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Vanuatu Citizenship By Investment

Vanuatu, a South Pacific archipelago comprising over 80 islands, is celebrated for its breathtaking landscapes, unspoiled beaches, and rich cultural heritage. Launched in 2017, Vanuatu’s Citizenship by Investment Programme, the only one of its kind in the South Pacific, is one of the quickest ways to acquire a second citizenship through investment.

About Vanuatu

Vanuatu is a South Pacific island nation that comprises over 80 islands with stunning natural landscapes, including volcanic origins, white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and lush tropical rainforests. The country has a unique cultural heritage that reflects its diverse history, with a rich indigenous culture and a vibrant contemporary culture. Vanuatu has a stable political climate, and its economy is driven by tourism and agriculture. The country is committed to sustainable development, investing in renewable energy and eco-tourism initiatives.

A Vanuatu passport offers numerous benefits, including increased global mobility with visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to over 100 countries, greater personal and financial security, as well as the opportunity to establish residency in a politically stable, tax-friendly jurisdiction that upholds the principles of privacy and asset protection.

  • The capital of the country is Port Vila
  • The currency is Vanuatu Vatu
  • The current population as of 2021: 307,510

USD 130,000

Minimum Investment by Donation

2 To 3 Months

Time to Citizenship

112 Countries

Visa - Free Access

Benefits of Vanuatu Citizenship

Visa-Free And Visa-On-Arrival

Enjoy visa-free and visa-on-arrival travel across 113 countries, including the UK, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

Low Tax Rate

Vanuatu has no taxes on income, wealth, or inheritance.

visa-free and visa-on-arrival

Enjoy visa-free and visa-on-arrival travel across 112 countries, including the UK, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

Low Tax Rate

Vanuatu has no taxes on income, wealth, or inheritance.

Citizen Rights

Vanuatu places no restrictions on dual citizenship.

Citizenship

Become a Vanuatu citizen in just 2-3 months.

Application Time

There is no need to reside in the country during the citizenship process.

Citizen Rights

Vanuatu places no restrictions on dual citizenship.

Citizenship

Become a Vanuatu citizen in just 2-3 months.

Application Time

There is no need to reside in the country during the citizenship process.

Vanuatu Citizenship Requirements

Citizenship by Investment Programme

To obtain citizenship in Vanuatu, applicants can make a minimum donation of USD 130,000 to a local development fund. Applicants can secure their passports within 2-3 months, granting visa-free access to over 100 countries, including Singapore and Hong Kong.

To qualify for economic Citizenship by Investment, applicants must:

Contribute no less than USD 130,000 to the Government of Vanuatu’s Development Support Program.

Application Process

The application process is straightforward, and it may take up to 3 months between initiating the process and receiving the citizenship documents. The application process can be divided into the following stages:

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Legal Basis

The Vanuatu Citizenship Commission issues citizenship to people under the Vanuatu Development Support Program based on the Citizenship Act [CAP 112].

FAQ's

CAN A VANUATU PASSPORT ENTER ANY COUNTRY UNDER THE EUROPEAN UNION?

Since November 2022, the council of the European Union has decided to suspend the visa-waiver agreement with Vanuatu fully. This decision will be fully effective on 4 February 2023. This means that Vanuatu passport holders must apply for a visa to enter any country under the European Union. Vanuatuans can still travel visa-free to the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore using their Vanuatu passport.

The Vanuatu citizenship application typically takes 2-3 months to be processed from when the proper documents are submitted to the Vanuatuan Government. Our team of highly knowledgeable client advisors and efficient processing officers will assist all applicants through the entire process.

Yes, family members of the principal applicant can be included in the Vanuatu citizenship application. Investors may include spouses and children below the age of 25. There is no educational requirement, and parents can also be added to the application.

Overview of Vanuatu

Vanuatu is an enchanting island nation

Vanuatu is an enchanting island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean, comprising more than 80 islands with breathtaking natural landscapes, including volcanic origins, white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and lush tropical rainforests. The archipelago stretches over 1,300 kilometres and covers an area of approximately 12,189 square kilometres, making it one of the Pacific’s largest island nations.

Vanuatu has a unique cultural heritage

Vanuatu has a unique cultural heritage that reflects its diverse history. The country has been inhabited by Melanesian people for thousands of years, who have preserved their traditions, customs, and language. The country gained independence in 1980, and today, its official languages are English, French, and Bislama, a Creole language that evolved from the interaction between local communities and European traders.

The country is home to a range of festivals and cultural events

The country is home to a range of festivals and cultural events throughout the year, including the popular Nagol Land Diving ceremony on the island of Pentecost. Visitors can also experience local handicrafts, music, and cuisine, all of which reflect the country’s unique blend of Melanesian and European influences.

The country has a stable political climate

The country has a stable political climate, with a parliamentary democracy that operates within the framework of a republic. Vanuatu’s constitution provides for freedom of speech, assembly, and the press, and the country has a strong tradition of civil society participation in decision-making processes.

The economy of Vanuatu is primarily driven by tourism and agriculture

The economy of Vanuatu is primarily driven by tourism and agriculture, with the former accounting for over 40% of the country’s GDP. The tourism industry is focused on eco-tourism and adventure tourism, with visitors drawn to the country’s stunning natural beauty, cultural heritage, and warm hospitality. Vanuatu is also renowned for its world-class scuba diving and snorkelling The country’s crystal-clear waters are home to a rich diversity of marine life, including colourful coral reefs, tropical fish, and sea turtles.

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