Visa-free travel to 98 countries
Favourable tax regime
Contribution from US$135,000
No physical residency required
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Why Choose a Vanuatu Passport? Introducing Vanuatu

Vanuatu is an independent Commonwealth State, having gained independence from the UK and France in 1980. The country is located in the South Pacific and comprises of 83 islands, of which, 68 are populated and spread over 1,300 kilometers. Its proximity to Australia and New Zealand ensures close ties to the countries. 

Vanuatu’s natural beauty, abundance of fresh water, fish, tropical forests and breath-taking scenery as well as its small airports, marinas, yacht clubs and hotels all combine to make it an outstanding and growing tourist destination. The four pillars of the Vanuatu economy are agriculture, tourism, offshore financial services and the cattle industry. The three main languages are English, French and Bislama. The local indigenous population are referred to as Ni-Vanuatu and mainly work in the agricultural sector.

Since 2012 the Government of Vanuatu has introduced a number of various Citizenship-by-Investment programmes. The most recent being in 2017 and referred to as the Development Support Program (DSP) which was spearheaded by the Prime Minister. By investing in a second passport for Vanuatu, it allows visa-free entry to over 130 countries, including the UK and European Schengen Area. 

What’s more, Vanuatu has been a long-standing tax friendly country with no personal income tax, capital gains, or withholding tax. The Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Programme has one of the most simplified and efficient applications processes with applications processed within three months. 

Vanuatu Citizenship-by-Investment Benefits:

Visa-free travel to 130 countries including EU, UK & more

Lowest up-front cost compared to any other citizenship by investment programme

No income or capital gains tax

No minimum stay requirements

No language requirements

Peaceful, untouched environment

Close to Australia & New Zealand

Vanuatu citizenship is hereditary, so all future children will be born into it

English speaking 

World’s most efficient citizenship by investment application process

Capital city: Port Vila
Languages: English
Visa free countries: 98
Currency: Vanuatu Vatu (VUV)
Total area: 12,189 km²
Population: 286,429
Nearest country: New Caledonia, Australia & New Zealand
Time zone: Vanuatu Standard Time (UTC +11:00)23
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Vanuatu Citizenship-by-Investment Requirements

Prior to making any final decisions about gaining a second passport through a citizen by investment programme, you should ensure that you are eligible to make the application. Although the citizenship-by-investment programme for Vanuatu is notably one of the most straight forward to apply for, there are specific requirements you must comply to, such as ensuring that you are an applicant of good character and reputable financial standing. Applicants must fulfil ALL the following requirements:

Personal Assets

Applicants must provide proof of assets totalling more than US$250,000.


A government-approved contribution is required. The amount varies depending on the number of applicants. The required investment for a single applicant is US$135,000.


Main applicants must:

  • Be over the age of 18
  • Have no criminal record
Government website

To view the official government website for this program, please click here.

How to Get Citizenship in Vanuatu: Step-By-Step Application Process

Our succinct guide below explains the step-by-step process required in order to apply for citizenship by investment, and the timeline from beginning to end of applying for Vanuatu citizenship. 

  • Day 1

    Due diligence checks made by Financial Intelligence Unit

  • Day 7

    Financial Intelligence Unit clear applicants. Application begins.

  • Day 14

    Application including nomination form and supporting documents sent to Vanuatu.

  • Days 15-30

    Application approved. Second payment due.

  • Day 45

    Confirmation of Citizenship and passport applications submitted.

  • Day 60

    Latitude sends applicants copies of your Citizenship Certificate and Vanuatu passports.

  • Days 60-90

    Oath taken and original passport presented in either Vanuatu or your nearest mission. The Commissioner of Oath and a passport officer can be invited to your home country to take the oath and present the passports.

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