Development Support Program (DSP)

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.

Development Support Program

The Vanuatu Development Support Program (DSP) offers a quick path to citizenship through a financial contribution to the country’s development fund. Investors and families gain visa-free access to many countries, supporting Vanuatu’s economic growth.

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

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  • Geographical Location: Located in the South Pacific, comprising over 80 islands.
  • Visa-Free Access: Allows visa-free access or visa on arrival to over
    100 countries across Asia, Americas, Africa, Middle East, Oceania, and the Caribbean.
  • Australian Visa Possibility: Opportunity to apply for an online visa
    or a 1-year multiple entry visa for Australia.
  • Family Inclusion: Option to include parents, spouse, and dependent
    children up to the age of 25.
  • Bilingual Languages: Officially recognizes English and French
  • Exclusive Program: The sole Citizenship-by-Investment program in
    the Asia Pacific region.
  • No Language or Residency Requirements
  • Tax Benefits: Considered a tax haven, offering extensive tax advantages:
    • No personal income or corporate tax.
    • No withholding tax and capital gains tax.
    • No estate, wealth, and gift tax.


  • Payment to Government: Applicants must make a payment to the
    Vanuatu Government.
  • Age Requirement: Must be over 18 years old.
  • Clean Record: Must have no criminal record.
  • Document Submission: Provide all necessary documents in English.
  • Health Certification: Present a medical certificate confirming good


  1. Due Diligence Clearance:
    • Initial non-refundable payment of USD 7,000 for due diligence checks by the Government Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).
    • Upon clearance, applicants can proceed with the citizenship application.
  2. Contribution:
    One-time non-refundable donation to the Vanuatu Government:
    • USD 130,000 for a single applicant.
    • USD 150,000 for a married couple.
    • USD 165,000 for a married couple and 1 child.
    • USD 180,000 for a married couple and 2 children.
    • USD 25,000 for each additional dependent.
  3. Approval:
    • After making the contribution and submitting the application, the Citizenship Commission grants final approval.


  • Due Diligence Clearance within 14 days, requiring passport, police & medical certificates, CV, and initial fees.
  • Payment of donation and remaining fees.
  • Submission of full application.
  • Approval granted within 1-2 months.
  • Oath of Allegiance in Vanuatu or online to obtain passport.

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