Vanuatu Citizen by Investment

Vanuatu is a Pacific island country located in the South Pacific Ocean with a population of 270,000. Vanuatu is a Y-shaped archipelago consisting of about 82 relatively small, geologically newer islands of volcanic origin (65 of them inhabited). 


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Vanuatu Citizenship

Starting from $130,000

Vanuatu is a commonwealth country maintains close ties with Australia/ New Zealand.

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Unique Citizenship in a Pacific Country

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No Personal Visit

Investors and their family members are not required to visit Vanuatu to become citizen.

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Low investment

Affordable investment for families looking for alternate passport to expand their freedom

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Speed of processing is the best amongst all CBI countries. Just 30-40 days to receive approval.

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Citizenship is for life and inheritable future family members to pursue their future.

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US/Canada Visa

Vanuatu passport can be used to apply for US, Canada and Australia visas.

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Australia PR

Apply a permanent citizen of Australia through pacific lottery scheme.

The Republic of Republic of Vanuatu offers a unique citizenship by investment program which offers expedited citizenship investors, who make an one-time donation to the state or purchasing a real estate in the islands. The Vanuatu Government launched Development Support Program (DSP) and Vanuatu Contribution Program (VCP) in March 2017, later made important legislative changes to the Citizenship by investment Act in 2018, cutting the minimum investment to USD 130,000.

  • Super fast citizenship processing (just 30 days).
  • No personal visit required.
  • Become a permanent resident of Australia
  • Citizenship for Life for all family.
  • No personal, corporate, capital gain or inheritance tax.
  • Enjoy Visa Free travel to 95+ countries.
  • Dual citizenship to secure your future.
  • Best Second Passport for those seeking Plan-B.
  • Discrete citizenship giving maximum privacy.

Eligible Investments

Following Eligible investments that qualify for citizenship in Vanuatu.

  1. Vanuatu Contribution Program (VCP) – $130,000 (only for China market)
  2. Honorary Development Support Program (DSP) – $130,000 (All countries)
  3. IGBO Government bonds – AUD 150,000 (currently inactive)
  4. Vanuatu Real Estate Option (REO) Program – $200,000 (All countries)

1. Development Support Program

One time contribution to government. No other additional fee involved.

Application All inclusive (costs)
Single Applicant $130,000
Married Couple $150,000
Married Couple  + 1 Child under 18 $165,000
Married Couple + 2 Children under 18 $180,000
Vanuatu Citizenship Commission – Government Mandated Requirement – The above costs covers all due diligence, agency fee and other costs.

2. Real Estate

The Vanuatu Citizenship by Real Estate Option (REO) was launched on 23 July 2021. Applicants for citizenship under the REO must invest in a property in a Vanuatu Government Approved Project (VGA Project) in addition to payment of the prescribed fees. . The Citizenship (Real Estate Option) Program was enacted under section 13F of the Citizenship Act [CAP. 112] and Citizenship (Real Estate Option Program) Regulation Order No. 93 of 2021.

An Applicant for Vanuatu Citizenship under the REO Program must purchase a property in a Vanuatu Government Approved Project (VGA Projects) and pay the relevant prescribed fees.

Prospective CIP Investors must invest atleast $200,000 in any of the below approved real estate projects by the government.

  • “Pacific Springs” situated at Rentabao on the island of Efate;
  • “Narpow Point Coral Bay” situated at Narpow Point on the island of Efate;
  • “FPF Rainbow City Project” situated at Narpow Point on the island of Efate;
  • “Milai” situated on the island of Espiritu Santo.

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Visa Free Countries

As of 2024, Vanuatu Passport holders had visa free access to 94 countries in the World in terms of Travel Freedom.

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Processing Times

  • FIU due diligence check – 7-10 days
  • DSP Approval Letter – 20 days
  • Passport time – 7 days (after approval)

Documents Needed

The following documents are required for principal applicant and dependents.

  • Completed application form
  • Police certificate of no criminal record from home country.
  • Proof of Address (utility bills)
  • Proof of Funds
  • Bank Statements
  • Employment records
  •  Education records
  •  Original passport + certified copies
  •  Marriage certificate
  •  Birth certificates (if any)
  •  References and bank statements
  •  Health certificate with medical clearance
  • Passport application form (with fingerprint)
  • Oath declaration (taken through video call)

Application Stages

  • Prepare all the necessary documents (passports, police clearance, health certificate etc) along with the nomination application
  • Pay initial FIU due diligence fee USD 7,500 application to start the process.
  • File your application through authorized DSP agent (through our lawyer and licensed agent)
  • Wait for 2 weeks to receive your approval in principle letter from Vanuatu Citizenship commission (VCC)
  • Pay the full investment USD 130,000 or more depending on whether you apply as one person or family. Do not make the full investment if you dont receive approval from VCC.
  • Receive your Letter of approval for citizenship.
  • Take an oath online or video conferencing
  • Receive your citizenship certificate and passport at the nearest Vanuatu consulate (or through proxy).


The application form is free to download from Vanuatu citizenship commission website. Before you apply through authorized agent, we recommend to be ready by completing the application form.

Please attach copies of passport, id cards, police certificate and health certificate.


Do i need a visa to visit Australia/UK/EU/Canada/USA?

Yes, Vanuatu citizens are required to apply for a visa to visit these countries

Do you accept cryptocurrencies?

Yes we accept Bitcoin, USDT, Ethereum, Bitcoin cash and other major cryptocurrencies.

Are there any restrictions who can apply?

This program is open to all country nationals, but nationals of Iran, Yemen, Somalia cannot apply.

Do you offer refund if my application is rejected?

First you will pay only $7500 non-refundable FIU due diligence fee to submit your Vanuatu authorities. The full investment is paid within 30 days AFTER your application is approved.

How do i change my name?

Changing name is only allowed, if you provide evidence of renouncing your previous citizenship, else not possible.