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Vanuatu Citizenship By Investment

Vanuatu Citizenship By Investment

  • Vanuatu citizenship in just 2 months
  • Minimum investments

  • No personal taxation;
    no wealth taxes, inheritance taxes, gift taxes or income taxes
  • Visa-free travel to over 100 countries, including UK, Singapore, Hong Kong

Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment

Become a global citizen with a fast-track Vanuatuan passport giving you visa-free access to over 100 countries within just two months. A world class citizenship program offering simple and fast-tracked application process with no requirement for a physical presence in the country.

The European Union has temporarily suspended visa-free access for Vanuatu citizens to the Schengen. We are following the developments and will notify you of any changes.

The decision may be reconsidered.

Vanuatu Citizenship Program Benefits

The Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment program was launched in 2017 and is the only program in the South Pacific.

Also known as the Vanuatu Citizenship Development Support Program (DSP), it is the fastest route to alternative citizenship-by-investment acquisition.

For a minimum investment of $130,000 into a local development fund you receive your passport within a month of applying, enabling visa-free travel to over 100 countries, including the UK, Singapore and many other strategically valuable destinations.

Vanuatu citizenship is a desirable option for those seeking to increase their global mobility and lower tax burdens.

Vanuatu is a favourable tax regime with no taxes imposed on income, inheritance or gains.

  • Vanuatu Citizenship Program Benefits

    Fast-track Citizenship

    Your second passport in just 2 months
  • Vanuatu Citizenship Program Benefits

    Safe program with pre-approval

    Before transferring the full investment amount, you receive a pre-approval confirmation
  • Vanuatu Citizenship Program Benefits

    Visa-free travel worldwide

    Over 100 countries including the UK, Singapore
  • Vanuatu Citizenship Program Benefits

    Completely confidential

    The whole process of alternative citizenship acquisition is strictly confidential
  • Vanuatu Citizenship Program Benefits

    Favourable tax regime

    No personal taxation; no wealth taxes, inheritance taxes, gift taxes or income taxes.
  • Vanuatu Citizenship Program Benefits

    Security and Plan B For entire family

    A safe place to call home in the event of economic instability and in times of political unrest
  • Vanuatu Citizenship Program Benefits

    The entire family is eligible

    Citizenship can be granted to spouse / children, dependent children in education, parents and grandparents
  • Vanuatu Citizenship Program Benefits

    No residency requirements

    No physical residence or visit is required
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Visa-Free Travel to over 100 Countries Worldwide

A Vanuatuan passport gives visa-free access to over 100 countries worldwide including the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong. Vanuatuan citizens benefit from fast track processing when travelling to Commonwealth countries such as Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Vanuatuan passport holders are permitted to stay up to 90 days within any 180-day period in a Schengen country and up to six months per annum in the United Kingdom.

Visa-Free Travel to over 100 Countries Worldwide

Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Requirements

To obtain citizenship through the Vanuatu Citizenship Program, applicants are required to make a non-refundable contribution (donation) to a local development fund.

The purpose of these funds is to support infrastructural development and promote economic growth in the region.

The invested amount varies depending on the number of applicants.

The minimum investment requirement is $130,000 for a single applicant or $180,000 for a family of four. To evidence that this requirement can be met, applicants must provide proof of funds no less than $250,000.

  • Non-refundable contribution from $130,000

    • $130,000 – for a single application
    • $150,000 – married couple application
    • $165,000 – married couple with 1 child
      $180,000 – married couple with 2 children
  • Additional requirements

    • Applicants must provide proof of funds no less than $250,000
    • Applicants must have a clean criminal record
    • The Vanuatu program is not open for nationals from Iran, Iraq, Syria, North Korea or Yemen, unless they have permanent residence outside those countries and have lived outside for more than 5 years.

Vanuatu Citizenship Acquisition Process

Astons provide a hassle-free and seamless service, assisting you every step of the way with your citizenship application.

We provide detailed advice and support covering all aspects of documentation collation, support throughout the application submission processes, and full arrangement of the Oath Ceremony (in your preferred location) when passport is handed to you.

We can assist in opening eligible and secure banks accounts in Vanuatu and we can provide expert advice on purchasing real estate.

We deal with all necessary procedures swiftly and efficiently on your behalf, deploying our wealth of professional experience and expertise.

3–4 days
Initial Consultation with Astons Immigration Advisers

Our specialist immigration advisers will evaluate your personal circumstances and guide you through each of the program’s stages, helping you to collate and check the required documents, and preparing the quote breakdown depending on the number of additional applicants included in the application.

In order to apply, applicants must:
- Be at least 18 years of age and below 65 at the time of application submission
- Have a clean criminal record
Citizenship can be granted to the entire family, including spouses, children, parents and grandparents.

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Citizenship Pre-Approval

The initial stage involves Vanuatu Government due diligence checks being conducted on the main applicant (and their spouse if applicable) to confirm eligibility for the program. Applicants are required to pay due diligence fees and to submit a copy of their passport and police clearance certificate. The pre-approval phase duration is 2 days.

3–4 days
Confirmation of Pre-approval and Document Preparation

Once pre-approval is granted by the Vanuatu Government, Astons will then assist the applicant with the preparation of his/her citizenship and ensure all documentation is collated, cross-checked and submitted in the correct format.

25% Pre-payment and Application Submission

The applicant makes a 25% pre-payment and the application is submitted to the Vanuatu Government. Upon receipt of a letter of approval, 75% of the remaining amount is payable within 5 days.

30 days
Oath Swearing Ceremony

Once the citizenship certificate is issued, the applicant is required to take the Oath. An Oath Swearing Ceremony can be arranged at the applicant’s preferred location at extra fee. The Commissioner of Oath and a passport officer can be invited to the applicant’s home country or to another destination so the applicant can take the Oath and the passports can be formally handed over. Alternatively, applicants can travel to Vanuatu to take the Oath.

Vanuatu Citizenship Acquisition Process
Vanuatu Passport

On the day of the Oath Ceremony, applicants receive their Vanuatuan passport giving them visa-free access to over 100 countries worldwide and a broad range of tax optimisation and wealth preservation benefits. Passports are valid for a period of 10 years and are renewable for the same period.

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