Vanuatu, officially known as the Republic of Vanuatu, is an archipelago nation, spread across 82 islands in the south Pacific Ocean, three hours flight time from Sydney.


The country’s capital and largest city is Port Villa and its official languages are Bislama, French and English. The local currency is the Vanuatu Vatu (VAV).


Vanuatu enjoys strong relationships with many powerful nations around the world, with close cultural and economic ties to Australia, New Zealand and much of the European Union. The country is also a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund and has been fully independent since 1980.


Consistently rated as one of the “Happiest Countries on Earth”, Vanuatu’s location, people, pristine environment and natural beauty render this as truly one of the Planet’s last undiscovered “gems”.


Vanuatu’s citizenship by investment program is called the “Development Support Program” or DSP, and was launched on 01 January 2017.  The Government of Vanuatu designed the DSP to both attract quality high net worth applicants – who might also become investors in Vanuatu, and also to directly raise funds in support of the further development of the country.


As the newest citizenship by investment program in the world, it is also the fastest, by far, with Government pre-clearance for applicants taking as little as 10 days.


The entire process in Vanuatu can permit applicants to have a new passport in their hand, in less than 60 days. So if time is of the essence, this is the by far the best option, allowing visa free travel to over 130 countries, including Schengen and the UK.


Continent Oceania
Capital Port Vila
Official Language English French
Population 319,406
Total Area 12,189km2
GDP $994 Million
Visa-Free Countries 130+
Passport Rank 31st
Currency Vanuatu Vatu 1VUV = 0.0090 USD


vanuatu Tax Benefits


The fastest citizenship program in the world. We can have initial approval (via a Nomination Form), on Government letterhead, in less than 10 days, and subject all the application documents and due-diligence being prepared correctly. The passport can follow in as little as 45 days.

vanuatu Visa Benefits

Visa free travel

Citizens of Vanuatu are members of the Commonwealth, and are entitled to travel to over 130 countries visa free. These countries include all of Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, Russia and 180 days visa free to UK.

Vanuatu Citizenship By Investment

Investment type

There is currently no option for real estate investment, only a donation to the Government’s 2017 “Development Support Program”. Direct family members can be added for a fee (new born children, spouse, parents).  Citizenship is hereditary.


The Donation into the Development Support Program

  • Option Single: USD$130,000
  • Married Couple: USD$150,000
  • Married Couple + one child under 18: USD$165,000
  • Married Couple + two children under 18: USD$180,000
  • Additional Dependent: USD$25,000


*Plus government processing fees and due diligence fees


  • Apply for pre-approval.  You’ll need your existing passport, a second form of certified ID copy, a police clearance report and a personal profile (CV). A one-off  fee of USD$5,000 is payable at the same time as document submission.
  • Gain pre-approval and submit investment. Within 10 days of initial application, you will gain written confirmation of clearance to proceed from the Vanuatu government Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), and make your full payment along with the remaining documentation filing.
  • Submit for screening.  The Vanuatu Citizen Commission will examine your application, to check if you have obtained the requisite clearance to proceed (FIU), and to check if all documentation and payment has been received. You will be guided through this to ensure that the documents are presented at this stage in full, with no errors.
  • Confirmation by the Prime Minister.  The Citizenship Commission will inform the Prime Minister who will confirm your citizenship with the President who personally signs your Citizenship Certificate.
  • Take oath and become a citizen. The last step is to take your citizenship oath, which is a requirement by the Vanuatu Government. This is a ceremony where you pledge your allegiance to Vanuatu, and become a citizen of Vanuatu with all the associated rights. At this stage you get your Certificate of Citizenship and your new passport.

You do not have to be physically in Vanuatu to take your oath.



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*visa on arrival

VANUATU Placeholder
• Australia (e600) • Bahrain • Benin • Djibouti • Ethiopia • Gabon • India • Kyrgyzstan • Nigeria • Qatar • Sao Tome and Principe • Sri Lanka • Qatar • Tajikistan • Turkey • United Arab Emirate • Uzbekistan • Taiwan • Tonga • Zimbabwe

Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment

Vanuatu Citizenship By Investment Program, Huriya Private


USD 130,000

Time To Citizenship

2 Months

Visa-Free Travel

130 Countries


Investor, Spouse, dependents up to age 25 and parents of main applicant


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