Citizenship Program Vanuatu

Citizenship Program Vanuatu

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The Vanuatu Citizenship Program is a Honorary Citizenship and officialy named Vanuatu Development Support Program (DSP). The Citizenship Program Vanuatu is endorsed and guaranteed by the president of Vanuatu and was fully ratified on December 2016. The objective of the Program is to create local jobs, stimulate the economy and keep the national budget balanced. Vanuatu´s Citizenship Program is superfast and family friendly - the best offer for a family having 2 children. The biggest advantage of this program is that you get your passport after 30 days. We suggest the Citizenship Program Vanuatu will offer our customers a lot of benefits.

Citizenship by Investment Vanuatu

The Citizenship by Investment Program Vanuatu has been developed by the government as another mechanism for promoting economic growth. Its purpose is to boost the country's development and infrastructure by increasing foreign direct investment into the country in order to ensure a sustainable future. The first and only option is to make a investment to the Development Support Program. The total cost for a single applicant is USD 155,000 and includes all fees.

Citizenship Program Vanuatu

Why Vanuatu?

Vanuatu has the highest Happy Planet Index Score outside of the Americas. People living in Vanuatu have greater well-being than those living in Japan. Happiness has become a part of the national brand of the Republic of Vanuatu. Vanuatu is a favourite destination for travellers wanting a unique tropical destination that is relatively untouched by massive tourism trades. The capital city of Vanuatu is Port Vila located on the island of Efate. Albeit small in size and population (44,000), Port Vila boasts a well-developed banking and financial infrastructure with approximately seven banks serving the international financial industry and a range of highly professional lawyers, accountants and financial advisers including big-name international firms.

The main economic industries in Vanuatu are agriculture, tourism, offshore financial services and cattle. There is also substantial fishing activity. Exports include copra, kava, beef, cocoa and timber. Agriculture provides a living for 65% of the population while tourism brings in much needed foreign exchange. The island nation of Vanuatu is an important offshore financial centre which began in 1971.

The offshore financial center of Vanuatu provides the following offshore services to clients from around the globe; the incorporation of offshore companies, Vanuatu trust management, offshore banking, the registrations of ships and vessels and electronic gaming. Vanuatu has also grown popular as a tax haven. Vanuatu can be considered to be one of the tax havens of the world as it provides its clients with tax incentives. Among other factors which make the offshore jurisdiction of Vanuatu a tax haven is the fact that it has banking secrecy laws in place and also provides privacy and confidentiality for its clients.

Vanuatu Development Support Program (DSP)

GCI - Global Citizenship Investment was approved by the Vanuatu Citizenship Commission as one of it's designated agents to facilitate applications under the Vanuatu Development Support Program as specified in it's agreement with the Vanuatu Citizenship Commission. Therefore, any interested clients who wish to obtain a Vanuatu Honorary Citizenship are requested to contact us for a reliable assistance on the citizenship process.

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Deputy Prime Minister Bob Loughman with GCI Chairman


Minister of Foreign Affairs Ralph Regenvanu with GCI Chairman

Citizenship Program Vanuatu

Vanuatu Citizenship - Benefits

  • Visa-free travel to more than 129 countries around the world, including Europe´s Schengen Area, Switzerland, Hong Kong, etc.
  • Vanuatu Citizenship is for lifetime and can include beside the main investor also his dependent family as spouse, children and parents.
  • Vanuatu has zero corporate tax, it also has no income tax, no capital gains tax, no estate tax, no wealth tax, no withholding tax, no gift tax and no other personal income taxes. Aside from a locally applied 15% VAT, there are almost no taxes at all.
  • Completely confidential process.
  • Vanuatu is a member of the Commonwealth and its citizens are considered Commonwealth citizens granting them additional rights in the United Kingdom and certain Commonwealth countries.
  • Dual citizenship is permitted.
  • Life in a tropical paradise, with appealing lifestyle and retirement options.
  • Sophisticated banking system that respects the “privacy” of their citizens.

Vanuatu Citizenship Requirements

How to become a Vanuatu citizen? To qualify for Vanuatu citizenship applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  • must be at least 18 years of age
  • be of outstanding character
  • hold no criminal record
  • have excellent health
  • have a high personal net worth
  • and must fulfill one of the investment options below in addition.
    Furthermore our consultants will guide you through the whole submitting process for the Citizenship Program Vanuatu.

Vanuatu Citizenship Program - Costs & Investment opportunities

Applicants must make a significant economic contribution to the country in order to apply for the Vanuatu Citizenship Program and can choose only one investment option: contribution to the Development Support Program (DSP).

1. Contribution to the Development Support Program (DSP)

  • USD 150,000 Single applicant
  • USD 220,000 Family (Main applicant, spouse and includes two children) plus USD 25,000 per additional dependant

The total cost shown here already includes all fees that would normally be incurred additionally.

Vanuatu Citizenship Application Process

How to apply for Vanuatu citizenship? Take a look at the application process in detail and with all its individual steps. Furthermore our consultants will guide you through the whole submitting process for the Vanuatu Citizenship Program.

1. Application preparation

To prepare the application, we collect all necessary documents from you and also perform a background and security check.

2. Application pre-approval

If everything is OK in the first step, we will issue a pre-approval of the application.

3. Submission of citizenship application

Your application will now be submitted to the government for further processing.

4. Government processing

Government processing of the application and due diligence checks.

5. Approval of the application by the Government

Receipt of the written approval of the application by the Government.

6. Investment

The investment chosen in advance must be made.

7. Citizenship certificate issued

The citizenship certificate is issued. Now you are an official citizen of Vanuatu.

8. Issuing of passport

Your passport will now be issued and ready for pickup.

Vanuatu Passport

The Vanuatu passport is a travel and identity document that is issued to citizens who are nationals of Vanuatu and allows them to travel abroad. In 2018, holders of a Vanuatu passport could visit 129 countries and territories visa-free or with visa on arrival, ranking the Vanuatu passport 37th in terms of travel freedom according to the Henley visa restrictions index. Passport holders may travel to Singapore and Europe with relative ease and without challenging visa requirements.

General facts Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program


Visa Free Travel Passport Costs
to 129 countries after 30 days USD 150,000
Location Main City Total area
South Pacific Ocean Port Vila 12,189 sq km
Currency Population Coordinates
VUV (Vanuatu vatu) approx 270,400 17° 0′ 0″ S, 168° 0′ 0″ E
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