Minimum Investment

135,000

Donation

Minimum Investment

N/A

Real Estate

Time To Citizenship

2-4

Months

Visa-Free Access *

125

Countries & Territories

12 pages | English and Arabic | 900 kb

  • Vanuatu Country profile
  • Benefits of the program
  • Investment requirements
  • Visa-free and visa-on-arrival country list
About the program

The Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment program began accepting applicants in 2017 and is the only program of its kind in the South Pacific. Known as the Vanuatu Citizenship Development Support Program, it is one of the quickest paths to second citizenship through investment.

To be able to apply for this program, you should be at least 18 years of age, in good health, and without a criminal record.

In addition, you are required to make a non-refundable contribution to the government.

Benefits

Visa-free travel

Visa-free and visa-on-arrival travel to over 125 countries and territories including Russia, Hong Kong, Singapore, The Schengen Area and the United Kingdom.

Guaranteed by law

The program is based on the law & is guaranteed by the government since 2017.

Straightforward process

Designed to be a smooth and straightforward process with a timeframe of 6 months to your new citizenship.

Tax relief

Vanuatu has no taxes on worldwide income, capital gains, dividends, gift, wealth and inheritance.

Minimal residency required

There are no physical residency requirements. You are not required to visit before or after the application.

Dual Citizenship permitted

There is no need to renounce your current citizenship(s), and your home authorities are not notified of your new citizenship.

Program requirements

Main applicant requirements

  • 18+ years of age
  • Good health
  • No criminal record
  • Successfully pass due diligence checks
  • Receive approval by the Government
  • Confirmed investment sources

Eligible dependents

  • Spouse of the main applicant
  • Adult children (biological or adopted) under 25 years of age
  • Parents above 50 years of age

*Parents and children older than 18 must be dependent on the main applicant.

Program process

The expected timeframe for the application process is 6 months. The first stage of the document collection can differ in length depending on the applicant’s ability to gather the documents. Our team guides this process with samples and best practice advice.

The reviewal stage is subject to the respective Government schedule and can be impacted by factors which we, as authorised agents have no control over. Savory and Partners collaborates with the Government throughout the entire process, and we aim to provide the quickest and smoothest experience for the applicant.

Read about the process steps in detail here.

Legal basis

Based on the Citizenship Act [CAP 112], the Vanuatu Citizenship Commission grants Honorary Citizenship to individuals under Vanuatu Development Support Program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I include my family when applying for Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program?

Yes, you can include qualified members of your family in the application or add them after you have obtained your citizenship for an additional fee. A qualified family member can be a child not older than 25 years, a spouse, and parents and in-laws older than 50 which are financially dependent on the main applicant.

Q: Are there any interviews, language tests, or work experience requirements when applying for Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program?

The Government of Vanuatu does not require you to pass any interviews, language tests or have previous work experience to be able to apply for this program.

Q: Do I need to visit Vanuatu before obtaining my citizenship?

You are not required to visit Vanuatu before or after obtaining your citizenship, you are, however, welcome to visit and explore the country.

Q: Does Vanuatu provide a biometric (ePassport) passport?

Yes, the passport of Vanuatu is now a biometric passport, also known as an ePassport.

Q: How many pages does the Vanuatu passport have?

The new biometric passport of Vanuatu has 32 pages.

Contact Details

Landline:
+971 (0) 4 430 1717

Mobile:
+971 (0) 54 440 2955
Address:
Office 19C11, I-Rise Tower,
Barsha Heights, Dubai,
UAE, PO BOX 336173
Business Hours:
Sun – Thur: 9am to 6pm
Fri – Sat: Closed
United Kingdom
+44 20 3286 0043
Hong Kong
+852 8170 1255

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