MFAI has 5 working days to evaluate EOI submissions and advise persons of the outcome, i.e. invite to apply for PR or advice on ineligibility to be invited.
No as the EOI submission determines eligibility to be invited to apply for PR. You will have to wait for the next PR round.
Only eligible persons invited to apply for PR will be provided with a paper application or access to the online form. If you received an invite from the Ministry with no form or link attached, please contact us.
There are 4 categories of PR
- PR in your own right
- PR as a spouse of a Cook Islander or Permanent Resident
- Eligible child
- PR by descent
Please refer to our criteria section https://mfai.gov.ck/immigration
Yes, you need to provide the evidence again as part of your application.
The EOI submission determined eligibility to apply for PR. Being invited to apply for PR is a separate process.
If you do not provide the evidence as part of your application, it will be rendered incomplete and at the risk of lapsing.
Immigration will return any original documents submitted as part of your EOI.
If you lodge a PR online, you will receive an automated email response once you click on the SUBMIT button.
If you lodge a PR in person, you will receive a receipt for payment.
You will receive an invite for PR under the category you expressed interest.
If there has been a change to your relationship status since expressing interest for PR, this is considered as a material change in circumstance which needs to be declared to the PIO under regulation 41 of the Cook Islands Immigration Regulations 2022.
You can only apply for PR on spouse ground if you are currently in a genuine and stable relationship with a Cook Islander or permanent resident.
Yes, please review the criteria here on our website.
$500 for PR (In Own Right and on Spouse ground).
$470 for an Application as an eligible child.
No fee to lodge an application as a PR by descent.
Account Name: CIG - MFAI
Bank Account Details: 159651401
Reference: PRApp < Surname.Initial >
OR, visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration (MFAI) Office (Level 2, Govt Building) to pay the fee in person.
Yes. They will need to sign the declaration included in the PR form.
Immigration Officers cannot help you with your application. They can clarify questions.
Yes this is stipulated in the PR application.
There is a 25 working day period to submit a complete PR application.
If the application is incomplete, Immigration will advise the applicant and they have 10 working days to provide the information.
If the applicant fails to provide the outstanding information within 10 working days, the application will lapse.
Immigration will submit complete applications to the Minister for review. A 20 working day period is allocated to enable the Minister to make a decision.
Dependent on your device you can use your mouse, digital or stylus pen.
No, you only need to provide dates on your application and we will organize travel movements on your behalf.
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Justice of the Peace (JP), a solicitor or Notary Public, or a registrar or Deputy Registrar of the District or High Court, or authorised staff in some government agencies.
Yes. You will need to create an account online. Once you have done so, please contact us and provide them with your email address you used to create your account and we will manually grant permission.
Yes, you must use the same log in details to submit your application for PR
Those who submitted an EOI and were invited to apply for PR will be provided with a link allowing them access to complete their application online.