Vanuatu is an island nation by the South Pacific Ocean, made up of mountains, lush tropical rainforests, and turquoise blue waters. Vanuatu is the ultimate paradise for expats looking to upgrade their lifestyles.

Vanuatu is also known as an offshore financial center. They offer a wide variety of banking, investing, legal, accounting, insurance, and trust services. Also, there is no estate or inheritance taxes, no capital gains taxes, no dividend distribution taxes, no capital gains taxes, no withholding taxes, no foreign currency controls, no company regulations, easy administration, or privacy, etc.

Last year, the Vanuatu Government launched several programs to grant citizenship or residency to foreigners who make investments or donations to the country. The new Vanuatu citizenship by investment program came into effect in 2017, by which through a donation a foreigner can obtain a Vanuatu passport, considerably valuable after the visa waiver agreements with Russia and the Schengen area.

Port Vila
276,244 (2017)
Vanuatu Vatu
USD 862.9 Million (2017)

About Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program

The Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program is also referred to as the Vanuatu Citizenship Development Support Program (DSP) and is one of the fastest and most straightforward ways to acquire a second passport.
Currently, under the Honorary Citizenship Act [CAP 112] of Vanuatu, honorary citizenship can be obtained by donation through the Development Support Program.

The Development Support Program replaced the former Economic Citizenship Program -Vanuatu Economic Rehabilitation Program (VERP)-, which was established in 2015 to raise funds to mitigate damage made by Tropical Cyclone Pam to the infrastructure and houses.

On January 1, 2017, come into force the Regulation Order No. 215 and 216 of 2016, which grants under the Development Support Program, honorary citizenship by investment in Vanuatu to foreigners who make certain economic contributions to the Government.

The best advantage of the Vanuatu citizenship program is that a Vanuatu passport grants you visa-free travel to 96 countries, including the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Russia.
Even though the program is not the cheapest option, Vanuatu offers great support if you have an international business to run, which requires a lot of travel.


The Applicants of the program must have the following:

  • Be of outstanding character.
  • Hold no criminal record.
  • Have excellent health.


Watch our video

Skilled Immigration
M-J Global Team can help turn your dream into reality.Our team of Immigration Consultants can help you
Business Immigration
M-J Global team assisting various applicants for visit visa. As we do everythingwe can to ensure the achievement...
Visit Visa
M-J Global team assisting various applicants for visit visa. As we do everything we can to ensure the...
M-J Global Team- ``Your Education advisors`` Excited by the idea of studying Internationally...

Follow M-J Global

Frequently Read Topics
Why Study in Canada?
There are many reasons why more than 400,000 International Students chose to live and stud ... Read More
Why Did Canada Launch Express Entry?
Canada launched Express Entry in 2015 in order to move from a "first-come, first-served" i ... Read More
Who Qualifies for Canadian Permanent Residence/Skilled Worker Immigration?
On January 1, 2015, the Government of Canada implemented the Express Entry Immigration sys ... Read More
What is an Electronic Travel Authorization?
Foreign nationals from visa-exempt countries arriving in Canada by air are required to obt ... Read More
The Express Entry Job Bank
The Express Entry Job Bank is an online job site created by Employment and Social Developm ... Read More
Express Entry Candidate Pool
Once the Canadian government considers an applicant’s online Express Entry profile to be ... Read More
Study in Canada: Work After Graduation
There are many options available to you after you have completed your study in Canada prog ... Read More
Study in Canada: Internships and Co-Op Programs
If you’re looking to gain valuable international work experience while you attend school ... Read More
Requirements for the Federal Skilled Worker Program
In order to apply for skilled immigration under the Federal Skilled Worker program, an app ... Read More
Open Work permit in Canada – Work in Canada
An open work permit allows a foreign national to work for any Canadian employer he/she wan ... Read More
Nova Scotia ‘Study and Stay’
The Nova Scotia Study and Stay program specifically targets international students from Ch ... Read More
Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs)
An LMIA is a document that an employer in Canada needs to obtain before hiring most types ... Read More
Invitations to Apply for Permanent Residence (ITAs)
Applicants who receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) will become eligible to apply for perm ... Read More
Canada Inadmissibility for Individual Criminality: Definitions
Here you will find a description of the kinds of behaviour that can cause a person to be ... Read More
Federal Skilled Worker Program Eligible Occupations
Under Express Entry, Federal Skilled Workers across 347 eligible occupations who meet mini ... Read More
Express Entry Job Offer
While possessing a job offer is not mandatory for those seeking to immigrate using the Exp ... Read More
The Express Entry Candidate Pool
Once the Canadian government considers an applicant’s online Express Entry profile to be ... Read More
Eight Things to Know About Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program
Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program offers Canadian permanent residence to qualified immigran ... Read More
Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)
All the skilled immigration applicants that are eligible for the Express Entry System will ... Read More
Citizenship Language Requirement
Applicants for citizenship between the ages of 18-54 must provide evidence of their knowle ... Read More
Canada Visit/Tourist Visa
A visitor is a person who wants to come to Canada to work, study or visit. A visitor is no ... Read More
Canada To End Special Temporary Foreign Worker Program Processing For Owner/Operators
Canada immigration authorities are moving to abolish the special Temporary Foreign Worker ... Read More
Buy a Business and Move to Canada Immigration Program
Canada immigration authorities have abolished the special Temporary Foreign Worker Program ... Read More
How to Find a Job in Canada: Essential Information for Newcomers
Why-Choose-Australia-for-higher-studies-768x448 Which nation permits the most hours of labor for foreign students?
Who needs a study permit in order to study in Canada?
How to Immigrate to Canada with the Aid of an ECA

Get in touch

Would you like to speak to one of our immigration expert over the phone? Just submit your details and we’ll be in touch shortly. You can also email us if you would prefer.



Get Free Consultation