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Vanuatu CIP: Vanuatu Citizenship By Investment Program For CEOs, Investors, and High Net Worth Individuals

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The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu offers one of the most affordable citizenship-through-investment programs in the world. Vanuatu also attracts business investors and high net worth individuals who want to obtain citizenship with a friendly tax system. Vanuatu citizenship is a desirable option for those seeking to increase their global mobility with visa-free access to over 125 countries worldwide and lower tax burdens.

Vanuatuan passport holders are permitted to stay up to 90 days within any 180-day period in a Schengen country and up to six months per annum in the United Kingdom.

The government doesn’t charge taxes on income, capital gains, inheritance, wealth, capital exports, and profit from exchange activities. Under Vanuatu’s citizenship-through-investment scheme, successful applicants can become citizens within a matter of months, and there’s no requirement to reside in the country or even set foot on Vanuatu soil at all. Vanuatu’s passports allow the holders to travel visa-free to 129 countries, including the EU Schengen zone, UK, Russia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, and most Commonwealth countries.


  • Donation: US$150,000
  • Visa-free travel: 129 countries
  • Processing time: 2 months
  • Direct citizenship: Yes
  • Residency requirements: None
  • Dual citizenship: Allowed
  • Citizenship for spouse, children, and parents.
  • No income tax for individuals/ companies.
  • No capital gains tax.
  • English is the official language

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Investment conditions:

The single person applying for citizenship – US$150,000
Married couple applying for citizenship – US$170,000
A married couple with 1 child under 18 y.o. – US$185,000
A married couple with 2 children under 18 y.o. – US$200,000
Additional fee for any extra dependents – US$15,000

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Which countries are visa-free with a Vanuatu passport?

Vanuatu passport holders have visa-free or visa on arrival access to 130 destinations. Let’s take a closer look where can you travel.

Visa-free in Asia: Bangladesh *, Cambodia *, Hong Kong (SAR China), Indonesia, Laos *, Macao (SAR China) *, Malaysia, Maldives *, Nepal *, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka **, Thailand *, Timor-Leste *

Visa-free in Europe: Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City

Visa-free in Africa: Botswana, Cape Verde Islands *, Comores Islands *, Egypt *, Eswatini (Swaziland), Gambia, Guinea-Bissau *, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar *, Malawi *, Mauritania *, Mauritius, Mozambique *, Rwanda *, Senegal, Seychelles *, Sierra Leone *, Somalia *, St. Helena *, Tanzania, Togo *, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Visa-free in Oceania: Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands *, Micronesia, Nauru *, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau Islands *, Papua New Guinea *, Samoa *, Solomon Islands *, Tonga *, Tuvalu *

Visa-free in the Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago

Visa-free in Americas: Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia *, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru

Visa-free in the Middle East: Armenia *, Iran *, Israel, Jordan *, Palestinian Territory
* Visa on arrival ** eTA

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