Vanuatu’s passport is pretty good when it comes to passport rankings and strength. It offers visa-free access to over 130 countries, and also provide easier and quicker access to Commonwealth countries, such as Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.
The processing times is 1 month, prior all the documents in order. No personal visit required
Yes. You may add your direct family members, as well as your parents and step-children into your passport application. The citizenship can be inherited by your children in the future. However, siblings and “in-laws” are not eligible.
Vanuatu has no income, wealth or inheritance tax
Vanuatu is exempted from corporate tax, income tax, capital gains tax, estate tax, wealth tax, withholding tax, gift tax and other personal income taxes. Vanuatu has 15% VAT (Value added Tax or GST) on all goods & services.
Yes. There are 3 prevalent banks in Vanuatu. These banks are ANZ bank, BRED bank and also BSP (Bank of South Pacific).
Vanuatu is the only pacific country that offers official CBI program. It is a tax free and one of few countries in the world free of Covid-19.
No. Currently only donation route is available. Real estate is not attached to citizenship by investment.
No, you don’t have to travel to Vanuatu for passport collection, our team will be send your citizenship certificate along with passport to you based on your availability.
It is a background check on the citizenship applicant and their family members against sanctions, criminal record, Interpol database and source of funds. The check will be conducted by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Vanuatu. You will only be granted the citizenship upon passing the check.
The fee for FIU check is $5000 per person/adults. The check normally will be completed within 7 days.
Passport holder for countries such as Iran, Iraq, Syria, North Korea and Yemen cannot apply for Vanuatu CBI program. Nevertheless, the commission may consider applications from restricted countries only if the applicant shows that he or she (1) has not stay in the restricted country in the previous 5 years and also (2) must show proof on permanent residency out of the country.
Yes. You are able to access through Port Vila’s Bauerfield International airport (VLI) directly from, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Solomon.
National carrier Air Vanuatu also provides domestic services to a number of islands in Vanuatu.
Other airlines operating to Vanuatu include Air New Zealand, Fiji Airways, Air Calin, Virgin Australia, Air Niugini, and Solomon Airlines.
No. The privacy of CBI citizens is guaranteed and their names are not allowed to be published in Gazette or reported to other countries.
No. It is not compulsory to visit or live in Vanuatu after receiving your passport.
Yes. You may get a permanent resident card after fulfilled the requirement such as rent a place for housing or buy a property in Vanuatu.