Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment

Vanuatu is an island country made up of 80 smaller islands and is located in Oceania near Australia. Port Vila is the capital of Vanuatu. The Citizenship by Investment program of Vanuatu was launched in 2017 and it is the only Citizenship by Investment program in Asia - Pacific region through which senior managers, investors, businessmen, high-net-worth individuals and their families can get the Citizenship of Vanuatu by donating to the government. The holder of Vanuatu passport can enjoy visa free or visa on arrival travel to over 120 countries including United Kingdom (UK), Hong Kong, Russia, European Union member countries and Schengen Zone member countries etc.

Processing Time: 2 to 6 months

Benefits of Citizenship of Vanuatu

The benefits of Vanuatu Citizenship are mentioned below:

  • Travel freedom with visa free or visa on arrival travel to over 120 countries

  • Citizenship can be passed on to future generations

  • Right to live, study and work in Vanuatu without any restriction

  • No travel or residency requirement before and after getting the citizenship

  • No English language requirement

  • Simple and fast application process

  • Can hold dual citizenship without any need of renouncing current nationality

  • Tax free zone

Basic Requirements for acquiring a Citizenship of Vanuatu

Requirements which an applicant needs to fulfill in order to get a Citizenship of Vanuatu are mentioned below:

    An applicant

  • should be at least 18 years of age

  • should be of good character and have no criminal record

  • should undergo the due diligence checks and get a positive outcome

  • must have a high personal net worth

  • must be able to verify the sources of investment

  • should have good health

Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program

There is only one option by which an individual can acquire a Citizenship of Vanuatu and that is by donating to the government of Vanuatu through Development Fund.

Donation and Fees Requirements of Vanuatu Citizenship

Mentioned below is the table highlighting the application and citizenship fee required for Vanuatu Citizenship through Development Fund.

Application and Citizenship Fees Requirement
Application Fee US $ 250
Citizenship Fee
  • For main applicant, spouse and 1 child aged under 18 years - US $ 260,000

  • Extra child under 18 years - US $ 19,250 each

  • Dependent aged between 18 to 21 - US $ 44,250 each

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