Picturesque landscapes, untouched waters, rich history and traditional culture, the reasons to visit Vanuatu are bountiful. Officially known as the Republic of Vanuatu, the country only gained its independence in 1980 and since then has been trying to establish itself in the region as a major economic presence. The country is largely dependent on agriculture, but in recent years Tourism and Offshore Financial Services have helped the country raised its real GDP by significant margins.
About the Country in Numbers
Vanuatu till its independence from the British and French administration were known as “New Hebrides”. The country currently has a total of five active volcanoes and volcanic eruptions do happen occasionally.
About Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program
The legal basis for the Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment program can be traced back to Chapter 112 of the Country’s Citizenship Law. Through the program high-net-worth foreign nationals can secure for themselves and their family Citizenship and a Second Passport from the country by making a refundable donation of USD 130,000 to the National Development Fund. In addition to the investor himself, he/she can also add their spouse, children, and parents as dependents on their application. The program is one of the fastest citizenship by investment programs in the world, with a timeframe ranging between 1-2 months.
Vanuatu citizens and passport holders can travel without any visa restriction to as many as 130+ countries across the world including Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Schengen countries. Known as “Tax Haven”, Vanuatu Citizens are also permitted to start and operate an international business from the country without worrying about any stringent taxation policies. Applicants are not required to fulfill any residency or language requirements and the entire application process can completed from your home country itself. Do you want to get a tailored quote against your requirements? As a Vanuatu government accredited Citizenship by Investment agent, we here at DM Citizenship by Investment can help you with your Vanuatu second citizenship application process. Get in touch with us today to know more about us and how we can help you.
Minimum Investment Required (Contribution to NDF) is USD 130,000.
Passport Issuance Time
From initial application to passport issuance the normal timeframe is 2-3 months.
Travel without any visa restrictions to more than 130+ countries.
The applicant can add his/her spouse, children less than 18yrs of age, children between the age of 18-25 who are financially dependent on the investor, and parents over the age of 50 as dependents in their application.
Benefits of Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment
As mentioned, the Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment program has the fastest processing and approval time in the world. For single applicants, there application can be approved within just one month
- Visa-free travel to 130+ countries including the UK, Hong Kong, Russia, and Singapore.
- Dual Citizenship is Permitted.
- Citizenship Acquired is for lifetime and can be transferred to future generations.
- Vanuatu citizens are eligible to apply for a 10 yearlong US Tourist Visa.
- No residency requirement before, during, or after the application process.
Vanuatu Investment Options
Non-Refundable Contribution to Local Development Fund
Minimum Investment: $130,000
The Vanuatu National Fund was setup the Vanuatuan as a means to attract foreign investment to the country. Through this program single applicants are required to donate a non-refundable amount of USD 130,000 to the NDF. The minimum donation required for a family of four is pegged at USD 180,000.
Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Process
Prior to officially submitting your application, the DM team will perform a preliminary check. This is done to understand the possible risks to your application getting approved and thereby find solutions for them.
Preparation of 1st Set of Documents
Once, all possible risks have been identified and solved, we proceed to prepare the documents needed to officially submit the application to Vanuatu’s Financial Intelligence Unit.
Due Diligence Check
The FIU will verify the information on the application and this process can take between 3-7 working days.
Preparation of 2nd Set of Documents
Once the FIU has approved the application, we’ll proceed to prepare the remaining documents on your behalf and submit the final application to the country’s Screening Committee and Citizenship Commission.
Approval of Application
In most cases, the investor will receive the notification about his/her application if it is successful within a period of 30-45 days.
Fulfillment of the Investment
Upon approval of the application, the investor is required to fulfill the investment condition within 90 days.
Get the Passport
Once the investment made been made and verified, the applicant along with his/her dependents shall receive their passports.
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