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VANUATUCITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT

Overview

The Vanuatu Citizenship Program (Development Support Program - DSP) was created by the Government of Vanuatu in 2017. Vanuatu passports have the longest validity of 10 years for all family members regardless of their ages.

  • icon Processing time

    2 months

  • icon Visa free travel

    Visa free travel: Instant visa-free to 130 countries including the Schengen States, UK, Singapore and Hong Kong

  • icon Investment type

    Donation

  • icon Investment cost

    USD 130,000

  • icon Family dependents

    Spouse, children below 26 years old and elderly parents above 50 years old.

  • icon Passport validity

    Ten (10) years for both adults and minor children

Citizenship law or Residency Law

Country Info

The Republic of Vanuatu is a beautiful nation stretching across the South Pacific Ocean, located west of Fiji and four hours by plane from the east coast of Australia. Vanuatu is a South Pacific Ocean nation made up of roughly 80 islands that stretch 1,300 kilometers. The islands offer scuba diving at coral reefs, underwater caverns and wrecks such as the WWII-era troopship SS President Coolidge. Harborside Port Vila, the nation’s capital and economic center, is on the island of Efate. The city is home to the Vanuatu National Museum, which explores the nation’s Melanesian culture.

Vanuatu is a member of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, Pacific Community, Pacific Islands Forum, United Nations and World Trade Organization.

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CAPITAL

Port Vila

POPULATION

276,244 People

LANGUAGE

English, French and Bislama

GOVERNMENT TYPE

Representative Parliamentary System

CURRENCY

Vatu (VT)

EXCHANGE RATE

1 USD = 109.642 VT

Benefits

Costs

To be eligible for the citizenship of Vanuatu under its Citizenship by Investment Program, the applicant is required to make an economic contribution to the Government fund.

1. DONATION TO THE DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT PROGRAM (DSP)

Non-refundable financial contribution to a Government fund. The cost varies depending on the number of applicants and their ages.

Single Applicant
USD 130,000
Main Applicant and Spouse
USD 150,000
Main Applicant, Spouse and 1 dependent
USD 165,000
Main Applicant, Spouse and 2 dependents
USD 180,000
Any additional dependent
USD 10,000

DUE DILIGENCE & BACKGROUND CHECKS

Compulsory background checks are payable to the Government who appoints a preferred due diligence agency. These agencies use various international and local sources such as Interpol, World-Check and other Government agencies. These fees are payable upon the submission of the application.

Due Diligence Fee per Application
USD 5,000

Citizenship Invest professional fees, official application forms, certification of citizenship and passport, courier & other disbursements are the only other costs associated. A detailed quotation with no hidden costs is provided for the specific case.

Required Documents

Citizenship Invest appoints a Document Collection Specialist for each case. The firm offers a bespoke
service that simplifies the application process, requesting from clients the bear minimum. Our job is to
simplify the document collection as much as possible and when required we obtain the documents for the
client without their involvement. Please note the below list is to be used as a guideline only, after assessing
the particular case Citizenship Invest prepares a personalized checklist.

Documents required from each applicant including children:

Stage 1
Pre-approval:
• Nomination form
• Certified copy of all passports held
• Certified copy of Photo Identity Card
• Original Police Record from country of birth, country of citizenship, country of residence (if different), and any country in which the applicant has resided for at least one (1) year in the past ten (10) years, for each applicant sixteen (16) years and over.
• Personal Profile (CV) including Education and Employment History (Main App + Spouse)

Stage 2

Full Document Submission:
• Nomination Form- Full Documentation
• Original excerpt of full birth record or certified copy of full birth certificate with MOFA attestation (i.e. a birth document that also includes your parent’s details, or a household register, family book etc.).
• Original Medical Certificate
• Eight (8) Original passport-size photos

Forms and documents required only from the main applicant:
• One original bank reference letter issued by an internationally recognized bank, not older than 6 months.
• One original professional reference (e.g. from an attorney, notary public, chartered accountant or other professional of similar standing), not older than 6 months.
• One original Employment letter
• Certified copy of university/college diplomas
• Proof of residential address (copy of valid tenancy contract/original utility bill)

Documents required only if married persons apply together:
• Original excerpt of marriage record or certified copy of marriage certificates with MOFA attestation (if applicable).
• Certified copy of divorce documents with MOFA attestation (if applicable)

For a personalized document checklist please contact us.

Timeline

MONTH 1

CI will pre-screen your passport for government pre-approval. A down payment for professional fees is payable to start your application.

CI professional team will assist and advise you with the collection basic required documents for initial approval by FIU (Vanuatu Financial Intelligence Unit). Once the file is ready for submission, Government Processing Fees, Due Diligence and CI submission invoice are payable.

Approval in Principle is issued by FIU. Remaining documents are submitted and 25% of the Government contribution is payable

MONTH 2

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

Citizenship Certificates and passports are issued. The balance of CI professional fee is paid.

The estimated time to receive citizenship approval depends on the due diligence processing time and the specific case.

VANUATU VISA FREE countries

* Visa on arrival

130Countries

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

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

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Content
  • Program Overview
  • Citizenship Law
  • Country profile
  • Benefits of the program
  • Applicants Qualifications
  • Investment requirements
  • Application Fees
  • Document Checklist
  • List of countries Visa free and on arrival
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