The Vanuatu Residence Visa offers six different pathways for individuals looking to live in Vanuatu for more than 12 months. These pathways include Partner, Child, Employee, Self-funded Resident, Foreign Investor, and Leasehold Holder categories, each with its own set of eligibility criteria. Applicants can include their spouse and dependent children in their visa application, except for the Self-Funded Resident category.
To be eligible for a Vanuatu Residence Visa, applicants must meet specific criteria based on their chosen category. For example, Partner applicants must be married to or in a de facto relationship with a Vanuatu citizen, while Self-funded Resident applicants need to show a certified income of at least 250,000 Vatu per month.
Once granted a Residence Visa, holders must adhere to certain conditions set by the Vanuatu Immigration Service. For instance, Partner Residence Visa holders must continue to be legally married to or in a de facto relationship with the same Vanuatu citizen who formed the basis of the visa. Employee Residence Visa holders must remain employed by the business on which the visa was granted, and Self-funded Residence Visa holders must continue to meet the required monthly income criteria.
It’s important for visa holders to maintain compliance with the conditions of their visa to ensure their legal status in Vanuatu.