The united states embassy in (PNG) created a virtual presence post of the United States embassy in Port Vila, Vanuatu to assist the resident American citizens there to perform many services through the embassy virtual present through the internet and also allows Vanuatu citizens to know about their visas too. Here are some of the services that this virtual embassy can do for both nationalities
The American citizens section
That’s the department of the consulate that is concerned with serving the American citizens present in Vanuatu. These services are
- order forms for issuing passports, renewing passports, adding extra visa pages, extending their passport validity and reporting stolen passports & green cards and fill these forms then a counselor officer visits Vanuatu to collect these forms and applications in scheduled times .
- Birth registration of American citizens.
- Notary services for documents in order to be used in the United States. - reporting of death of American citizen.
- And one of the important services that the consulate (VPP) does is the voting service for American citizens overseas.
- supplying American citizens with tax forms
Along with the services medical care information is provided by the consulate to the American citizens this information includes where they can find hospitals and doctors in Vanuatu also the consulate provides the citizens with list of attorneys if needed in any case. The consulate offers help in cases of emergency by providing phone number to report your emergency to the duty officer in charge.
For the Vanuatu citizens, the consulate (VPP) acknowledge them with all the regulation that they have to go through for their visa to be issued
A visa to the United States differs a lot according to the purpose of the visit.
Visa waiver program : visiting of the united states for a limited period of time for certain qualified persons does not require visa, check with the consulate to know if you qualify for the program or not .
Nonimmigrant visa Is issued to visit the United States temporarily. According to the types of non immigrant visa you have to apply for the one that matches your case. The non immigrant visa categories are tourism, study, religious workers and others .choosing your category and knowing all the qualification needed for every category can be done through the consulate (VPP) then you apply to the main consulate office in Port Moresby for visa issuance
Immigrant visa to the United States
Immigration to the United States has its own regulation and requirements. Applying to the immigrant visa is done in the physical consulate office in Port Moresby, if you are eligible to one of the following categories: immediate relative to American citizen, fiancé (e) of American citizen, special immigrant and diversity lottery
Diversity lottery every October the United States government announces the rules for this lottery, electronic draw is done on November / December to declare the winning applicants. The rules may change every year due to security matters.