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Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment

The quickest and least expensive second citizenship available.

Vanuatu offers two pathways for its citizenship by investment programs: one involves a non-refundable investment of $130,000+ depending on your family size, and the other requires a $100,000 contribution alongside a $50,000 investment that is refundable. Candidates must also show a bank balance of at least $250,000.

The programs allows the inclusion of a spouse, children, and parents, streamlining the path to citizenship for the whole family. The actual investment amount depends on your family's size and which investment program you choose.

Both government-approved programs guarantee a legitimate and secure pathway to citizenship, often within 1-2 months and without the need to travel or reside in Vanuatu and no language tests or history exams are required.

Option 1: Capital Investment Immigration Plan (CIIP)

The Capital Infusion Immigration Initiative was created under Section 13C of the Citizenship Act (CAP 112). The objective of this program is to generate funding to facilitate investments in key industries as outlined in the Citizenship (CIIP) Regulation Order No. 8 of 2024. Starting from $100,000 + a refundable $50,000 investment.

Option 2: Vanuatu Development Support Program (DSP)

The Vanuatu Development Support Program was established in 2017 under Section 13E of the Citizenship Act (CAP 112) of the Laws of Vanuatu. The aim of this program is to raise funds to strengthen Vanuatu's infrastructure and promote the country's economic development. Starting from $130,000.

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Advantages of Vanuatu Citizenship

Fast & Simple

Receive citizenship in as little as 4 weeks with minimal paperwork.

Fully Remote

Apply and receive citizenship from anywhere in the world.

Travel Globally

Enter 100+ countries visa-free, e-visa, or visa on arrival (see list).

No Interviews

No tests or interviews are required for Vanuatu Citizenship.

Whole Family

Get citizenships and passports for your entire family.

Most Affordable

The most affordable second citizenship available in the world.

No income tax, personal tax, wealth tax, inheritance tax or gift tax

An excellent "Plan B" and opportunity to reduce or remove your current tax obligations.

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To obtain Vanuatu citizenship by investment, applicants must choose between two investment program options:

Option 1: Capital Investment Immigration Plan (CIIP)

The Capital Investment Immigration Program (CIIP) allows foreign nationals to obtain Vanuatu citizenship by paying government/application fees and making a redeemable $50,000 investment. This covers a family of up to four and facilitates the naturalization of applicants as Ni-Vanuatu citizens. 

The investment is paid to the Vanuatu Coffee Impact Fund after citizenship approval, and the client receives a payment receipt, investment certificate, and citizenship certificate. The $50,000 investment is refundable after 5 years.

There is the option of getting an early refund from the Investment Fund of $25,000 after 2 years instead of the full 5 years, however this forfeits the remaining $25,000 in this scenario. 

CIIP Program Investment Criteria:

Fee Type Single Applicant Married Couple Family of 3 Family of 4
Redeemable Investment Commitment $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000
Citizenship Fee $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000
Due Diligence $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Passport Application $250 $500 $750 $1,000

Note: For families larger than 4 members, an extra fee of $25,000 per additional dependant applies for the CIIP program. Dependents are children who are unmarried under 18 years old, or 18-20 years old who are unmarried and dependent for financial, psychological, or physical support of the main applicant, as well as parents over 50 years old.

Dependents are children who are unmarried under 18 years old, or 18-20 years old who are unmarried and dependent for financial, psychological, or physical support of the main applicant, as well as parents over 50 years old.

Option 2: Vanuatu Development Support Program (DSP)

The Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program enables foreign nationals to obtain Vanuatu citizenship by making a non-refundable financial contribution to the country. This investment-based initiative facilitates the naturalization of applicants as Ni-Vanuatu citizens.

DSP Program Donation Criteria:

Fee Type Single Applicant Married Couple Family of 3 Family of 4
Contribution to NDF Fund $130,000 $150,000 $165,000 $180,000
Due Diligence $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Passport Application $250 $500 $750 $1,000
Certificate Fee $100 $200 $300 $400
Citizenship Commission Fee $50 $100 $150 $200

Note: For families larger than 4 members, an extra fee of $15,000 per person applies for the DSP program. Passport application, certificate fee, and citizenship commission application fee for additional dependents are $250, $100, and $50 respectively. Additional fees for due diligence do not apply for for additional family members.

Be aware of unaccredited agents who offer lower than the legally required rates in Vanuatu. The Vanuatu government may revoke an applicant's citizenship if they determine that this has happened.

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CBI Requirements

  • Over 18 years old
  • $250,000 USD in assets
  • Birth Certificate
  • Police Clearance Certificate
  • Medical Clearance Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Birth Certificate
  • Medical Certificate
  • Under 18 Years Old
  • Birth Certificate
  • Medical Certificate
  • Financially dependent on the main applicant or reside in the same household
  • Full-time university or student
  • Birth Certificate
  • Medical Certificate
  • Financially dependent on the main applicant or reside in the same household
  • Birth Certificate
  • Medical Certificate

Vanuatu CBI Process

The Vanuatu citizenship by investment process is simple, efficient, and confidential.

Step 1

Signed Agreement

The citizenship process begins immediately upon signing of the agreement and paying the Due Diligence Fee, along with the submission of a few requested documents.

Step 2

Government Clearance

Passport copies and police clearance certificates are submitted to the Vanuatu Financial Intelligence Unit for Clearance. Approval in Principle is delivered.

Step 3

Document Submission

The rest of the required documents are submitted along with partial payment (25%) of the Citizenship by Investment contribution.

Step 4

Citizenship & Passport

Upon final government approval, the remaining CBI contribution (75%) is paid. A Citizenship Certificate is issued, an Oath of Allegiance is taken, and a Vanuatu passport is couriered.

Vanuatu Citizenship FAQs

You can verify you have $250,000 in assets with established businesses, real estate, shares, bank deposits, investments, cryptocurrency accounts, and others. Contact us if you are unsure whether you meet the threshold.

Yes, you can pay the investment contribution out of the $250,000 in assets you can prove you possess.

If you have lived in Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Syria, or Yemen within the past 5 years then you are ineligible to apply. However, if you have not then you are free to apply for citizenship.

As the fastest and most affordable citizenship in the world, you can receive your citizenship in as little as 2 months once they have prepared all necessary documentation, with your passport being couriered to you within a few days of becoming a citizen. Most applicants usually take between 2-6 weeks to collect the necessary documents.

No, there is no residency requirement to obtain citizenship or your passport.

Yes, we accept payment via Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies via Bitpay.

Yes, you will only be required to make the main contribution to the Vanuatu government’s fund after you have been pre-approved for a Vanuatu citizenship.

No information regarding Vanuatu citizens is shared to any other third parties.

Families that obtain Vanuatu citizenship by investment will be delighted to learn that Vanuatu citizenship is hereditary. This means any children you may have in the future will be Vanuatu citizens.

No; most countries allow dual citizenship. Please check with our agents to determine whether you are eligible to apply.

Yes, name changes are allowed and are confidential, and may take up to 3 months to complete.

You will be required to provide proof of the source of your funds when applying for citizenship as a way to reassure the Vanuatu Government and Bank that the funds come from legitimate sources. This contributes to upholding the reputation of the Citizenship by Investment procedure in conjunction with the due diligence review.

Source of funds can include bank statements, cryptocurrency accounts, brokerage investment statements, real estate sales, business sales, or employment contracts.

Copies of your passport and police report will need to be submitted for confirmation, and is handled on a case-by-case basis. The response will vary depending on the type of offense and when it occurred. We provide a free pre-screening service for clients who are unsure of whether they can apply.

To apply, all applicants must complete a medical examination at a location that is most convenient for them and receive a health clearance certificate, verified by a recognized physician. In most situations, the applicant can still apply even if the medical report indicates that they already have an existing health issue. If you have any specific questions, please get in touch with us and we will be happy to review your case.

Our team can assist you in contacting the appropriate agencies based on your residence history.

Yes, your Vanuatu passport retains the same legal status as all other Vanuatu passports.

It is important to know the length of your physical stay within a country during a given year, as well as your financial activities and other factors. These will determine whether you are considered a tax resident of a particular nation. Tax obligations do not cease upon receiving a new citizenship in any country. However, if you end up calling Vanuatu your home, it is likely you will be able to eliminate your tax burden. We advise scheduling a meeting with our asset protection specialist, as well as discussing this with your accountant.

Your application will be rejected if found that you have provided false information or have failed to disclose convictions or serious legal proceedings. If prior convictions concern you, we offer a no-charge consultation to assess your case with thoroughness and discretion.

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Director of Blue Sky Citizenship

We are partnered with the official Vanuatu Government Master agent, which means our clients do not pay additional processing fees.

It also means you have the advantage of a faster processing time as we ensure the prompt and efficient delivery of your application to the Vanuatu Citizenship Commission offices.

As a master agent partner, our fast-tracked citizenship process will take as little as 30 days from receiving initial documents. Learn more about us

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Why Choose Us

Work with trusted agents and advisors in Vanuatu

  1. We are a Certified Partner of the Official Designated Agent of the Government of Vanuatu.
  2. Our government-approved Master Agent developed the Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program with the government in 2012.
  3. We are local with our head office in Port Vila and satellite office in Luganville.
  4. We practice secure data management that leverages elliptic curve cryptography, SSL encryption, algorithms and machine learning to secure private data.
  5. We are Vanuatu citizenship by investment experts based locally within Vanuatu.
  6. We have a 100% success rate.

We provide a bespoke service that include:

  1. Setting up a residential address
  2. Setting up utilities account
  3. Helping obtain local birth certificates
  4. Helping obtain other forms of ID
  5. Guidance for company formation
  6. Guidance for employment
  7. Strategic planning consultation

100% Success Rate

We achieve a 100% success rate due to conducting a preliminary Due Diligence check for all of our clients.

This eliminates any risk of failing to obtain citizenship in Vanuatu. If we identify any potential issues within a client’s background that may cause their application to be rejected, we provide an alternative solution that ensures application approval by the Vanuatu Government, or we decline to proceed with the application after providing an explanation to the client.

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