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Tourist Visa

A Tourist visa is intended for short-term travelers who genuinely intend to visit Vanuatu for tourism, leisure purposes, or social visits


Please ensure that you have all the required documents in order to facilitate the processing of your Tourist Visa application.

Tourist Visa Information

The following visa conditions apply:

  • The applicant must be outside of Vanuatu at the time of application.
  • The period of stay allowed is 120 days without the possibility of extension.
  • There should be no change of status under a tourist visa.
  • The holder of the visa is not permitted to engage in any commercial, employment, or business activities in Vanuatu.
  • The visa holder must exit the country before the expiry of the 120-day period.
Tourist Visa Grant Criteria

Tourist visas can be obtained upon arrival for travelers from exempted countries (see list of exempted countries) who meet the following grant criteria:

  • Not a prohibited immigrant.
  • Not prevented by the Minister from returning to Vanuatu.
  • Pass the character test.
  • Free from contagious diseases, mental conditions, or any health issues that pose a risk to the Vanuatu community’s health.
  • Provide satisfactory security as required under section 8 of the Immigration Act.
  • Have the financial means to support oneself and dependents (if any) in Vanuatu.
  • Have a genuine intention to visit and depart from Vanuatu within 120 days.
  • Possess a return ticket or satisfactory means of traveling from Vanuatu to a destination outside Vanuatu that allows entry.
  • If under 18 years of age, provide written consent from parents or legal guardians.

Click the link below to download the business visa application form.

Tourist Visa Checklist
  • You are outside Vanuatu.
  • Completed and signed Visitor Application form, with health and character questions answered on the application form.
  • Visa application charge paid for non-exempted countries, which is 5,000 VT.
  • Certified copy of the valid passport bio data page (Passport must be the one you will use upon 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 a duration of stay of 60,000 VT per month, or support that the applicant will receive from family/friends in Vanuatu.
  • Evidence of a genuine intention to depart Vanuatu within 120 days, which can include a letter from your employer confirming leave, proof of booking with an accredited tourism facility in Vanuatu, proof of a return ticket, or other information indicating an incentive to depart Vanuatu (e.g., completing studies, caring for children, etc.).
  • If the applicant is under 18 years of age, proof that both of the applicant’s parents or legal guardians 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 while in Vanuatu, provide an undertaking from a Vanuatu citizen or a visa holder valid during the applicant’s stay, to provide accommodation, food, and general welfare during the stay in Vanuatu.

For any enquiries related to this application, visa requirements, or visa conditions, please contact Vanuatu Immigration at: