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VANUATU

CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT

MIN INVESTMENT

$130,000

PROCESSING TIME

2-3 MONTHS

PERMIT TYPE

CITIZENSHIP

FAMILY

SPOUSE, CHILD, PARENT

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SUMMARY

Vanuatu is a tiny Pacific island nation halfway between Australia and the United States. The islands were ruled jointly by France and the United Kingdom until 1980 when they gained independence. Economic citizenship has a long tradition in Vanuatu. The new citizenship by investment scheme, which has undergone several changes, is known as the Vanuatu Support Program.

The Vanuatu Support Program gives individuals a chance to get Vanuatu Citizenship By Investment by donating to the local development fund, starting at $130,000. The application process is the quickest in the world for any citizenship by investment program. You can include your spouse, parents, and children under the age of 25 years old.

The Vanuatu Passport provides holders with the ability to travel visa-free to Europe’s Schengen area for 90 days in a period of 180 days. Vanuatu does not levy any form of personal income tax. 

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POPULATION

299,882

CAPITAL

Port Vila

CURRENCY

Port Vila

LANGUAGE

English, French, Bislama

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INVESTMENT

Applicants must make a donation to get Vanuatu Citizenship By Investment.  A “pre-approval” stage is required, which includes a Vanuatu Government background check on the applicant. The full report is submitted with full payment once the pre-approval has been issued (usually 7-10 days). The citizenship process takes 30 to 60 days from here, making it one of the fastest worldwide.

  • Single Applicant – $130,000
  • Couple – $160,000
  • Family of Four – $220,000

Fees per Person: VT5,000 application fee + VT10,000 certificate fee + VT2,000 due diligence.

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PROCESS

Application Processing Time: 2-3 months

StEP 1 - month 1

Upload a verified true copy of your current passport (cover and biodata page), as well as a Police Clearance Report, a copy of their birth certificate, and a personal profile to the Global DSP Processing and Due Diligence Provider. This pre-approval process takes 7 to 10 days for the provider to perform due diligence on each family member.

STEP 2 - month 1

Following FIU's written assurance of "pre-approval," the Applicant completes all paperwork and prepares full payment. The application is sent to the Citizenship Commission on the last Friday of each month. Eight days before the Citizenship Committee meeting, the application form must be received. From there one, it takes 30 to 60 days for the Commission to issue a decision.

StEP 4 - month 3

After the Citizenship Commission approves the application, the Representative receives an Agreement in Principle (AIP). The Applicant's final move is to take their oath. The Commissioner of Oath of the Vanuatu Government will commission this. The new citizen receives their Certificate of Vanuatu Citizenship and their new Vanuatu Passport during this ceremony.

CONDITIONS

FAMILY

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