How to apply and obtain Vanuatu Passport: Documents required, Cost, Renewal?

Procedure to Apply and Obtain Vanuatu Passport

  • Complete the application form for a New passport.
  • Original documents (e.g., birth certificate) as proof of identity and right to a passport, as specified on the application form. To apply for a passport, you must first register your birth with the Civil Status Office in Port Vila and bring a printed birth certificate.
  • Once your application is complete, your authorized agent will submit it to the Vanuatu Citizenship Commission for processing. The government will review your application and conduct further checks as needed.
  • Once all the necessary steps are completed, including the payment and oath of allegiance, you will be issued a Vanuatu passport. This passport allows you to enjoy the benefits and privileges of Vanuatu citizenship, including visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to several countries.
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  1. Age: There is no specific age requirement for applicants, but minors (under 18 years old) must be included in the application of their parents or legal guardians.
  2. Financial capability: You must have the financial means to make the required investment under the Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program. This typically involves a significant financial contribution to the country’s Development Support Program or the purchase of approved real estate.
  3. Good character and clean background: Applicants must have a clean criminal record and a good reputation. Background checks and due diligence will be conducted to assess your character, integrity, and reputation.
  4. Health requirements: While specific health requirements are not typically mentioned as eligibility criteria, you should be in good health and not have any communicable diseases that could threaten public health.
  5. Financial documentation: You will be required to provide proof of your financial status, including bank statements, evidence of the legal origin of your funds, and other financial documents to demonstrate that you have the necessary funds for the investment.

Cost of passport

  • You can check the fees here.

What is the validity of a passport?

  • Vanuatu passports are valid for a maximum of 5 years. The validity period begins on the day of issuance and ends on the expiry date.

Renewal of Vanuatu Passport

  • Completed passport renewal application form: Obtain the application form from the Vanuatu Passport Office or their official website. Fill out the form accurately and completely.
  • Current passport: Provide your current/expiring Vanuatu passport. Once the new passport is issued, this will be canceled and returned to you.
  • Passport-sized photographs: Include recent passport-sized photographs that meet the Vanuatu Passport Office’s size, background, and appearance specifications.
  • Proof of name change (if applicable): If your name has changed since your last passport was issued, provide legal documentation, such as a marriage or name change certificate.
  • Any additional supporting documents may be required depending on your specific circumstances. These could include proof of Vanuatu citizenship, residency, or other relevant documentation.
  • Pay the renewal fee: Check the current fee for passport renewal and ensure you have the necessary funds. The fee can vary, so confirming the amount with the Vanuatu Passport Office is best.
  • Apply: Submit your completed application form, the required documents, and the renewal fee to the Vanuatu Passport Office. Depending on their procedures, you may need to make an appointment or visit their office in person.
  • Processing and issuance: The Vanuatu Passport Office will process your application. This typically involves verifying the information, conducting necessary checks, and producing the new passport.
  • Collect your new passport: Once the renewal process is complete, you will be notified to collect your new passport. Visit the Vanuatu Passport Office or any designated collection point specified by the office to receive your renewed passport.

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