of Vanuatu

Advantages of a Vanuatu Citizenship

This program is perfect for those who would like to have visa-free access to more than 129 countries and territories around the world, including the UK, the EU countries and Singapore, as well as for those who need to implement tax planning

  • Simple and quick due diligence check of candidates - only 7 days

  • Possibility to open accounts in international banks

  • Visa-free or visa on arrival access to more than 129 countries

  • No requirement to reside in the country

  • Fast application process - from 1.5 months

  • Possibility to get long-term visas to USA and Canada

  • Information on obtaining citizenship is not disclosed to third parties

  • Parents (56 and older) and children (up to 25) can obtain citizenship together with an investor

  • No need to visit the island during application process


Terms and requirements for obtaining the citizenship

Normally, the process takes from 1.5 months. Investors must meet the following criteria:

  • Being over 18 years of age

  • Have impeccable reputation

  • Have no criminal record for serious crimes

  • Not be included in the sanctions lists

Vanuatu Passport can also be obtained by:

  • A spouse

  • Children under 25 years old

  • Children, regardless of age, having a mental or physical disability

  • Parents of the main applicant and/or spouse 56 years and older

  • Citizenship can be inherited


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  • Comparison with other programs
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Investment Options to apply for Citizenship

Currently, only one investment option is available, namely donations to a government fund. Vanuatu authorities are now planning to launch a real estate investment option.

Investment in a government fund

From $ 178,000 – a non-refundable contribution (the investment includes donations to the state, a due diligence check)

Example of calculations:
For 1 applicant - $ 178,000
For a family of four - $ 218,000

The cost of investment also includes:

future passport replacement;
cost of translation and legalization of documents;
shipment fees.



Calculate the cost

The total cost of obtaining citizenship depends on the investment option, number and age of applicants, as well as the selected package of services. Fill out the form and within 10 minutes you will receive an individual cost calculation + comparison with other programs.


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Our expert will describe all the peculiarities of the Vanuatu citizenship program, its advantages and disadvantages, and tell you about similar cases from his practice.

Marek Zmyslowski

Partner, expert in the Caribbean

and European citizenship programs

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Our specialist in the Vanuatu CBI program will contact you to discuss all the details

Stages of the CBI application process

The following steps are described for reference purpose only. The main thing that we want to underline is that Migronis takes care of the preparation and submission of your case. You only need to provide the original documents. We will do all the paperwork ourselves.


Free preliminary background check (due diligence) of an applicant (1 day) and contract signing in one of our offices or remotely. At this stage, it will be sufficient to provide the passport copies of all family members who will be included in the citizenship application.

Result of the stage: background check report + signed contract.


We receive Police Certificates, fill out government forms, arrange notarization, translation and apostilization of all the necessary documents, and send the package to the Citizenship by Investment Unit of Vanuatu.

You submit the original documents and sign the forms and other documents that we prepare by ourselves.

Result of the stage: Confirmation of documents received by the government.



The Citizenship by Investment Unit carries out the processing of the case during the period from 1.5 months. A visit to the island is not required.

Result of the stage: Approval in principle is issued.

Applicant’s actions: Pay the required amount of investment within a month after the approval is issued.



After paying the investment and fees, our lawyer in Vanuatu receives a certificate of honorary citizenship along with a passport and sends it either to one of our offices where we give it to you, or sends it to you directly. Passport is valid for 5 years. We will remind you to renew the passport 6 months prior to its expiration date.


Post-immigration service

  • Obtaining a driver's license in Vanuatu, Utility bill, local phone number, as well as other documents.

  • Replacement and restoration of a passport within 7-14 days in case of its loss/damage/expiration without your visit to the island.

  • Registration of a company and opening an account at a local bank. It’s required to visit Vanuatu in order to open an account and obtain a driver's license.

Our cases

Over the years we encountered numerous non-standard situations. In this section, you can find out more about the cases of our clients.

The most detailed guide to the registration of citizenship of Vanuatu with examples of documents in stages

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Answers to frequently asked questions and information about Vanuatu

How to prove children and parents are dependent on the main applicant?

An applicant shall provide the documents confirming financial dependence: for children - a certificate from an educational institution, for dependent parents - a birth certificate.

Is citizenship inherited?

Yes, citizenship is issued for life with a possibility of inheritance by descendants.

How do I renew my passport once it expires?

Each 5 years Vanuatu passport must be renewed. The renewal procedure takes about a week, a visit to the island is required. The cost of renewal depends on the selected package: free of charge or $ 3,000.

Does Vanuatu share information about their economic citizens?

No, information on you obtaining citizenship is not disclosed to third parties.

What documents other than a passport do applicants can obtain?

A driver's license (obtained within 30 minutes, you do not need to pass an exam, presenting a valid license is sufficient. However, this will require a visit to the island). A rather high percentage of “new citizens” are also setting up companies and getting a registration address and utility bill (which are usually requested by international banks).

Is it possible to change my surname?

Change of the name and surname is possible after obtaining citizenship. We can provide our services during this process. Cost of this procedure is $ 20,000, and duration is up to 6 months.

What are the requirements for a visa-free stay in the Schengen countries and the UK with the passport of Vanuatu?

Visa-free regime with the countries of the Schengen zone (you can stay for 90 days out of 180);
Visa-free travel to the UK (you can stay for 6 months a year);
No additional documents and prior registration required for crossing these borders.

Which documents confirming the origin of funds are required?

Confirmation of employment and/or ownership of business is required: statement from your bank account showing the activity during the last 6 months, certificate of employment or business documentation (the document checklist to be further agreed with Migronis).

What are the local income tax rates on Vanuatu (taxes on setting up a business)?

There is no corporate and income tax for businessmen who want to buy a ready-made company on the island.