Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program
Citizenship by investment in Vanuatu is available to applicants who invest from $160,000 into a local development fund. 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. The programme offers one of the fastest citizenship and second passport programmes available for investors. The investment requirement is $160,000 for a single applicant and $220,000 for a family of four plus fees.
program key points
Vanuatu offers “Honorary Citizenship” with full Ni-Vanuatu rights (less voting rights and political involvement). There are no restrictions on dual citizenship and there is no requirement to visit or reside to retain a passport. Vanuatu has no income tax, wealth tax, capital gains or inheritance tax. Processing is fast with citizenship usually within 30-60 days. Donation amounts for a single applicant is $160,000 + fees and $185,000 + fees for a couple. Citizenship is hereditary and an Oath Swearing Ceremony can be arranged in convenient locations around the world. There is no language requirement and due diligence is conducted on all applicants who must have a clear criminal record.
bitcoin and crypto currency
The government of Vanuatu has also confirmed it is possible to make payment in bitcoin for the citizenship by investment program. Although the government of Vanuatu will not take payment direct in bitcoin, authorised agents are able to take payment but funds must then be remitted on to the government in USD. La Vida is able to take payment in bitcoin for fees. Vanuatu passports are valid for five years and renewable for the same term.
The Vanuatu citizenship by investment program is open to applicants from any country except Iran, Iraq, Syria, North Korea and Yemen.