Vanuatu citizenship
Vanuatu citizenship

Vanuatu citizenship

Discover travel and business travel opportunities in 106 countries
from $130 000
The cost of citizenship
2-3 months
Processing time
Australia visa
Electronic visa for Australia
No
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Vanuatu

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Vanuatu is situated in the South Pacific Ocean. More precisely, the island lies in east of northern Australia, southeast of the Solomon Islands, northeast of New Caledonia, east of New Guinea and west of Fiji. Tourists are attracted mostly by nature, clean beaches, jungles, mountains, and volcanoes.

Politically, Vanuatu is a parliamentary republic, democracy. The currency is vatu (VT). The major drivers of economy are agriculture, tourism, and the Citizenship by Investment program.

Vanuatu is incorporated into international relations and is party to the UN, the WTO. Vanuatu is a member of Commonwealth community, however the visas to UK and the Schengen countries are required, and the negotiations are held on introducing eTA currently.

There are three types of banks in Vanuatu: national banks, that are regulated by the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu, international banks, and offshore banking, that is controlled by the International Banking Act. Thus, companies registered in the offshore zone enjoy benefits from a tax-free regime. Offshore banking attracts businessmen because it provides tax incentives, complete confidentiality, and financial flexibility.

Capital
Port Vila
Population
74 thousand people
Official language
English, French
Currency
Vanuatu vatu

Benefits of Vanuatu citizenship

1.
Without visa to 106 countries
Visa free entry to 106 countries in the world, including Singapore, Hong Kong and e-visa to Australia, and New Zealand.
2.
Fast track processing
Vanuatu is the fastest citizenship by investment program. There are 2 tracks up to 2 and up to 3 months.
3.
Relatively low cost of the program
Vanuatu offers a relatively low investment in comparison with other programs - $130,000. Vanuatu is one of the most affordable programs that are available in the world today.
4.
Attractive tax regime
Vanuatu’s taxation policy is considered to be very favorable for investors. There is no income tax, wealth tax, capital gains tax, or inheritance tax. When opening a company in Vanuatu, a person shall pay an annual government fee, which is $300.
5.
Sponsorship option available
Comparing to Caribbean programs, Vanuatu is providing the sponsorship option for candidates unable to present their financial background or the proof of founds. Sponsorship options could be applicable case by case.
6.
A wide range of relatives
It is possible to include parents, children above 18 years old and up to30 years old, siblings, parents who are 50 years old and older. It is also possible to add family members after the main applicant is granted Citizenship.
7.
Relatively simple application
Application process and Due Diligence are not complicated. The document list on the first stage includes basic documents, such as passport, police clearance certificate, national ID card, biography, marriage / divorce certificate if available.
8.
Vanuatu citizenship is inherited
Citizenship can also be passed on to future generations. It is an absolute advantage, since not all programs can offer this. For instance, the citizenship of St. Kitts and Nevis, Turkiye, Grenada, and Dominica can be inherited, whilst that of Antigua and Barbuda, St. Lucia is not inherited.
9.
Dual citizenship is allowed
Many countries do not allow having two passports at the same time, thus asking the client to renounce his first citizenship. Vanuatu allows dual citizenship.
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Visa-free countries

106 countries are available for citizens of Vanuatu
Angola
pre-visa / 90 days
Antigua and Barbuda
visa-free
Armenia
visa on arrival / eVisa / 120 days
Bahamas
visa-free / 90 days
Bangladesh
visa on arrival / 30 days
Barbados
visa-free
Belarus
visa-free / 30 days
Belize
visa-free
Benin
eVisa / visa on arrival
Bolivia
visa on arrival / eVisa / 90 days
Bosnia and Herzegovina
visa-free / 90 days
Botswana
visa-free / 90 days
Burundi
visa on arrival / 30 days
Cambodia
visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Cape Verde
visa on arrival (EASE)
Comoros
visa on arrival / 45 days
Democratic Republic of the Congo
eVisa / 90 days
Costa Rica
visa-free / 90 days
Cote d'Ivoire
pre-enrollment / 90 days
Cuba
tourist card / 30 days
Djibouti
eVisa
Dominica
visa-free / 180 days
Dominican Republic
visa-free
Ecuador
visa-free / 90 days
Egypt
visa on arrival / 30 days
El Salvador
visa-free / 90 days
Equatorial Guinea
eVisa
Eswatini
visa-free / 30 days
Ethiopia
eVisa / 90 days
Fiji
visa-free / 120 days
Gabon
eVisa / 90 days
Gambia
visa-free / 90 days
Georgia
eVisa / 90 days
Grenada
visa-free / 90 days
Guatemala
visa-free / 90 days
Guinea
eVisa / 90 days
Guinea-Bissau
visa on arrival / 90 days
Haiti
visa-free / 90 days
Honduras
visa-free / 90 days
Hong Kong
visa-free / 90 days
India
eVisa / 30 days
Iran
eVisa / 30 days
Ireland
visa-free / 90 days
Israel
visa-free / 90 days
Jamaica
visa-free
Jordan
visa on arrival / eVisa
Kenya
visa-free / 90 days
Kiribati
visa-free / 120 days
Kosovo
visa-free / 90 days
Kyrgyzstan
eVisa
Laos
visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Lesotho
visa-free / 90 days
Macao
visa on arrival / 30 days
Madagascar
visa on arrival / eVisa / 90 days
Malawi
visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Malaysia
visa-free / 30 days
Maldives
visa on arrival / 30 days
Marshall Islands
visa on arrival / 90 days
Mauritania
visa on arrival
Mauritius
visa-free / 90 days
Micronesia
visa-free / 30 days
Moldova
visa-free / 90 days
Montenegro
visa-free / 90 days
Mozambique
visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Nauru
visa on arrival
Nepal
visa on arrival / 150 days
Nicaragua
visa-free / 90 days
Nigeria
eVisa
Northern Cyprus
visa-free
Pakistan
eTA / 30 days
Palau
visa on arrival / 30 days
Palestinian Territories
visa-free
Panama
visa-free / 90 days
Papua New Guinea
eVisa / 60 days
Peru
visa-free / 180 days
Philippines
visa-free / 30 days
Qatar
eVisa / 30 days
Russia
visa-free / 90 days
Rwanda
visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Saint Kitts and Nevis
visa-free / 90 days
Saint Lucia
visa-free / 42 days
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
visa-free / 90 days
Samoa
visa on arrival / 90 days
Sao Tome and Principe
eVisa
Senegal
visa on arrival / 30 days
Seychelles
tourist registration / 90 days
Sierra Leone
visa on arrival / 30 days
Singapore
visa-free / 30 days
Solomon Islands
visa on arrival / 90 days
Somalia
visa on arrival / 30 days
South Ossetia
visa-free
South Sudan
eVisa
Sri Lanka
eTA / 30 days
Suriname
visa-free / 90 days
Tanzania
visa-free / 90 days
Thailand
visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Timor-Leste
visa on arrival / 30 days
Togo
visa on arrival / 15 days
Tonga
visa on arrival / 31 days
Trinidad and Tobago
visa-free
Tuvalu
visa on arrival / 30 days
Uganda
visa-free / 90 days
Uzbekistan
eVisa / 30 days
Viet Nam
eVisa / 30 days
Zambia
visa-free / 90 days
Zimbabwe
visa-free / 90 days

Tax regime

Tax system in Vanuatu is straight forward and is aimed at attracting international businesses and investors. So that, the country has limited taxes. Thus, there is no tax on personal income, inheritance, capital gains, on dividends, property, wealth.

Companies that are registered on the territory of Vanuatu, including offshore businesses, enjoy a 0% corporate tax. Instead, they face a 12,5% VAT. This VAT is lower than in many other countries, that is appealing to businesses. Moreover, companies are exempted from capital and exchange controls.

The annual registration fee is USD 300-1000 per year. Contribution to a pension fund is 6%.

What about real estate purchase tax, when buying, changing property, one has to pay a tax of 2 to 12%.

Vanuatu also has several other taxes, such as stamp duty at a fixed rate of 2% and customs duties on imported goods ranging from 0% to 50% - it depends on the type of goods and country of origin.

It is important to emphasize that Vanuatu guarantees data protection and privacy for businesses. Investors can feel safe and secure in Vanuatu.

However, Vanuatu does not have double tax treaties with other countries.

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Business set up

Types of legal entities in Vanuatu:

  • Sole trader
    A sole trader is the only owner of the business and is personally liable. There is no legal separation between the person and the business.
  • Partnership
    A partnership presupposes 2 or more contributors to the business. Their shared activity is underpinned by an agreement.
  • Company
    A company is a separate legal entity from the owners, who are called shareholders. Types of companies in Vanuatu include: local limited Company, exempt company, unlimited company, international company, overseas company.
Choosing business activity
Get consultancy from our experts, identify business activity, and select an appropriate legal form. Vanuatu has strong policies by type of business, and it can affect substantially the business operations in the future.
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Choosing the name and registering the company 
Relevant documentation and notarial process is to be done on this stage. Collect all necessary documents for opening a company, choose the name of the company and obtain approval on it at the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission. You are to acquire approvals and licenses, and register your business. A person can register a company in person or online.
Opening bank account in Vanuatu
In order to be able to run a company, you must set up a bank account in Vanuatu. Usually, you visit the bank in person. Moreover, you must deposit a $1 of the share capital.
Incorporating the company's data into the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission
The client is to include the company’s data into the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission, and, ultimately, obtain the Certificate of incorporation, Memorandum and Articles of Association.

Investment options for Vanuatu citizenship

Donation to the Government Fund
Donation to the Government Fund
from $130,000
Donation to the Government Fund – from $100,000.

Example of expenses for a family

Results
4 persons: main applicant, Spouse and two children: 14 and 20 years old
Category Cost
Single Applicant $130,000
Married Couple $135,000
Family of Three $150,000
Family of Four $165,000
Additional Family Members $10,000 each

Donation for single applicant starts from $130,000. The overall cost for a family varies and depends on the family structure and age. There are government fees for due diligence, transfers, passports printing and others.

Post-immigration services

Apart from company registration, opening a bank account for an individual,opening a bank account for a company, there are other post-immigration services available, as following:
Proof of address
Proof of address

Proof of address (Lease Agreement + Utility bill)

Banking assistance
Banking assistance

Banking assistance (local and offshore accounts)

Tax ID
Tax ID

Tax Identification Number

Police reports
Police reports

Police reports for approved clients

Company registration
Company registration

Company registration/incorporation (local and offshore companies)

Requirements for applicants

Family applications
  • Main applicant
  • Spouse
  • Children below 30 years old (single and childless)
  • Parents of MA and spouse above 50 years old
Main applicant
Limitations on nationality
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Vanuatu
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Receipt process
citizenship

Step-by-step instruction
1
Initial consultation
2
Preliminary World check
3
Collecting documents and filing submission
4
Conducting Due Diligence
5
Receiving the approval
6
Donating to the Government Fund
7
Awaiting of the certificate of naturalization and passport delivery
Initial consultation
We conduct initial consultation with a client to describe the program, find out the number of applicants. We send the quotation under the program and request a copy of the passport.
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Frequently Asked Questions

About obtaining citizenship of Vanuatu
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For how long is the passport valid?

It has a period of maximum 5 years.  The validity period starts from the date of issue and runs until the date of expiry.

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Is it possible to apply remotely?
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Who can be included in the application?
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Which nationalities are restricted?
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What are the taxes to be paid for business set up?
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What is the legal basis for the citizenship?
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What are the possible reasons for refusal?
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