Vanuatu National Cultural Centre

Vanuatu Foreign Drone Registration

VKS ~ National Film & Sound Unit

Camera Equipped Drones



Section 6(2)(1) of the Vanuatu National Cultural Council Act [Cap.186]

on direction of the Vanuatu National Cultural Council, all foreign RPAS / Drones equipped with a camera and Pilots, are required to be registered through the VKS drone management unit and issued a valid VKS Drone and Pilot Registration PRIOR to use in Vanuatu.

All operations must be undertaken in compliance with CAAV Rules Part 101.


For RPAS Registration purposes there is no distinction between commercial use or recreational / personal use.


The first step to Registration is to create a RARN
(RPAS Aviation Reference Number) Login Account.



* All non-resident foreign drones and operators SHOULD Be Registered At Least 2 WEEKS Prior to arrival in Vanuatu and will be checked at Customs


- arriving with unregistered drones could cause major delays to your plans and be held by the Authorities - if in doubt ~ declare it !

* False or misleading information will invalidate your Registrations !