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Vanuatu

Vanuatu - Citizenship By Investment

Make more than a visit to Vanuatu

Vanuatu represents most people’s idea of paradise. This largely undiscovered tropical chain of islands in the south Pacific is peaceful, vibrant and culturally diverse. As well as offering deserted beaches, rugged landscapes and ancient culture, Vanuatu also offers up a warm welcome to international travellers to its shores.

But there’s much more to this island nation than white sand, blue skies and clear seas. Vanuatu offers a stable, secure, home from home for those who want it, as well as a passport offering incredible global freedom for investors wishing to spread their wings.

About Vanuatu

Vanuatu, officially known as the Republic of Vanuatu, is an archipelago nation, spread across 82 islands in the south Pacific Ocean. The country’s capital and largest city is Port Villa and its official languages are Bislama, French and English – though over 100 languages are estimated to be spoken locally. The local currency is the Vanuatu Valu (VAV).

Vanuatu enjoys strong relationships with many powerful nations around the world, with close cultural and economic ties to Australia, New Zealand and much of the European Union. The country is also a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund.

Vanuatu Citizenship Benefits

There are many advantages of having Vanuatu citizenship, including quick access to second citizenship, hassle-free travel to 125 countries, and zero corporation tax. Plus, the citizenship can include up to four direct family members.

  • Fast access to second citizenship: The Vanuatu Honorary Citizenship Programme is incredibly fast. You could have your new passport in-hand within 45-60 days.
  • HASSLE-FREE TRAVEL: Vanuatu passport holders can travel to 125 countries on visa-free or visa-on-arrival terms. That includes the UK and all of Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore and Russia.
  • BUSINESS BENEFITS: Vanuatu is tax-free, apart from VAT and customs tax. That means zero corporation tax for both domestic and international companies, and exemption from capital gains.
  • A SAFE AND SECURE FUTURE FOR YOUR FAMILY: Your Vanuatu citizenship extends to up to four direct family members. This means spouse, children under 18, dependent children under 25, and dependent parents over the age of 65.
  • A more exclusive passport: Not as widely promoted or widely known. A very interesting alternative to the usual Caribbean programs.

Vanuatu citizenship cost & how to apply

The Vanuatu citizenship-by-investment application process is both quick and simple. Vanuatu citizenship costs are also very affordable, with investors required to make a EUR140,000 donation into the Development Support Program (plus nominal fees) for a single applicant, or EUR190,000 for up to four direct family members.

VANUATU

PRIMARY BENEFITS

  • Residency Requirement: No mandatory residency requirements.
  • Timeline: 45-60 days for passport and citizenship.
  • Visa free travel: 125 countries, including the UK and all of Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore and Russia.
  • Investment type: Donation to Development Support Program.
  • Donation is accepted in Euro and Bitcoin.
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    The Donation into the Development Support Program

    Single:

    EUR140,000

    Married Couple:

    EUR160,000

    Married Couple + one child under 18:

    EUR170,000

    Married Couple + two children under 18:

    EUR190,000

    PROCESS

    • Apply for pre-approval.
      You’ll need your existing passport (certified copy) a second form of certified ID copy (such as a driving license), a police clearance report showing you’ve got a clean criminal record, and a personal profile (CV). Your provider will work with you to secure these. A one-off due diligence fee of EUR5,000 is payable at the same time as document submission (bitcoin accepted).
    • Gain pre-approval and submit investment.
      Within ten days of initial application, you’ll gain written confirmation of clearance to proceed (in effect a “pre-approval”) from the Vanuatu government Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), and make your full payment along with the remaining documentation filing.
    • Submit for screening.
      The Vanuatu Citizen Commission will examine your application for citizenship to check that you have obtained the requisite clearance to proceed (FIU), and to check that all stipulated documentation and payment has been received. You will be guided through this to ensure that the documents are presented at this stage in full, with no errors or omissions.
    • Confirmation by the Prime Minister.
      The Citizenship Commission will inform the Prime Minister who, as a formality will confirm your citizenship with the President who personally signs your Citizenship Certificate.
    • Take oath and become a citizen.
      The last step is to take your citizenship oath, which is a requirement from the Vanuatu Government’s Commissioner of Oath. This is a ceremony where you pledge your allegiance to Vanuatu, and in return become a full citizen of Vanuatu with all the associated rights. At this stage you get your Certificate of Citizenship and your new passport.

    You do not have to be physically in Vanuatu to take your oath.

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