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Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program - Get Vanuatu Residency and Passport

Commonwealth Of Vanuatu At Glance

The Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Programme is the fastest second passport program, and one of the most economical options currently available worldwide - 30 days processing only! Vanuatu currently has the only Citizenship by Investment Program in the Asia-Pacific Hemisphere. 

For most, Vanuatu is an obscure, faraway land that they’ve likely never heard of. Yet, despite being one of the least-visited countries in the world, this little island nation has a lot of unique appeal. Vanuatu (Van-u-atu) is an archipelago of 83 islands in the South Pacific to the East of Australia, and is part of the British Commonwealth. It’s an unspoiled paradise with deserted beaches, remote islands, beautiful waterfalls, active volcanoes, and incredible diving opportunities.

Vanuatu Citizenship By Investment Options

The Vanuatu Citizenship Program offers one simple investment pathway for investors via a donation to its Capital Investment Immigration Plan.

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How to obtain Vanuatu Citizenship?


For your convenience, we offer four all-inclusive packages to secure your second residency and citizenship.

  • Main applicant – US$135,000
  • Main Applicant and spouse – US$165,000
  • Family with 1 child – US$180,000
  • Family with 2 children–  US$195,000

*Each additional dependent included on the application is US$15,000

NO Additional Fees Required!

Eligible Dependents

The following relatives of the main applicant are eligible to be included on the application:

  • Spouse 
  • Children up to the age of 25 if enrolled in an educational institution 
  • Parents above the age of 50

Qualifications & Conditions to Apply


In addition to the financial requirements, there are several other conditions that must be met in order to qualify for the Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment. Applicants must:

  • Be of good character 
  • Not have been convicted of any criminal offences in any jurisdiction

NB: The Vanuatu program is open to applicants from any country with the exception of Iran, Iraq, Syria, North Korea and Yemen.

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Application process


The Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program has a straightforward and efficient application process. In fact, it’s one of the fastest citizenship by investment programs in the world -  you can obtain a passport within 30 days.

The key stages of the application process are outlined in detail below.

Step-by-Step Process

  1. Sign an engagement letter 
  2. Fill out and submit the application with all required documents 
  3. Application is reviewed by the Citizenship Internal Screening Committee 
  4. Receive approval letter from the Secretary-General of Citizenship Office
  5. Completion of an oath
  6. Payment of citizenship fee and get your passport 

NB: The application process can be completed without travelling to Vanuatu.

Required Documents

Step 1: Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) Check 
  • Copy of passport (all pages must be scanned)
  • Second form of photo ID (national ID card or drivers license)
  • Copy of police clearance certificate (within past 3 months)
  • Personal Profile (CV)
Step 2: Application
  • Filled out and signed DSP Application form
  • Passport (certified copy of all pages), must be valid for at least 6 months 
  • Second Photo ID (national ID card or drivers license), must be valid for at least 6 months 
  • Original Police Clearance Certificate, must not be more than 6 months old
  • Birth Certificate (certified copy)
  • Personal Profile (CV)
  • Marriage certificate, divorce documents, childbirth certificates
  • Proof of address is required if the address of residence is not shown in the passport 
  • 6 photographs (no scarf, face must be clearly visible) and a clear sample of signature
  • Evidence of source of funds will be required
  • Reference letters from Employers, Banks, Lawyers, Accountants or other professionals

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Benefits


The Vanuatu passport provides many benefits and opportunities when it comes to lifestyle, freedom of mobility, and wealth management. See our list of the top benefits below:

Lifestyle

  • Fastest citizenship by investment program in the world
  • Visa-free access to 130 countries and territories including the Schengen Zone, Russia, the UK, and China
  • 30th most powerful passport in the world
  • No restrictions on dual citizenship
  • No requirement to visit or reside in Vanuatu
  • Names of new citizens are kept confidential for heightened privacy
  • Main languages are English and French
  • Every new citizen can obtain

Business

  • VIP - Dedicated services to help high net worth investors incorporate their own company locally and open a bank account 

Financial

  • Zero taxes: no personal, corporate, property, or capital gain tax 
  • Safe banking - there are several domestic and international banks

FAQs

А: You must be a Vanuatu citizen in order to be eligible for a Vanuatu passport. Vanuatuan citizenship can be secured via investment.

А: The Vanuatu passport is valid for 10 years. 

А: The renewal process must be initiated in Vanuatu. The costs are 7000 VUV (around US$60) for  normal processing within 21 days and up to 15000 VUV (around US$130) for urgent processing within 3 days. If delivery is required (in the event that the investor cannot go to Vanuatu for the renewal) than a Vanuatu government official can deliver the passport directly. Costs for this service vary but are generally around US$3000, which covers a service fee and the government official’s travel expenses.

А: To apply for a new passport for your child, you need to complete the application form with your child’s information, including the consent section.

А: No, information regarding your Vanuatu citizenship is not disclosed to third parties.

А: Yes, you can change your first and last name after obtaining citizenship. This costs $10,000 and takes about a month. 

А: Yes. The Republic of Vanuatu allows dual citizenship.

А: No. You can only apply for a Vanuatu citizenship through a Designated Agent who is appointed by the government and carries out communication with citizenship commission.

А: The best time to visit Vanuatu is between April and October when it’s sunny, warm, and less humid. However, February-April are often the cheapest to visit as it’s not peak tourist season.

А: The flight to Vanuatu takes about 4 hours from Australia’s east coast. International flights arrive in Port Vila on the island of Efate, with taxis and shuttle transfers available to mainland resorts. There are also other transfer options for Espiritu Santo and Tanna Island.

А: You can easily get around Vanuatu via metered taxis and bus services. 

А: Yes. However, it’s not really necessary as the islands are compact and easy to get around by walking, biking, or taking a taxi or bus. These options are much more affordable. 

А: Yes. However, parents should be aware that there are not many resorts with child-friendly facilities. There are a variety of self-catering accommodation options which are well-suited for families and are often smaller, unique properties.

А: Bring reef shoes to protect your feet if you plan on exploring the coral reefs. 

А: Most resorts accept major credit cards except AMEX. ATMs are available in the main street of Port Vila along with a variety of money exchange services. 

А: The currency in Vanuatu is Vatu. 1 Australian dollar is approximately 80 vatu.

А: No. Tipping and bargaining are not part of local customs. 

А: Yes. On Sundays you can only buy alcohol in bars or restaurants. 

А: Yes. Most of Vanuatu’s resorts offer WiFi. 

А: Yes. Just like Australia and New Zealand, Vanuatu runs on 230V plugs. 

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Vicky Katsarova, CEO

“My world travels and my own immigration experiences have given me a deep understanding and clear insight into each of our clients’ specific requirements, aspirations and concerns. It is this intense personal association with client expectations and needs that helps to set our company and our service apart.”

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Take advantage of all the opportunities the Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program can provide for your life, business, and family. When it comes to expanding your mobility, freedom and safeguarding your wealth, Vanuatu offers an abundance of unique benefits. Plus, it’s the fastest citizenship by investment program and is one of the most affordable as well. 

If you are interested in learning more about the Vanuatu Citizenship Program, please contact us today for your free initial consultation.

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