before the date of the request.

Government Offices
Yaren District
Republic of Nauru
Telephone:  (+674) 557-3133

Certified Copies Available:  Available from the Commissioner of Oaths.

Alternate Documents: Gazette Notice on births, deaths, and marriages published monthly.  The Gazette is a government notice published for public information.  Any person can have access to the registry records for informational purposes only.  The Gazette Notice birth information includes the name of child, date of birth, tribe, nationality, and name of mother.  Death information shows the name of the deceased, (if still-birth, includes the name of the mother), date of death, tribe, and nationality.  Marriage information includes the name of the parties, date of marriage, place where marriage was solemnized, and name of marriage officer.

Exceptions:  None

Comments:  A birth certificate that was amended due to adoption of the child will not explicitly indicate that the child was adopted, and the adoptive parents will be listed as the parents.

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates
 

Available

Fees: AUD $10

Document Name:  Marriage Certificate

Issuing Authority: The Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Stamp, red ink labeled Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages–Republic of Nauru.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  The Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registration Criteria:  Priority is the immediate family member to register

Procedure for Obtaining: Certificates may be obtained in person or released to an immediate family member – spouse, parents, siblings and children over age 18 years.

Government Offices
Yaren District
Republic of Nauru
Telephone:  (+674) 557-3133

Certified Copies Available: Certified by Commissioner for Oaths

Alternate Documents:  Gazette Notice on births, deaths, and marriages published monthly.  The Gazette is a government notice published for public information.  Any person can have access to the registry records for informational purposes only.  The Gazette Notice birth information includes the name of child, date of birth, tribe, nationality, and name of mother.  Death information shows the name of the deceased, (if still-birth, includes the name of the mother), date of death, tribe, and nationality.  Marriage information includes the name of the parties, date of marriage, place where marriage was solemnized, and name of marriage officer.

Exceptions:  None

Comments:  None

 

Divorce Certificates
 

Available

Fees: AUD $10

Document Name:  Court Order of Dissolution of Marriage

Issuing Authority: The Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Printed on plain white paper.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  The Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registration Criteria:  Divorce certificates are issued based on court orders received by the registry.

Procedure for Obtaining: Certificates may be obtained in person or released to an immediate family member.

Government Offices
Yaren District
Republic of Nauru
Telephone:  (+674) 557-3133

Certified Copies Available: Available from the Commissioner for Oaths

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions:  None

Comments:  None  

 

Adoption Certificates

Adoption Certificates
 

Available  

Fees:  AUD$10

Document Name:  Birth Certificate

Issuing Authority:  Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:  Printed on plain paper with wet red ink seal titled “Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages, Republic of Nauru” and signed by a Registry issuing official.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages

Registration Criteria: Adopting parents, siblings, and the adopted person are allowed to register adoption information by presenting a sealed copy of the adoption order from the Resident Magistrate, and to collect the amended birth certificate.  (Note: the amended birth certificate will not explicitly indicate that the child was adopted, and the adoptive parents will be listed as the parents.)

Procedure for Obtaining: Certificates may be obtained in person or released to an immediate family member (spouse, parents, and children over age 21).

Department of Justice
Government Office
Yaren District
Republic of Nauru
Telephone: (+674) 557-3133
Website: naurugov.nr
 

Certified Copies Available:  Certified by Commissioner for Oaths.

Alternate Documents:  There are no alternate documents

Exceptions:  None

Comments:  Birth registration certificate are issued/used.  The child’s particular are changed based on information in the Court Adoption Order.  The Court Adoption Order remains with the Registry. Telephone: (+674) 557-3133

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Identity Card

Not applicable; Nauru does not produce a national ID card.

Police, Court, Prison Records

Police Certificates


Available

Fees:  AUD$20

Document Name:  Police Clearance Certificate

Issuing Authority: Commissioner of Police

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:  Printed on plain paper with a wet ink seal and the signature of the issuing officer  

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Nauru Police Commissioner

Registration Criteria:  Applicable fees, to be paid in cash, to the Revenue Office at Government Offices, Yaren District.  Name, date of birth, current postal address, contact details and a copy of passport bio-data page are required.  

Procedure for Obtaining:  Certificates may be applied for in person or by mail to the Office of the Commissioner of Police.

Department of Justice and Border Control
Office of the Commissioner of Police
Data Offices
Nauru Police Force, Civic Centre
Aiwo District
Republic of Nauru – Central Pacific
Telephone: +674 4443193, +674 4443161, or +674 557-3133

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions:  None

Comments:  Contact Office of Commissioner of Police for current fee.

 

Prison Records

Available  

Fees: There may be a fee for this service.

Document Name:  Nauru Prison and Corrections Service Record

Issuing Authority: Nauru Prison and Correctional Services

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Letter issued and signed by the Chief Correctional Officer or designated official

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Chief Correctional Officer

Registration Criteria: Written request to the Chief Corrections Officer, Nauru Prison and Correctional Services

Procedure for Obtaining: Certificates may be obtained in person or released to an immediate family member.

Contact:
Department of Justice
Nauru Prison and Correctional Service
Government Office
Yaren District
Republic of NauruTelephone: (+674) 557-3133 and (+674) 444 557-3084

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments:  None

 

Court Records

Available  

Fees: There may be a fee for this service.

Document Name: Court Case Record

Issuing Authority: Supreme Court / High Court / District Court / Family Court    

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Typed and printed on plain white paper and signed by the justice of the court with a wet ink round seal titled “The Seal of the Supreme Court, Republic of Nauru” over the signature line.  The Nauru coat of arms appears at the top of the first page of the judgement or case record.  

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Department of Justice and Border Control, through the court where the case was heard.  

Registration Criteria:  There are no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining:  Written requests to the Department of Justice and Border Control.

Nauru court records are also available online from ronlaw.gov.nr.

Contact:
Department of Justice and Border Control
Secretary of Justice – Judiciary and Courts
Yaren District
Republic of Nauru
Telephone: (+674) 557-3133 and (+674) 444 5573084

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions:  None

Comments:  None

Military Records

Not applicable; Nauru does not maintain a regular military force.

Passports & Other Travel Documents

Types Available:  Ordinary, Diplomatic, and Official Passports, and Nauru Travel Document  

Fees:

AUD $60 – Ordinary Passport
AUD$100 – Ordinary passport with expedited processing
AUD$160 – replacement of first passport lost/stolen or damaged within ten years
AUD$560 - replacement passport when more than one passport has been lost/stolen or damaged within ten years

Document Name:  Passport

Issuing Government Authority:  Republic of Nauru, Secretary for Justice, Immigration and Passport

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:  Each passport type has printed in gold “Republic of Nauru” and gold Nauru coat of arms on front cover, and a color-printed coat of arms inside the front cover. The coat of arms includes blue, green, yellow, white, and black colors with a shield divided and separated in the middle, and a white 12-pointed star on top of the shield; the bottom left has a black frigate bird sitting on a perch over blue ocean waves, and bottom right side has a branch of Pacific Islands Callophyllum flowers.  The shield is surrounded by green palm leaves, yellow rope, and blue frigate bird feathers.  Nauruan is printed in Micronesian language: Naoero at top and at the lower end reads God’s Will First.  All passport types are machine readable and have a digitized photograph with ghost image.  Republic of Nauru Travel Document (Convention of 28 July, 1951) is machine readable and issued to foreign refugees to travel abroad for medical treatment.    

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Passports: Republic of Nauru.  Travel Document: Republic of Nauru Secretary for Justice and Border Control

Procedure for Obtaining:  Nauruan citizens may apply for a passport by submitting a birth certificate and completed application form.  Children under the age of 18 require consent from both parents.

Contact:
Department of Justice and Border Control
Passport Division
Customs and Immigration
Government Building
Yaren District
Republic of Nauru
Telephone: (+674) 444-3152 / (+674) 444-3162 / 674-557-2941 / 557-3890 and 557-3891
Facsimile: (+674) 444-3832
 

Alternate Documents:  There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions:  None

Comments:  Passports are issued only in Nauru and all passports/travel documents must bear the signature of the Secretary for Justice and Border Control.

The Republic of Nauru Refugee Act 2012 was enacted to accommodate Australia refugee claimants in detention in Nauru waiting for processing of asylum/refugee claims off shore by Australia.  Refugees are housed at the Nauru Regional Processing Centre immigration detention facility, which operated by an Australian government contractor.

Other Documents Available:  The Republic of Nauru Travel Document (Convention of 28 July, 1951) issued to foreign refugees to travel abroad for medical treatment.  

Other Records

Not applicable

Visa Issuing Posts

Post Title: Suva, Fiji (Embassy)

Address:

158 Princes Road
P.O. Box 218
Suva, Fiji

Phone Number:  +679-331-4466

Visa Services:  

Nonimmigrant visa information call center number from Fiji is: 0800-331-4366 for calls from Fiji Telecom Limited landlines, and +679-331- 4366 for other telephone callers.

In Tonga, the call center may be reached on 0800-878-4444 by subscribers of Tonga Communications Corporations (TCC) and UCall mobile phone subscribers.

In the United States, call 1 703 520 2232.  To adjust for Fiji’s time difference and call days/times, please visit our Visa Services Website.

Comments / Additional Information:  None

Visa Services

The U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji provides all visa services for Nauru and the following areas:

  • French Polynesia
  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • New Caledonia
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands

 

Foreign Consular Office Contact Information

New York, NY (212) 937-0074 (212) 937-0079

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Suva
158 Princes Rd, Tamavua Suva,
Fiji Islands
Telephone
+(679) 331-4466
Emergency
+(679) 772-8049
Fax
+(679) 330-2267
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