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Residence Application form (original)
Completed and signed by you and each person
included in your application aged 18 years and over.
Visa Payment (original)
Payment per applicant.
If you are in Vanuatu,valid Passport of you and each person included in the application ; or
If you are outside Vanuatu: certified copy of bio
data page and all used passport pages of you and each person included in the application
Note: Passport must be the one you will use on entry to Vanuatu.
Passport sized photographs (2 original )
Recent passport sized photographs of you and each visa applicant included in
your application with names of the person on the back of their photograph.
Deposit of a Security (original)
Equivalent to the cost of an air ticket from Vanuatu to your country of nationality or another country that you are permitted to reside in, including airport taxes. A Security is required for each person included in the application.
Certified Birth Certificate (Simple copy)
If a person included in your application is aged under 18 years: certified copy of birth certificate.
Certified Marriage Certificate (Simple copy)
If you or a person included in your application is married: certified copy of marriage certificate.
Certified death certificate (Simple copy)
If you or a person included in your application has been widowed: certified copy of death certificate.
Certified Divorce Certificate (Simple copy)
If you or a person included in your application has been divorced: certified copy of divorce certificate.
Partner Document (original)
If you are applying for a residence visa on the basis of being married to, or living in a marriage like (‘defacto’) relationship with a person of the opposite sex who is a citizen of Vanuatu:
1). If married: certified copy of marriage certificate
2). If in a defacto relationship:
(i). statutory declaration by you and your partner indicating when the partnership commenced and where, that the relationship is ongoing and to the exclusion of all others; and
(ii). evidence that the you and your partner have been living together such as a lease agreement, rent receipts, utility and phone bills, bank statements.
Child Document (original)
If you applying for a residence visa on the basis of being a dependent child of a citizen of vanuatu:
(i). certified copy of birth certificate
(ii). certified copy of your Vanuatu citizen’s birth certificate or citizenship certificate.
Employee Document (original)
If you are applying for a residence visa on the basis of being an employee of a business operating in Vanuatu: A letter from your Vanuatu employer indicating that they will employ you, subject to you being granted a visa or a copy of your employment contract.
Self funded Resident Document (original)
If you are applying for a residence visa on the basis of being self funded:
1). evidence of income of at least 250 000 Vatu per month or 500 000 Vatu per month if you have included your partner in the application, certified by a bank operating in Vanuatu; or 2). if you were the holder of a residence permit on this basis of being a self funded retiree when the Regulations commenced: income of at least 150
000 Vatu per month or 300 000 Vatu per month if you have included your partner i n the application, certified by a bank operating in Vanuatu.
Foreign Investor (original)
If you are applying for a residence visa on the basis of being a foreign investor:
1). the original or certified copy of your approval certificate as a foreign investor issued by VIPA ; and
2). the original or certified copy of your business licence issued by the relevant official body if VIPA certificate indicates a business licence is required.
Land Owner (original)
If you are applying for a residence visa on the basis of being the owner of property in Vanuatu:
1). a land lease and title transfer document indicating that you have leasehold ownership of a property/properties in Vanuatu; and
2). a valuation by a local bank chartered accountant, indicating that the property/properties are valued at a minimum of 10 million Vatu ; and
3). an income of at least 250 000 Vatu per month per person included in the application, up to a maximum of 1 million Vatu per month certified by a bank operating in Vanuatu.
Medical examination completed by a registered medical practitioner. (original)
Medical check form for each applicant over 18 years of age completed and signed by the applicant and the registered medical practitioner who undertook
the health examination.
Police Clearance (original)
Police clearance certificate(s) for each applicant over 18 year s of age. A police clearance certificate must be provided for each country the applicant has
lived in for 12 months or more in the past 5 years.
Please be aware that incomplete or partially complete applications will not be accepted. Information
in a language other than English, French or Bislama must be translated by a certified translator into
one of these languages.
If you have any questions regarding this application, visa requirements and/or visa conditions
please contact Vanuatu Immigration on
Telephone: +678 22354