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Please be advised that the Department of Foreign Affairs’ Travel Advice is now available at Ireland.ie/travel. Travel Advice on this webpage is no longer being updated. To ensure you receive the latest Travel Advice for the Federated States of Micronesia, please see Ireland.ie.

Federated States of Micronesia

If you’re travelling to the Federated States of Micronesia, our travel advice and updates give you practical tips and useful information.

Security Status

  • Normal precautions
  • High degree of caution
  • Avoid non-essential travel
  • Do not travel
  • Overview
  • Safety and Security
  • Local Laws and Customs
  • Natural Disasters and Climate
  • Additional Information
  • Embassy Contact



Security status

Normal Precautions

General Travel Advice

Irish citizens can travel to the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) for up to 30 days without a visa. Those wishing to visit the FSM for a period exceeding 30 days must also complete an entry permit.

A valid passport is required for travel to FSM. Passport cards cannot be used. Irish passports should have a minimum validity of 120 days.  Citizens must also have a valid return or onward ticket.

Visitors to FSM are advised to follow the guidance of national and local authorities and stay fully informed of what's going on by monitoring local news and social media.

Emergency Assistance

The best help is often close at hand so if you have problems, talk to your local contacts, tour operator representative or hotel management.

Our tips for Safe Travels:

  • Get comprehensive travel insurance that covers all your planned activities.
  • Register your details with the Embassy of Ireland so that we can contact you quickly if there’s an unforeseen crisis like a natural disaster or a family emergency.
  • Follow us on twitter @dfatravelwise for the latest travel updates.
  • Read our ‘Know Before You Go’ guide.

As there is no Irish Embassy in the FSM, we are limited in the help we can offer you in an emergency. However, if you need assistance, you can contact the Irish Embassy in Manila, Philippines.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security


Most Irish visitors to the FSM stay in resorts and these are generally safe, however, petty crime may still occur.

If you intend to move outside resort areas, be aware of your surroundings and take additional precautions:

  • Don’t carry your credit card, travel tickets and money together - leave spare cash and valuables in a safe place. 
  • Don’t carry your passport unless absolutely necessary and leave a copy of your passport (and travel and insurance documents) with family or friends at home.
  • Lock your luggage as a sensible precaution against luggage tampering, including theft.

Lost or stolen passports

Given that the nearest Irish Embassy is a significant distance away in Manila, Philippines, dealing with a lost or stolen passport can be extremely inconvenient and can take time to resolve.

Reporting crime

If you’re a victim of a crime while in FSM, report it to the local police immediately. You can contact the Irish Embassy in Manila if you need help.

Local Laws and Customs

Local Laws and Customs

Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them. Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behaviour may be seen as improper, hostile or may even be illegal.

Illegal drugs

There are heavy penalties for all drug offences.


There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTQI+ events in the FSM, however, homosexuality is not widely accepted in the Federated States of Micronesia.

Natural Disasters and Climate

Natural Disasters and Climate


FSM’s monsoon season is between November and April. You should monitor local and international weather updates from the World Meteorological Organisation and follow any instructions issued by the local authorities.

Flights in and out of affected areas could be delayed or suspended and you should be aware that available flights may fill quickly.


Medical facilities

If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 911 and ask for assistance. You should contact your insurance/medical assistance company as soon as you’re referred to a medical facility for treatment.

Medical facilities in FSM are limited but adequate for uncomplicated treatment. Serious medical conditions requiring hospitalisation or evacuation may be very expensive. Emergency treatment or treatment for serious conditions is limited and so you may be medically evacuated to another country. This can take time to arrange and costs can escalate quickly, so make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation.

Cases of measles have been reported in FSM. Make sure your vaccinations are up to date.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Entry requirements (visa/passport)


Tourist/visitor visas are issued on arrival and the duration of stay is authorised for the number of days requested. You may extend your visa by up to 30 days. Subsequent extensions may be granted for another 30 days but the total time of stay shall not exceed 90 days. There is no fee charged for an extension of stay.

Visa extensions are available from:

Chief Immigration Officer, Palikir, Pohnpei.

Telephone: + (691) 320 5844

E-mail: passport@gov.fm


Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 120 days from the date of exit from FSM. Passport cards cannot be used.

Embassy contact

Embassy Contact

The Embassy of Ireland in Manila is open and provides consular services to Irish citizens in FSM. Contact details are below. For and emergency out of office hours, please contact number: +63 917 324 4787

Embassy of Ireland,
30/F Tower 2, RCBC Plaza,
6819 Ayala Avenue,
Makati City, 1200

Tel: +632 8859 5140

Access by Appointment only

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