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VANUATU CITIZENSHIP

GOVERNMENT AUTHORIZED FIRM

Overview

The Vanuatu Development Support Program (DSP) was created by the Government of Vanuatu in 2017. The Objective of the Plan is to facilitate and attract overseas investors, Vanuatu has passed and enacted all necessary legislation and regulations.

Vanuatu even going so far as change its constitution to recognize dual citizenship, which was not recognized until the Constitution was changed by a two-thirds majority of Parliament in December 2012.

Timeline: 1 - 2 months
Nationalities supported: Open to most nationalities
Visa free travel: Instant visa-free to 125 countries including the Schengen States, UK, Singapore and Hong Kong
Investment type: Donation
Investment cost: USD 150,000

Benefits

Personal Freedom

Personal Freedom

Vanuatu Citizenship and second passport in 2 months


No requirements to reside in Vanuatu 


Vanuatu allows dual nationality 


Vanuatu is open to most nationalities

Visa Free Travel

Visa Free Travel

Vanuatu passport allows Instant travel to 125 countries


List includes Schengen countries, UK, Hong Kong and Singapore


More countries are constantly added to the visa-free list

Business Advantages

Business Advantages

Vanuatu has no income tax, wealth tax, capital gains or inheritance tax


Simple and fast document collection and fund transferring process

Family Security

Family Security

Spouse, children under 26 obtain a second passport


Parents over 50 can be included in one application


Share the same status as a Vanuatu national but with not voting power or ability to run for public office

Costs

The citizenship program of Vanuatu requires making an economic contribution to the country's Development Support Program (DSP)

Contribution to DSP
View costs
Investment CostFrom USD 150,000

For a full breakdown of Government Fees, Due Diligence Fees and other payable applications fees for your specific case please contact us.

Timeline

Month 1
Month 1

Step 1:

  • Sign CI Retainer Agreement and pay Due Diligence fees to submit basic required documents for initial approval by FIU (Vanuatu Financial Intelligence Unit)
  • Approval in Principle is issued by FIU. Remaining  documents are submitted and 25% of the Government contribution is payable
Month 2
Month 2

Step 2:

  • Citizenship Approval is issued and 75% of the Government financial  contribution is payable

Step 3:

  • Citizenship Certificates and passports are issued
The time estimated to receive the citizenship approval is based on the Government's due diligence processing time and is not guaranteed*

Visa Free

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Visa on Arrival
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VISA-FREE TRAVEL TO 125 COUNTRIES

Americas

Antigua and Barbuda

Bahamas

Barbados

Belize

Bolivia

Chile

Colombia*

Costa Rica

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

El Salvador

Guatemala

Haiti

Honduras

Jamaica

Panama

Paraguay 

Peru

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and Grenadines

Suriname*

Trinidad and Tobago

Uruguay

Venezuela

AFRICA 

Botswana

Burundi*

Cape Verde*

Comoros*

Djibouti*

Egypt*

Gambia*

Guinea – Bissau*

Kenya

Lesotho

Madagascar*

Malawi*

Mali*

Mauritania*

Mauritius*

Mozambique*

St. Helena

Seychelles*

Somalia*

Swaziland

Tanzania*

Togo*

Uganda*

Zambia

Zimbabwe

EUROPE

Albania

Andorra

Austria

Belgium

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Gibraltar

Greece

Kosovo

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macedonia

Malta

Monaco

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Ossetia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United Kingdom

ASIA 

Armenia*

Bangladesh*

Cambodia*

Hong Kong

Iran*

Israel

Jordan*

Laos*

Lebanon*

Macao*

Malaysia

Maldives

Nepal*

Philippines

Singapore

South Korea (Jeju Island only)

Timor-Leste*

Thailand

OCEANIA

Fiji

Micronesia

Palau* 

Samoa* 

Solomon Isl.* 

Tonga* 

Tuvalu*

e-Visa

Dijibouti

Ethiopia

Georgia

India

Kyrgyzstan

Myanmar

Papa New Guinea

Qatar

Rwanda

Ukraine

Uzbekistan

Vietnam

* Visa on arrival

The list of countries is subject to variations depending on each government's policy and so is access to these countries.

General Info

Republic of Vanuatu is a Pacific island country located in the South Pacific Ocean. The land area is made up of a group of islands lying south of the Solomon Islands and east of the state of Queensland in Australia.

The country has an approximate population of 270,000 with a diversity of languages spoken such as French, English and Bislama.

Vanuatu is a member of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, Non-Aligned Movement, Organization international de la Francophonie, Pacific Community, Pacific Islands Forum, United Nations and World Trade Organization.

The World Trade Organization approved Vanuatu’s accession in October 2011; the Vanuatu Parliament passed enabling legislation in December 2011; and the country became a full member of the organization on 24 August 2012.