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Department of Immigration
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Important Information

Residence Permit for Yachtees​​

A Special Purpose Permit for Yachts allows non-citizen yacht owners and crew to reside onboard their vessel in Vanuatu.​

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Co-Extensive Residence Permit​

Co-Extensive Residence Permit enables dependents to enter and reside with the principal applicant.

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Permit on Assured Income​​

Issued to non-citizen with assets abroad,
ensuring self-sufficiency in Vanuatu,
avoiding reliance on public funds.​

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Permit for Overseas Employers

Work Permit are issued to a non-citizen to be employed by a locally established business, organization or institution.

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Permit on Special Purpose​​

Medical Grounds Permit: Non-citizen,
recommended by certified practitioner,
resides in Vanuatu for treatment.​

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Student Permit​

Issued to foreigners authorizing a person to study at local Secondary, Tertiary, Vocational Institutions or Universities. 

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General Enquries

Fill out the form below and we will contact you as soon as possible. You may follow up on your application after 30 working days.

Public Notices

Authorized Agents for Vanuatu 10-Year Permanent Residency Program

Vanuatu Immigration and Passport Services inform foreign nationals interested in a 10-year Permanent Residency that specific organizations are authorized to issue the card under government authority.

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Important Notice: Unauthorized Agent – Vanuatu Permanent Residency

Satoshi Island Limited is not recognized as an authorized agent for Vanuatu Permanent Residency applications. Please be aware of their lack of accreditation when considering your residency options.

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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.

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Vanuatu unhappy with UK termination
Vanuatu’s Foreign Affairs Minister has expressed his profound dissatisfaction with the decision of the British government

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Vanuatu loses visa-free access to UK
The United Kingdom has re-imposed its visa requirement on Vanuatu and four other nations.

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EU halts Vanuatu visa-free access
Suspension to take effect from February 2023 as Brussels continues to crack down on investor citizenship schemes.

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