Capital Investment Immigration Plan (CIIP)

Vanuatu offers two citizenship pathways: the Vanuatu Development Support Program (DSP) and the Vanuatu Capital Investment Plan Program (CIIP). As Asia Pacific’s sole citizenship program, Vanuatu provides generous tax incentives and visa-free travel to over 100 countries and territories as a Commonwealth member.

Capital Investment Immigration Plan

The Vanuatu Capital Investment Plan Program (CIP) offers citizenship through investment in designated real estate or businesses. Participants gain Vanuatu citizenship with benefits like a favorable tax regime and visa-free travel to many countries, aiming to boost economic development through significant capital investments.

  • Population: Around 307,000 inhabitants
  • Languages: Bislama, English, French
  • Currency: Vanuatu Vatu (VUV)
  • Visa-Free Travel:129 countries.

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  • Geographical Description: Vanuatu is a South Pacific island
    nation consisting of over 80 islands.
  • Visa Access: Citizens enjoy visa-free access or visa on arrival to
    over 100 countries across Asia, the Americas, Africa, the Middle
    East, Oceania, and the Caribbean.
  • Visa Options for Australia: Residents have the option to apply
    for online visas or 1 year multiple entries visa for Australia.
  • Family Inclusion: The program allows for the inclusion of
    parents, spouses, and dependent children up to the age of 25.
  • Official Languages: English and French are both recognized as
    official languages.
  • Citizenship-by-Investment Program: Vanuatu hosts the only
    Citizenship-by-Investment program in the Asia Pacific region.
  • Language Requirements: There are no language requirements
    for residency or citizenship.
  • Investment Structure: The Citizenship-by-Investment Program
    (CIIP) is facilitated through a limited liability company fullyowned
    by the applicant.
  • Investment Focus: Investments are directed towards sustainable
    energy projects, with a targeted annual return of 5% and an exit
    strategy after 5 years.
  • Tax Benefits: The country is a tax haven with extensive benefits:
    • No personal income or corporate tax.
    • No withholding tax or capital gains tax.
    • No estate, wealth, or gift tax.


  • Investment Requirement: Applicants must make a payment into a
    CIIP approved project.
  • Age Requirement: Applicants must be over 18 years old.
  • Clean Criminal Record: Applicants must have no criminal record.
  • Document Language: All required documents must be provided in
  • Health Certificate: Applicants must provide a medical certificate
    confirming good health.

Contribution Requirements

  1. Due Diligence Clearance:
    • Applicants pay an initial non-refundable fee of USD 8,000 for due diligence checks conducted by the Government Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) to obtain Due Diligence Clearance.
    • Upon receiving Due Diligence Clearance, applicants can proceed to contribute and submit the full citizenship application.
  2. Investment and Fees:
    • Applicants are required to make an investment, pay the Master Agent’s fees, and cover Government Fees for an eligible CIIP project as outlined below:
      • USD 147,000 for a family of up to 4 members.
      • USD 26,500 for each additional dependent.
  3. Approval:
    • Once the investment is made and the application is submitted, the Citizenship Commission will issue final Approval.
    • Applicants can then participate in an online ceremony to take their oath as a citizen of Vanuatu.


  • Due Diligence Clearance: Applicants provide documents and fees for clearance, taking about 14 days.
  • Payment and Submission: Investment and fees are paid, and the full application is submitted.
  • Approval: Typically granted within 1-2 months.
  • Oath of Allegiance: Taken online for passport issuance.
  • Company Set-Up: established locally.

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