How long does the process take?
The Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program is the fastest process of its kind in the world.
Once your documents are submitted, the due diligence takes 3–6 days. This is followed by citizenship approval within 30–60 days.
How long is the citizenship valid for?
The citizenship is permanent.
How strong is the Vanuatu passport as a travel document?
The Vanuatu passport is considered a strong travel document with visa-free access to 136 countries, including Singapore, the United Kingdom, Russia, and many other prime destinations.
Must I reside in Vanuatu to keep my citizenship?
No, you are not required to stay in Vanuatu to maintain your citizenship. Vanuatu citizenship can be obtained and maintained remotely.
What happens to my current citizenship?
You can maintain your current citizenship as Vanuatu law allows for dual citizenship.
What about my children and future generations? Are they entitled to automatic Vanuatu citizenship?
Your future generations are entitled to Vanuatu citizenship automatically.
What payment options are available for the Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program?
Bank transfer is the preferred method of payment, but we do also accept cash and Bitcoin.
Where is Vanuatu located and how do I get there?
Vanuatu lies east of Australia. The country, which is made up of eighty islands, is a member of the British Commonwealth. Vanuatu can be easily accessed via flight from any city in the world and links to New Zealand, Fiji, and, of course, Australia.
What is the Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program?
The Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program aims to encourage foreign nationals to invest in Vanuatu and support the country’s development. In exchange, Vanuatu offers citizenship to such foreign nationals. This is achieved via the Development Support Program (DSP) of Vanuatu.
With Vanuatu citizenship, what rights do I have in Vanuatu?
Citizens that obtain citizenship via the Citizenship by Investment Program have the same rights as every other citizen in Vanuatu. However, citizens through investment cannot vote in local elections.
What are some facts that I need to know about Vanuatu?
It might interest you to know that Vanuatu is officially known as the happiest country on Earth! The country is blessed with beautiful tourist sites, including stunning beaches and tropical climates all year round.
It operates a stable parliamentary democracy government, a secure banking system, and a stable economy.
The population of Vanuatu is about 300,000 and the official languages are French and English.
Will the color of my passport be different as a citizen through investment?
Every Vanuatu citizen gets the same passport regardless of the acquisition method, so the color will not be different. This is what all passports look like:
Must I visit Vanuatu to qualify for the program?
No, it is not necessary to be physically present. The full application process can be conducted remotely and there are no residency requirements.
Will it take long for me to get my passport and citizenship approval?
No. You can complete the entire process within 45–60 days.
Who can apply for the Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment?
People from any country can apply, with the exception of Yemen, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, and Syria. However, anyone from these countries can apply if they have lived outside their home countries for at least five years.
Who am I allowed to include in my citizenship application?
If you are the main applicant, you may include your spouse, children up to 30 years of age, and parents aged 50 or older.
Are applicants allowed to add more family members after they are granted citizenship?
Applicants can include more family members after receiving their citizenship, if they are eligible. However, you may be required to pay additional processing fees as proposed by the Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment law. Extra FIU checks may also be conducted on the new family members if they are adults.
What can I invest in as the main applicant?
The main applicant must make a non-refundable donation to the DSP. The applicant’s family structure determines the amount to be donated.
What methods are available for the submission of files and documents for the application?
We use a secure processing portal that enables all applicants to submit their files and documents online. You do not need to send any hard copies during the application phase.
Are there any due diligence tests or interviews for applicants?
A due diligence check will be conducted on the main applicant by the Vanuatu FIU. It is only after you have received FIU clearance that a complete Vanuatu citizenship application can be submitted. There are no physical interviews, but every Vanuatu citizenship applicant must be of good character and without any criminal record.
What if an applicant gets rejected during the FIU phase?
The structure of the Vanuatu DSP program allows applicants to pay an initial payment of $5,000 (US), which is the due diligence fee. The government donation only comes after the FIU approval is received.
Am I required to partake in any oath-taking ceremony?
Yes, but due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremonies are all conducted online.
What are the documents I receive after my citizenship is approved?
New citizens will be given their passports and citizenship certificates. Both documents will be handed over to you at one of our offices of your choosing. Alternatively, we can send them to you via courier.
What if I need other services after my citizenship is approved?
We offer important services to Vanuatu citizens worldwide, such as helping clients apply, renew, or amend government-issued documents in Vanuatu without the client having to visit.
- Registration of Birth/Birth Certificates
- Renewal of Passports
- Renewal of Driving License
- National ID Card Application
- Name Change
- Police Clearance Certificates
- Vanuatu P.O. Box
Using our secure portal to accept documents and forms online, we strive to ensure secure and efficient processing.
Additionally, we also assist clients with other related services.
- Company Setup and Structuring
- Bank Account Setup
- Assistance With Purchase of Local Real Estate
We proudly offer complimentary consultations to interested applicants. For questions about Vanuatu, concerns about the process, insight regarding your unique situation, and more, book your consultation today.