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Vanuatu- Happiest Country On Earth

Vanuatu officially called the Republic of Vanuatu, is a conglomerate of around 80 big and small islands in the South Pacific. Its beautiful rainforests, clear beaches and tall coconut trees, and breath-taking marine life makes Vanuatu one of the finest tropical destinations for vacations. 

Vanuatu is full of diversity and is ranked fourth in the Happy Planet Index. Agriculture forms the backbone of the Vanuatuan economy along with booming tourism and offshore financial services.

In 2017, to boost the economy, the government of Vanuatu formally commenced the Citizenship by Investment Program. It is the only citizenship program in the South Pacific. Vanuatu is a tax haven as there is no tax on income, wealth, inheritance, etc. As such, Vanuatu is an ideal place for those who want to diversify their business in the South Pacific or simply call it their second home. The Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program offers citizenship to individuals with good health and excellent character along with the opportunity to include their family members in the application.

Being one of the fastest and most cost-effective citizenship programs around the world, Vanuatu is a part of the Commonwealth, meaning its citizens get extra rights in the UK owing to historical ties. The Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment offers numerous benefits to individual investors as well as families. Having Vanuatu second citizenship gives you visa-free access to more than 125 countries including the UK, the EU, the Schengen Area, Singapore, Russia and Hong Kong.


Why choose Vanuatu?

125+ Visa Free Countries

Tax free income

No personal visit requirement
Citizenship cannot be revoked once granted
Time to Citizenship: 2 months

Key Highlights

Minimum Investment(Donation): USD 130,000

Minimum Processing Time: 1 month

Key Highlights

Minimum Investment(Donation): USD $130,000

Minimum Processing Time: 1-2 months

Visa Free Access: 125+ Countries

Route to Vanuatu Citizenship

The Vanuatu Development Support Program (VDSP) –launched in January of 2017 with a purpose to grow Vanuatu’s economy and support its infrastructure, development, and changes. 

  • USD $130,000* for a single applicant
  • USD $150,000* for a married couple
  • USD $165,000* for a family of 3
  • USD $180,000* for a family of 4

Additional dependents can be added for USD $10,000 each
*This does not include the Due Diligence fee, government and other fees


The Machine-readable passports cannot be renewed in the same book.  You can complete an application form and apply for a new passport when your current passport expires

Time to Citizenship: 2 months

The Vanuatu passport is valid for 5 years

125+ countries including the Schengen Area, Russia, the UK, Ireland, and many others. 

No, there is no language or any in-person interview requirement

Yes, the main applicant can add a spouse, their dependent children, and parents to the application for Vanuatu citizenship

No, Siblings are not eligible.

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