Economic Citizenship Program Vanuatu
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The Vanuatu Honorary Citizenship (Development Support Program) is endorsed and guaranteed by the president of Vanuatu and was fully ratified on December 2016. The objective of the Program is to create local jobs, stimulate the economy and keep the national budget balanced. Vanuatu Economic Citizenship Program is superfast and family friendly - the best offer for a family having 2 children and you may get your Vanuatu passport within 30 days. Sitting just between New Zealand and Australia, Vanuatu has been voted several times the happiest place on the planet. The tropical chain of Vanuatu islands in the Pacific Ocean has no military at all, Vanuatu is peaceful country despite its immense cultural diversity (over 100 languages are spoken). We will guide you through the whole submitting process for the Economic Citizenship Program Vanuatu.
Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Options
Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Options: to apply for the Economic Citizenship Program Vanuatu the applicant has to make a significant economic contribution to the country. The first and only option is to make a investment of minimum 150,000 USD to the Development Support Program.
1. Contribution to the Development Support Program:
Applicants for the Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program must make a non-refundable donation to the evelopment Support Program, with minimum contributions starting at USD 150,000. Families of up to four people also need only contribute USD 200,000, but families of five or more must contribute at least at minimal additional cost.
- Total Citizenship VDSP Fee 150.000 US$ for Single
Additional Family Member
- For each dependent Children - meaning a natural or adopted son or daughter of an applicant additional Government Fee 5.000 US$ plus a additional due dilligence Fee of 5.000 US$
- For each dependent parent upon an applicant or a spouse and under the age of 65, per person, additional Government Fee 10.000 US$ plus a additional due dilligence Fee of 5.000 US$
- For each dependent parent upon an applicant or a spouse and over the age of 65, per person, additional Government Fee 15.000 US$ plus a additional due dilligence Fee of 5.000 US$
How to apply for citizenship in Vanuatu?
To apply for Economic Citizenship Program Vanuatu applicants must be at least 18 years of age, be of a good character with no criminal record, and have good health. An applicant may apply together with his or her spouse and dependent children, and, in some cases, dependant elderly parents or grandparents.
The process of applying for citizenship in Vanuatu is rigorous and requires diligent preparation in order to gather all the information needed. Application timelines can vary and be difficult to predict, although they usually depend on how easily an applicant can access the required documentation, as well as the complexity of the application as a whole.
The process may be simplified into the following steps:
- Application preparation and pre-approval by GCI - Global Citizenship Investment
- Submission of the application to the Government of Vanuatu
- Government processing of the application and due diligence checks
- Approval in principle.
- Donation to the Development Support Program.
- Attend citizenship ceremony in Vanuatu
- Citizenship certificate issued.
- Passport application and issuance.
The documentation that you require is as follows:
- Nomination forms
- Certified true copy of existing passport or identity card
- Notarization of marriage certificate(full)
- Notarization of evidence documents showing the relation with parents
- Notarization of birth certificate
- Notarization of no criminal records or police clearance certificate
- Health declaration
- School transcript or other certification from school
- Notarization of certificate of not married issued by government authority
- Asset proof
- Personal profile, Employment certification (original), and Academic certification (copy)
- Bank reference letter (original), and Character reference by professional (original)
Furthermore our consultants will guide you through the whole submitting process for the Economic Citizenship Program Vanuatu.
Why become a citizen of Vanuatu?
We suggest the Economic Citizenship Program Vanuatu will offer our customers a lot of benefits.
- Citizenship for life, with the right to live and work in the country
- The time frame of precessing application is withwithin 30 days.
- Visa-free travel to 129 countries and territories, including the Schengen Area (EU), the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and Singapore
- Tax friendly environment with no personal or corporate income tax, no death duties, no capital gains tax
- Dual citizenship is permitted
- Life in an economically, legally, and socially stable democratic Westminster system of government with English Style Judiciary and Legal system
- Life in a tropical paradise, with appealing lifestyle and retirement options
- Low residency requirement
- Sophisticated banking system that respects the “privacy” of their citizens
Vanuatu has the highest Happy Planet Index Score outside of the Americas. People living in Vanuatu have greater well-being than those living in Japan. Happiness has become a part of the national brand of the Republic of Vanuatu. The capital city of Vanuatu is Port Vila located on the island of Efate. Albeit small in size and population (44,000), Port Vila boasts a well-developed banking and financial infrastructure with approximately seven banks serving the international financial industry and a range of highly professional lawyers, accountants and financial advisers including big-name international firms.
The main economic industries in Vanuatu are agriculture, tourism, offshore financial services and cattle. There is also substantial fishing activity. Exports include copra, kava, beef, cocoa and timber. Agriculture provides a living for 65% of the population while tourism brings in much needed foreign exchange. The island nation of Vanuatu is an important offshore financial centre which began in 1971. The offshore financial center of Vanuatu provides the following offshore services to clients from around the globe; the incorporation of offshore companies, Vanuatu trust management, offshore banking, the registrations of ships and vessels and electronic gaming. Vanuatu has also grown popular as a tax haven. Vanuatu can be considered to be one of the tax havens of the world as it provides its clients with tax incentives. Among other factors which make the offshore jurisdiction of Vanuatu a tax haven is the fact that it has banking secrecy laws in place and also provides privacy and confidentiality for its clients. Vanuatu is a favourite destination for travellers wanting a unique tropical destination that is relatively untouched by massive tourism trades.
|Visa Free Travel||Passport||Costs|
|to 129 countries||within 30 days.||min. 150,000 USD|
|Location||Main City||Total area|
|South Pacific Ocean||Port Vila||12,189 sq km|
|approx 270,400||17° 0′ 0″ S, 168° 0′ 0″ E|
Vanuatu passport is issued to citizens of Vanuatu for international travel. As of 1 January 2017, Vanuatuan citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 129 countries and territories, ranking the Vanuatuan passport 40th in terms of travel freedom according to the Henley visa restrictions index. Vanuatu signed a mutual visa waiver agreement with Schengen Area countries on 28 May 2015. A mutual visa waiver agreement was signed with Russia on 20 September 2016 and entered into force on 21 October 2016.