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Vanuatu Residency & Citizenship options

Vanuatu offers many benefits to international investors looking for additional citizenships. There are many benefits to Vanuatu citizenship, including no Vanuatu income tax, no Vanuatu capital gains tax, and no Vanuatu inheritance tax. In addition, Vanuatu has a stable political environment and is not affected by sanctions or embargoes. As a result, Vanuatu citizenship is an attractive option for international investors.

Program 1
  • Name
    Vanuatu CBI
  • Description

    Vanuatu citizenship is interesting for international investors looking for residency options either through investment or otherwise. Vanuatu is a South Pacific Ocean nation made up of more than 80 islands with a population of about 286,000 people. The Vanuatu citizenship option works by the government selling Vanuatu passports to foreign investors. In return for the investment, the investor is granted Vanuatu citizenship and can live in Vanuatu indefinitely.

  • Requirements

    Invest US$130,000 for a Single Applicant, up to US$160,000 couple, and up to USD220,000 for a family of four.

  • Validity
    Passport - renewable
  • Investment Type
  • Avg. Processing Time
    4 months
  • Investment Amount
  • Avg. Agent Fee
  • Physical Presence Requirement
  • Can family be included?
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Passport Overview

According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Vanuatu passport is now ranked 41st. It allows anyone to travel to 132 countries without needing a visa. As a result, it has a good total mobility score. Visa-free travel and visa-on-arrival are available to Vanuatu passport holders in countries such as Singapore, Russia, the Bahamas, Malaysia, and the European Union. This enables for almost instantaneous travel opportunities all around the world. Visas are required for inhabitants of Vanuatu to enter 97 countries. Taiwan, the United States, and Australia are among the countries that require a visa.

Passport Rank


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Mobility Stats
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed?
  • Visa Free Destinations
  • Visa on Arrival
  • Visa Online
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Free Access
    Schengen, UK
  • World Surface Area Reachable
  • Unesco Heritage Sites Access
Passport Ranking Factors

Vanuatu Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Vanuatu passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those Vanuatu passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization is added up to determine the Vanuatu passport ranking relative to other global passports (eTA). There are now 97 visa-free countries for Vanuatu passport holders, 34 visa-on-arrival countries, and one eTA destination. Vanuatu passport holders can visit a total of 132 countries, either without a visa, with a visa on arrival, or with an electronic travel authorization (eTA). As a result, Vanuatu's passport is currently ranked 41 in the world. Aside from the Vanuatu visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 97 more countries where Vanuatu passport holders will require a physical visa or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries). Vanuatu's passport is highly sought after because of its high rating and the numerous visa-free nations to which its people have access. Citizenship in Vanuatu can be obtained in a variety of methods, including birth, marriage, naturalization, ancestry, and the Vanuatu citizenship by investment scheme. Vanuatu's Citizenship by Investment program, which began in 2017, is one of the world's fastest, with candidates getting citizenship and second passports in as little as 2 to 3 months.

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