39th most powerful passport, giving visa-free or visa-on-arrival up to 135 countries.

An applicant to the Citizenship by Investment of Vanuatu must be at least be 18 years of age, holds no criminal record, with a minimum net worth of US$ 500,000, and contributes to the Vanuatu Development Support Program.

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Process Timeline

Step 1:

Client Assessment

Step 2:

Client On-Boarding

Step 3:

Documents Collection and Submission

Step 4:

Due Diligence Check

Step 5:

Approval and Investments

Step 6:

Issuance of Passport and Citizenship


Vanuatu Development Support Program (DSP)

  • Single applicant: US$130,000
  • Applicant with spouse: US$150,000
  • Family of 3: US$165,000
  • Family of 4: US$180,000
  • Each additional qualifying dependent, of any age: US$15,000
*Additional government processing and due diligence fees apply.
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About the Country

The country of Vanuatu, located in the South Pacific Ocean and neighboring Australia and New Zealand, offers a beautiful retirement destination. It is made up of 80 islands.


After being captured by France and Britain in the 1880s, Vanuatu gained its independence in the 1970s.


As a result of their independence in the 1970s, Vanuatu has become a member of the United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, and the Pacific Islands Forum.


Because of this, Vanuatu continues to hold the 39th most powerful passport, giving visa-free or visa-on-arrival up to 135 countries.

Capital: Port Villa
Total Area: 12,199 Km2
Population: 299,882
Languages: French, English and Bislama
Currency: Vanuatu Vatu (VUV) 
Exchange Rate: 1 USD = 116.100 VUV
GDP- Per Capita (2016):USD 3,123.61 USD
GDP- Total (2016): USD 862.9 Million


Can I apply for Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment and include my family?

It is possible to include qualified members of your family in the application or add them after you have obtained your citizenship for an additional fee. In order to qualify, a family member must be a child under twenty-five years of age, a spouse, or parents or in-laws over fifty who are financially dependent on the main applicant.  

Are there any criteria for interviews, language tests, or work experience when applying for the Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program?

You don’t need to take a language exam, go through an interview, or have any prior work experience in order to be qualified for this program.   

Can I become a citizen without traveling to Vanuatu?

Although it is not required that you travel to Vanuatu before or after becoming a citizen, you are always welcome to do so.

Is a biometric (ePassport) passport available from Vanuatu?

Yes, Vanuatu’s passport is currently a biometric passport, also called an ePassport.

Visa Free List

In addition to the list of countries, access is subject to variations depending on the policy of each government.



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