The Government of Vanuatu, to attract foreign direct investment and stimulate economic growth in the country established Vanuatu Citizenship-by-Investment program. It was established in 2017. Vanuatu is an archipelago nation located in the South Pacific Ocean, known for its stunning natural beauty, pristine beaches, and vibrant culture.
It provides a unique opportunity for individuals and families to acquire citizenship in a relatively short period, offering them various benefits and advantages requiring a minimum investment of US$130,000 in DSP fund. With Vanuatu Citizenship you’ll be able to travel 93 visa-free countries and territories.
The Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program offers a streamlined process with a processing time of approximately 2-3 months.
Vanuatu has a tropical climate with hot weather all year round. The dry season runs from May to October, while the rainy season is from November to April. The natural scenery is stunning, from beaches to tropical rainforests. Outdoor activities abound, like snorkeling, hiking in the bush, and island hopping between the 83 islands.
The official language of Vanuatu is Bislama, an English-based creole language. The majority of Ni-Vanuatu, the local term for people of Vanuatu, are Melanesians with a distinct culture. Traditional villages, native dances, and handicrafts have been preserved. You can experience a traditional ceremony like Naghol (Land Diving) and kava ceremony, watch a cultural dance performance, or shop for local wood carvings and woven baskets.
The currency used in Vanuatu is the Vanuatu vatu (VUV). Vanuatu has a developing economy based primarily on agriculture, tourism, offshore financial services, and fishing. Vanuatu relies heavily on imports for various goods and services. The major revenue-generating industries in Vanuatu include tourism, agriculture, and fisheries.
Obtaining citizenship in Vanuatu comes with many benefits. As a citizen, you will have access to a long list of perks that improve your freedom to travel and quality of life.
The application process only takes around 2 to 3 months, making it one of the fastest citizenship programs out there. You don’t have to wait years to obtain your second passport. Once you submit all the required documents and pay the necessary fees, you’ll have your citizenship approved and passport in hand in no time.
The Vanuatu Citizenship program offers the valuable benefit of family inclusion, allowing eligible individuals to include their immediate family members in their application.
One of the biggest benefits of Vanuatu citizenship is the tax advantages. As a Vanuatu citizen, you pay no income, wealth, inheritance or capital gains tax. This can save you hundreds of thousands over your lifetime.
Another perk is the lack of residency requirements. Unlike other citizenship programs, Vanuatu does not require you to live in the country for any minimum period of time to maintain your citizenship. You remain a citizen for life as long as you visit once every 5 years to renew your passport.
To qualify for Vanuatu citizenship through the DSP, you’ll need to meet following requirements.
Contribute US$130,000 to the Development Support Program (DSP). This is the only option available for Citizenship by Investment Program. The minimum investment amount is US$130,000 for a single applicant, plus additional fees. The exact total cost depends on the number of dependents included in your application.
Vanuatu citizenship is available to a wide range of applicants through its Citizenship by Investment Program.
As the main applicant, you must be over 18 years old and meet the investment requirements. You must have a clean criminal record and be in excellent health condition. You must be able to show a confirmed income source and clear all the due diligence process.
Your spouse is eligible for citizenship along with you. They must also be of legal age, with no serious health issues and possess a clean criminal record.
The term ‘child’ refers to an individual who is either a biological child or a child legally adopted by the investor or their spouse.
Child under 18:
A child who is below the age of 18 and is either the investor’s child or the child of their spouse.
Unmarried Children between 18 and 30:
This category includes children between the ages of 18 and 30 who meet the following criteria:
Your parents and grandparents over 55 are eligible to apply for Vanuatu citizenship through the family citizenship option. No additional investment is required, but they must meet health insurance requirements.
Unmarried siblings dependent on the investor are also eligible for Vanuatu Citizenship.
The process at Caribbean Islands Immigration Services begins with Form 1 for initial due diligence, followed by providing a Client Agreement (CA) for review and signing. After receiving the signed agreement and payment, our legal team handles all government forms and supporting documents for the Vanuatu Development Support Program (DSP), with the FIU conducting due diligence before issuing an Approval in Principle.
Application review and submission are conducted with utmost care to ensure compliance with DSP requirements. Our legal team performs a thorough review before submitting the necessary forms, maintaining close collaboration with the Citizenship Unit for efficient processing.
After receiving approval, it is essential to fulfill all required contributions and government fees. Following that, you will take an oath of allegiance and collect your passport from the nearest Vanuatu mission.
Vanuatu citizenship currently starts at around US$130,000 for a single applicant. The exact price depends on factors like your marital status and number of dependents.
No, Vanuatu citizenship is gained through an investment program, so you are not required to reside in Vanuatu. You remain a citizen for life as long as you visit once every 5 years to renew your passport.
Vanuatu allows dual citizenship, so you can keep your current passport. Vanuatu will not report your citizenship details or income to other governments either.
As a Vanuatu citizen, you’ll have visa-free access to over 93 countries and territories. You’ll also enjoy tax benefits like no capital gains, wealth, foreign income or inheritance tax. And in times of crisis, Vanuatu citizenship provides an insurance policy and safe haven for you and your family.
If your application is approved, you can obtain Vanuatu citizenship within 2 to 3 months. The exact time frame depends on how quickly you can provide the necessary documents. The good news is Vanuatu has a transparent application process and some of the fastest processing times of any citizenship program.
The good news is Vanuatu has no wealth, gift, inheritance, foreign income or capital gains tax, so you’ll keep more of your hard-earned money.
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