New visa categories for Vanuatu

Minister of Internal Affairs, Andrew Napuat

PORT VILA – Vanuatu’s Council of Ministers has approved new categories of visas and visa requirements to help address issues of people breaching their visa conditions, the Minister of Internal Affairs, Andrew Napuat, has announced.

“In the past, we have been issuing only certain categories of visas and we have not expanded these, resulting in the confusion that we have been experiencing, with people breaching their visa conditions.

“But now, i am glad to say that last week, the Council of Ministers approved new categories and requirements, which through a regulation, as Minister i will work on them and with consequential amendments made on the Immigration Act to address the issues with visas.”

There are three tiers of visa classes being referred to. The first is: Short Term Visa Class.

Currently, there are eight different visas that can be issued under this Short-Term Visa Class. These are: Visitor Visa, Extended Visa, Business Single Entry, Business Multiple, Short Term Employment, Multipurpose Visa, Provisional Investor, and Bridging Visa.

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