A visa exemption applies only to holders of ordinary Vanuatu passports issued before 25 May 2015.
A visa is required for:
- holders of ordinary Vanuatu passports issued on or after 25 May 2015.
Holders of ordinary passports issued by Vanuatu on or after 25 May 2015 who entered the Schengen area before 4 May 2022 may continue their stay and leave without a visa. This does not apply to the crossing of temporary external borders between member states.
Obligation to hold a visa with regard to exercising gainful occupation:
- in the primary or secondary construction industry and civil engineering, catering and hotel services, industrial and private cleaners, surveillance and security services, and erotic services;
- gainful occupation of any another kind, if such occupation exceeds 8 days within a calendar year.
Exemption to hold a visa with regard to exercising gainful occupation:
- Holders of a longterm residence permit issued by a Schengen member state or a valid type D visa, provided they also hold a recognized travel document.
List of residence permits issued by Schengen member states (PDF, 776 kB, 20.03.2023)
Last modification 15.08.2022