Vanuatu

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.

Vanuatu
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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Advantage

  • 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.

Criteria

  • 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
    English.
  • 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.

Process

  • 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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