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Please read this information carefully before you complete your application.

  • Who should use this form ?

Use this form if you are in Vanuatu or outside of Vanuatu and are applying for a visa to reside in Vanuatu for more than 12 months. There are six different grounds on wich a residence visa may be granted. The main applicant must satisfy the criteris of one of the grounds outlined below to be eligible for the grant of a residence visa. Evidence as specified on the visa application checklist must be provided.

You may incude your spouse (married or de-facto) in your application. You may include dependent children in your Resident visa application unless you are applying for a Residence visa as a Self-Funded Resident.

  1. Patner
    • You are married to or are living in a genuine, de facto relationship with a Vanuatu citizen, or
    • you were married to or living in a genuine de-facto relationship with a Vanuatu citizen at the time of
      his or her death and either have children that are citizens of Vanuatu, or were in that marriage or defacto
      relationship for at least 5 years.
  2. Child
    • You are the dependent child of a Vanuatu citizen.
  3. Employee
    • You are an employee, or have accepted employment, from a business operating in Vanuatu for a
      period of at least 12 months.
  4. Self-funded resident
    • You have an income certified by a bank operating in Vanuatu of at least 250 000 vatu per month, or
      500 000 vatu per month if you are including your spouse or de-facto partner in your application, or
    • If you were the holder of a residence permit on the basis of being a self-funded retiree prior to 7
      February 2011 have an income certified by a bank operating in Vanuatu of at least 150 000 vatu per
      month, or 300 000 vatu per month if you are including your spouse or de-facto partner in your
      application.
  5. Foreign Investor
    • You have been issued with an approval certificate by the Vanuatu Investment and Promotion
      Authority (VIPA) as a ‘foreign investor’, and
    • If the foreign investor certificate issued by VIPA indicates that you will be operating a business in
      Vanuatu, a business license issued by the relevant official body.
  6. Land Owner
    • You have leasehold ownership of a property in Vanuatu with a value of 10 million vatu or more, and
    • you have an income certified by a bank operating in Vanuatu of at least 250 000 vatu per person
      included in the application.
    • Only one form need to be completed by the applicant and any family members who intend to accompany the applicant to Vanuatu. You may include your spouse (married or de facto) in your application. You can include a dependent child in your application if you are applying on the grounds of being a Partner, Child, Employee, Foreign Investor or Land Owner. You cannot include a dependent child if you are applying on the grounds of being Self Funded.
    • The exact visa application charge must accompany the application in Vatu, by bank cheque made out to Vanuatu immigration or via international money transfer, if you are outside Vanuatu when apply.
    • Residents must be willing to abide by the following general visa conditions :
      • the visa holder must comply with all laws of Vanuatu;
      • the visa holder must not behae in a manner that is prejudicial to peace, good order, good government or public morality in Vanuatu ; and
      • the visa holder must inform Vanuatu immigration of any significant canges in his or her personal or financial circumstances.

And the following specific visa conditions :

    • Partner Residence Visa : the main applicant must continue to be legally married to, or in a de-facto relationship, with the same citizen of Vanuatu on wich basis the visa was granted, unless the citizen of Vanuatu is deceased.
    • Child Residence visa : the main applicant must continue to be dependent child of a citizen of Vanuatu.
    • Employee Residence visa : the main applicant must continue to be an employee of the business operating in Vanuatu on wich basis the visa was granted an the visa older has been given permission to commence or continue working in Vanuatu under the Labour (Work Permits Act) [CAP 187].
    • Self funded Residence visa : the main applicant continues to receive the monthly required income.
    • Foreign Investor Residence visa : the main applicant continues to hold valid foreign investor approval certificate issue by VIPA and a valid business licence issues by the relevant official body if conditional on issue of VIPA approval certificate.
    • Land Owner Residence visa : the main applicant continues to receive the monthly required income and continues to have leasehold ownership of the property concerned.
  • Please complete the form by entering in block letters. All dates should be shown in the format : YY/MM/DD (eg.1980/08/20).
Applicant’s Details

1. How many people are included in this application ?


2. Give your details as shown in your passport
Family Name Given Names


3. Have you been known by any other name(s) ?
NoYes
If Yes, please give details and provide supporting documentation.
Family Name Given Names


4. Gender

MaleFemale


5. Date of birth


6. Place of birth

Town / City

Country


7. Nationality


8. Your pasport details

Country of Passport:
Passport number:
Place of issue:
Date of issue: Date of expiry:


9. Do you hold any other citizenship ?

NoYes.

If Yes, please specify :


10. Relationship Status

MarriedDe FactoEngagedSeparatedDivorcedWidowedSingle

Name of Partner/Spouse/Fiancé:
Date of Birth:


11. Your country of usual residence:


12. Your residential address in your country of usual residence


13. Your telephone numbers (if outside Vanuatu, include country and area code)

Office Hours:

After Hours:


14. Address for correspondence.


15. Do you agree to Vanuatu Immigration communicatng with you by fax or e-mail?
NoYes

If Yes, please give details:

Fax Number:

E-mail address:

Upload Documents (All documents should be in PDF format)

Please download and complete the rest of the form in the link below and re-upload it in the field below.

Resident Visa Application From

If you have more than 4 family members included in your application please upload a document to your application in the field below with the required information asked on the form. (Question 16)

Statutory declaration for family member in your application who are under 18 years of age (Question 17).

Court order (Question 18)

Certified copy or marriage certificate. (Question 20)

Please provide a statutory declaration by both you and your partner indicating when the partnership commenced and where, that the relationship is ongoing and to the exclusion of all others. (Question 21)

Please provide evidence that you and your partner have been living together. (Question 21)

Please provide a certified copy of your spouse/ partner's birth certificate or citizenship certificate. (Question 22)

Please provide certified copies of your marriage certificate, your spouse/ partner's death certificate and your child(ren)'s birth certificate if applicable. (Question 23)

Please provide a certified copy of your birth certificate and a certified copy of your Vanuatu citizen parent's birth certificate or citizenship certificate. Provide legal adoption papers if applicable. (Question 24)

Please provide a copy of your employment contract or a letter from your employer confirming your employment. (Question 25)

Please provide a letter from a bank operating in Vanuatu certifying your income. (Question 27)

Please provide a letter from a bank operating in Vanuatu certifying your income. (Question 28)

Please provide the VIPA approval certificate. If your VIPA certificate indicates that you will be operating a business in Vanuatu you must also supply a business license issued by the relevant official body. (Question 29)

Please provide your land lease papers and an independent valuation of your property. (Question 30)

Please provide a letter from a bank operating in Vanuatu certifying your income. (Question 31)

If you and any person included in your application are aged 18 years or over and intend to stay in Vanuatu for 12 months or more, you must undertake a medical examination and include the results with your application. (Question 35)

If you and any person included in your application are aged 18 years or over and your intended period of stay is 12 months or more, you must provide a police clearance certificate from each country you have lived in for 12 months or more in the previous 5 years. (Question 36)

If you are under the age of 18 your parents or legal guardian(s) must complete Question 38 and consent to the grant of a visa. Evidence of their relationship to you must be provided. (Question 37)

 

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