The History of Vanuatu citizenship by investment goes back to 1990’s when passport for sale schemes from pacific islands became very popular. Vanuatu ran a citizenship for sale scheme between 1996-1997 selling 300 passport making $3.3 million, equivalent of 1.5% of GDP at that time.

In 2014, Vanuatu already dual citizenship welcoming first dual citizens creating the foundations for launching the citizenship by investment program.

Vanuatu government revived the idea of opening new investment citizenship programs (ICP) to bring revenues after being hit by Cyclone PAM causing $600 million in damages. Shortly in the same year in 2015, a new fast track citizenship scheme under the name Vanuatu Economic Rehabilitation Program (VERP), was launched.

VISA-FREE
TRAVEL
more than 125 countries
PASSPORT after 15 to 45 days
YOUR COSTS minimum 130,000 USD + application fees
LOCATION 15.3767° S, 166.9592° E
MAIN CITY Port Villa
CURRENCY Vanuatu Vatu
POPULATION 299,882
TOTAL AREA 12,189 km²
Port-Vila-Bay-Vanuatu
Citizenship Benefits
  • Vanuatu offers one time opportunity to become a commonwealth citizen
  • Invest in a dual citizenship passport for the future of your family generations
  • No personal visit required. Apply online!
  • Zero residence requirements
  • Super fast processing times (1.5 months)
  • Simple and straightforward discrete application process
  • Citizenship is for life
  • Passport offers visa free mobility for tourism and business travelers

To obtain citizenship through the Vanuatu Citizenship Program, applicants are required to make a non-refundable contribution (donation) to a local development fund. The purpose of these funds is to support infrastructural development and promote economic growth in the region. The invested amount varies depending on the number of applicants. The minimum investment requirement is $130,000 for a single applicant or $180,000 for a family of four. To evidence that this requirement can be met, applicants must provide proof of funds no less than $250,000.

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