Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment

Vanuatu Development Support Program (DSP)

Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment



The Republic of Vanuatu is a country located in the South Pacific Ocean close to Australia & Fiji. Vanuatu consists of a chain of 83 islands with a total land area of 12,199km². The country is a former joint protectorate of the UK and France and achieved independence in 1980. It is now a member of the United Nations and the Commonwealth. This settlement pattern resulted in the main languages spoken on the archipelago to this day being English, French and Bislama. The Vanuatu economy is primarily based on agriculture which makes the island selfsufficient. Cocoa, kava and timber are the most important exports, with Australia and New Zealand being the main export destinations. Tourism and financial services also make up an important part of the economy of Vanuatu. The Government has recently improved air connections, resort development and cruise facilities in order to boost the tourism sector. The main tourist attractions include the unique flora and fauna as well as one of the most easily accessible active volcanoes in the world.






Country Highlights

CAPITAL CITY: Port VilaLANGUAGES: English, French & Bislama
TIME ZONE: GMT+11CURRENCY: Vatu
TOTAL AREA: 12,199 km2POPULATION: 307.145
NEAREST COUNTRIES:  Fiji, AustraliaVISA FREE COUNTRIES: Visa Free Travel to over 129 countries inc EU’s Schengen Area, UK & Russia


Legal Basis

The Vanuatu Development Support Program was launched in 2017 under the Citizenship Act, Chapter 112 of the Laws of Vanuatu. The Program is intended to raise funds to support Vanuatu’s infrastructure and to promote the economic development of the country. The Citizenship program is fully recognised by the Vanuatu Government and applicants granted citizenship under this program are regarded as Ni-Vanuatu and enjoy full rights to reside in Vanuatu.


Benefits

  • Fast Process: 2 months
  • No Physical Residency Required
  • No Tax on Worldwide Income
  • Dual Citizenship Permitted
  • Visa Free Travel to over 129 countries inc EU’s Schengen Area, UK & Russia
  • Ability to include children & parents of the main applicant and the spouse


Eligibility

  • Main Applicant: Min. Age 18 years
  • Clean Police Conduct
  • Certificate of Good Health
  • Donation: Min. USD $130,000
  • Main Applicant must have at least $250,000 in assets


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