Vanuatu … has been voted as the happiest place on earth for the past ten years. It is an archipelago of volcanic origin that includes a chain of more than 80 mountain islands and is covered by tropical rain forests. The name of the country belongs to the two words Vanua: It means the land or the country and the word Tu: It means position, and the two words together indicate the state of the new countries.
Nearly 80 % of the population of Vanuatu live in rural areas and practice subsistence production of food, housing, and other items for household economy. Besides, most households are involved in some cash production, particularly agricultural products such as such as copra (dried coconut flesh), cocoa, and coffee. The island considers as a destination for adventure lovers and bungee jumping.
Vanuatu is located in the South Pacific to northeastern Australia, northeastern New Caledonia, western Fiji and the southeastern Solomon Islands and near New Guinea. , Its total area is 12.190 km2, and its population is 290 thousand people, its capital is Port Vila, has more than 100 languages, but English, French and Pislamic (a simplified language of the English language) are the official languages of the country, and the currency is Vatu. It should be noted that Vanuatu is from one of the Commonwealth countries, that is, it belongs to the British Crown and Queen Elizabeth II is considered the honorary head of state.
How to obtain citizenship by investing in Vanuatu?
The applicant under Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program has only one route for citizenship:
Government non-refundable Donation to the Vanuatu Development Support Program (DSP):
The minimum investment is $120.000 for a single applicant, in addition to Government Fees, Administrative Fees, and Due Diligence Fees.
For a family of 4 members, the minimum investment is $180.000.
When adding more individuals to the citizenship application file after the second child, an additional value must be paid according to age.
* In addition to Government Fees, Administrative Fees, and Due Diligence Fees.
Benefits of Vanuatu Citizenship Program:
The ability to include the spouse and children under the age of 30 in the main application.
The ability to pass one’s citizenship to future generations by descent as it is a first-class citizenship.
Dual Nationality: No obligation to relinquish current nationality.
No language requirements for residence or citizenship.
Full confidentiality in carrying out the procedures.
Paying the minimum administrative fees for the transaction, while the large investment value is paid after the government’s approval of the citizenship application.
No interview, education, or management experience required.
No requirement to reside in Vanuatu before, during, or after citizenship is granted.
The only program of its kind for citizenship by investment (CBI) in the Asia & Pacific region.
It is the fastest program for citizenship by investment in the world at the present time, as the procedures from handing over the file to issuing the citizenship certificate take two to three months only.
What are the advantages of obtaining citizenship from Vanuatu?
Access more than 125 countries with Vanuatu passport without the need to apply for a visa, including Europe’s Schengen area, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Russia and Hong Kong. In addition to the opportunity to obtain visas for the United States for a period of 5 years.
Ownership of the 42rd ranked passport in the world.
Possibility of establishing a company in any country in the world.
Lowest tax rates and free trade environment.
Beneficial tax regime – you will not be liable to any income tax, capital gains tax or inheritance tax.
A country with tremendous economic growth and investment opportunities.
A stable and calm country with no armed forces.
Real estate prices are low.
One of the happiest places in the world.
Ability to study in one of the most powerful universities in the world.
Required Documents for application:
Copies of valid passports.
Copies of personal identity.
Birth certificate for all applicants and a marriage certificate.
Clear criminal record.
Certificate of Academic Achievement.
A bank financial statement with proof of a legal source of income
Medical examination (health certificate that it is free of diseases)
CV and recommendation letters.
Steps to Obtain Citizenship by Investment From Vanuatu:
Sign the contract with NTL and make the down payment.
Prepare ALL the Required Documents by the investor, with the support of our office and legal teams, who will review, translate and check-up the entire file before sending it to the island’s lawyer.
Sending the documents to the Island where our lawyer will check the papers for the last time before submitting the application.
Governmental procedures and Due Diligence.
The government’s approval of the request, and then the entire amount must be paid to the government.
The applicant must sign and swear an oath before the delegate from the Vanuatu government (either on the island or the government may send two commissioners on behalf of it to a suitable country for the applicant but at his personal expense).
Issuing the naturalization document and Printing the Passport.
Handover or sending the “Naturalization Document” and the Passport to a convenient place.