Joe Natuman is one of over 250 applications for candidacy submitted to Vanuatu's Electoral Commission.
Mr Natuman, who was convicted for perverting the course of justice, is approaching the end of his suspended two year sentence.
According to the Vanuatu Daily Post, his sentence is to end shortly before the election date, 19 March.
The Chair of the Electoral Commission, Martin Tete, is seeking advice from the State Law Office as to Mr Natuman's eligibility as a cadndiate.
The former prime minister applied as a candidate under the Vanua'aku Pati banner.