Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment

About Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program

A Vanuatu citizenship by investment program was proposed in 2016 and released in 2017 under the name of Development Support Program (DSP).

The DSP is a fast Vanuatu citizenship program designed to provide several benefits to foreign investors while boosting the economic growth of this little country in the South Pacific Ocean.

The government of Vanuatu holds an official fund to receive investments from abroad. In exchange, it supplies investors with Vanuatu citizenship and a second passport that allows visa-free access to over 90 countries in the world.

Time to Citizenship

Minimum of 6 months

Minimum Investment

US $130,000

Type of Investment


Visa-free Countries

90+ countries including Russia and Singapore

About Vanuatu

Vanuatu is an archipelago near Australia formed by 83 islands of volcanic origin covering an area of 12,190 km2. Only 65 of these islands are inhabitated and constitute a total population of 305,269. Founded in 1983, Vanuatu is currently a parliamentary democratic republic. Its capital is Port Vila and its official currency is called Vanuatu vatu or just vatu (VUV). Vanuatu has a tropical climate with beautiful beaches and warm waters that attract scuba divers and water sports practitioners from all around the world. English, French, and Bislama are the official languages of Vanuatu.


Bislama, English and French


Vanuatu vatu

Total Area

12190 km2


Port Vila


Parliamentary Democratic Republic



Vanuatu Citizenship and Passport Benefits

  • The Vanuatu passport provides visa-free and visa-on-arrival access to over 90 countries and territories in the world, including Russia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Bahamas, Costa Rica, and others.
  • Vanuatu imposes the following taxes neither on residents nor on foreign investors: income tax, wealth tax, inheritance tax, corporate tax, estate tax, gift tax, withholding tax, and capital gains tax.
  • No tests related to the language, history, culture, etc., of Vanuatu are required to qualify for this Vanuatu citizenship by investment program.
  • No minimum stay or residency requirements to qualify for this Vanuatu citizenship program.
  • Investors do not need to resign their previous citizenship to obtain Vanuatu citizenship.

Vanuatu Citizenship and Passport Ranking

The Guide Passport Index takes into account the level of mobility that each passport around the world provides. Given that the Vanuatu passport offers visa-free access to over 90 countries, it currently ranks in 60th place on this list.

  • With a Vanuatu passport, only 1 country (Sri Lanka) requires an electronic travel authorization (eTA).
  • Visa-on-arrival access is available for 33 destinations.
  • About 32 countries will require an online visa with a Vanuatu passport.

Requirements to Qualify for Vanuatu Citizenship

  • The main applicant must be between 18 and 65 years old and hold no criminal record.
  • Applicants must own and prove the origin of at least US $130,000 in their bank account. These funds are the minimum investment required to qualify for the Vanuatu citizenship by investment program.
  • They must have financial solvency through a business or a job position outside Vanuatu.

Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment

Citizenship by investment in Vanuatu can be obtained through an investment in the country’s national funds. This is a family-friendly Vanuatu citizenship program but the minimum investment varies if family members are included in the application.

  • For single applicants, US $130,000 will suffice.
  • If the main applicant wants to include his or her spouse in the application, the investment must be US $150,000.
  • If these two applicants have a child under 18 years old, the minimum investment will be US $165,000.
  • A family of four with two spouses and two children under 18 years old will cost US $180,000
  • Any additional dependent will sum US $15,000 each.

Apply for Vanuatu citizenship

How obtain a Vanuatu passport

Second Passport can easily take you to the pre-approval stage by helping you with the collection, notarization, and translation of all the documents required for the application to the Vanuatu citizenship program.
Our team of experts will make sure that everything is in order during the whole process to avoid setbacks and difficulties.

  • Second Passport delivers all the documentation following the government of Vanuatu’s requirements.
  • Our trained advisors will transfer the necessary funds for the application to start, continue, and finish in a smooth way.  Vanuatu citizenship fees are mostly administrative fees that need to be covered for the application to prosper.
  • They will take your application to a pre-approval stage right after the due diligence background check is over. Then, they will inform you what’s left to do and pay to finish your application process successfully.
  • Second Passport will deliver your Vanuatu citizenship oath and Vanuatu passport to you in record time.

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