Citizenship By Investment

BECOME A GLOBAL CITIZEN




The Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program was launched in 2015 offering investors an affordable and a quick route towards 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 125 countries, countless business benefits, and the ability to live in a safe and secure country with their family.

Vanuatu is a chain of 80 undiscovered islands close to Australia known for their deserted beaches and mountainous landscape. Recently, Vanuatu released its own citizenship by investment program to be the first program of its kind in the Asia-Pacific Hemisphere.

Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program offers only one investment scheme and that is through a nonrefundable, onetime contribution to the government’s Development Support Program. And within 2-3 months of their application start date, investors will receive Vanuatu Passport which is a Commonwealth Passport.

Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment program is one of the fastest economic citizenship programs to process files. Afterwards, investors will enjoy the countless benefits of a second passports in no time. Benefits include the attractive tax environment of Vanuatu with no income tax, wealth tax or even inheritance tax.

In order to get Vanuatu Citizenship, an investor doesn’t need to pass any interviews or language tests. However, an investor is required to swear the Oath before getting the citizenship. This ceremony can take place at any country of the investor’s choice without the need to visit or reside in Vanuatu at any point during or after the application process.

Vanuatu Citizenship gives the investor the full citizenship rights and permits dual citizenship. Investors won’t need to denounce their current nationality, and will pass on the Vanuatu one to future generations by descent.

Vanuatu Passport

Second Vanuatu Passport allows its holder to travel freely without a visa to more than 120 countries. Visa-free Countries include Schengen Countries, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore and Russia. Moreover, and since Vanuatu is a Commonwealth country, Vanuatu citizens will have access to reputable universities and health institutes in the United Kingdom.

Considering its strategic location, Vanuatu has solid ties with several of the world’s most powerful nations including Australia, New Zealand and the European Union. Given this, and Vanuatu’s membership in the Commonwealth of Nation, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Investors have been investing in Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program that grants them Vanuatu’s Passport in as little as 3 months.

CAPITAL

Port Villa

LANGUAGE

English & French

TOTAL AREA

12,189 km²

POPULATION

270,402

GOVERNMENT

Constitutional Democracy

CURRENCY

VATU

INVESTMENT SCHEME

Family Structure

Contribution Amount

Due Diligence (DD) and Applicant and Registration Fees (A&R)

US $130,000

 

Due Diligence Fees/Applicant: $5,000

US $150,000

 

Due Diligence Fees/ Applicant: $5,000



US$180,000*

 

*$25,000/ additional dependent regardless of age

 

Due Diligence Fees/ Applicant: $5,000

 

Benefits of Vanuatu Citizenship


  • Vanuatu Passport and citizenship obtained within 45-60 days.
  • 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 140 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, apart from VAT and customs tax. That means zero corporation tax for both domestic and international companies, and exemption from capital gains.

QUALIFICATIONS


  • The applicant must hold a valid passport.
  • The applicant must not hold criminal record
  • The applicant must make the appropriate investment.
  • The applicant must complete a medical examination.
  • Children with a dependency relationship to the main applicant (financial or otherwise), aged 25 and under are allowed to apply with the main applicant as dependents.
  • Parents aged 50 and older are allowed to apply with the main applicant as dependents

LEGAL BASIS


VISA FREE TRAVEL


Americas

Antigua & Barbuda

Argentina

Bahamas

Barbados

Belize

Bolivia

Brazil

Canada

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Dominica

Dom. Republic

Ecuador

El Salvador

Grenada

Guatemala

Haiti

Honduras

Jamaica

Mexico

Nicaragua

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

St. Kitts & Nevis

St. Lucia

St. Vincent & The Grenadines

Suriname

Trinidad and Tobago

Uruguay

Venezuela

Africa

Botswana

Burkina Faso

Cape Verde

Comoros

Djibouti

Egypt

Gambia

Guinea-Bissau

Kenya

Lesotho

Madagascar

Malawi

Mauritania

Mauritius

Morocco

Mozambique

São Tomé and Príncipe

Senegal

Seychelles

Somalia

South Africa

Swaziland

Tanzania

Togo

Tunisia

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Asia

Armenia

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Brunei

Cambodia

Hong Kong (SAR China)

India

Iran

Israel

Japan

Jordan

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Lebanon

Malaysia

Maldives

Myanmar

Nepal

Oman

Philippines

Qatar

Singapore

South Korea

Sri Lanka

Tajikistan

Thailand

UAE

Oceania

Fiji

Indonesia

Kiribati

Marshall Islands

Micronesia

New Zealand

Palau

Papua New Guinea

Samoa

Solomon Isl.

Timor-Leste

Tonga

Tuvalu

Vanuatu

Europe

Albania

Andorra

Austria

Belgium

Bosnia

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Georgia

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland (Rep.)

Italy

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macedonia (FYROM)

Moldova

Monaco

Montenegro

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

San Marino

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

Ukraine

United Kingdom

Vatican City

Timeline and Procedure

Month 1
Step 1
Bluemina 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 3
Issuance of “Approved in Principal” letter by the Vanuatu government FIU (Financial Intelligence Unit).
Step 4
Investment is made in selected option.
Step 5
Prime Minister will confirm and sign Citizenship Certificate.
Month 3
Step 6
Take Citizenship Oath and then issuance of Vanuatu passports.