Ni-Vanuatu passport holders can travel visa-free or with a visa on-arrival visa to 151 countries in the world.
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Hong Kong SAR
Papua New Guinea*
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Pierre and Miquelon
St. Vincent and the G.
Trinidad and Tobago
Tristan da Cunha
Turks and Caicos Islands
Wallis and Futuna
*Visa on arrival. **South Korea Jeju Island only. ***TAAF stands for Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises (French Southern and Antarctic Lands).
In 2015, Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu causing severe damage to the archipelago. The destruction of schools, dispensaries, bridges and roads in remote locations as well as the reduction of aid donors led the Government to introduce the Citizenship Development Support Program in 2017.
The Government applies a quota every year to be renewed at its own discretion.
Vanuatu was voted happiest place on Earth by the Happy Planet Index.
Vanuatu is a beautiful and safe country to live in with your family.
It is located in the South Pacific, a 4 hour flight from Australia, 3 from New Zealand and 1 from New Caledonia.
It has a sub-tropical climate with an easy going lifestyle.
It was a French and British colony for decades giving the country the benefit of diverse cultures.
Vanuatu uses the GMT+11:00 time zone and remains open until London and European markets open completing the bridge between New York and London. The New York markets are available to the capital city Port Vila earlier in the working day.
Port Vila office hours are 3 hours ahead of Hong Kong SAR and Singapore.
Financial transactions can be performed from Vanuatu in real time.
Vanuatu has no capital gain, income and withholding taxes, as well as gift, death, estate or succession duties applying to companies, trusts and individuals.
The Ni-Vanuatu banking system complies with the international standards.
Vanuatu is a member of the Commonwealth, the United Nations, the Agence Française de la Francophonie, the Unesco and many other internationally recognized organizations.
Vanuatu Life Style is a Designated and Registered Agent of the Government of Vanuatu since the launch of the program.
We are well established and facilitate worldwide applications.
Our support is reachable any time of the week including weekends.
We will assist you in choosing the best option for you and will guide throughout the application process.
You will receive regular updates regarding the status of your application.
We have wide range of service points all across the globe from Europe to the Middle East, India, South America, South East Asia, Russia, the US, mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR, Taiwan and Singapore making us the most accessible and reliable agency.
We guarantee a fast-track delivery of your new citizenship in less than the regular 3-6 months processing time.
All applicants provide a certified copy of their passport as well as their police clearance certificate and a resume.
Financial Institution Unit (FIU) background checks may take up to 7 working days.
Submission of application
The applicant submits all the required forms signed and documents certified as well as their translation if applicable.
The Citizenship Commission checks the application. Once approved, the Secretary General issues an Approval Letter in Principle and sends the instruction to the Passport Office.
The Certificate is issued upon final payment and a copy is remitted to the agent.
The agent applies for a new passport on behalf of the applicant. The Passport Office will inform the agent of the status of the application.
The applicant is invited to perform an oath of allegiance and receive his new passport from an official Immigration Officer at a location chosen in advance by both the application and the agent. The ceremony can be performed either in Vanuatu or in the country of residence of the applicant.
Application forms signed by the application and witnessed by the agent;
Certified true colour copy of existing passport;
Certified true copy of existing national ID card (both sides);
Police clearance certificate (certified copy, adults only);
Personal profile, employment certification and academic certification;
Health declaration form (certified copy by medical examiner);
Asset report (CPA report and net worth proof of US$ 450,000 minimum)*;
Original bank reference letter*;
Employment certification, professional reference;
Marriage certificate (certified copy, spouse only);
6 x passport photo with white background (40mm x 50mm).
All non English documents have to be provided with certified translation
All notarized and certified true copies must have been issued within 3 months of the submission date.
*Main applicant only.
The Government by order has put a threshold fee, however the agent may charge additional administration fees for VIP services.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long time does it take to get complete the application and get the ni-Vanuatu citizenship?
It usually takes between 4 and 6 weeks.
What if something goes wrong with my Financial Institution Unit background checks?
If for some reason “adverse is found” we process to a second check few weeks after.
If at the second check “adverse is found”, we decline your application. The paid fees are non-refundable.
What is your cancellation policy?
All payments are non-refundable.
CITIZENSHIP DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT PROGRAM
DESIGNATED AND REGISTERED AGENT