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Vanuatu

The Republic of Vanuatu is a Pacific Island Nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. It is located on the east of northern Australia and North of New Zealand.

Vanuatu represents most people’s idea of paradise. This largely undiscovered tropical chain of islands in the south Pacific is peaceful, vibrant and culturally diverse. As well as offering deserted beaches, rugged landscapes and ancient culture. Vanuatu also offers up a warm welcome to international travelers to its shores.

The citizenship by investment in Vanuatu came into force On January 1, 2017 – Regulation Order No. 215 and 216 of 2016, which grants citizenship under the Development Support Program to foreigners who make certain economic contributions to the Government.

 

View the detailed leaflet for Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment.

Development Support Program (DSP) : A Contribution / donation program promoted by the Vanuatu Government in order to grant Citizenship.

1.Single Application

A non-refundable contribution of US$160,000 to the “Development Support Program” of Vanuatu government.

2.Couple Application

(Main Applicant + Spouse)

Contribution of US$185,000 qualifies both main applicant and the spouse.

3.Family Application

  • Applicant + up to 2 qualifying dependents*: Contribution of US$200,000
  • Applicant + up to 3 qualifying dependents*: Contribution of US$220,000

 

Extra contribution of US$25,000 required for each additional dependent.

*Qualifying dependents includes: Spouse, Children below the age of 25; Parents of the Main Applicant or spouse above the age of 65.

 

 APPLICATION FEES

 Due Diligence background-checking Fee

  • Main Applicant: US$5,000

 Legal Fee

  • To be discussed: May vary depending on the number of applicants. A breakdown of the total cost will be provided upon request.

Note: All the processing fees, government administrative fees, issuance of certificate & passport is included in the contribution amount.
Note 2: Fees might vary due to changes by Government of Vanuatu.

 

PROCEDURE

The following table breaks down the application process into basic steps.

Each step must be completed before continuing to next.

STEP 1

  • Payment of Initial fees.
  • Completions of pre-approval required documents & forms.

STEP 2

  • Second Payment as per the invoice.
  • Application submission to Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) for pre-approval.

STEP 3

  • Confirmation from the FIU for receiving all documents in order.
  • Background checking completes within 2 weeks.
  • FIU issues pre-approval letter.

STEP 4

  • Completion of all remaining documents.
  • Contribution amount transferred.

 STEP 5

  • Final approval from Citizenship Commission.
  • Issuance of Certificate of Citizenship.

 STEP 6

  • Attending Oath Ceremony (either in Vanuatu or nearest country of Representative available)
  • Receiving the Passport & Certificate of Citizenship after the ceremony.

 

  • DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR PRE-APPROVAL:
    • NOMINATION FORM – STAGE1 (FIU PRE-APPROVAL)
    • PASSPORT COPY
    • NATIONAL ID OR DRIVING LICENSE
    • PERSONAL PROFILE (DETAILED CV)
    • POLICE CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE (For applicants aged over 12. From country of origin and country of residence – if different)
  • DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETE SUBMISSION AFTER PRE-APPROVAL:
    • NOMINATION FORM – STAGE 2
    • MEDICAL CERTIFICATE
    • 6 PASSPORT SIZE PHOTOS
    • BIRTH CERTIFICATE
    • DEGREE CERTIFICATE (if applicable)
    • ENROLLMENT LETTER (from University, college or international recognized Academic institutes for children aged over 18)
    • THREE (3) PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES
    • BANK REFERENCE LETTER
    • 3 MONTHS PERSONAL BANK STATEMENT
    • EVIDENCE OF INCOME:
      • EMPLOYMENT CERTIFICATE
      • COMPANY DOCUMENTS (If applicable)
      • ASSET REPORT – DECLARATION OF ASSETS

* Note: Documents provided must be Certified (or Apostilled) and in English (or legally translated).

  • Visa free travel to over 129 Countries including United Kingdom, Switzerland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Schengen Countries and many more.
  • Fastest Citizenship by Investment program with processing time of 30 – 60 days.
  • The only Citizenship by Investment program of its kind in the Pacific Island. Neighboring to Australia & New Zealand with direct flights from the islands.
  • Apply together with your spouse, dependent children below the age of 25 years (children aged 18 – 25 should be enrolled full-time student) and parents of 65 years above.
  • Multiple citizenship recognized and respected by Vanuatu and investors can benefit from other citizenships.

List of Visa free countries for Vanuatu passport holders

* Visa on arrival ** eTA

EUROPE
Slovakia Mauritania * Dominica
Andorra Slovenia Mauritius Dominican Republic
Austria Spain Mozambique * Ecuador
Belarus Sweden Rwanda * El Salvador
Belgium Switzerland Senegal Grenada
Bosnia and Herzegovina United Kingdom Seychelles * Guatemala
Bulgaria Vatican City Somalia * Haiti
Croatia
ASIA
St. Helena * Honduras
Cyprus Armenia * Tanzania Jamaica
Czech Republic Bangladesh * Togo * Montserrat
Denmark Cambodia * Uganda Nicaragua
Estonia Hong Kong (SAR China) Zambia Panama
Faroe Islands Indonesia Zimbabwe Peru
Finland Iran *
OCEANIA
St. Kitts and Nevis
France Israel Cook Islands St. Lucia
Germany Jordan * Fiji St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Gibraltar Laos * French Polynesia Trinidad and Tobago
Greece Macao (SAR China) * Kiribati
Greenland Malaysia Marshall Islands *
Hungary Maldives * Micronesia
Iceland Nepal * Nauru *
Ireland Palestinian Territory New Caledonia
Italy Philippines Niue
Kosovo Singapore Palau Islands *
Latvia Sri Lanka ** Papua New Guinea *
Liechtenstein Thailand * Samoa *
Lithuania Timor-Leste * Solomon Islands *
Luxembourg
AFRICA
Tonga *
Malta Botswana Tuvalu *
Moldova Cape Verde Islands *
AMERICA
Monaco Comoros Islands * Antigua and Barbuda
Montenegro Egypt * Bahamas
Netherlands Eswatini (Swaziland) Barbados
Norway Gambia Belize
Poland Guinea-Bissau * Bermuda
Portugal Kenya Bolivia *
Romania Lesotho British Virgin Islands
Russian Federation Madagascar * Cayman Islands
San Marino Malawi * Costa Rica

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