Tourism Visa

Tourist visa is given to short term travelers with a genuine intention of visiting Vanuatu for tourism & leisure purposes or social visits. The holder of the tourist visa must comply with the following visa conditions: 

  • must be outside of Vanuatu at the time of application 
  • the period of stay is 120 days without extension
  • there is no change of status under tourist visa 
  • must not engage in any commercial, employment or business activities 
  • holder of visa must exit the country before the expiry of the 120 days 

Tourist visa can be obtained upon arrival if you are traveling from an exempted country (See list of exempted countries) and meet the grant criteria below. If you are from a non-exempted country, you will need to lodge an application and get approval before traveling to Vanuatu. If you haven’t obtained approval or meet any of the grant criteria below, you will be refused entry:

1. You are not a prohibited immigrant.   

2. You are not a person that the minister prevented from coming back to Vanuatu.        

3. You pass the character test.    

4. You are not suffering from a contagious or other disease, or a mental condition, which make your presence a risk to the Vanuatu community’s health.      

5. A security required under section 8 of the Immigration Act has been provided to the satisfaction of the Director.          

6. You have the financial means to support yourself, and all of your dependents (if any) in Vanuatu.      

7. You have a genuine intention of visiting and departing Vanuatu within 120 days.        

8. You 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. You have a written consent from your parents or legal guardians if you are under 18 years of age.

Tourist Visa Checklist

1 You are outside Vanuatu
2 Visitor Application form – completed and signed by applicant (health and character questions answered on application form)
3 Visa application charge paid for non- exempted countries– 5,000 VT

Certified copy of valid passport bio data page. (Note: Passport must be the one you will use on entry to Vanuatu)


Return ticket or evidence of other arranged transport from Vanuatu within 120 days of arrival.


Evidence of:

  • funds / income to support the applicant for duration of stay of 60,000 VT per month; or
  • support the applicant will receive from family/friends in Vanuatu



Evidence that you have a genuine intention to depart Vanuatu within 120 days. This can be:

  •  a letter from your employer confirming leave;
  •  a proof of booking with an accredited tourism facility (Accommodations in Vanuatu)
  •  proof of return ticket
  •  other information that you have an incentive to depart Vanuatu such as to complete studies, care for children etc

Note: Supporting documents not in English, French or Bislama must be translated into one of these languages.

8 If the applicant is under 18 years of age: the Principal Immigration Officer is satisfied that both of the applicant’s parents, if living, or legal guardian(s) have consented to the grant of the visa  

 If the applicant is under 18 years of age, is not a member of an organized tour and will not be accompanied by at least one parent or guardian whilst in Vanuatu:

  • an undertaking from a Vanuatu citizen, or the holder of a visa valid during the applicant’s stay, to provide accommodation and food and be responsible for the applicant’s general welfare during the applicant’s stay in Vanuatu.

 Click here to get application form.



Contact Us

Department of Immigration & Passport Services 

Kumul Highway, Tamarama Building

Port Vila, Vanuatu

Po Box 9092

Phone: (+678) 22354