Eligibility for Membership of the Fund

Permanent and Casual employees

All employees in Vanuatu between the ages of 14 and 55 must join the Fund. However, those whose monthly earnings are less than VT 3,000 as well as those who are specifically exempt need not contribute to the Fund.

Self Employed

Those who are self employed can become a member as a voluntary contributor. In such cases the Self Employed must write to the Fund Board and seek approval. Further, any person who is not liable to pay contributions under the provisions of the VNPF Act as an employee and who is not less than 14 or more than 55 years of age, may apply to the Board to become a voluntary contributor to the Fund. If admitted, they can pay such contributions they have elected to pay. This is however subject to any conditions and limits of contributions the Board may prescribe.