A visitor visa is sometimes known as a Tourist Visa in various countries as well as Vanuatu. Not to create doubt, strictly we should use the name visitor visa with the customers and with explanation of what a visitor visa mean. A visitor visa is a short term visa that is given to a genuine tourist or a social visitor that decides to visit Vanuatu.
Visitor Visa will be granted to any nationalities who wanted to come to Vanuatu for a short term visit. However, exception applies in cases where the applicant did not meet the character test. We have problems in the past of not very genuine visitors coming to Vanuatu. For instance, we had some visitors who involve in businesses activities which contravene the Immigration Act. They should apply for business visa since the trip to Vanuatu is for business.
Person who wishes to enter Vanuatu must not
|1||not be a prohibited immigrant.|
|2||not be a person that the minister prevented from coming back to Vanuatu.|
|3||Passes the character test.|
|4||Not be suffering from a contagious or other disease, or a mental condition, which makes their presence in Vanuatu a risk to the health of the community in Vanuatu.|
|5||Security required under section 8 being provided to the satisfaction of the Director.|
|6||Has the financial means to support himself or herself, and all of his or her dependents (if any).|
|7||Has a genuine intention of visiting and departing Vanuatu within 30 days.|
|8||Have a return ticket or has satisfactory means of travelling from Vanuatu to a place outside Vanuatu which he or she will be able to enter.|
|9||Have an written consent from his/her parents or legal guardians if the applicant is under 18 years of age.|