Vanuatu Citizenship holders allowed to apply for Australia Visa (PEV)

Vanuatu Citizenship holders allowed to apply for Australia Visa (PEV)

Subclass 192 – Pacific Engagement Visa (PEV)

​​​The Australian Government has committed to implementing the Pacific Engagement visa (PEV). This is a new permanent resident visa program for nationals of participating Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste.

Boosting Pacific permanent migration to Australia is an essential part of our plan to deepen connections with the Pacific and contribute to a peaceful and prosperous region.

The PEV will grow the Pacific diaspora in Australia. It will enable stronger people-to-people links and greater cultural, business and educational exchange

The new Subclass 192 – Pacific Engagement visa will commence in 2024. It will provide up to 3,000 permanent places annually for citizens of participating Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste and their immediate family members. This is in addition to Australia’s permanent migration program.

…In other words, this also means that anyone who is a Vanuatu citizen has not yet been deterred by the successful Covid restrictions within Australia and would like to immigrate to this country can submit such an application for a visa and residence permit for Australia, should they do so Fulfill criteria. Good luck!

Our company offers you the opportunity to acquire a second citizenship of Vanuatu. Vanuatu is a beautiful island and a true paradise on earth. We are convinced that everyone who has experienced this island and its peace-loving inhabitants will feel comfortable in Vanuatu and want to settle there.

However, we understand that there may also be reasons why a foreign investor who has acquired Vanuatu citizenship may want to live in Australia.

We would therefore like to encourage you to contact us to discuss which option is best for you. We offer you individual advice and support in all steps of the citizenship process.

PEV ballot

The PEV pre-application ballot aims to provide eligible individuals from Pacific island countries and Timor-Leste equal access to the PEV by randomly selecting ballot participants to apply for the visa. A ballot provides a fair and transparent process. It ensures equal access for participants of any skill level, occupation and gender.

To participate in the visa ballot, you will need to meet requirements. This includes:

  • being of a certain age
  • being a national of a participating country and
  • completing an online registration form and paying a registration fee.

PEV eligibility

To be eligible for the PEV, you must:

  • be randomly selected through the PEV ballot
  • be aged between 18 and 45 years
  • have a formal job offer in Australia and
  • meet other visa requirements, including English language, character and health checks.

We will provide further information on the detailed eligibility requirements ahead of the PEV’s commencement in 2024.

Settlement services

The Government will provide a range of support and services to help PEV holders settle in Australia.

PEV holders will receive post-arrival settlement support through the:

  • Settleme​nt Engagement and Transition Support program and
  • Adult Migrant English Program managed by the Department of Home Affairs.

PEV holders will have access to Medicare, government-funded school and higher education places.

Following passage of the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Australia’s Engagement in the Pacific) Bill 2023 in the Australian Parliament on 14 November 2023, eligible PEV holders will have immediate access to:

  • Family Tax Benefit A
  • Austudy
  • Youth Allowance (student and apprentice)
  • Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) and
  • VET Student Loans (VSL) programs.

PEV holders will be subject to the four-year Newly Arrived Resident Waiting period as other permanent residents. This applies to income support payments, including the Job Seeker payment.


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