3 Steps to apply for a Vanuatu Residence Permit as Self-Funded

If you wish to settle in Vanuatu and you have enough income to support yourself and your dependents, you may apply for a Self-Funded Visa.

We present to you the 3 main steps to apply for a Vanuatu Residence Permit as Self-Funded. The following steps need to be completed:

First step: Opening of a bank account at the National Bank of Vanuatu*

*you must be present in Vanuatu to open an account at National Bank of Vanuatu

National Bank of Vanuatu - Vanuatu Resident Permit as Self-Funded

In order to do that you will need to fill out the attached form: NBV New Account Application Form.pdf

Once the bank account has been opened (which should take around 3 weeks), we fill proceed the application for residency.


Opening of a bank account (in local currency): Free of charge.

AJC Fees: 400 US$

Second step: Transfer of immigration bond on the newly bank account

You will need to transfer on your NBV account an amount of funds corresponding to the price of a one-way ticket between Vanuatu and you country of origin.

Third step: Application for residency permit (1, 3, 5, 10 years)

You will need to fill out, signed and return to us the attached form


  • Residency status
    • 1 year = 57,600 VATUS (equivalent 530 US$)
    • 3 years = 158,400 VATUS (equivalent 1,500 US$)
    • 5 years = 259,200 VATUS (equivalent 2,500 US$)
    • 10 years = 511,200 VATUS (equivalent 4,800 US$)
  • AJC fees
    • 1 year = 500 US$
    • 3 years = 600 US$
    • 5 years = 700 US$
    • 10 years = 1000 US$

To start the process with us, please fill up the form below:

You will need the following documents :

  • Notarized copy of valid passport
  • Copies of all used pages of passport
  • Certified 2nd ID, it is a proof of your address (driving licence or either Bills (electricity bill / water bill / telephone) or either bank statement)
  • 2 ID photos
  • Marriage certificate if married
  • Original of recent the criminal record

Again, this process should take around 3 weeks.

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