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Woow, No Tourist Visa required on your trip to Vanuatu.

Citizens of United States of America do not require visas for travel to Vanuatu and as it is one of the visa exempt countries.


Vanuatu is a Pacific Island country that offers a unique tourist experience and employment opportunities for foreigners. Vanuatu will soon introduce eVisa, allowing travelers to apply for a visa online.

Visitors to Vanuatu must obtain a visa to enter the country unless they are exempt. There are several types of visas available depending on the purpose of the visit. This article will provide information on the different types of Vanuatu visas, the application process, eligibility, and visa requirements.

Vanuatu Visa Types:

Apply for a Vanuatu visa for tourism, visiting family or friends, business trips, medical examination or treatment, short-term education, exchange programs, and more.There are several types of Vanuatu visas available, including:-

  • Vanuatu Tourist Visa: Vanuatu Tourist visa is for tourism and sightseeing, allows 30-day stay.

  • Vanuatu Family Visit Visa:Vanuatu Family Visit visa allows 30-day stay to visit family.

  • Vanuatu Business Visa:Vanuatu Business visa allows stay as per visa validity for business-related activities such as seminars, meetings, etc. Single entry visa allows 90-day stay.

  • Vanuatu Employment Visa:Vanuatu Employment visa allows stay for salaried employment, valid up to 3 months (single or multiple entry). Duration of stay determined by immigration officer upon arrival.

  • Vanuatu Transit Visa:Vanuatu Transit visa for transiting and visiting another country, limited to proclaimed area. Apply for Vanuatu Visitor Visa to leave the area.

  • Vanuatu Student Visa:Vanuatu Student Visa for up to 1-year study, new visa needed for each subsequent year. No visa fee for certain citizens or scholarship recipients at USP or APTC.

  • Vanuatu Special Category Visa:Vanuatu Special Category visa for diplomatic reps, gov't dept employees, and approved donor agency workers. Valid up to 5 years, one application includes dependents.

How to Apply for a Regular Visa for Vanuatu:

To apply for a regular visa for Vanuatu, applicants must complete an application form, which is available on the Vanuatu Immigration website. 

Here are the steps to apply for a Regular Visa for Vanuatu:

  • Determine the type of visa you need.
  • Gather the required documents, which may include a passport, application form, passport-sized photo, travel itinerary, and financial proof.
  • Check the Vanuatu immigration website or consult the nearest Vanuatu embassy or consulate for specific visa requirements and fees.
  • Complete and submit the application form along with the required documents and fees to the appropriate Vanuatu embassy or consulate.
  • Wait for processing time to complete, which typically ranges from a few days to several weeks, depending on the type of visa and other factors.
  • Upon approval, your passport will be stamped with the visa, allowing you to enter Vanuatu.

Eligibility and Visa Requirements for Vanuatu:

To be eligible for a Vanuatu visa, applicants must have a valid passport with at least six months validity, sufficient funds to cover the cost of their stay, and a return ticket or evidence of onward travel. Applicants may also be required to provide evidence of accommodation, medical insurance, and a criminal record check. The requirements for each visa type may vary.

Vanuatu Visa Policy Map


Eligible Countries/Nationalities for e-visa/visa on arrival

Countries/Nationalities Required Regular/Paper Visa for travelling to

Visa Exempt Countries/Nationalities for travelling to
vanuatu visa policy map.

Regular visasAll Countries / Nationalities that required regular visa for Vanuatu

Foreigners who are not eligible for visa exemption must apply for a regular visa to enter Vanuatu. These include citizens of  :-

Differences between Vanuatu E-Visa and Sticker-Visa:

Vanuatu offers two types of visas, electronic visas (e-visa) and sticker visas. The main differences between Vanuatu E-Visa and Sticker-Visa are:

Vanuatu E-Visa:

  • Applied for and processed online.
  • No need to submit a physical passport to the embassy.
  • No physical visa label or stamp on the passport.
  • E-visa is linked to the passport electronically.
  • May have a shorter processing time.
  • Limited to certain visa types and nationalities.

Vanuatu Sticker-Visa:

  • Applied for through a physical application form.
  • Requires submission of the physical passport to the embassy or consulate for visa stamping.
  • Physical visa label or stamp on the passport.
  • Does not have restrictions on visa types and nationalities.
  • May have a longer processing time.
  • May require additional documents to be submitted in person.

Working in Vanuatu:

To work in Vanuatu, foreigners must obtain a work permit and a work visa. The work permit is issued by the Vanuatu Department of Labour and Employment Services and allows foreigners to work in Vanuatu. The work visa is issued by the Vanuatu Immigration Department and allows foreigners to enter and reside in Vanuatu for the duration of their employment.

FAQs about vanuatu eVisa

 For long-stay, employment, or other visa inquiries, please reach out to the following embassies