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Vanuatu

About Vanuatu

The Republic of Vanuatu is located in the South Pacific Ocean. Vanuatu is an archipelago composed of about 82 islands of volcanic origin, and lies not far from Australia.

A former joint British-French protectorate, Vanuatu became an independent Republic in 1980 and has since guarded its independence and sovereignty.

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, lawyers, accountants and financial advisers.

Program Info and Investment Options

Currently, under the Honorary Citizenship Act [CAP 112] of Vanuatu, honorary citizenship can be obtained by donation through the Development Support Program.
The Development Support Program replaces the former Economic Citizenship Program, Vanuatu Economic Rehabilitation Program (VERP), which was established in 2015.

On January 1, 2017, the Regulation Orders No. 215 and 216 of 2016 came into force. Under the Development Support Program, foreigners who make certain economic contributions to the Government can be granted honorary citizenship by investment in Vanuatu.

How to Apply

18plus

Age

Applicants must be over the age of 18 and under the age of 65 when submitting their application.
Kapital

Capital

Applicants should have no less than US$ 250,000 of net personal assets when submitting their application.
Sbor

Payment

At the start of application process applicant must deposit 25% of the application total cost plus due diligence fees. When application has been approved in principle (AIP), the applicant must deposit the remaining fee of 75%.
Spravka

Reference

Applicants must submit an original certificate of no criminal record from the country in which they have resided during the last 12 months and the country of principal nationality.
Finance

Finance

Applicants must provide information about themselves and their families without the need for employment in Vanuatu.

Government of Vanuatu had made one last recalibration to their pricing schedule for DSP, starting June 2018 and so have we at Multitravel Services to ensure you enjoy the benefits of this re-calibration.

  Fees (US $)
Items Main Applicant Main applicant and Spouse Family (Main Applicant + Spouse
+ 2 children under 18)
Dependents regardless of age  
Government Contribution 130,000 150,000 170,000 20,000 each  
FIU Clearance fee (KYC Fee) 2,000 4,000 4,000 2,000 each  
Certificate Fees 200 400 800 200 each  
Passport fee 200 400 800 200 each  
Total* 132,400* 154,800* 175,600* 22,400 each  

 

*Your personal fees breakdown can be provided upon your request

Payment Schedule:

  • At start of application: 25% upon submission of application + US$2,000 due diligence fee
  • Grant of Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) Clearance: remaining 75% + Certificate Fee + Passport Printing Fee.

STEP BY STEP PROCEDURES

1. EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Upon an expression of interest, each applicant shall first provide a clear copy of his or her original valid passport and a police clearance to the Agent. For a family case, each family member 18 years old and up, must submit a copy of passport and police clearance.

2. FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE UNIT CLEARANCE

All applicants require a clearance from the Financial Intelligent Unit in Vanuatu. This will take nearly 7 days from the the date from when passport copy received is lodged with the Financial Intelligent Unit.

3. CITIZENSHIP APPLICANT SERVICE AGREEMENT

Upon a written report issued by the relevant authorities and a Financial Intelligent Unit Clearance, the applicant and Agent are in a position to proceed. The Agent will inform the applicant that they have received Financial Intelligent Unit Clearance and both parties are required to sign the Service Agreement.

4. PAYMENT

Upon signing the agreement, the applicant must fill in all required documents and sign the application forms available then hand them to the Agent for processing with 25% deposit payment of the total cost of application (including all fees). Total cost may vary depending on the number of applicants on the application. The deposit is non-refundable.

5. LODGEMENT TO THE CITIZENSHIP COMMISSION

Once all is completed and received, the Agent will lodge the application to the Commission. The processing time will be 1-2 months from the date of lodgment.

6. NOTICE OF APPROVAL

Upon the Citizenship Commission’s confirmation, a Notice Of Approval in principle will be issued to the applicant confirming that their status is hereby approved.

This Notice will also be sent to the Agent who will also inform the applicant respectively.

7. BALANCE OF PAYMENT / CANCELLATION

Upon receipt of the initial Notice of Approval, the applicant shall pay the remaining 75% balance of total cost agreed. If the applicant defaults and no balance payment is received, the Agent may suspend the application pending completion of payment. If no payment is received after ninety (90) days, the Vanuatu Government has the right to cancel the whole application with no refund.

8. ISSUE OF VANUATU PASSPORT

Upon receipt of full payment, the Citizenship Commission will issue the Citizenship Certificate and instruct the Passport office to issue a Vanuatu passport to the successful applicant. A soft copy of Citizenship Certificate and Passport would be emailed to the Applicant.

9. OATH OF ALLEGIANCE AND PASSPORT RECEIVAL

The Applicant must travel to Vanuatu or Hong Kong and appear before a Commissioner of Oath to receive their Citizenship Certificate and Passport.

LIST OF DOCUMENTS:

 
  • Application forms need to be filled for main applicant, spouse, children, and parents.
  • Existing passport color scan: must show the page in its entirety, (passport cover + 1st 3 pages of the passport + last 3 pages of the passport = 7 pages in total), (For the  main applicant, spouse, children, parents).
  • ID card color scan, front and back, photocopied on the first page, English translated when necessary (Forthe the main applicant, spouse, children, parents).
  • Marriage certificate, English translated when necessary.
  • Proof of relationship between main applicant and parents, (birth certificate of the applicant/s).
  • Birth certificate of all applicants.
  • Police Clearance of applicants and dependents (aged 18 years old and above).
  • Most recent academic Diplomas and certificates or certificates of the children aged 18 - 25 years old.
  • Medical Checkup certificate for applicants (aged 18 years old and above).
  • Most recent education proof of dependent children.
  • Asset proof of no less than US$250,000 (No shares accepted. The client will need to have liquidity of at least US$ 250,000. Preferably in the form of cash in the bank. Valuated property will also suffice.)
  • Main applicant's CV and stamped proof of employment from his company.
  • Passport 6 color photos (40mm x 50mm) (For main applicant, spouse, children, parents).
  • Asset Report and Bank Statement of main applicant (Evidence of sufficient funds to support your application - 6 last months).
 

Note:

    • Items 2 to 6 need to be color copied. Translated documents need to be notarized.
    • All submitted photocopied documents (main applicant, spouse, children, parents) need to be signed by the main applicant before scanning and sending.

Benefits of Vanuatu second citizenship

Superfast

You may get your Vanuatu passport within 2 months.

Flexible Due Diligence

The list of documents to support your application is quite simple. Thus the due diligence is easy and not time consuming.

Dual citizenship

There are no restrictions on dual citizenship in the Republic of Vanuatu.

Visa-free travel

A Vanuatu passport allows visa-free entry to 125 countries including all European Union Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.

Family friendly

One of the best offer for a family having 2 children.

No need to visit Vanuatu to keep your passport.

You are not required to live or even visit Vanuatu to keep your Vanuatu passport.

Easy requirements

Have a clear criminal record and pay the fees.

Tax heaven

Vanuatu has no income, wealth, inheritance, capital gains and estate taxes.

Privacy

Absence of tax treaty exchange and guaranteed bank and commercial privacy.

Natural paradise

Vanuatu is a favorite destination for travelers wanting a unique tropical destination that is relatively untouched by massive tourism trades.

Regulations and Visa Free Countries

The Vanuatu passport is considerably valuable in terms of travel mobility. Since June 2015, the citizens of Vanuatu are able to travel visa-free to the European Union Schengen member states. Furthermore, in September 2016, a mutual visa exemption agreement with Russia entered into force.

Currently the Vanuatu passport ranks 43rd in the world. Its holders can travel visa-free or visa-on-arrival to 125 countries, including Russia and the Schengen area, in addition to other EU countries (including the United Kingdom), most of the territories of the Caribbean, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Iran, Israel, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, among others.

VISA-FREE (Or Visa on Arrival) countries list (135 countries)

Andorra Antigua and Barbuda Armenia
Austria Visa Bahamas Barbados
Belarus Belgium Bolivia
Botswana Bulgaria Cambodia
Cape Verde Comoros Costa Rica
Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic
Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic
Ecuador Egypt El Salvador
Estonia Fiji Finland
France Gambia Georgia
Germany Greece Grenada
Guatemala Guinea-Bissau Haiti
Honduras Hungary Iceland
India Indonesia Iran
Ireland Israel Italy
Jamaica Jordan Kenya
Kiribati Laos Latvia
Lesotho Liechtenstein Lithuania
Luxembourg Madagascar Malawi
Malaysia Maldives Malta
Marshall Islands Mauritania Mauritius
Micronesia Monaco Montenegro
Mozambique Myanmar Nauru
Nepal Netherlands Nicaragua
Norway Palau Panama
Papua New Guinea Peru Philippines
Poland Portugal Qatar
Romania Russia Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia Visa Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa Entry
San Marino Senegal Seychelles
Singapore Slovakia Slovenia
Solomon Islands Spain Sri Lanka
Swaziland Sweden Switzerland
Tanzania Timor-Leste Togo
Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tuvalu
Uganda Ukraine United Kingdom excluding some
Overseas territories Vatican City Zambia
Zimbabwe