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The Republic of Vanuatu, is in the South Pacific. The archipelago country is 1,090 miles east of Austriala, 340 miles northeast from New Caledonia. Located east of New Guinea, southeast of the Solomon Islands and west of Fiji, Vanuatu was initially inhabited by the friendly Melanesian people. The first Europeans visited in 1606, by Portuguese navigator Fernades De Queiros.
Queiros claimed the island country for Spain and named it La Austrialia del Espirtu Santo.
By the 1880s, France and the United Kingdom put their signs on portions of the archipelago. In 1906, the two nations agreed on a structure to jointly manage the country as the New Hebrides. Independence broke out in the 1970s and the Republic of Vanuatu was born in 1980.
The mainstays of the country’s economy are:
Offshore banking/financial services, and
While fishing is a significant part of the island nation’s financial position, the industry doesn’t bring in substantial foreign exchange.
Exports include copra (dried coconut kernels), kava, beef, timber and cocoa. Imports include foodstuffs, fuels, machinery and Equipment.
An important part of the economy, financial services make Vanuatu a tax haven. In Vanuatu there is no income tax, withholding tax, inheritance tax or capital gains tax. Many international shipping and ship-management companies flag their ships under the Vanuatu flag because of favorable labor laws and tax benefits.
Vanuatu is a member of the International Maritime Organization and is recognized as a “flag of convenience” nation.
File-sharing agencies, including the KaZaA network of Sharman Networks, as well as WinMX, have incorporated in Vanuatu to void legal and regulation challenges.
Getting Investment Citizenship
The first stage involves a Vanuatu Government background check. Once the pre-approval has been given, usually 7-10 days, the complete documentation, with full payment, is submitted. From here, the Citizenship process takes between one- and two-months to complete. Vanuatu has one of the fasts processing times globally.
Important Benefits of Vanuatu Citizenship
Citizenship in Vanuatu hands you global freedom and privacy while traveling. As a citizen, you also enjoy a safe and friendly second home for your family as well as living in a tax efficient nation with zero tax.
Establishing a corporation or banking group, high taxes in your current residence are avoided. Vanuatu is private and remote — the perfect escape.
Visa-free travel to 125 nations
The sole Citizenship by Investment (CBI) program of its type serving the Asia-Pacific Hemisphere
International offshore financial center — since 1972
Strong presence of International banks
Simple business and banking start-up procedures
Peaceful, stable nation
British Commonwealth Member nation
Fast and simple application — as short as 45 days
Transparent pricing structure
Inexpensive real estate includes everything from choice beachfront properties to entire islands
Long term and secure land tenure with affordable rental rates
Tremendous financial growth prospects and investment opportunities throughout the nation
As each nation’s visa requirements are subject to change, tourists with Vanuatu passports should check the latest requirements of each destination country.
Becoming a Vanuatu Citizen
The first step to becoming a Vanuatu Citizen is to decide.
A ‘pre-approval’ period involving a government background check is required. When that is been completed, all documentation, with full payment, is submitted. The rest of the process only takes 30 to 60 days to complete — one of the fastest globally.
The applicant will be required to meet with the nominating office within the Vanuatu Consulate or in Vanuatu.
There, the applicant is given the Oath of Allegiance and are granted full citizenship and are given their Vanuatu passport.
At the point, the application is entitled to full citizenship benefits and rights and given visa-free travel to 125 nations. The citizenship is for life, is hereditary and does not require a visit to Vanuatu.
Who Can Apply?
Anyone with a clean criminal history
Anyone renouncing their current citizenship
There are six milestones to becoming a Vanuatu citizen by way of the CIB program. All six must be completed thoroughly and in order.
The applicant, and spouse if applicable, submits a certified and true copy of their existing passport as well as a police report, a copy of their birth certificate and $6,500(USD). This opens the client account and begins the Vanuatu
Once the Vanuatu government provides written confirmation of no negative findings, pre-approval is given. The applicant, with the help of Bukh Global, completes the documentation and makes full payment to either a Trust Account or directly to the Vanuatu Information Center, or a government approved agent.
The application is submitted to the Vanuatu government representative. The representative will review the documentations and provide a pre-submission to the Citizenship Commission. The commission meets the last Friday of every month and the application package must be received at least 8 days before the committee meets.
A screening committee reviews the application 24-hours prior to the Citizenship Commission meeting and makes a
When the Citizenship Commission ratifies the request, an Agreement in Principle is issued and the process normally takes between 7 and 14 days.
The applicant takes their oath, receives a Certificate of Vanuatu Citizenship and their new passport.
Fees (cryptocurrency accepted)
Becoming a Vanuatu Citizen: Fees
Catergory & Cost
(include all administrative processing fees, filing, certificate and passport acquisition)
Single Applicant 130,000 USD
Married Couple 150,000 USD
Married + 1 Child 165,000 USD
Married + 2 Children under 18 years 180,000 USD
Additional Dependent 10,000 USD
FIU Due Diligence Fee 5,000 USD
Payment will be done to the Designated Agent's bank account.
The benefit of using our service is that our network within the Government public circle is extensive and reaches the inner sanctum of the Executive branch of the Vanuatu Government. Our partner lawyer is well acquainted with the Prime Minister and all his cabinet members.
STEP BY STEP PROCESS
(1) Financial Intelligence Unit background check (Pre-approval stage)
An FIU check is conducted before the documents are given to the Citizenship Commission. The client will provide the Designated Agent the sum of USD 5000 per application, a copy of their passport police clearance from state of origin and curriculum vitae.
The Designated Agent will pay the Government a probity check fee and provide the documents mentioned previously as supporting documents. The check will be to ensure that the applicant does not have any criminal record or adverse background record in other parts of the world. The check takes 24 to 48 hours to complete. If the background check is positive then we move on to the application stage.
(2) Lodgment of documents (as set out in the checklist)
In the application form there is a checklist of the documents which the client needs to provide (we enclose a copy of the application form and the checklist for your reference).
The documents need to be certified by a Commissioner of Oaths, Justice of the Peace or Notary Public. Any document in a foreign language must be translated into english. The english version must be certified as a true copy translation of the foreign language document.
(3) Payment of Application fee
Once we confirm that all the documents are in order, we will provide you an invoice with banking details for National Bank of Vanuatu USD call account. You will then transfer to us the application fee.
(4) The Screening Committee and Citizenship Commission meeting
A screening committee meeting is held first to screen the documents lodged. If there are any other documents required, there is an interval of 24 hours provided before the Citizenship Commission meeting. Within that 24 hours, we are required to provide any missing or further documents to support our application. Then after that the Citizenship Commission will meet and endorse and approve our application. Once the approval is made, we should receive an Approval in Principle letter within 24 hours after the meeting has concluded.
(5) The Citizenship Certificate and Passport
Once the approval letter is provided, we will apply for the Citizenship certificate to be printed. Once the certificate is printed it will be signed by the Chairman of the Commission and one member. We will be provided a copy of the certificate and we will use it to apply for the client(s) passport.
Time frame from date of lodgment to when passport is printed.
It takes 14-21 days from the lodgment date of the application to when the passports are printed and ready for collection. The process for collection is for us to send the passport to the nearest Vanuatu diplomatic office closest to where the applicant is located. You will attend the office and we will arrange with the Vanuatu diplomat there to undertake your oath of allegiance there. Oaths are done via video call, skype, zoom or whatsapp or wechat. We will have a commissioner of oaths from Vanuatu who will administer the oath. Passports are then delivered via DHL express mail.
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