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Important Update: Vanuatu Visa Application Process Updated

Starting 31st September 2023, all visa applications, including tourist and business visas, must be submitted electronically through our official website. This change aims to simplify and improve the application process for your convenience.

Immigration Online Services

As part of the Departments ongoing plan for Digital Transformation, customers can now lodge ‘Permit and Visa’ application online through the Vanuatuan Immigration Department Website and make appointments online for lodgment of Passports.

Travel Advisory: COVID-19

Please note that the COVID-19 travel guidance mentioned above is accurate as of the revised date provided. For the most up-to-date information, refer to the official website of the Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Tourism, and Transport of Vanuatu.

Changes in the Visa Processing Time-frame

Effective 1st February, 2023, Visa processing time will increase from three (3) consecutive days to fourteen (14) working days. This is to allow us to accommodate the increasing demand for Visas. Please ensure visa applications are lodged well before travel dates.

Cessation of Passport Stamping

With effect from 01/02/2023 passport will no longer need to be stamped for the following Permit categories. Please retain an e-copy/hard copy of the final permit letter at all time.

Business Visitors Permit

From 1 August 2022, Business Visitors Permit will be granted for a period of 21 days. A Business Visitors Permit allows foreign nationals to undertake business, study, research, consultancy, or work related activities in Vanuatu for 21 days.