Vanuatu Passport By Investment Program: Own the ultimate Plan B Passport in 2022

At Vanuatu Passports we specialize in assisting foreign nationals obtain Citizenship By Investment in Vanuatu in under 45 days.

Vanuatu Passport Cost 2022

The Vanuatu investment passport is a powerful tool for safeguarding your freedom and wealth.

Offering expert application assistance and best-in-class pricing, we help clients from across the world obtain this powerful Plan B passport with ease.

WHY CHOOSE THE VANUATU PASSPORT BY INVESTMENT PROGRAM:

  • PRICE: Inclusive of total costs, Vanuatu offers the most affordable Plan Passport in the world.

  • SPEED: Obtain Vanuatu citizenship and your passport in under 6 weeks.

  • VISA-FREE TRAVEL: Enjoy visa-free access to over 129 countries around the world.

  • TAX FRIENDLY DESTINATION: Optimize your global tax obligations by gaining Vanuatu citizenship.

Find out more about the application process and costs associated with the Vanuatu Citizenship By Investment Program. Then contact us to set up a free consultation to discuss your unique situation today.

Why choose the Vanuatu Passport Program in 2022?

PROCESSING SPEED

The Vanuatu Citizenship By Investment Program boasts the fastest application processing time of all the CBI programs in the world. You and your family could gain citizenship and second passports in Vanuatu in only 30 – 45 days from now.

EASY REQUIREMENTS

The Vanuatu Citizenship By Investment Program offers a simple, streamlined process with exceptionally lenient program requirements. Moreover, the government will not disclose your application or citizenship status to any third parties or governments.

VISA-FREE TRAVEL

Obtaining a Vanuatu passport by investment means gaining visa-free access to over 129 countries and territories around the world, including the EU, UK, Austria, Singapore and Hong Kong – with additional countries coming soon…

ULTIMATE PLAN B

As Plan B Passports go, Vanuatu is an excellent choice. Whether you’re looking for a back-up plan or to renounce your existing citizenship, gaining Vanuatu citizenship can be highly advantageous from a tax, security and freedom perspective.

TAX-FRIENDLY COUNTRY

Vanuatu levies no corporate tax, profit tax, dividend tax, capital gains, income tax, withholding tax or sales tax, making it an excellent choice for applicants seeking to optimize their global tax commitments.

PEACE OF MIND

Your Citizenship By Investment donation only becomes payable, directly to the government of Vanuatu, once your application has been approved. The only non-refundable payment required to get started is your $5,500 due diligence fee.

LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE

The government of Vanuatu has set the minimum legal pricing for the program, which is exactly what we charge – not a cent more. You can’t legally pay less than the costs stated on this site without breaking the law, and doing so could jeopardize your Vanuatu citizenship application.

NO MINIMUM STAYS

Unlike with several other Citizenship By Investment Programs, Vanuatu’s CBI has no minimum stay or in-country presence requirements. The entire application process can be completed remotely, so you’ll never have to set foot in Vanuatu, ever – unless, of course, you choose to…

Vanuatu Citizenship & Passport Cost vs St Kitts, St Lucia & Antigua – 2022 Pricing

The below pricing guide is indicative of what you can expect to pay for Vanuatu Citizenship going into 2022. The exact cost per program will depend on any  dependent children and parents’ ages at the time of application. It may also vary nominally from one service provider to the next.

PROGRAM COST: SINGLE APPLICANT COST: MARRIED COUPLE COST: FAMILY OF 3 (CHILD AGE: 12 – 25 YEARS) COST: FAMILY OF 4 (CHILDREN AGED 0-11, and 12-25
Vanuatu CBI Donation: $130,000

Due Diligence: $5,500

Government Fees (Includes form fees, processing & passport issuance): $0 – included

Service Provider Fees: $0 – included

Total: $135,500

Donation: $150,000

Due Diligence: $5,500

Government Fees (Includes form fees, processing & passport issuance): $0 – included

Service Provider Fees: $0 – included

Total: $155,500

Donation: $165,000

Due Diligence: $5,500

Government Fees (Includes form fees, processing & passport issuance): $0 – included

Service Provider Fees: $0 – included

Total: $170,500

Donation: $180,000

Due Diligence: $5,500

Government Fees (Includes form fees, processing & passport issuance): $0 – included

Service Provider Fees: $0 – included

Total: $185,500

St Kitts CBI Donation: $150,000

Government Fees (Includes form fees, processing, passport issuance, incoming wire transfer fees & due diligence): $8,900

Service Provider Fees: $20,000

Total: $178,900

Donation: $150,000

Government Fees (Includes form fees, processing, passport issuance, incoming wire transfer fees & due diligence): $13,550

Service Provider Fees: $25,000

Total: $188,550

Donation: $150,000

Government Fees (Includes form fees, processing, passport issuance, incoming wire transfer fees & due diligence): $14,200

Service Provider Fees: $27,500

Total: $191,700

Donation: $150,000

Government Fees (Includes form fees, processing, passport issuance, incoming wire transfer fees & due diligence): $14,850

Service Provider Fees: $30,000

Total: $194,850

St Lucia CBI Donation: $100,000

Government Fees (Includes processing, passport issuance & due diligence): $9,550

Service Provider Fees: $20,000

Total: $129,550

Donation: $140,000

Government Fees (Includes processing, passport issuance & due diligence): $15,600

Service Provider Fees: $25,000

Total: $180,600

Donation: $150,000

Government Fees (Includes processing, passport issuance & due diligence): $16,650

Service Provider Fees: $27,500

Total: $194,150

Donation: $150,000

Government Fees (Includes processing, passport issuance & due diligence): $17,700

Service Provider Fees: $30,000

Total: $197,700

Antigua CBI Donation: $100,000

Government Fees (Includes processing, passport issuance, bank AML fee & due diligence): $38,300

Service Provider Fees: $20,000

Total: $158,300

Donation: $100,000

Government Fees (Includes processing, passport issuance, bank AML fee & due diligence): $46,600

Service Provider Fees: $25,000

Total: $171,600

Donation: $100,000

Government Fees (Includes processing, passport issuance, bank AML fee & due diligence): $48,900

Service Provider Fees: $27,500

Total: $176,400

Donation: $100,000

Government Fees (Includes processing, passport issuance, bank AML fee & due diligence): $49,200

Service Provider Fees: $30,000

Total: $179,200

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Pros and Cons of the Vanuatu Passport Program

PROS

World’s fastest CBI Program – passports issued in under 2 months (typically 45 days)

Citizenship donations can be paid in multiple currencies, including USD, AUD, NZD, and JPY.

Under the Vanuatu CBI Program, you can pay for your Due Diligence fees in crypto (Bitcoin preferred).

Your Vanuatu passport can be applied for fully remotely, and it can also be renewed remotely for a very nominal fee.

World’s most affordable CBI Program – especially if you’re applying as a couple or family.

Tax friendly jurisdiction – no personal income, capital gains, estate or wealth taxes.

One of the top-selling CBI programs in the world, second only to the Turkish CBI.

Becoming a Vanuatu citizen makes you eligible to apply for  an Australian Visitor Visa (Subclass 600, Tourist Stream). This visa allows you to visit Australia for up to 12 months as a tourist to see friends and family, or for purposes other than business or medical treatment.

Vanuatu is rated as one of the happiest nations on earth, and the country offers a relaxed lifestyle in a paradise setting.

Vanuatu recognizes dual citizenship status, so there is no need to give up your current citizenship – unless of course you want to.

Outside of Covid times, the capital, Port Vila, enjoys excellent air connectivity and direct flights to Sydney, Auckland and Melbourne.

Applying for the Vanuatu Citizenship By Investment Program is one of the least onerous procedures of all CBI Programs in the world.

Your current spouse and kids, as well as any future spouse and currently unborn kids, can become citizens for a nominal additional cost.

CONS

The least stable and most non-transparent of all CBI programs due to frequent policy and administrative changes, and relatively infrequently updated program statistics.

The Vanuatu CBI program is frequently the subject of scrutiny by the EU due to perceived money laundering, criminal and reputational risks.

Starting from January 1, 2022, all visa-free non-EU citizens wishing to travel to the Schengen Area must apply for a 3-year travel permit via ETIAS. This procedure is similar to the American ESTA, involving:

1) A fee payment of €7; 2) A background questionnaire regarding public health risks, criminal records and previous refusals of entry; 3) A series of background checks against relevant EU databases such as ECRIS, SIS, VIS, Interpol, Eurpol and Eurodac and as part of a major move to strengthen the EU’s external borders.

Vanuatu has had to revoke more than 30 economic citizenships due to unlawful actions by these passport holders.

As things stand today, Vanuatu does not have a real estate investment option (yet).

In 2018, the Vanuatu Citizenship By Investment Program was identified by the OECD as “potentially posing a high risk to the integrity of the CRS”, thus warranting enhanced due diligence for banking purposes.

Vanuatu relies heavily on foreign aid from Australia and New Zealand.

Citizens from restricted countries such as North Korea, Iraq, Iran, Syria and Yemen can’t apply for the Vanuatu citizenship program unless they can provide proof of having held legal residency outside of their home countries for 5 years or more.

Vanuatu has been placed on an EU blacklist of non-cooperative jurisdictions give that the country has not implemented certain of its tax commitment as required.

Vanuatu is one of the most “at risk” countries in the world in terms of climate change and rising sea levels. Volcanic activity is common, and the country is frequently hit by tropical storms, earthquakes and tsunamis.

The citizenship application process and timelines

STEP 1. Initial due diligence checking by your preferred citizenship planning firm’s case advisor (Week 1).

STEP 2. Sign a service contract with your service provider (Week 1).

STEP 3: A preliminary file is compile for submission to the Vanuatu citizenship commission (Week 1).

STEP 4: Pay the non-refundable due diligence fee of US$5,500, and 25% of your Citizenship By Investment donation amount (Week 1).

STEP 5: Your file is submitted to the Vanuatu authorities by your service provider (Week 1).

STEP 6. Preliminary background checks are conducted by the Financial Intelligence Unit of Vanuatu (Week 1).

STEP 7: Your application is tentatively approved, or denied (Week 2).

STEP 8: Final processing of your economic citizenship application (Week 2).

STEP 10. A final decision is made about your application for Vanuatu citizenship (Week 3-4).

STEP 11: The remaining 75% of your citizenship donation becomes payable, directly to the government of Vanuatu (Week 4-6).

STEP 12. Take the Vanuatu Citizenship oath in either Vanuatu, Brussels, Hong Kong, or via Zoom (Week 7).

STEP 13: Obtain your Vanuatu citizenship certificate, and take delivery of your Vanuatu passport (Week 7-8).

Vanuatu Passport: Visa-Free Destinations 2022

Andorra (30 days), Antigua and Barbuda (30 days), Armenia (120 days), Austria (90 days), Bahamas (90 days), Barbados(30 days), Belarus (30 days), Belgium (90 days), Benin (30 days), Bolivia (90 days), Bosnia (90 days), Botswana (90 days), Bulgaria (90 days), Cambodia (30 days), Cape Verde (30 days), Comoros (30 days), Costa Rica (30 days), Croatia (90 days), Cyprus (90 days), Czech Republic (90 days), Denmark (90 days), Djibouti (31 days), Dominica (6 months), Dominican Republic (90 days), Ecuador (90 days), Egypt (90 days), El Salvador (90 days), Estonia (90 days), Eswatini (formerly Swaziland, 30 days) Ethiopia (90 days), Fiji (4 months), Finland (90 days), France (90 days), Gambia (90 days), Georgia (90 days), Germany (90 days), Greece (90 days), Grenada (90 days), Guatemala (90 days), Guernsey (90 days), Guinea-Bissau (90 days), Haiti (90 days), Honduras (90 days), Hungary (90 days), Iceland (90 days), India (60 days), Indonesia (30 days), Iran (90 days), Ireland (90 days), Israel (90 days), Italy (90 days), Jamaica (3 months), Jordan (3 months), Kenya (3 months), Kiribati (30 days), Laos (30 days), Latvia (90 days), Lesotho (90 days), Liechtenstein (90 days), Lithuania (90 days), Luxembourg (90 days), Madagascar (90 days), Malawi (30 days), Malaysia (30 days), Maldives (30 days), Malta (90 days), Marshall Islands (90 days), Mauritania (90 days), Mauritius (90 days), Micronesia (30 days), Moldova (90 days), Monaco (90 days), Montenegro (90 days), Mozambique (30 days), Myanmar (28 days), Nauru, Nepal (90 days), the Netherlands (90 days), Nicaragua (90 days), Norway (90 days), Palau (30 days), Panama (180 days), Papua New Guinea (180 days), Peru (180 days), Philippines (30 days), Poland (90 days), Portugal (90 days), Romania (90 days), Saint Kitts (6 weeks), Saint Lucia (6 weeks), Saint Vincent (1 month), Samoa (60 days), San Marino (90 days), Senegal (90 days), Singapore (30 days), Slovakia (90 days), Slovenia (90 days), Solomon Islands (90 days), South Ossetia (90 days),  Spain (90 days), Sri Lanka (90 days), Suriname (90 days), Sweden (90 days), Switzerland (90 days), Tanzania (90 days), Thailand (15 days), Timor-Leste (30 days), Togo (7 days), Tonga (30 days), Trinidad and Tobago (30 days), Tuvalu (30 days), Uganda (90 days), Ukraine (30 days), United Kingdom (6 months), Vatican City (90 days), Zambia (90 days) and Zimbabwe (90 days).