VANUATU CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT
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Welcome! The Vanuatu Citizenship Program (Development Support Program – DSP) was created by the Government of Vanuatu in 2017 to raise funds to support the development and maintenence of the country's infrastructure.
International business executives, investors, and important persons who are active worldwide consider an alternative citizenship and passport a powerful tool for international tax planning and a safety net should the living conditions at home become unbearable.
To obtain the citizenship, individuals must make a minimum donation of $130,000 to the Vanuatu government. The Vanuatu passport offers visa-free travel to all commonwealth members and over 125 countries including the EU Schengen States, UK, Russia, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Please contact us for a detailed cost estimate or confidential consultation. Our associates are ready to assist you with attaining your investment objectives and answer any questions you might have about the Vanuatu Passport / Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment program.
VANUATU Citizenship Program DETAILS
Vanuatu, officially the Republic of Vanuatu, is an island country located in the South Pacific Ocean, east of northern Australia. An independent country since 1980, Vanuatu has since become a member of the United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, and the Pacific Islands Forum. The principal languages of education are English and French.
The Vanuatu citizenship is valid for life, and the Vanuatu passport, renewable every 10 years, offers visa-free travel to all commonwealth members and over 125 countries including the EU Schengen States, UK, Russia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Further, Vanuatu offers its citizens numerous tax advantages due to the country imposing no income tax, no capital gains tax, no inheritance tax, no wealth tax, no gift tax, and no corporate tax.
The Vanuatu citizenship by investment program also allows family members to be included; a spouse, children below 26 years of age, and parents over 50 years of age may be added to the application of the main applicant.
The required investment, a non-refundable donation to the Vanuatu government, is $130,000 for a single applicant, and $150,000 for a married couple. Children under 18 years of age incur an additional $15,000 per child. For larger families, including additional children up to 25 years of age and parents, the additional investment amount is $10,000 per person. In addition, the Vanuatu government charges a $5,000 due diligence fee (main applicant only), and a $250 passport application fee (per person).
The processing time can be as fast as 30 days, and depends on how quickly the applicant can submit all supporting documentation.
Documents that are required to be submitted in copy or original are the applicant's current passport, verification of the applicant's current residential address (e.g., a utility bill or bank statement), the main applicant's curriculum vitae (CV), a notarized police clearance, a medical clearance, employment verification (if employed), business ownership documentation (if owning a business), and recent bank statements.
The application process starts with signing the service contract with a Vanuatu Government Certified Citizenship by Investment Agent. The Vanuatu Financial Intelligence Unit will then conduct a background check of all applicants over 18 years of age. Your case worker will then collect all required supporting documentation and assemble your case file. Once complete, your application is filed with the government. At this time 25% of the investment is due to the government. Upon receiving the approval of citizenship, the remaining 75% of the donation becomes due. The final step is the Citizenship Oath ceremony, which can be completed remotely through Zoom, Skype, and similar online mediums. Your citizenship certificate and passport will be delivered to you through a registered courier company, such as DHL.
Our associates are licensed by the Vanuatu Government to process applications under the Vanuatu Development Support Program / Citizenship by Investment law and can answer all of your immigration related questions.
Please contact us for a detailed cost estimate or confidential consultation. Our associated attorneys are ready to assist you with attaining your investment objectives and answer any questions you might have about the EB-5 Residency / Citizenship by Investment program.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Q: What is the minimum investment required to obtain the Vanuatu citizenship and passport?A: The minimum dollar amount is US$ 130,000 for a single applicant. A spouse, children below 26 years of age, and parents over 50 can be included at an additional cost.
Q: Is my family included?A: Yes, the applicant’s wife/husband and all children under the age of 26 as well as parents over 50 years of age can be included in the application.
Q: How long does the application process take?A: Citizenship applications are processed fast - usually it takes 30 to 60 days from start to finish. The speed largely depends on the applicant and how fast he/she can submit the required supporting documentation.
Q: Do I need to pass any interviews, education classes, or language tests?A: No - there are no tests.
Q: Is dual citizenship allowed?A: Yes, Vanuatu recognizes dual citizenship.
Q: Is there a residency requirement?A: No, there is no residency requirement.
Q: I do not have time to travel to Vanuatu. How can I get the Vanuatu citizenship / Vanuatu passport?A: Applicants don’t need to come to Vanuatu as there is no residency requirement. All application steps, including the oath ceremony, can be completed online.
Q: Which nationalities may apply for the Vanuatu passport? Are any nationalities excluded?A: The following nationalities are currently not accepted by the Vanuatu government: Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Syria, Yemen.
Q: Can you help me find a real estate agent in Vanuatu?A: Yes. We would be glad to help you find your ideal commercial or residential property free of charge. Please use our contact form for a free consultation.
Q: What are some of the most popular immigration by investment programs worldwide?A: The Bulgaria Citizenship by Investment Program offers several investment options starting from EUR 257,000 plus fees for Bulgaria (EU) citizenship and passport after 5 years in residency status. The "fast track option" starts from EUR 512,000 and shortens this period to only 18 months.
The Cyprus Residency by Investment Program offers several investment options from EUR 300,000 for Cyprus (EU) permanent residency. Residents may apply for citizenship after 7 years in residency status.
The Greece Golden Visa allows non-EU applicants to file for Greece (EU) permanent residency by way of a EUR 250,000 investment in local real estate. The investor may file for Greek citizenship after 7 years of living in Greece at a minimum of 183 days per year.
The Malta Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment regulation provides the applicant with Malta (EU) residency and citizenship & passport for an investment in the amount of EUR 600,000 (36 months residency option) or EUR 750,000 (12 months residency option). Additional are a philanthropic donation, a property purchase or rental, and fees. For applicants who are only seeking Malta (tax) residency or Schengen travel benefits, options start at an annual recurring expense of EUR 15,000 plus property and fees.
The Monaco Residency / Citizenship Program offers Monaco permanent residency to applicants who can prove sufficient accommodations and financial self-sufficiency. The applicant may file for Monaco citizenship after 10 years of permanent residency.
The Portugal Golden Visa Residence Permit Program offers Portugal (EU) permanent residency for a property investment starting from EUR 280,000. Investors may apply for Portugal citizenship after 5 years in residency status.
The Spain Golden Visa offers Spain (EU) permanent residency for a EUR 500,000 minimum investment in real estate, or a EUR 1 Million Euro asset transfer, or a 2 Million Euro securities investment, or the creation of a new government-approved business project. The investor may file for citizenship after 10 years in residency status.
Outside of the EU, citizenship by investment programs include those offered by Turkey, Vanuatu, Canada, the United States of America, and the Caribbean nations of Antigua & Barbuda, St. Kitts & Nevis, Grenada, Dominica, and St. Lucia:
Turkey offers the Turkish citizenship and passport for a property purchases of at least USD 250,000.
Vanuatu offers the Vanuatu citizenship and passport for a donation starting at USD 130,000.
Canada offers several residency by investment options, leading to citizenship if desired, starting at CAD 200,000.
The United States EB-5 Program leads to permanent residency status and citizenship in the United States for a minimum investment of USD 900,000 in a commercial enterprise in the U.S. that generates at least 10 jobs for Americans. After 5 years as a permanent resident the investor may apply for U.S. citizenship.
The Caribbean nations of Antigua & Barbuda, St. Kitts & Nevis, Grenada, Dominica, and St. Lucia offer citizenship programs requiring a real estate investment from USD 200,000 or a non-refundable donation of at least USD 100,000.
Please contact us using the contact form below for a detailed cost estimate or confidential consultation. Our associated attorneys are ready to assist you with attaining your investment objectives and answer any questions you might have about the Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment program.
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Contact us for a free, detailed cost estimate or confidential consultation by email (or phone / office visit, if preferred). To start the application process online please register here.
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Our immigration associates in Vanuatu are working exclusively on citizenship & corporate matters and will stand by your side throughout the entire application process, from start to finish.
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