Vanuatu

visa free

Visa-free travel to 131 destinations

Zero taxes

No income or wealth taxes

dual citizen

No restrictions on dual nationality

There are many reasons to journey to the island of a thousand treasures. To splash in warm, iridescent waters along pristine island shores. To dive ancient shipwrecks and virgin coral reefs. To sway to a soca beat, sipping local rum around a bonfire on the beach. St. Kitts is small enough to see in a day, and big enough to explore for a lifetime.

Program's overview and key advantages

The minimum investment requirement for one person is $130,000 or $180,000 for a family of four. Additional dependents can be added for an extra fee of $25,000 each.

Vanuatu passport holders enjoy visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 131 countries, including the United Kingdom, the Schengen area, Russia, Hong Kong and Singapore

There are 0% taxes on worldwide income, inheritance, capital gains or investment returns. Individuals who have their permanent residence in the country or who are present for at least 183 days a year will qualify as residents of Vanuatu.

Membership in the Commonwealth of Nations entitles citizens of its member-state to certain privileges in the UK and other member-states.

Application’s processing time takes some 2 months, though in some cases delays are possible.

Applicant is entitled to include his/her spouse, children under 25, parents, and grandparents aged 56 and over.

In accordance with the laws of Vanuatu there are not any restrictions on dual nationality. Information on obtaining citizenship is not disclosed to third parties

Lifetime citizenship is being granted, meaning citizenship may be passed to future generations​.

There is no requirement to reside in the country or need to visit the island during application process.

You simply have to apply, make the investment, and take your passport.

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about Vanuatu CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT PROGRAM

Vanuatu is a small island country in the Pacific. It has a tropical climate and levies no tax on income. Vanuatu has a history of citizenship by investment programs (CBIs). Its first program being launched in the ‘90s and discontinued a few years later. The Capital Investment Immigration Plan (CIIP) was introduced in 2014 but suspended in 2015. In 2016 it relaunched under 2 new citizenship by investment programs:  Vanuatu Contribution Program (VCP) and the Vanuatu Development Support Program (DSP). As of 2020, only DSP is operational.

Vanuatu citizenship by investment is a scheme that awards qualifying investors with passports, in exchange for an investment in the country’s economic prosperity. The Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program is the only program in the South Pacific and it’s the fastest way for expats to get a passport by investment.

To get Vanuatu citizenship, you must make a non-refundable contribution — also known as a donation — to Vanuatu’s local development fund. The purpose of this donation is to support the country’s infrastructure, development, and economic growth in the region. The invested sum depends on how many applicants there are.

The minimum investment requirement for one person is $130,000 or $180,000 at least for a family of four (children under 18). Additional dependents can be added for an extra fee of $25,000 each. To prove that this requirement can be met, you must show proof of having no less than $250,000 in your bank account and having net assets of at least $500,000.

Vanuatu is the first country making it possible to make a payment with bitcoin for the citizenship by investment program, ensuring top security of your personal and financial information.. Do note that you can’t directly pay in bitcoin. Rather, the way Vanuatu bitcoin for citizenship works is, you can process your payment in bitcoin via an authorized agent. Afterward, the respective funds are remitted to the Vanuatu government in USD.

In-person oath ceremony. To obtain a Vanuatu passport, the final step is to take an oath. Unfortunately, this must be done in-person, so you must either travel to Vanuatu yourself or pay for two government officials to come and see you, wherever you are in the world.

About Vanuatu

Vanuatu is a Y-shaped archipelago consisting of about 83 relatively small, geologically newer islands of volcanic origin. British and French settled the islands in the 19th century, they agreed in 1906 to administer the islands jointly, called the British-French Condominium, which last until independence in 1980. Since independence, the country has become a member of the United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Organisation internationale de la Francophonie and the Pacific Islands Forum.

Vanuatu is recognized as one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. Besides the Ni-Vanuatu and other Pacific Island people, there are small communities of French, British, Australian, New Zealand, Vietnamese, and Chinese origin.

In 2018, over 30% of government revenue ($88 million) was raised from the multiple citizenship programs geared at foreigners. It actually became the government’s biggest source of income, overtaking VAT receipts for the first time.

That figure grew still – to 37% – in 2019, and it’s expected to continue on its upward trajectory.

The climate is tropical, with about nine months of warm to hot rainy weather and the possibility of cyclones and three to four months of cooler, drier weather characterised by winds from the southeast. The water temperature ranges from 22 °C (72 °F) in winter to 28 °C (82 °F) in the summer.

The Republic of Vanuatu is a parliamentary democracy with a written constitution. The four mainstays of the economy are agriculture, tourism, offshore financial services, and raising cattle.

Vanuatu was one of the last places on Earth to have avoided a coronavirus outbreak, recording its first case of COVID-19 in November 2020.

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