At the time of writing this information, we can say that in the entire world there are only six countries that oﬀer a classical true Citizenship by Investment option whereby you pay money and get your citizenship within a few months without having to initially live there: Vanuatu, St Kitts & Nevis, Grenada, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, and St. Lucia.
In other countries you have to live there, sometimes for a considerable time before you become eligible, not to mention the increased document requirements you have to meet.
Whilst our legal team is happy to assist in obtaining almost any existing residency or Second Citizenship program, we believe that Vanuatu is the best Citizenship by Investment program available today for the following reasons:
Vanuatu is a ﬁercely independent nation of eighty islands. It gained its independence from England and France in the 1970’s and does not allow itself to be bullied by the OECD and other larger countries. It protects its citizens from being attacked by other countries as it values freedom above all. The police do not carry weapons, there is no surveillance on citizens. The Prime Minister is happy to meet his citizens over coﬀee and the legal system is British with an independent judiciary, often chosen from other countries. Vanuatu democracy is strengthened by a system of Chiefs, which protects people’s traditional rights. There is no personal taxation, no wealth taxes, inheritance taxes, gift taxes, income taxes. In fact, there are almost no taxes at all and Vanuatuans like it that way.
A Vanuatu citizen has unrestricted access to the local banking system which prides itself on privacy and quality. There is a very strong banking and professional support sector of highly qualiﬁed lawyers and accountants. Vanuatu is a place where Ultra-High Net Worth Individuals choose to hold their money.
Vanuatu is a great place to live, work or retire. In fact, it is one of the world’s last undiscovered paradises. Its residents have access to top international schooling, to the cleanest air, water and food possible on Earth and are literally thousands of miles away from the world’s troubles. This place has been voted the happiest place on Earth consistently for the last ten years. It is virtually free of serious crimes like assault or murder.
The Vanuatu Government has no political enemies or disputes with anyone and is very far from The United States of America and Europe. Consequently, its citizens enjoy visa free travel to over 125+ countries including to the EU (Schengen), UK, Russia, and fast track or friendly treatment from Commonwealth countries, such as Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
Whilst Vanuatu does not like undesirables such as criminals and has robust AML policies, it has a policy of non-discrimination towards applicants, and therefore, does not discriminate by country of origin, race or religion. You will ﬁnd, that it has the most streamlined and fastest processing system of all programs and you can get your passport within 2-3 months. No country today can oﬀer that.
In today’s volatile political climate with unrests, wars and crises, Vanuatu is the ideal “Plan B” destination. The South Paciﬁc region which includes Vanuatu has been regarded by many “Plan B” experts to be one of the safest places in the world to escape to, in the possible scenario of unrest in Europe, USA or the Middle East, Remember for you and your children and their children’s children, this is a country in which they will be citizens in perpetuity. Permanent freedom is truly priceless.
Unlike most countries, Vanuatu accepts funds sourced from Crypto and does not require proof of funds in the millions. It is therefore open not only to the ultra-wealthy individuals like some other programs.
Vanuatu is the only country to streamline its approval process in such a way that you don’t risk or tie up funds at the approval stage. For an all-inclusive fee of USD 10,000 (this includes our legal work, government fees, etc.) you will obtain a clearance from the Government which acts as an approval. After this you pay the remaining amount and there is almost zero chance of rejection as you have been pre-approved. No other program oﬀers this, making Vanuatu the fastest and indeed safest program available today.
Vanuatu Development Support Program (DSP)
THE DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT PROGRAM (DSP) OF VANUATU WAS INITIALLY PROPOSED IN EARLY 2016 AND FULLY ADOPTED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF VANUATU IN APRIL 2017. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROGRAM IS TO CREATE LOCAL JOBS, STIMULATE THE ECONOMY AND KEEP THE NATIONAL BUDGET BALANCED.
Advantages of Vanuatu Citizenship:
Vanuatu passport allows visa-free entry to more that 125+ countries including all European Union countries, the United Kingdom and Russia.
Citizens of Vanuatu are permitted to apply for Australian Visitor Visa (subclass 600) and US Tourist Visa, amongst others.
There are no residency requirements for successful applicants.
The Republic of Vanuatu imposes no income, wealth, and inheritance taxes, Absence of tax treaty exchange and guaranteed bank and commercial privacy in the highly-developed Vanuatu banking sector. Vanuatu is the Bahamas of the Paciﬁc, but it does not have tax exchange treaties in place with most countries.
Akrotirl & Dhek
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria
K. & Crown Dep Vatican City
French Guiana Guatemala
St. Pierre & Miq.
Antigua and Barbuda
British Virgin Islands Cayman Islands Dominica
French West Indies Grenada
Saint Kitts & Nevis
Saint Vincent and Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
French Polynesia Kiribati
Marshall Islands* Micronesia
Papua New Guinea Pitcairn Islands Samoa*
Solomon Islands* Tonga*
Wallis and Futuna
Hong Kong (CHN) India**
Macao (SAR China)
MIDDLE EAST Armenia*
Israel Jordan* Palestinian Territory Qatar**
Comores Islands* Djibouti*
COMMENTS: *Visa on Arrival ** eVisa
Visa-free travel with a Vanuatu passport
TRAVEL THE WORLD WITH YOUR VANUATU PASSPORT WITHOUT THE MONETARY AND TIME-CONSUMING HASSLE OF OBTAINING VISAS. ENJOY YOUR FREEDOM, MOBILITY, AND ACCESS TO MORE THAN 125 COUNTRIES VISA-FREE, INCLUDING THE SCHENGEN ZONE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, THE UK, HONG KONG AND MANY MORE!
Applicants must be over the age of 18 and below 65 when submitting their application.
Applicants should have no less than USD 500,000 of net personal assets when submitting their application, of which at least USD 250,000 in banking assets.
At the start of the application, the applicant must deposit USD 10,000. When the application has been approved by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), the applicant must deposit the remaining fee.
List of documents required to submit an application:
1. Application forms (for main applicant, spouse, children, parents).
2. Existing passport notarized color scan: must show the page in its entirety, passport cover + 1st 3 pages of the passport + last 3 pages of the passport = 7 pages in total (for main applicant, spouse, children, parents).
3. ID card notarized color scan, front and back, photocopied on 1 page (for main applicant, spouse, children, parents).
4. Proof of relationship between main applicant and his / her spouse, children, parents notarized (marriage certiﬁcate, birth certiﬁcate etc.).
5. Most recent proof of dependency of children (e.g. education) and parents (same address, monthly payments etc.).
6. Birth certiﬁcate of all applicants notarized.
7. Original certiﬁcate plus notarized copy of criminal record with apostille from the jurisdiction in which he / she has resided during the last 12 months and (if diﬀ erent) the jurisdiction of his / her principal nationality (for main applicant and dependents aged 18 and above).
8. Most recent academic certiﬁcates or reports (for main applicant, spouse, children, parents).
9. Medical Checkup Certiﬁcate for applicants aged 18 and above from the state of origin or place of residence.
10. Asset Proof of no less than US$ 500,000, bank statement of last 6 months.
11. Main applicant’s CV and if applicable proof of employment from his / her company.
12. 6 passport photos, 40 mm × 50 mm (for main applicant, spouse, children, parents).
NOTE: Color copied. All documents need to be in English. Translated documents need to be notarized too where applicable.
NTL prides itself in the craftsmanship of products that enhance human freedom. Since 1994 our group has been providing high quality trusts services to selective families and we were amongst the ﬁrst to provide Caribbean and Vanuatu Second Citizenship Services as soon as these Programs were developed by the respective governments.
What diﬀerentiates and makes us one of the Top Five Firms in the industry is the following:
We specialize in the Vanuatu and Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Programs and have our own licensed oﬃces in Vanuatu, St Kitts & Nevis and Grenada covering the entire range of Caribbean and Vanuatu offerings.
Our legal team has years of specialization in these programs, we know the law, the rules and regulations and have excellent relationships with the government and its regulatory agencies. With rules changing regularly and with the process of application becoming more and more complex, this makes the diﬀerence between failure and success. Our team is able and willing to support you with the drafting and assistance in additional documentation that resellers are simply unable to provide.
As an example, our Managing Director in Vanuatu is one of Vanuatu’s top lawyers. We are therefore able to provide support such as escrow / trust accounts for your funds, tax residency, other packages incl. bank account openings in Vanuatu under your new passport, etc.
We believe that everyone should have access to the freedom and lifestyle a second citizenship offers. Therefore, we keep our services highly competitive. In fact, you will find us far more cost effective than most of the other firms.
We go the extra mile for our clients by providing a complete turnkey lifestyle and tax optimization service involving bank account opening, tax residency, trusts and if desired, access to investments and investment advisers.
Our Vanuatu Oﬃce Services:
WE provide a full turnkey package which includes advising you on all aspects of the program, providing detailed advice and support in all aspects of the documentation collection and submission process and arranging your Oath Ceremony after with your Passport is handed over to you.
Our local office staff will meet you in Vanuatu should you choose to complete your Swearing-in Ceremony in Vanuatu and can assist you in opening Vanuatu Corporations, Bank Accounts, obtaining a Driver’s License, Residency, purchasing Real Estate, etc.
Few people know that Vanuatu is a very safe investment destination with a growing Real Estate, Fishing, Tourism and Agricultural Sector. We are happy to assist you and introduce you to key opportunities and contacts in Vanuatu. As a Vanuatu citizen you will not have to obtain any further permissions to invest in the Vanuatu Economy and will enjoy investments free of income tax.