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Citizenship of Vanuatu

Safe haven of the Pacific ocean

Citizenship of Vanuatu

Safe haven of the Pacific ocean

About the Program

Vanuatu, a chain of 80 islands in the south Pacific to the east of Australia, is part of the Commonwealth.

The official languages are English and French.

Vanuatu has the only Citizenship by investment program in the Asia-Pacific Hemisphere. It is one of the fastest citizenship by investment programmes available.

The citizenship by investment program of Vanuatu requires the main applicant to make a non-refundable contribution into the Government fund of Vanuatu. The donation requirement is $130,000 for a single applicant; $150,000 for a married couple; $165,000 for a family of three, and $180,000 for a family of four people, plus other fees.

There are no restrictions on dual citizenship and there is no requirement to visit or reside to retain the passport. Vanuatu has no income tax, wealth tax, capital gains, or inheritance tax. Processing is fast with citizenship usually within two months.

The whole process of citizenship acquisition is completely confidential.

 

Benefits of Vanuatu Citizenship

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More than 130 countries visa-free, including the UK, Schengen states and Singapore

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No requirement to visit Vanuatu at any point

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An attractive personal tax environment with no personal income tax, no wealth tax, no inheritance tax or other direct taxes

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Ability to get Vanuatu passport in 60 days

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Minimum investment $130,000

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Dual citizenship is permitted

Investment Option

The Vanuatu Development Support Programme

The Development Support Programme of Vanuatu is a citizenship by investment program which allows candidates for Vanuatu citizenship to make a single donation into the Government fund of Vanuatu and receive citizenship in return. It was fully adopted by the Government of Vanuatu in April 2017. The objective of the program is to stimulate the economy, create local jobs, maintain the national budget.

 

Number of applicants Donation fee Due diligence

$ 130,000 $ 5,000
$ 150,000 $ 5,000
$ 180,000 $ 5,000
$ 180,000 + $15,000 each additional applicant $ 5,000

 

Additional fees: legal service of GLS, and delivery fees. Fees are subject to change.

Requirements

  • No previous criminal record
  • Main applicant- over 18 years old
  • Have no less than $450,000 of net personal assets when submitting their application
  • Have a legitimate source of wealth
  • Good character
  • No outstanding visa denials in any visa free country with the Vanuatu passport

Who else can be included in the citizenship application:

  • Spouse of the main applicant
  • Dependent children of the main applicant and spouse below 18 years old
  • Children of 18-25 years old who are financially dependent on parents and attend a recognised institution of higher learning
  • Dependent parents and grandparents of the main applicant and spouse over 65 years old who live in the same household as the main applicant

Stages of obtaining citizenship

  • Initial consultation

    Initial free consultation with one of the GLS experts

  • Program information and due diligence check

    Detailed fee schedule and a free of charge preliminary due diligence check

  • Client agreement, retainer fee payment and due diligence

    Signing of the client agreement фтв payment of the retainer fee t

  • Preparation of the documents

    GLS experts will assist you with the whole procedure of the documents’ preparation, including the translation, notarisation and apostille of the relevant documents

  • Documents submission

    Before the submission of the documents to the Government of Vanuatu you will be required to pay the government due diligence fee and 50% of the overall donation fee

  • Vanuatu Government due diligence checks

    Vanuatu Government conducts due diligence checks on the main applicant (and their spouse if applicable) to confirm eligibility for the program

  • Confirmation of Pre-approval

    Once the pre-approval confirmation has been received from the Government, GLS will assist you with finalising your citizenship application

  • Submission of the remaining documents and fees

    GLS submits the remaining documents of the client to the government of Vanuatu. You will be required to pay the remaining 50% of the donation fee at this stage.

  • Oath Swearing Ceremony

    Once the citizenship certificate is issued, the applicant is required to take the Oath. An Oath Swearing Ceremony can be arranged at the applicant’s preferred location at extra cost. Alternatively, applicants can travel to Vanuatu to take the Oath

  • Vanuatu passport

    The passport can be granted on the day of the Oath Ceremony and is valid for 5 years

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Vanuatu

Capital:
Port Vila
Area:
12,199 km2
Population:
277,000 people
GDP:
$ 863 million
Language:
English, French, Bislama
Year of Independence :
1980
Main islands:
Espiritu Santo, Malekula, Erromango and Efate

F.A.Q.

Is dual citizenship allowed with Vanuatu passport?
Yes, citizens of Vanuatu can have dual nationality
Is it required to visit Vanuatu at any point during the preparation of the documents stage, or after the receipt of passports?
It is required to visit Vanuatu for the Oath Ceremony, however this can be arranged in any other country at an extra fee
Citizens of which countries cannot apply for Vanuatu citizenship?
Citizens of Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Syria and Yemen

Contact Us

GLS Private Office offers global lifestyle solutions to established business people and their families. GLS operates as a one-stop-shop and is a single point of contact for wealthy families with a global mindset. The company takes care of every need of its globally-minded clients: from obtaining a second citizenship/residence by investment to finding the best schools for children’s education, global property acquisition, succession planning and many more. Ancillary services provided by GLS are limited to the extent of a client wish. Anything that can be priced, qualified, and quantified, we are ready to research, negotiate and manage.

Contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible

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