The South Pacific nation of Vanuatu has been voted as the happiest island in the world. It is in close proximity to Australia and is well known for its mountainous terrains, picture-perfect shorelines and lush tropical forests. Despite its rich cultural diversity, Vanuatu has always been a peaceful nation, maintaining strong diplomatic connections with powerful nations around the world. This South Pacific paradise has become a popular destination not only for tourists, but also investors and entrepreneurs, who wish to settle, work or retire.

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Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment

The Citizenship by Investment in Vanuatu began accepting applicants in 2017 and is one of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region. It allows qualifying investors to obtain the Vanuatu passport in the fastest route possible in comparison to the other citizenship by investment programs. Vanuatu citizenship is becoming an increasingly attractive option for applicants, who want to obtain a dual passport seeking to benefit from increased global mobility and favorable tax system. Vanuatu’s passport holders can travel freely without a visa to more than 130 countries, including Schengen area, UK, Hong Kong and Singapore. Learn more about Vanuatu’s second passport program including the:

This citizenship program is also known as Vanuatu Citizenship Development Support Program (DSP), which requires applicants to invest in the nation’s local development fund. Vanuatu is the first nation allowing the investment to be made in bitcoin currency. However, this must be processed via an authorized agent, who will then remit the respective amount to the Vanuatu government in US dollars.


Freedom of travel


Visa-free travel to 130+ countries, including
Schengen Area, UK, HK, Singapore & Russia

Low tax regime


No income, inheritance or gift tax

Fastest Second Passport


Receive your Vanuatu Passport within
only 45 days

Family reunification


Extend application to family members

Eligible for Citizenship


Apply for Passport as legal resident


Main applicant requirements
  • 18+ years old
  • Good health
  • No criminal record
  • Legal investment sources
Eligible dependents
  • Spouse
  • Children under 30 years old
  • Dependent parents above 55 years old

Investment options

Invest In The National Development Fund

Make a non-refundable contribution of $130,000 (single applicant), $150,000 (couple) OR $180,000 (family of 4).

*All fees are quoted in USD

H&O Immigration Services’ professional fees, official application forms, certification of citizenship and passport, courier & other disbursements are the other costs associated. A detailed quotation with no hidden costs will be provided.


Process & Timeline

All Vanuatu citizenship applications are submitted to the nation’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) for assessment. The entire process is handled by an Authorized International Marketing Agent, who have the necessary qualifications to coordinate with the Authorized Local Agent. The approval by the FIU body takes approximately a week, after which the respective investment amount needs to be transferred.
Applicants are not allowed to interact with the Authorized Local Agents directly.

Step 1

Consultation & Preliminary background check

Step 2

H&O service fee & Government Fee Payment

Step 3

File preparation & Documents submission to FIU

Step 4

Receive ‘Approved in Principle’ from FIU

Step 5

Make Investment

Step 6

Prime Minister will confirm & sign Citizenship

Step 7

Take Citizenship Oath & receive Vanuatu Passport