Visa-free travel to 133 countries, including the UK. One of the fastest programs in the world - the procedure takes only three weeks.
Visa-free access to 133 countries and territories around the world
No income, wealth, inheritance, capital gains and estate tax
Parents (56 and older) and children (up to 25 years old) can obtain citizenship together with an investor
Possibility to get long-term visas to the USA and Canada
Fully remote procedure
Dual citizenship is allowed
Vanuatu Passport can also be obtained by:
Also citizenship can be inherited.
Free preliminary background check (due diligence) of an applicant (1 day) and contract signing in one of our offices or remotely. At this stage, it will be sufficient to provide the passport copies of all family members who will be included in the citizenship application.
Result: background check report + signed contract.
PREPARATION OF DOCUMENTS
We receive Police Certificates, fill out government forms, arrange notarization, translation, and apostilization of all the necessary documents, sending the package to the Citizenship by Investment Unit of Vanuatu.
You submit the original documents and sign the forms and other documents that we prepare by ourselves.
Result: Confirmation of documents received by the government.
The Citizenship by Investment Unit carries out the processing of the case during the period from 1.5 months. A visit to the island is not required.
Result: Approval in principle is issued.
Applicant’s actions: Pay the required amount of investment within a month after the approval is issued.
After paying the investment and fees, our lawyer in Vanuatu receives a certificate of honorary citizenship along with a passport and sends it either to one of our offices or redirects it to you. The passport is valid for 5 years. We will remind you to renew the passport 6 months prior to its expiration date.
We have prepared several inspiring real-life cases with stories of people who managed to obtain Vanuatu citizenship. This helps you to get an easy-to-understand overview of this program.
Please study this information carefully, and it will help you make the right choice. We show how we work with each client and each task. Our cases are stories, revealing why our clients transparently and safely become residents and citizens of Oceania.
An applicant shall provide the documents confirming financial dependence: for children - a certificate from an educational institution, for dependent parents - a birth certificate.
Yes, citizenship is issued for life with a possibility of inheritance by descendants.
Each 5 years Vanuatu second passport must be renewed. The renewal procedure takes about a week, a visit to the island is required. The price of renewal depends on the selected package: free of charge or $3,000.
No, information on you obtaining citizenship is not disclosed to third parties.
A driver's license (obtained within 30 minutes, you do not need to pass an exam, presenting a valid license is sufficient. However, this will require a visit to the island). A rather high percentage of "new citizens" are also setting up companies and getting a registration address and utility bill (which are usually requested by international banks).
Change of the name and surname is possible after obtaining citizenship. We can provide our services during this process. Cost of this procedure is $ 20,000, and duration is up to 6 months.
As of 2019, Vanuatu passport gives visa-free access to more than 129 countries and territories around the world, including the UK and the Schengen states.
Visa-free regime with the countries of the Schengen zone (you can stay for 90 days out of 180);
Visa-free travel to the UK (you can stay for 6 months a year);
No additional documents and prior registration required for crossing these borders.
Confirmation of employment and/or ownership of business is required: statement from your bank account showing the activity during the last 6 months, certificate of employment or business documentation (the document checklist to be further agreed with Migronis).
There is no corporate and income tax for businessmen who want to buy a ready-made company on the island.
Vanuatu immigration issues as well as Vanuatu permanent residency and Vanuatu investment citizenship applications are considered by the Citizenship's Office and Commission (COC).
Citizenship's Office and Commission (a passport office of Vanuatu) has its official website at https://vancitizenship.gov.vu/.
Yes. The Republic of Vanuatu allows dual citizenship.
The сommission states that the only currency that is being recognised legally and stated in the Regulations made under the Citizenship Act [CAP 112] for citizenship programs, is the US Dollar.
Vanuatu passport is ranked 36th in the world.
No. You can only apply for a Vanuatu citizenship through a Designated Agent who is appointed by the government and carries out communication with citizenship commission.
Vanuatu, a state in Oceania, is the only jurisdiction that allows investors to obtain citizenship by investment in record time. The Vanuatu archipelago is located around 1,750 km east of Australia, 500 km north-east of New Caledonia, west of Fiji and south of the Solomon Islands. Vanuatu consists of more than 80 islands. Most of the islands are inhabited, and some have active volcanoes. The country's territory is mountainous, mainly covered with tropical rainforests. Like most of the area, it is prone to earthquakes and tidal waves. Formerly the jointly administered Anglo-French condominium of the New Hebrides, Vanuatu achieved independence in 1980. The name Vanuatu means "Our Land Forever" in many of the locally used Melanesian languages. The capital, largest city, and commercial centre is Port-Vila (Vila), on Éfaté.
Vanuatu is a worldwide favourite destination for travellers wanting a unique tropical destination that is relatively untouched by massive tourism trades. In fact, it is so beautiful that Vanuatu was ranked sixth on the Lonely Planet's list of the Top Ten Countries in the eagerly-awaited annual publication titled Best in Travel 2011.
The indigenous population, called ni-Vanuatu, is overwhelmingly Melanesian, though some of the outlying islands have Polynesian populations. There are also small minorities of Europeans, Micronesians, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Roughly three-fourths of the population lives in rural areas, but since independence the urban centres of Luganville and Port-Vila have drawn a significant number of people attracted by better opportunities.
Subsistence agriculture has traditionally been the economic base of Vanuatu, together with an elaborate exchange network within and between islands. Since independence, Vanuatu’s tourism and offshore financial services have emerged as the largest earners of foreign income. The growing lucre generated by tourism has attracted the attention of foreign companies seeking to develop land into resorts and other attractions.
Although the frequent changes of government in the late 20th and early 21st centuries indicated a sometimes fragile stability, overall Vanuatu was considered one of the more peaceful and successful countries of the region.
Starting January 2017, the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu has launched the Development Support Program (DSP) for the purpose of raising funds to support infrastructure and promoting economic development of Vanuatu. The DSP is a new provision enacted by the Vanuatu Government under the Citizenship Act [CAP 112]. Candidates may apply to Citizenship's Office and Commission (COC) for Vanuatu Honorary Citizenship by contributions to the Government of Vanuatu.
The citizenship acquired under the Development Support Program is fully recognized by the Government of Vanuatu and the nationality regarded as ni-Vanuatu.
Those applying for and receiving Vanuatu citizenship and passport under the DSP have the full right to reside and work in Vanuatu and the passport is renewable upon expiry.
The applicant must have no criminal record and must be of high standing in his or her community, organization, society or country.
Investments for a passport for Vanuatu are lower than in the Europe, where the starting investment is $250,000.
This program provides only one type of contribution so far. It’s a non-refundable investment in a government fund in the amount of $ 130,000. It includes the cost of due diligence.
If you want to get a full calculation including all costs and taxes, fill out the feedback form. We will prepare an individual calculation of the cost of Vanuatu citizenship in 15 minutes!
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