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Tourist Visa

A Tourism visa is a short term visa that is given to a genuine tourist or a social visitor that decides to visit Vanuatu.

Tourism 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 business activities which contravene the Immigration Act. They should apply for business visa since the trip to Vanuatu is for business.

See list of visa exempted countries.

Person who wishes to enter Vanuatu must:

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 120 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.

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 – 5,000 VT

Certified copy of biodata page of valid passport and all used pages of passport [Passport must be of six months validity or over]

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 Vatu 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 may include:

  •  a letter from your employer confirming leave;
  •  a proof of booking with an accredited tourism facility
  •  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.