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Solomon Island Visa

Type of Solomon Island Visas

Visitor Visa
  • Processing time: 10 to 15 days
  • Validity: 3 months
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: INR 13,250/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders who want to visit Solomon Islands for tourism, sightseeing or visiting family and friends
Business Visa
  • Processing time: 10 to 15 days
  • Validity: 3 months
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: INR 13,250/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders who want to visit Solomon Islands for the purpose of business such as attending meetings, conferences, participation in exhibitions, seminars or any other commercial activities
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Documents required for Solomon Islands Visa:

  • Must have Documents for Solomon Islands Visa :
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
    • 2 Scanned recent colour photograph. (Photo Specification);
    • Visa Application form: completed and signed
    • Personal Covering letter: explaining purpose of travel to the country
    • Original Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 3 months with bank seal
    • Air tickets: proof of return flight tickets from and back to your home country
    • Hotel reservation: proof of accommodation for your entire stay
    • Income Tax Returns/Form 16: for last 3 years
    • Travel Itinerary: day-wise plan outlining all elements of the trip
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2.If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
    • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
    • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country & assuring the responsibility for housing and related expenses during the guest's stay in Algeria
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: providing the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

      Introduction/ recommendation letter from:

    • One of the Chambers of Commerce and Industries, government of India;
    • Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India;
    • Export Promotion Council of India; or Reference number from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan.
    • Registration certificate of the company from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India:

    • Income tax documents of the last three years;
    • Letter from the company addressed to the embassy, introducing the business man for visa issuance;
    • Invitation letter from the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan;
    • Copy of the license (JAWAZ) of the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan.
    • *Note: The Embassy/Consul General has the right to ask for additional information or documents and request a personal interview with the applicant.

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Solomon Island Visa FAQs

  • add Do I need a visa for Solomon Islands?

    Yes, all Indian passport holders require a visit to visit Solomon Islands. The Immigration Division’s Border Control Unit is responsible for processing this visa class on behalf of the Director of Immigration. The type of visa to enter Solomon Islands will depend on several factors such as nationality, purpose of your planned visit and duration.

  • add What are the different types of Solomon Islands visa for Indians?

      Short Term Visa:


      Short term visas are offered to foreign nationals who wish to visit the Solomon Islands for a short term stay. This can be for a maximum period of 3 months or 12 months depending on the visa type.
    • 1. Visitor Visa: Visitor visas are short term visas which allow holders to enter and stay in the Solomon Islands for a short term visit as a tourist or as someone visiting friends and family.The minimum period of stay for visa holders is 6 weeks with a maximum combined period of 90 days.
    • 2. Business Visa: Business visas are short term visas which allow holders to enter and stay in the Solomon Islands for business purposes.The minimum period of stay for visa holders is 6 weeks with a maximum combined period of 90 days.Before a visitor’s permit can be issued a visitor who wishes to engage in any business, profession or employment for more than 30 days, a work permit obtained from the Commissioner of Labour must be furnished to the Director of Immigration. Similarly a visitor who wishes to undertake research must also submit a research permit from the Education Minister or Department prior to a grant of a visitor’s permit.
    • Long term Visa:

    • Long term visas are offered to foreign nationals who plan to reside (usually for the purpose of setting up a business, investing, employment. Study, research, exchange or for religious purposes) must apply to the Director of Immigration for a visa to enter and reside prior to entering Solomon Islands. The maximum validity of a visa to enter and reside is two years. Current visa holders wishing to further extend their stay in Solomon Islands must apply to the Director of Immigration two months prior to the expiry of their existing visa with all requirements provided.

  • add How early can I apply for a Solomon Island visa online?

    • It is a straightforward and effortless process to apply for a Solomon Island visa online through Akbar Travels.
    • Choose your preferred type of Solomon Island visa based on your travel type
    • Pay online
    • Submit documents through our pick up & drop service
    • Receive your visa once approved
  • add How early can I apply for a Solomon Island visa online?

    Applicants are encouraged to apply three (3) weeks to (1) one month in advance of travel.

  • add What is the validity of a Solomon Island visa for Indians?

    A visitor’s permit entitles a visitor to remain in Solomon Islands for any period or periods in the aggregate, not exceeding three (3) months. It has a single entry facility.

  • add What is the difference between a single entry and multiple entry?

    One must carefully note what kind of entry is permitted. If the visa reads a single entry, its holder can only enter and leave Solomon Islands once whereas, with multiple entries, he/she can enter or leave the country multiple times.

  • add Can I extend my stay in Solomon Islands?

    A visitor’s permit can be extended beyond the 3 months for a further period or aggregated period of up to 3 months provided there are special circumstances justifying the extension. A standard application form for extension needs to be filled up accompanied with a photo of the applicant (passport photo) together with the required fee.

  • add Is it compulsory to submit my passport along with the application?

    Yes, the Immigration division will stamp the visa in the original passport. Therefore, two blank pages are required in the passport. Your passport should also be valid for minimum six months beyond the intended stay.

  • add How long does it take to get a Solomon Islands visa for Indians?

    Visa application is normally processed within 15 working days.

  • add How do I receive my Solomon Islands visa online?

    The visa will be stamped on your passport.

  • add What are the eligibility criteria for a Solomon Island visa application?

    • To enable the authorities to process your application, you must clearly state
    • Why are you visiting Solomon Island
    • How long you intend to stay in Solomon Island
    • How will you support yourself during your time in Solomon Island
    • What is the purpose of your visit to Solomon Island
    • Type of passport you hold and for how long it is valid
    • Where do you intend to travel following your visit to Solomon Island
    • If you have a permit to Solomon Island the country you intend to travel to after your stay in Solomon Island
  • add What if my Solomon Islands visa gets rejected?

    The Embassy has the final call when it comes to a Solomon Islands visa rejection. If your application is rejected or is granted for a shorter period, the authorities’ decision is final and no refund will be issued.

  • add If I am travelling on a Solomon Islands tourist visa from India, will I be able to work in the country?

    You cannot take up any kind of paid employment in the country on a Solomon Islands tourist visa.

  • add Do I need to purchase a Travel Insurance?

    Applicants are strongly advised to purchase a Travel Insurance to secure their trip in the occurrence of unexpected events such as medical emergencies, flight cancellations, baggage delay or loss etc.

  • add What is the easiest way to get a Solomon Islands Visa for Indians?

    Contact our Visa Experts and apply for your Solomon Islands visa instantly with minimum documents and lowest visa fee. No need to visit our office and no need to deal with the Embassy. We do it all for you.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the Solomon Island Visa process?

    Please feel free to contact us for all your Solomon Island Visa worries. We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.

    Important Notice:

    The information provided here are subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the Solomon Island Embassy or Consulate near you.

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Simple steps to get a Solomon Island Visa:

Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer quick and hassle-free Solomon Island visa assistance. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Solomon Island visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for an Solomon Island Visa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: Pay your Solomon Island visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, complete your Visa application online and schedule an appointment as part of the visa process
Step 4: On the appointment day personally visit the High Commission / Visa Application Center (VAC) to submit your Biometrics (fingerprints) and documents.
Step 5:Receive your Solomon Island Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit Solomon Island

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Solomon Island Visa;
  • Be in good health Read more
  • Good moral character
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Solomon Island Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Solomon Island ?

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Solomon Island
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Solomon Island Travel guide

Solomon Islands are a sovereign state located in Oceania lying northwest of Vanuatu and east of Papua New Guinea. It consists of six major islands and more than 900 small islands. Its capital Honiara is located on the island of Guadalcanal. Solomon Islands Archipelago, from which the country takes its name, is a collection of Melanesian islands including the North Solomon Islands and excludes outlying islands like Santa Cruz Islands and Rennell and Bellona. Read more

  • Solomon Islands are laid-back, untouched and welcoming. They have from the WWII relics scattered around its jungles, leaf-hut villages with traditional cultures and way of life, one has much to see and explore. The beautiful scenery, volcanic islands, huge lagoons, croc-infested mangroves, tropical islets and emerald forests, all provide a diverse visual appeal to the tourists.
  • Solomon Islands has ocean-equatorial climate and is extremely humid throughout the year. June to August is comparatively cooler months. Safety is of bit concern in the Solomon Islands, so take advice from the Embassy about travelling or avoid travelling alone, especially in far-off places.
  • English is spoken by very few people and mostly natives use the local Melanesian Pidgin as a lingua franca. Therefore, if travelling to remote areas, be sure to take a guide.
  • Air India and Cathay Pacific have several flights to Solomon Islands from India. The flights are to Honiara International Airport (HIR) in Honiara. From there visitors can take further flights to travel other parts of the country or take bus. Travelling by bus within cities or villages is not available apart from Honiara. Elsewhere visitors can take open-backed trucks or tractor-drawn trailers to travel. The most common means of travel in Solomon Islands is out-board-powered dinghies or boats.
  • What to see in Solomon Islands?

  • Solomon Islands are not like other pacific tourist places. The top experiences include Marovo Lagoon, LangaLanga Lagoon, Kolombangara, WWII relics, Mataniko Falls, Tetepare Island, Mbabanga Islands, and Tulangi.
  • The Solomon Islands and its beaches are very little known, so it makes them a little-known pristine paradise. The country has a remarkable biodiversity, having diverse range of plants and animal species, especially the marine life. Bird watching is popular activity where one needs to trek into the interiors of some mountains. Some of the popular destinations include the mountain of Guadalcanal, the higher altitude on Kolombangara and parts of Makira, Malaita and Isabel.
  • Adventure loving or outdoorsy type tourists have lot of options to choose from in Solomon Islands. One can try climbing an extinct volcano, snorkel in pristine reefs, try surfing the uncrowded waves, kayak in a lagoon, or try scuba diving. Scuba diving is the most popular activity in Solomon Islands. Popular places are Bonegi Beach, MundaGizo, and Uepi. Some awesome WWII wrecks are beneath the ocean surface to explore.
  • Solomon Islands don’t have white sand-beaches or ritzy resorts. One can mostly find eco-lodges, traditional guesthouses and comfortable hideaways. These rustics mostly family run places are great to see traditional lifestyle and authentic culture. Honiara, Gizo, Tulago, and Munda have tourist class hotels. Few upmarket resorts can also be found in Honiara and western Province.
  • One can purchase local artefacts, clothes, souvenirs, and etc. all in Honiara. The most popular place is the Central market. In the Western Province, Gizo has few stores and local markets, which can be explore. Some other options are Taro in Choiseul and Auki in the Malaita Province.
  • Not much is there in Solomon Islands in terms of nightlife or entertainment, apart from Honiara. Cultural performances are organised by prominent hotels on certain nights for the entertainment of their guests. Honiara has few nightclubs and bars, where one can enjoy drinks with light meals. One can also enjoy a good dinner in a fine dining restaurant along with a theatre performance, movie or a musical concert.

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Solomon Island Facts and Figures

Region:
Papua New Guinea
Major cities :
Honiara, Auki, Gizo, Buala
National Day:
7th July
Capital:
Honiara
Time in Solomon Island:
IST (+) 5 hours 30 minutes Read more
Language:
Solomon Islands Pijin, English
Area:
27,540 sq. km
Currency:
Solomon Islands dollar (S$)
Main Airlines:
Solomon Airlines
International Airports :
Honiara International Airport (HIR)
Best time to visit:
July & August
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Solomon Island Embassy

Director of Immigration
Immigration Division
Department of Commerce, Industries & Employment
P O Box G26
Honiara
Solomon Islands
Tel: +677 28841
Fax: +677 25084
Email: immigration@commerce.gov.sb

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