Vanuatu Citizenship

Vanuatu

Become a global citizen with a fast-track Vanuatuan passport giving you visa-free access to over 125 countries within just one month. A world class citizenship program offering simple and fast-tracked application process with no requirement for a physical presence in the country.

Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Programme:

  • Population: 0.3 million
  • Capital: Port Vila
  • Language: Bislama, English
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Currency: Vanuatu vatu
  • GDP per capita: 3123$
  • Climate: warm

Vanuatu Citizenship Program Benefits

The Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment program was launched in 2017 and is the only program in the South Pacific. Also known as the Vanuatu Citizenship Development Support Program (DSP), it is the fastest route to alternative citizenship-by-investment acquisition. For a minimum investment of $130,000 into a local development fund you receive your passport within a month of applying, enabling visa-free travel to over 125 countries, including the EU and the UK, Singapore and many other strategically valuable destinations.

Vanuatu citizenship is a desirable option for those seeking to increase their global mobility with visa-free access to over 125 countries worldwide and lower tax burdens. Vanuatu is a favourable tax regime with no taxes imposed on income, inheritance or gains.

Visa-Free Travel to 125+ Countries Worldwide

A Vanuatuan passport gives visa-free access to over 125 countries worldwide including Schengen member states, the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong. Vanuatuan citizens benefit from fast track processing when travelling to Commonwealth countries such as Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Vanuatuan passport holders are permitted to stay up to 90 days within any 180-day period in a Schengen country and up to six months per annum in the United Kingdom.

Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Requirements

Vanuatu is considered an attractive location and boasts a well-qualified workforce, a beneficial landscape for investment and attractive taxation laws. Additionally, the island is well serviced with transportation and telecommunications. The Vanuatuan market is modern and service-based running as a free market economy. The regulatory and legal frameworks give international investors confidence in the country, with
full transparency making the regulations both effective and easy to negotiate. The economy is robust and since the last recession has shown consistent growth. Recent
strategies have acted to stimulate the Island’s economy, GDP is still growing and Vanuatu is now one of the fastest-growing European economies.

Non-refundable contribution from $130,000

  • €100,000 – for a single application
  • €115,000 – married couple application
  • €145,000 – married couple with 1 child
  • €155,000 – married couple with 2 children

Additional requirements

  • Applicants must provide proof of funds no less than $250,000
  • Applicants must have a clean criminal record
  • The Vanuatu program is not open for nationals from Iran, Iraq, Syria, North Korea or Yemen, unless they have permanent residence outside those countries and have lived outside for more than 5 years.

1. Vanuatu Citizenship Acquisition Process

We provide a hassle-free and seamless service, assisting you every step of the way with your citizenship application. We provide detailed advice and support covering all aspects of documentation collation, support throughout the application submission processes, and full arrangement of the Oath Ceremony (in your preferred location) when passport is handed to you. We can assist in opening eligible and secure banks accounts in Vanuatu and we can provide expert advice on purchasing real estate. We deal with all necessary procedures swiftly and efficiently on your behalf, deploying our wealth of professional experience and expertise.

2. Initial Consultation with our Immigration Advisers

Our specialist immigration advisers will evaluate your personal circumstances and guide you through each of the program’s stages, helping you to collate and check the required documents, and preparing the quote breakdown depending on the number of additional applicants included in the application.

In order to apply, applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and below 65 at the time of application submission
  • Have a clean criminal record
  • Citizenship can be granted to the entire family, including spouses, children, parents and grandparents.

3. Citizenship Pre-Approval

The initial stage involves Vanuatu Government due diligence checks being conducted on the main applicant (and their spouse if applicable) to confirm eligibility for the program. Applicants are required to pay due diligence fees and to submit a copy of their passport and police clearance certificate. The pre-approval phase duration is 2 days.

4. 25% Pre-payment and Application Submission

The applicant makes a 25% pre-payment and the application is submitted to the Vanuatu Government. Upon receipt of a letter of approval, 75% of the remaining amount is payable within 5 days.

Vanuatu Passport

On the day of the Oath Ceremony, applicants receive their Vanuatuan passport giving them visa-free access to over 125 countries worldwide and a broad range of tax optimisation and wealth preservation benefits. Passports are valid for a period of 10 years and are renewable for the same period.

Oath Swearing Ceremony

Once the citizenship certificate is issued, the applicant is required to take the Oath. An Oath Swearing Ceremony can be arranged at the applicant’s preferred location at extra fee. The Commissioner of Oath and a passport officer can be invited to the applicant’s home country or to another destination so the applicant can take the Oath and the passports can be formally handed over. Alternatively, applicants can travel to Vanuatu to take the Oath.

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT VANUATU

A few examples of our real estate options for residency and citizenship investment in Vanuatu.

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CITIZENSHIP AND RESIDENCY PROGRAMMES

A selection of alternative residency and citizenship investment programmes to consider.

Malta

600 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 183 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Montenegro

450 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 122 countries

Process Duration: 2 months

Cyprus

2 150 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Moldova

100 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 119 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Austria

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 185 countries

Process Duration: 24 months

Bulgaria

512 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 169 countries

Process Duration: 6-12 months

Turkey

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Middle East Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 110 countries

Process Duration: 2 months

Jordan

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Middle East Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 49 countries

Process Duration: 4 Months

Vanuatu

130 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 125 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Saint Lucia

100 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 128 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

Saint Kitts & Nevis

200 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Caribbean Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 130 countries

Process Duration: 3-4 months

Grenada

150 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Caribbean Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 127 countries

Process Duration: 3-4 months

Dominica

100 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Caribbean Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 120 countries

Process Duration: 4 months

Antigua & Barbuda

200 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Caribbean Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 130 countries

Process Duration: 3-4 months

Residence by investment Programs

Explore the most popular residency by investment programs worlwide

Greece

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Spain

500 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 129 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Portugal

500 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Australia

500 000EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 183 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Austria

250 000EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 185 countries

Process Duration: 4 months

Cyprus

2 150 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Canada

1 200 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 180 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Italy

2 000 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 150 countries

Process Duration: 6-8 months

Switzerland

250 000EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 155 countries

Process Duration: 4 months

HongKong

200 000EUR Investment

Real Estate

Asia Residency

Visa Free travel to 79 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

Jersey

1 000 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 129 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Latvia

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 129 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

Malaysia

135 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Asia Residency

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Malta

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 98 countries

Process Duration: 3-4 months

Monaco

1 000 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 173 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

New Zealand

5 500 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 173 countries

Process Duration: 6-8 months

Singapore

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Asia Residency

Visa Free travel to 65 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Thailand

60 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Asia Residency

Visa Free travel to 120 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

United Kingdom

2 000 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 175 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

USA

 

900 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 180 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

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