The best opportunity for citizenship you will come across!
Be Granted Citizenship by Investing in Vanuatu
The Citizenship by Investment Program of Vanuatu, the VERP (Vanuatu Economic Rehabilitation Program), was introduced by their government in 2015. The government’s motivation for introducing this program is to raise money for the reconstruction of destroyed infrastructure from when cyclone Pam hit the island in March 2015.
In order to enhance the program’s quality, the process includes a thorough investigation of the applicants and their families, meaning that sufficient financial resources and a good reputation are essential.
In June 2018, the Government of Vanuatu lowered the minimum investment limit to USD 80,000 per person. If they apply with their spouse, the minimum investment limit is USD 100,000.
The Vanuatu citizenship program stands out due to its fast processing times of only one to two months, making it the most efficient program in the world.
Why Choose Vanuatu?
- Vanuatu has been voted as the happiest place in the world.
Sitting north of the halfway point between New Zealand and Australia, Vanuatu has been voted the happiest place on the planet…twice! In 2008, a global survey conducted by the New Economics Foundation and Friends of the Earth voted this small South Pacific archipelago of 83 islands as the happiest place in the world. In 2006, Lonely Planet Index also has given it the same award based on life expectancy, well-being, and the impact of the country’s environmental footprint.
- Vanuatu has no income tax.
They say there are two things which are certain in life: death and taxes. However, if you obtain a second passport, you’re still certain of death but not of taxes! This is because Vanuatu has no income tax at all. Capital gains taxes and estate taxes are also not applicable.
- Visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 129 countries and territories.
The Vanuatu passport grants Visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 129 countries and territories, including 26 in the Schengen Zone of Europe.
Recently, a mutual visa waiver agreement was signed by the European Union allowing Vanuatu passport holders access to Europe’s Schengen Area as well as non-Schengen Member states of the United Kingdom, Romania, Cyprus, Bulgaria, and Ireland. This is on top of the 50 other nations Vanuatu passport holders already have access to, making the Vanuatu passport respectable and worth your attention.
- Time is money.
The Fast-Track 30-day turn-around is the fastest way to obtain citizenship. Most second passports applications take a minimum of 4 to 6 months to process and some can take as long as a year or more.
- No residency requirement
Some second passports require at least 2 years of residency, but not Vanuatu!
Economic Citizenship Costs
The citizenship by investment program costs broken down are:
- USD 80,000 non-refundable contribution to the Government of Vanuatu for one individual;
- USD 100,000 for the applicant and their spouse;
- USD 115,000 including the applicant, their spouse and one child under 18;
- USD 130,000 including the applicant, their spouse and two children under 18; and
- USD 10,000 for each additional dependent family member, including children under the age of 18, children between 18 and 25 who are single and still studying and parents over 65.