Advisory notes # 1
The Vanuatu Immigration Services would like to advise and inform all the Citizens of Vanuatu who will be planning to travel to New Caledonia to have in mind the 3 months Visa Waiver period. The three months visa waiver is the maximum period of stay in New Caledonia. This is a privilege that the Vanuatu passport holder has and should not take the privilege for granted. The visa waiver is for short term visits and Vanuatu Citizens should be aware of that.
Therefore the travelling advice is for citizens to make sure that they have with them a valid Vanuatu Passport and air ticket to Travel.
We encourage Vanuatu Citizens to make use of that privilege but also on the following principles.
- Be good ambassadors of Vanuatu in New Caledonia
- Have to abide to all the laws of New Caledonia (Do not overstay)
- Not to misused that privilege
- Always indulge in a friendly exercise
- To have a returned ticket home.
- To make sure that you travel with genuine travelling documents. i.e – passport, travelling ticket.
Remember that when travelling to another country you should respect and abide to the immigration laws of that country. Each country has its own jurisdiction to deal with the internal affairs and manage the risk to immigrant comings to their border. Again we like to remind all Vanuatu passport holder s not abuse that right of free entry to New Caledonia. The right to free entry is not absolute. Please also check the French Embassy in Vanuatu for further clarification.
Advisory note # 2
Advisory notes for Vanuatu passport holders who were issued with a Vanuatu passport from the month of May to September 2015.
To all the Vanuatu passport holder that being issued with a Vanuatu passport from the month of May to September 2015. The Vanuatu Immigration Services and Passport office would like to inform and advice everyone that being issued with a Vanuatu Passport from that period to return their passport. This is a period that Vanuatu has been facing difficulties with its passport stock. We would like to advise those passport holders to return their passport so we could have that passport replace. The Vanuatu Passports that were issued within that period of May to September has a serial number that commenced with letter V followed with 6 digit numbers. Anyone that is in possession of this passport should return them to the passport office for a replacement.
Upon receipt, the passport office will replace that passport with no fee charge. We apologies for any inconvenient caused and looking forward to the cooperation and assistance of everyone.
Please also note that the mentioned passport should only be used within the Pacific Region including Australia and New Zealand.