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Vanuatu

Citizenship by Investment

About the Program.

The Vanuatu Citizenship Program (Development Support Program – DSP) was created by the Government of Vanuatu in 2017. Vanuatu passports have the longest validity of 10 years for all family members regardless of their ages.

Processing time
2 months
Visa free travel
Visa free travel: Instant visa-free to 130 countries including the Schengen States, UK, Singapore and Hong Kong
Investment type
Donation
Family dependents
Spouse, children below 26 years old and elderly parents above 50 years old.
Passport validity
Initially five (5) years, then 10 years validity upon renewal for persons 18 years old and above

COUNTRY INFO

The Republic of Vanuatu is a beautiful nation stretching across the South Pacific Ocean, located west of Fiji and four hours by plane from the east coast of Australia. Vanuatu is a South Pacific Ocean nation made up of roughly 80 islands that stretch.

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1,300 kilometers. The islands offer scuba diving at coral reefs, underwater caverns and wrecks such as the WWII-era troopship SS President Coolidge. Harborside Port Vila, the nation’s capital and economic center, is on the island of Efate. The city is home to the Vanuatu National Museum, which explores the nation’s Melanesian culture. Vanuatu is a member of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, Pacific Community, Pacific Islands Forum, United Nations and World Trade Organization.

CAPITAL

Port Vila

POPULATION

276,244 People

LANGUAGE

English, French and Bislama

GOVERNMENT TYPE

Representative Parliamentary System

CURRENCY

Vatu (VT)

EXCHANGE RATE

1 USD = 109.642 VT

COSTS

To be eligible for the citizenship of Vanuatu under its Citizenship by Investment Program, the applicant is required to make an economic contribution to the Government fund.

DUE DILIGENCE & BACKGROUND CHECKS

Compulsory background checks are payable to the Government who appoints a preferred due diligence agency. These agencies use various international and local sources such as Interpol, World-Check and other Government agencies. Adeniyi Associates professional fees, official application forms, certification of citizenship and passport, courier & other disbursements are the only other costs associated. A detailed quotation with no hidden costs is provided for the specific case.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

For each case, Adeniyi Associates assigns a Document Collection Specialist. The firm provides a customized service that streamlines the application process while requiring the bare minimum from clients. Our job is to make the document collection process as simple as possible for the client, and when required, we obtain the documents without their involvement. Please keep in mind that Adeniyi Associates will draw up a personalized checklist for your application.

TIMELINE

The estimated time to receive citizenship approval depends on the due diligence processing time and the specific case.

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.

Smooth 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.

Less residency required

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

Dual Citizenship

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

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.
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.
You are not required to visit Vanuatu before or after obtaining your citizenship, you are, however, welcome to visit and explore the country.
Yes, the passport of Vanuatu is now a biometric passport, also known as an ePassport.
The new biometric passport of Vanuatu has 32 pages.

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