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Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment

Vanuatu Development Support Program

Vanuatu mapSitting just between New Zealand and Australia, Vanuatu has been voted several times the happiest place on the planet. The tropical chain of Vanuatu islands in the Pacific Ocean has no military at all, Vanuatu is peaceful country despite its immense cultural diversity (over 100 languages are spoken).

Vanuatu has the highest Happy Planet Index Score outside of the Americas. People living in Vanuatu have greater well-being than those living in Japan. Happiness has become a part of the national brand of the Republic of Vanuatu. The capital city of Vanuatu is Port Vila located on the island of Efate. Albeit small in size and population (44,000), Port Vila boasts a well-developed banking and financial infrastructure with approximately seven banks serving the international financial industry and a range of highly professional lawyers, accountants and financial advisers including big-name international firms.

The Vanuatu Honorary Citizenship (Development Support Program) is endorsed and guaranteed by the president of Vanuatu and was fully ratified on December 2016. The objective of the Program is to create local jobs, stimulate the economy and keep the national budget balanced.


Benefits of Vanuatu second citizenship

Vanuatu weather


You may get your Vanuatu passport within 6-8 weeks.

Dual citizenship

There are no restrictions on dual citizenship in the Republic of Vanuatu.

Visa-free travel

A Vanuatu passport allows visa-free entry to 123 countries including all European Union countries, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. Citizens of Vanuatu islands are permitted to apply for Australian Visitor Visa (subclass 600) and US Tourist Visa, amongst others.

Family friendly

The best offer for a family having many children. No age limit for dependents.

No need to visit Vanuatu to keep your passport

You are not required to live in Vanuatu or visit Vanuatu to keep your vanuatu passport.

Easy requirements

Have a clear criminal record and pay the fees.

Tax heaven

Vanuatu has no income, wealth, inheritance, capital gains and estate taxes.


Absence of tax treaty exchange and guaranteed bank and commercial privacy.

Natural paradise

Vanuatu is a favourite destination for travellers wanting a unique tropical destination that is relatively untouched by massive tourism trades.

Vanuatu passportWho gains?

  • Time is the most important for you
  • You do not want to pay tax
  • You have a large family
  • You are low in budget
  • You are a fan of natural beauty
  • You want to be happy


  • Main applicant must be over the age of 18 when submitting his/her application.
  • Applicants must submit clear criminal record.
  • Applicants should have at least 250,000 USD asset.

Investment option

A single applicant should pay 155,000 USD, while a family of four 205,000 USD.

Does my family also qualify for citizenship?

Yes, you can involve the following family members:

  • your spouse,
  • your children (up to 18 years)
  • your dependent adult children without age limit
  • your dependent parents without age limit

Vanuatu citizenshipFees and costs

  • 155,000 USD covers the main applicant,
  • 205,000 USD covers a family of 4 (main applicant, spouse and 2 dependent children)
  • There is a fee of additional family members.

Time to get your passport

You will get your Vanuatu passport within 6-8 weeks.