With the increasing trend of global travel and tourism, many people from various places around the world are becoming interested in owning a 2nd passport. Vanuatu is a remote archipelago of 83 islands of the South Pacific Ocean, tucked between Australia and New Zealand. The tropical island has been voted several times as the happiest place on the planet and is a part of Commonwealth.
Citizenship by investment in Vanuatu is one of the simplest and fastest to acquire in the world. A foreigner can obtain a Vanuatu passport, under the Development Support Program, honorary citizenship by investment in Vanuatu if he/she makes specific economic contributions to the government.
Economic Citizen Costs
The applicants for the Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program must make a non-refundable donation to the Development Support Program. The contribution is $160,000 for a single applicant and $220,000 for a family of four including a spouse and two children under 18 years. Dependent parents of the primary applicant or his spouse, who have reached the age of 65 are also eligible for nationality and passports at the time of initial application. Families of five or more must contribute a minimal additional cost.
Processing can be completed within 30-60 days, and citizenship of a lush tropical nation with investment-friendly tax policies and no residency requirement is granted if the applicant matches the requirements. Vanuatu passport offers visa-free travel to over 125 countries including the United Kingdom, EU Schengen states, Russia. Passports are valid for five years renewable for the same period.
Bitcoin Option for Buying the Citizenship
Since Crypto-currency transactions are set to become very entrenched in global finance, the government of Vanuatu has made a confirmation that it’s possible to make payment in bitcoin for the citizenship by investment program (CIP). Although the government won’t accept direct bitcoin payments, we as an authorised agent can take the bitcoin payment which we then remit on to the government in USD.
- Nomination forms of the applicant and dependents
- Certified true copy of existing passport or identity card of the applicant and his / her dependents
- Notarization of marriage certificate(full)
- Notarization of evidence documents showing the relation with parents
- Notarization of birth certificate of the applicant and dependents
- Notarization of clean criminal background or police clearance certificate
- Health declaration
- School transcript or other certification from the school
- Notarization of certificate of not married issued by the government authority
- Asset proof
- Personal profile, Employment certification (original), and Academic certification (copy)
- Bank reference letter (original), and character reference by professional (original)
Citizenship is approved after the initial vetting of applicants for criminal background including due diligence checks. Citizens of North Korea, Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Iran, are restricted from applying for Vanuatu citizenship program. The process of applying for the Vanuatu citizenship can be rigorous and requires careful preparation to gather all the necessary information. At VRPMENA, we are committed to guiding you through the whole submitting process for the Citizenship Program Vanuatu. As one of the first authorised designated agent for the Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Programs, we guarantee you professionalism, quality and comprehensive service that ensures your citizen application proceeds smoothly.
For more information on the applicable fee and additional costs or to learn more, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re ready to help.