Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program was launched in 2015 offering investors an affordable and a quick route towards their second citizenship. After making the required donation to the government’s Development Support Program, investors will reap the many benefits of Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program including freedom of travel to more than 130 countries, countless business benefits, and the ability to live in a safe and secure country with their family

Benefits at a Glance

  • Vanuatu Passport and citizenship can be obtained within 2-3 months
  • Citizenship in a British Commonwealth country
  • Dual citizenship is permitted; there is no need to denounce other citizenship when obtaining your Vanuatu Citizenship
  • No physical residence requirements in Vanuatu during or after the application procedure
  • Visa-free travel to more than 130 countries, including Schengen countries, the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong and Russia
  • Applicant and his family enjoy full citizenship for life, which can be passed on to future generations by descent
  • Vanuatu is tax-free, zero corporation tax for both domestic and international companies, and exemption from capital gains


LOCATION The South Pacific Ocean close to Australia


CAPITAL Port Villa

TOTAL AREA 12,189 km²

LANGUAGE English & French


GOVERNMENT TYPE Constitutional Democracy


Vanuatu Investment Scheme


The applicant makes a one-time non-refundable contribution to the Government. The contribution will depend on the size of family as follows:

US 130,000 for a single applicant

US 150,000 for main applicant and spouse

US 180,000* for family up to 4 dependents *

US 25,000 / additional dependent regardless of age


Vanuatu passport can be obtained with in 2-3 months

 Month 1 Step 1 Continental Migration Services performs a preliminary background check. Once cleared, file preparation begins and required documents are collected. Advisory, governments and due diligence fees are paid.
  Step 2 File is submitted
 Month 2 Step 3Issuance of “Approved in Principal” letter by the Vanuatu Government FIU (Financial Intelligence Unit).
  Step 4 Completion of Contribution Fees
 Month 3 Step 5 Issuance of Citizenship Certificates and Passports
  Step 6 Take the Oath and obtain Vanuatu Citizenship Certificates Passports.

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