How to get tourist visa for Vanuatu?

Kanan Isazade07 August 2021956 views7 min. read
How to get tourist visa for Vanuatu?
most visited countries list, we can see that people mostly prefer to visit developed countries. Even when we ask our friends: which country do you want to visit the most? They give the same answers. However, there are 195 countries in the world, and each of them has unique features. Traveling to these less popular countries, learning their traditions, culture, and cuisine could be an excellent experience and a catchy story to tell children and grandchildren in the future. I am sure that we have many such curious readers. So, that is why I want to give Vanuatu tourist visa details. In this blog, you will get answers to most of your questions: • How to get Vanuatu visa? • What are the Vanuatu tourist visa requirements? • Is a tourist visa required for Vanuatu? • How much does the visa cost? • How long is the processing time?

Brief information

greenery near the seaside Before mentioning more specific details, I would like to give general information about Vanuatu. Where is Vanuatu? It is located in the South Pacific Ocean. It is an island country and covers 12189 square km. The country's population is homogenous, and 98.5% of the total population (almost 300000) identifies themselves as Ni-Vanuatu. Vanuatu gained its independence from France and the United Kingdom on 30 July 1980 and was admitted by the United Nations on 15 September 1981. The dominant religion in the area is Christianity, and it has three official languages: Bislama, English, and French.

The visa policy

vanuatu flag on the wall International visitors who are not from one of the visa-free countries must get a visa to travel to Vanuatu. Depending on the purpose of the visit, you can choose one of the seven categories. They are: • Tourist Visa • Family Visit Visa. If you have relatives in Vanuatu, you can visit them to get a family visa. It allows you to stay for a maximum of 30 days. • Business Visa. It gives you a chance to stay in the country for 90 days and participate in business-related activities (seminars, conferences, meetings, etc.). • Employment Visa. It is for people who want to live and work in the country. This type of visa has two versions: single and multiple-entry. Both of them let you stay in the country for 90 days. • Transit Visa. Even if you transit from the territory of the country, you should have a visa. You cannot leave the proclaimed area with a transit visa. • Student Visa. It permits you to live and study in Vanuatu. You can stay in the country for a year. If your education lasts longer, you need to apply for an extension each year. • Special Category Visa. Special visa is for diplomats, Government department employees, or immigrants who wish to work for an approved donor agency. It can be issued for a duration of up to 5 years. The application process demanded documents, and other terms are almost the same in all types. Regardless of the visa type to which you want to apply, you must be fully concentrated. Some details that seem unimportant to you may cause big problems and may end with visa rejection.

Tourism and tourist visa

beautiful tropical island Travel to Vanuatu equals travel to heaven. Pure ocean waters, white sandy beaches, charming nature there is everything for an unforgettable vacation. The only thing you should do to reach this heaven is getting a tourist visa. Holding a tourist visa will give a chance to discover all the beauties of the country, enjoy various tourism activities, etc. How long can I stay in the country? A tourist visa is valid for 30 days. I don't know if 30 days will be enough for you or not, but you should add these activities to your list: • Hiking • Horseback riding • Nature and wildlife tours • Cultural tours • Historical tours After discovering the wonders of the country and enjoying the tours, you may feel hungry. There are five best meals that you should try: Coconut fish curry, Laplap, Tuluk, Beef fillet, and Poulet fish.

How to get Vanuatu visa?

immigration application form To get a visa for Vanuatu, you must finish the Vanuatu visa application process. The process consists of five steps. Firstly, you will make an appointment. After choosing a proper day and time, you can begin to collect the required documents. The next steps are paying some charges, taking part in an interview, and waiting for processing. Where to apply for a visa? Applicants can realize their tourist visa application for Vanuatu in visa application centers, embassies, or consulates. You need to find which of them is responsible for the visa procedure in your country. Also, in some cases, none of these are available in some countries. In that case, you should go to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Vanuatu tourist visa requirements

requirements To finish the Vanuatu visa application process successfully, you must fit all requirements. As you can guess, you will need to provide details and documents to prove your eligibility. Only the candidates who provide all the demanded papers will have a chance to go further. The list of documents isn't so long and complicated. So, you can easily find and collect all of them. If you can't provide any document for some reason, get in touch with the embassy and inform them. Do not try to deceive the embassy. They will check your application carefully. • Application form. It must be fully completed, signed, and dated by the applicant. Also, if children travel with parents, then parents must sign for the children. • Photos. You will give two passport-size photographs that were taken within six months. You should not have glasses or headgear while taking the picture. • Passport and copy. The passport must be valid for at least six months. Besides the original, you will provide copies of all used pages. • National ID Card and resident permit/visa copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different, you will need it). • Travel itinerary. The travel itinerary includes round-trip flight tickets and accommodation. Accommodation can be a hotel, hostel, rental apartment, or you can stay in a friend's house. If you have a reservation, you must give it with the address and contact details. You can stay at a friend's apartment. In that case, you will need to get an invitation letter from the host. • Proof of financial means. All tourists must have enough funds to cover all expenses during the vacation. You will give some documents (bank statements, payslips, cash, bank card, etc.) to prove it. • Evidence of a plan to depart from Vanuatu. You can give these proof: letter from employer, invitation letter from the host, and more. Documents must be translated into one of the official languages of Vanuatu (English, French, or Bislama). • For children; If children travel alone or with one of the parents, they must have a permit letter from one of the parents. Furthermore, one of these (in English): birth certificate, evidence of adoption, custody decree if parents are divorced, death certificate of the parent, etc. • Other documents may be required.

The visa fee and processing time

five dollars Another question that we need to answer while talking about Vanuatu tourist visa details is the fee for a visa. The average charge for a visa application is 35 USD. Of course, it may vary depending on the country of submission. However, we don't think that you will face a huge price difference. When it comes to processing time, the average processing time for a Vanuatu tourist visa is 3-15 working days. Again, such as in the payment, it can be different in your home country.

Vanuatu tourist visa extension

signing contract Some people may want to spend more than 30 days in Vanuatu. Those people must apply for an extension for the next month. You should apply for an extension before the expiry date. Otherwise, you will need to leave the country and apply for another tourist visa. Applicants will realize a Vanuatu tourist visa extension in the Vanuatu Immigration Department.

Do I need a visa to visit Vanuatu?

giving passport of australia Is a tourist visa required for Vanuatu? If the tourist isn't from one of the Vanuatu visa free countries, then he (she) must hold a visa to travel. Today, more than 100 countries are on the list of Vanuatu visa free countries. People who are eligible for a Vanuatu tourist visa on arrival and visa-free visit are luckier. They can eliminate all of the steps mentioned above. So, check the eligible nationalities for a Vanuatu tourist visa on arrival and visa-free visit before starting the application procedure. Where can I check the list? You can find it on our website. Click on the visa policy and find Vanuatu. There you can see all visa-waiver countries. Some of them are: • Antigua and Barbuda • Azerbaijan • Brazil • Brunei Darussalam • Czech Republic • Saint Kitts and Nevis • Saudi Arabia • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines • Sweden • Turkey • Trinidad and Tobago • United Arab Emirates • United Kingdom • United States of America

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