Vanuatu Citizenship and Vanuatu Passport

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Vanuatu is a small Pacific state consisting of 83 islands and located between New Zealand and Australia. The country's unique location far from world capitals makes it independent of from the main players in the political arena (Vanuatu gained independence in 1980). The undoubted advantages of the state are economic and political stability, a well-developed banking sector and a warm climate. Often, the country is called the “untouched paradise” of Oceania: here you can find many magnificent beaches, amazing scenery and interesting sights. Thanks to the optimal conditions for issuing a second passport, the program of acquiring the citizenship of this country for investments is becoming more and more popular.

Advantages citizenship Vanuatu:

Options for obtaining citizenship Vanuatu:

Investment in National Development Fund

The cost citizenship of Vanuatu:

The pros' citizenship Vanuatu:

The advantages of Vanuatu citizenship: 

Vanuatu is becoming increasingly popular as a country for obtaining a second passport, and for this, there are quite objective reasons. The main advantages of the program of this state include:

Cons of citizenship of Vanuatu:

The Vanuatu program has virtually no flaws: it is not by chance that today it is considered the most optimal option for obtaining a second passport. The disadvantages include the need to confirm the legality of the origin of the invested funds (for this the applicant must prove that he has a business, confirm employment, etc.) and take the oath. However, to take the oath to come to the country is not necessary: this procedure can be passed at the consulates of the state, which are located in Brussels, Hong Kong, Lebanon.

The process of obtaining citizenship of Vanuatu:

So, the granting of citizenship of Vanuatu because of investment in the economy. For registration of the passport the applicant must pass several stages.

Important information for applicants

Submission of documents to the Committee for citizenship by accredited agents. When applying to a specialized company the process of registration of the passport for the applicant is simple.
Main stages of registration of citizenship

The process of obtaining a passport includes the following steps:

Step 1. Assessing the possibility of granting citizenship. Before applying for a passport applicant it is reported that he has or is not entitled to grant citizenship. To become a citizen of Vanuatu on an investment program, a person must be able to contribute the necessary funds to the country's economy and meet the established requirements.

Step 2. Preparation of a package of documents. Documents are submitted in accordance with the established requirements.

Step 3. Filling and filing the application. The application takes place with a package of documents. Submission of the application involves the application fee.

Step 4. Analysis of the application for the provision of a passport by state officials. Applications submitted are analyzed by representatives of the relevant government authorities of Vanuatu. Based on the results of the study, conclusions are made that applicants have the right to citizenship, filed a full package of documents and correctly filled out the application form.

Step 5. Evaluation of the investor's application. The assessment of applicants is handled by the Internal Citizenship Screening Committee. During this procedure, it is determined whether the applicant and the documents submitted correspond to the established requirements, after which the documents are transmitted for further consideration.

Step 6. Deciding on the application. The consideration and approval of applications for the granting of citizenship is carried out by the relevant Commission, to which documents are transferred from the Internal Screening Commission. If the applicant meets the established requirements, the ability to confirm the legality of the invested funds and the submission of a full package of documents, the Citizenship Commission decides whether the applicant should be granted this status.

Step 7. Issue to the applicant of the letter of the Commission on the decision. The letter is sent to the applicant within a week after the decision is taken. Also, the applicant is informed of the conditions for issuing a certificate of citizenship (the need to provide the correct data for inclusion in the Certificate, questions on the completion of the oath and the payment of the fee).

Step 8. Completion of the oath.

Step 9. Payment of the fee.

Step 10. The issuance of a Certificate of naturalization and passport. Passport production is carried out within two to four weeks.

The list of required documents

To apply for citizenship, the applicant must prepare the documents. In the set list includes:

For dependent on the main applicant applicants are required to provide proof of financial dependence.

Legislative Framework for Vanuatu Citizenship:


Most Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:

Who can get Vanuatu Citizenship?

The investment program allows everyone to get a Vanuatu passport in an unrealistically short time - in just a month and a half. To do this, you will need to collect a minimum number of documents, but there are some conditions:

  • Investor's age from 18 years.
  • No criminal record and no international or national wanted list. This information is being verified by the Vanuatu authorities.
  • A legal source of income that forms an investment deposit.

A Vanuatu passport can be obtained by the applicant's spouse, children under the age of 25, children with disabilities without age restrictions, parents over the age of 50.

What does Vanuatu citizenship give?

In addition to the opportunity to obtain a second passport and live in Vanuatu, the investor receives a number of undoubted personal advantages of such an investment and benefits for the business:


  • The ability to open accounts with international banks.
  • Obtaining citizenship for the whole family.
  • Visa-free travel to 110 countries.
  • Citizenship is inherited.

There is no need to live in Vanuatu and learn the language. The renewal of the passport is mandatory every 10 years, so how often to fly to the island is up to the applicant himself.

How much does Vanuatu Citizenship cost?

The investment program allows you to obtain a Vanuatu passport relatively inexpensively. This requires a one-time contribution of $ 130,000. In addition, it is worth considering the amount of other costs and tax.

For a group application, this amount increases. If citizenship is planned for a family of four, the investment amount will be from $ 180,000. A detailed calculation of costs can be obtained by filling out a special form on the website.

How to get Vanuatu Citizenship?

It is not necessary to fly to Vanuatu, the entire package of documents can be drawn up on the spot with the help of an immigration agency. What you need to provide to the Citizenship Committee:

  • Internal and international passports.
  • Marriage and birth certificates for children.
  • Certificate of no criminal record and medical report (for both spouses).
  • Proof of financial dependence on the applicant for children and parents (if the application is group).

Together with this package of documents, a contribution to the Vanuatu government fund is paid. By concluding an agreement with our company, the investor gets the opportunity to quickly obtain citizenship of Vanuatu, and most importantly - without unnecessary expenses and delays. All that is required is to conclude a contract.

The company's specialists will tell you in detail about the program, calculate the cost for all family members and help collect the required package of documents. After payment to the development fund, Vanuatu will only have to get the long-awaited passport.

Can I get Vanuatu Citizenship if I have a criminal record?

We need to see your police clearance certificate. The presence of records may be a reason for refusal to issue Vanuatu citizenship, but is not required.

Is it possible to quickly change Name and Surname when obtaining Vanuatu Citizenship?


After obtaining Vanuatu Citizenship, can you help to obtain a residence permit for it in Europe?

Yes, we will arrange just such an option for every second client.

We want to obtain Vanuatu Citizenship, are interested in the possibility of obtaining a local address and tax residence, is it possible?

Yes, we can arrange this process.

Can I apply for Vanuatu Citizenship if I have no official income?

We need to see your bank statements for the last three years and see a list of properties you bought or sold in the last ten years.

Is it possible to apply for Vanuatu Citizenship so that it is not visible on payments?

Yes, this option is possible.

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