• Applicants must make a payment to the Vanuatu Government
  • Be over 18 years old
  • Have no criminal record
  • Provide all required documents in English
  • Provide medical certificate confirming good health


  • South Pacific island nation of 80+ islands
  • Visa-free travel/entry to over 130 countries including UK, Schengen, Russia, UAE, Thailand etc.
  • Possibility to apply for an online visa or long-term visa for Australia
  • Can include spouse and dependent children up to age 25
  • Has both English and French as official languages
  • The only Citizenship-by-investment program in the Asia Pacific region
  • No language requirements for residency or citizenship
  • Tax haven, with extensive tax benefits:
    • No personal income or corporate tax.
    • No withholding tax and capital gains tax.
    • No estate, wealth and gift tax.


1. Due Diligence Clearance
  • The applicant must make an initial non-refundable payment of USD 6,000 for due diligence checks by the Government Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) to obtain Due Diligence Clearance.
  • Once Due Diligence Clearance is granted the applicant can contribute and submit the full application for citizenship.
2. Contribution

The Applicant must make a one-off non-refundable donation to the Vanuatu Government as follows:

  • USD 130,000 for a single applicant
  • USD 150,000 for a married couple
  • USD 165,000 for a married couple and 1 child
  • USD 180,000 for a married couple and 2 children
  • USD 25,000 for each additional dependent
3. Approval

Once the contribution has been made and the application has been submitted, the Citizenship Commission will issue a final Approval. The Applicant can then attend a ceremony to take their Oath as a Vanuatu citizen. (Oath ceremony can occur abroad; conditions apply.)


  • Due Diligence Clearance in 14 days with Passport, Police & Medical Certificates, CV and initial fees
  • Payment of donation and remaining fees
  • Full application submission
  • Approval granted within 1-2 months
  • Oath of Allegiance in Vanuatu or overseas by the main applicant to obtain passport