Destinations

Ni-Vanuatu passport holders can travel visa-free or with a visa on-arrival visa to 151 countries in the world.

Abkhazia

Albania

Andorra

Anguilla

Antigua and Barbuda

Armenia*

Ascension Island

Austria

Bahamas

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Bermuda

Bolivia*

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

British Virgin Islands

Bulgaria

Burundi*

Cambodia*

Cape Verde*

Cayman Islands

Comoros*

Cook Islands

Costa Rica

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Djibouti*

Dominica

Dominican Republic*

Ecuador

Egypt*

El Salvador*

Estonia

Eswatini

Fiji

Finland

France

French Guiana

French Polynesia

Gambia

Germany

Gibraltar

Greece

Greenland

Grenada

Guadeloupe

Guatemala

Guinea-Bissau*

Guyana*

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong SAR

Hungary

Iceland

Indonesia

Iran*

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Jamaica

Jordan*

Kenya

Kiribati

Kosovo

Laos*

Latvia

Lesotho

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macao SAR*

Madagascar*

Malawi*

Malaysia

Maldives

Malta

Marshall Islands*

Martinique

Mauritania*

Mauritius

Mayotte

Micronesia

Moldova

Monaco

Montenregro

Montserrat

Mozambique*

Nauru*

Mozambique*

Nauru*

Nepal*

Netherlands

New Caledonia

Nicaragua*

Niue

North Macedonia

Norway

Palau*

Palestine

Panama

Papua New Guinea*

Peru

Philippines

Pitcairn Islands

Poland

Portugal

Réunion

Romania

Russia

Rwanda

Samoa

San Marino

Senegal

Seychelles*

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

Solomon Islands*

Somalia*

South Korea**

South Ossetia

Spain

Sri Lanka

St. Helena 

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Lucia

St. Pierre and Miquelon

St. Vincent and the G.

Sweden

Switzerland

TAAF***

Tanzania*

Thailand

Timor-Leste*

Togo*

Tonga*

Trinidad and Tobago

Tristan da Cunha

Turks and Caicos Islands

Tuvalu* 

Uganda

United Kingdom

Vatican City

Wallis and Futuna

Zambia

Zimbabwe

*Visa on arrival. **South Korea Jeju Island only. ***TAAF stands for Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises (French Southern and Antarctic Lands).

 

Program introduction

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.

 

Why Vanuatu?

  • 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.

Why us?

  • 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.

 
 

What's next?

Step 1

Background checks

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.

Step 2

Submission of application

The applicant submits all the required forms signed and documents certified as well as their translation if applicable.

Step 3

Approval letter

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.

Step 4

Certificate copy

The Certificate is issued upon final payment and a copy is remitted to the agent.

Step 5

Passport application

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.

Step 6

Ceremony

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.

 

Requirements

  • 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);

  • Birth certificate;

  • 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.

 

Fee schedule

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.

Ni-Vanuatu Coat of Arms

CITIZENSHIP DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT PROGRAM

DESIGNATED AND REGISTERED AGENT