The official website of the Vanuatu Department of Immigration and Passport Services

Department of Immigration
& Passport Services


An application for Immigration search or clearance request can be made by a person who may wish to obtain the following;

  1. Travel Ban Search
  2. Travel History records
  3. Permit Records
  4. Passport Records

This section gives you an overview on how to apply for Search/Clearance.



  1. Application must be made by persons over 18 years of age;
  2. All documents must be submitted as per Search Requirements listed below;
  • If the application is lodged by a third party, the applicant must provide a consent letter to the third party to receive such information on his/her behalf.



  1. The Department reserves all rights to acquire additional documents for further verification, as and when required;
  2. Providing false information in this application can lead to imprisonment or a fine or both;
  • Applicant will be required to pay applicable application fee.

You must:-

  1. complete prescribed Application form for Search click here;
  2. Lodge your application at the Customer Service counter at the nearest Immigration Office to you.
  1. submit translated certified copies of all non-English documents in English (registered translator).

Documentary Requirements

  • Copy of valid passport or birth certificate
  • Copy of valid ID (joint FNPF card/driving licence/Voter ID) if birth certificate is submitted
  • Feee – FJD$12.00

Application actual processing period is 3-5 working days. However, processing times may vary due to individual circumstances including:

  • whether the applicant has lodged a complete application which includes all required documents;
  • response to any requests for additional information
  • time taken to perform required checks; and
  • receiving additional information from the applicant.

We will let you know when the decision is made on your application through email.


For further inquiries, please contact [email protected]