Citizenship by Investment

Advantages of Vanuatu citizenship
  • English is one of the official languages
  • Low taxation: zero income tax for individuals and companies, no capital gains tax, no estate tax and no foreign currency control. Apart from VAT of 15%, there are almost no taxes in Vanuatu and it’s an excellent place to start your business
  • Absence of tax exchange treaties with most countries, guaranteed bank and commercial privacy. Vanuatu is a popular offshore financial centre
  • No residency requirement
It’s also a famous holiday destination and the happiest country in the world if we look at such factors as life expectancy, wellbeing, ecological footprint and low crime rates.

Visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries for Vanuatu citizens

The Vanuatu citizenship gives you visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to over 110 countries, among them the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Russia:

Europe Asia North America South America Africa Oceania
Andorra Armenia* Anguilla Bolivia* Botswana Cook Islands
Austria Cambodia* Antigua and Barbuda Ecuador Cape Verde* Fiji
Belarus Hong Kong SAR Bahamas Guyana* Comoros* Kiribati
Belgium Indonesia Barbados Peru Djibouti* Marshall Islands*
Bulgaria Iran* Belize Egypt* Federated States of Micronesia
Croatia Israel Bermuda Gambia Nauru*
Cyprus Jordan* British Virgin Islands Guinea-Bissau* New Caledonia
Czech Republic Laos* Cayman Islands Kenya Niue
Denmark Macao SAR* Costa Rica Lesotho Palau*
Estonia Malaysia Dominica Madagascar* Papua New Guinea*
Finland Maldives Dominican Republic Malawi* Samoa
France Nepal* El Salvador Mauritania* Solomon Island*
Germany Philippines Grenada Mauritius Tonga*
Greece Singapore Guatemala Mozambique* Tuvalu*
Hungary Sri Lanka* Haiti Senegal
Iceland Timor-Leste* Honduras Seychelles*
Ireland Jamaica Somalia*
Italy Montserrat Swaziland
Latvia Nicaragua Tanzania
Liechtenstein Panama Togo*
Lithuania Saint Kitts and Nevis Uganda
Luxembourg Saint Lucia Zambia
Malta St. Vincent and the Grenadine Zimbabwe
Monaco Trinidad and Tobago
Montenegro Turks and Caicos Islands
San Marino
United Kingdom
* Visa on arrival

Application process
The process of obtaining Vanuatu citizenship is one of the fastest in the world, it takes about 6 to 8 weeks to complete the full procedure. The potential applicant doesn’t need to live in Vanuatu or even to visit the country to obtain the citizenship.
        Processing time
Preliminary verification
of the applicant's documents
First payment
of a non-refundable fee
1-5 business days
submission of translated and notarised documents
Due diligence verification
through the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)
3-7 business days
Final payment
of the total amount minus first payment
1-5 business days
is submitted to the citizenship office upon receiption of the full payment
Citizenship Commission
submits the names of approved applicants to the Prime Minister
2-4 weeks
in Vanuatu or, for an extra fee,
you can send a commissioner and
a passport agent at your location
Passport issued
1 week

The minimum investment required for a single application is 130,000 USD, plus additional fees for due diligence, passport issuance, etc.

The candidates have to apply through a “Designated Agent” who will liaise with citizenship commission and transfer the investor’s funds. Fully relying on an unknown agent based in Vanuatu to manage your application and fund transfer may be difficult. Masson de Morfontaine helps to prepare application in Hong Kong or China and partners with a trusted local designated agent to handle all the process smoothly and efficiently.

for free eligibility assessment

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