Vanuatu offers a Citizenship by Investment opportunity under a special Development Support Program (DSP) giving individuals and their families full Vanuatu citizenship for a donation of USD 150,000 (couple and family rates 170,000-200,000 USD).
The process is straightforward and can be completed in under two months as it takes a week for the Government KYC process and 40 days to get FIU clearance.
In comparison to other popular economic, such as St. Kitts and Nevis, the Vanuatu program is upwards of 50,00 USD cheaper and takes only 60 days in comparison with 180 days.
Vanuatu offers a wealth of financial and investment opportunities to non-resident individuals looking to capitalize on what the island has to offer.
The FIU has a special clearance process if there are any other requirements needed for the successful completion of the initial clearance we will be informed by the agent.
Note: (i) Translated documents also need to be notarized.
Stage 1 - A non-refundable fee of USD 5,000 paid to the Financial Intelligence Unit ( FIU ) application process for an international background check to see if the applicant is eligible.
Stage 2 - Upon receipt of the clearance letter, by the FIU the client submits the full payment to the Vanuatu Master Agent. The National Bank Of Vanuatu clears funds
Stage 3 - After submission of all the documents to the Vanuatu Committee the commission issues a ''Citizenship Certificate'' and within seven working days the passport is printed and ready to be collected in Vanuatu.
Stage 4 - When the passport is printed it is available to be collected at the passport office in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Upon delivery, the Oath Commissioner and Passport Officer get the client's signature and swear the Oath of Allegiance.
The ceremony can be in Vanuatu or can take place in Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Dubai, Istanbul, Beirut, or London. Other destinations can be arranged at an extra charge. If the oath is taken outside of the country there is an extra USD 5,000 for delivery.
In the event Clearance is not granted due to KYC failure, the client is eligible for a full refund with the exception of Vanuatu Government's due diligence fee of US$2,000.
In the event the applicant decides to withdraw application on his or her accord, the initial deposit and VG fees will be forfeited.
The applicant will bear the sole responsibility in the event the application is delayed or rejected by the Vanuatu Government due to the following,
a. Falsified and/or untrue documents or b. Delayed submission of payments
Other Economic Citizenship opportunities are:
For more information on passports and citizenship see:
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