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Immigration to Vanuatu

Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program & Passport


Welcome to the Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program. In January 2017, the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu launched its Development Support Program (VDSP) for the purpose of raising funds to support infrastructure and promoting the economic development of Vanuatu. The DSP was enacted by the Vanuatu Government under the Citizenship Act (CAP 112) with the powers conferred on the Prime Minister by Section 20 of the Citizenship Act (112) Order No.215 of 2016. Pursuant to the Order, candidates may apply for Vanuatu Honorary Citizenship by the contribution of USD 260,000 per application to the Government of Vanuatu.


On August 24, 2017, the Prime Minister of Vanuatu, in the official Gazette, published that he replaced the DSP. From this time, the Honorary Citizenship will be offered for US$ 150,000 incl. Government and due diligence fees. The citizenship acquired under the DSP program is fully recognized by the Government of Vanuatu and the nationality is regarded as Ni-Vanuatu. Those applying for and receiving Vanuatu Citizenship under the DSP have the full right to reside in Vanuatu at all times and the passport is renewable upon expiry. Honorary Citizenship is hereditary. We will guide you through the whole submitting process for the Vanuatu Citizenship Program.

Vanuatu Citizenship Benefits


Vanuatu citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 129 countries and territories. Granted visa-free entry to 26 Schengen Area countries as well as UK, Russia, Hong Kong & Singapore. The Vanuatu citizenship can be obtained from a minimum investment of 150,000 USD. The Vanuatu Passport is ranked 40th in terms of freedom of travel.


 Vanuatu Citizenship Costs


The cost of Vanuatu citizenship starts at 150,000 USD and must be donated to the Government Development Fund. This option is particularly interesting for single applicants. For families this option starts with a minimum investment of 200,000 USD.


 Where is Vanuatu?

Vanuatu is a beautiful remote, tax-free tropical paradise. It is known not only for its great location and climate, but also as a great place owning and operating a business. Life on Vanuatu is far from hectic. As anyone who has visited the islands before – in the South Pacific or elsewhere – hectic is one of the last words you would use to describe island life. People in the islands, with Vanuatu being no exception, often prefer to relax and take life as it comes.


 10 Reasons to buy Vanuatu citizenship

  • Visa-free or visa on arrival access to 124 countries and territories. Granted visa-free entry to 26 Schengen Area countries as well as UK, Russia, Hong Kong, Singapore.
  • Vanuatu Citizenship is for lifetime and can include beside the main investor also his dependent family as spouse, children and parents.
  • Vanuatu citizenship can be obtained from a minimum investment of 130,000 USD.
  • Low tax rates.
  • The timeframe for the examination of the application will only be 30 days according to the government.
  • Dual citizenship is permitted
  • No previous education or management experience requirement
  • No interview and no mandatory travel is required during application process
  • No residency requirement
  • Low cost of living

And that’s just ten reasons. We could give you a lot more reasons why it is worth buying Vanuatu citizenship.


 Requirements for principal applicant

  • Nomination Form
  • Valid Passport (certified copy)
  • Identity Card (certified copy)
  • Police certificate from state of origin
  • Birth certificate
  • Vanuatu Citizenship Commission Due Diligence Check
  • Personal Profile (include education and employment history)
  • Medical Certificate
  • 6 x colour photos (40mm x 50mm)
  • Asset report
  • One of the following: Employment certification, Bank Reference/Professional Reference, Academic certification


 Requirements for spouse

  • Nomination Form
  • Valid Passport (certified copy)
  • Identity Card (certified copy)
  • Police certificate from state of origin
  • Vanuatu Citizenship Commission Due Diligence Check
  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate (notarized copy)
  • Medical Certificate
  • 6 x color photos (40mm x 50mm).


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How long does the company registration in France take?

There isn’t a standard timeframe for the registration process of a company.

Is it hard to open a company in France as a foreigner?

There are no specific requirements related to the nationality or residency of company directors in France.

Can I open a bank account remotely for my company in France?

The bank opening process in France requires the presence of a company representative, so your presence will be required.

Can I benefit from France’s double tax agreements in order to reduce my taxes?

You can benefit from these agreements as long as France has signed such a treaty with your home country; however, France offers many tax deductions and exemptions to foreign investors.

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