Vanuatu
Residency by Investment

$20,000

Investment

2-3 Weeks

Time to Residency

Located off the North East coast of Brisbane, Australia, Vanuatu is a nation in the Pacific Ocean, comprising 83 islands. Home to some of the world’s most amazing beaches, pristine forests, and majestic landscapes, Vanuatu is a tropical paradise attracting tourists and investments from around the world. 95% of the population are indigenous “Ni -Vanuatu” of Melanesian origin with the remainder consisting of Europeans, other Pacific Islanders, and Asians. 

English and French are the official languages of the country, whilst Bislama (local dialect ) is the national language.  Business hours in Port Vila are 7.30 am to 11.30 am and 1.30 pm to 5 pm, Monday to Friday. 

Vanuatu launched its permanent residency visa in 2023. The permanent residency visa for investors falls under Subclass 132-135 Visa (Part B). The application process is straightforward and the fastest in the world.

Located off the North East coast of Brisbane, Australia, Vanuatu is a nation in the Pacific Ocean, comprising 83 islands. Home to some of the world’s most amazing beaches, pristine forests, and majestic landscapes, Vanuatu is a tropical paradise attracting tourists and investments from around the world. 95% of the population are indigenous “Ni -Vanuatu” of Melanesian origin with the remainder consisting of Europeans, other Pacific Islanders, and Asians. 

English and French are the official languages of the country, whilst Bislama (local dialect ) is the national language.  Business hours in Port Vila are 7.30 am to 11.30 am and 1.30 pm to 5 pm, Monday to Friday. 

Vanuatu launched its permanent residency visa in 2023. The permanent residency visa for investors falls under Subclass 132-135 Visa (Part B). The application process is straightforward and the fastest in the world.

Quick Facts

Population

>315,000

Capital

Port Vila

Currency

Vatu

Total Area

12,189km2

Visa Free Countries

96

Language

Bislama, English, French

Vanuatu Residency Benefits

Becoming a Vanuatu resident will open new opportunities to the investor and transform their lives.

Change for Future Generations

Include your extended family, i.e. parents, grandparents, and children in your application to give them the benefit of another residency. 

Open your Business and Bank Accounts

As a permanent resident, you can open bank accounts (personal and corporate) and businesses in Vanuatu. Enjoy access to new markets and new opportunities. 

Crypto-Friendly Jurisdiction

Vanuatu welcomes crypto-investors into their program and even has plans for its own crypto-currency. As such, this program provides a perfect opportunity to secure your crypto holdings.

Global Business Opportunities
Quick and Speedy Process

The average time from application to receiving your Vanuatu residency is 2-3 weeks. This makes the program the quickest in the world.

Do Everything Remotely

The process to apply for and receive a Vanuatu permanent residency can be done fully remotely without visiting the country. Additionally, no language or skills tests are required.

Safe Haven and Plan B

Vanuatu’s location in the Pacific makes the country a perfect place for a safe haven for you and your family among political instability.

Why Vanuatu

Vanuatu is a country filled with culture and adventure across its 83 islands. The program is one of the youngest in the industry with a simple process and quick approval times. As the country’s GDP grows, so do its ties with other global players, making this a perfect investment opportunity for anyone looking to get a permanent residency.

Investment Options & Other Fees*

Vanuatu offers a straightforward option to obtain a residence visa in the country. The option is outlined below.

*Please note that the below prices are not inclusive of miscellaneous government fees and a legal management fee calculated on a case-by-case basis. Prices are subject to change based on government regulations. Please contact one of our advisors for a personalized quote.

Permanent Residency
$20,000+

Investing in a permanent residency in Vanuatu is a straightforward process that allows investors to become a resident in the country and enjoy all the benefits Vanuatu has to offer. After submitting your application you can expect to receive your permanent residency in 2-3 weeks. There is no requirement to visit the country, but we highly recommend visiting to build personal connections. 

Eligibility Criteria

In order to qualify to apply for a Vanuatu residency, applicants must have: 

  • Clean Criminal Record 
  • Valid Passport (with a minimum validity of six months) 
  • National Identity documents from Country of Birth or Country of Residence 
  • Birth Certificates 
  • Additional Documentation including CVs, Education, and Work History
  • Valid Proof of Address 

Vanuatu allows applicants to include their close family members as dependents on their Residency application. All family members receive their Permanent Residency cards together.

Eligible Dependents that you can include in an application are: 

  • A spouse of the primary applicant
  • A child of the primary applicant or spouse that is younger than 25 years of age
  • A child of the primary applicant or spouse, fully supported by his or her parents, that is between 18 and 30 years of age
  • Children of determination of the primary applicant or spouse, below or above the age of 30 Parents or grandparents of the primary applicant or spouse, living with and fully supported by the primary applicant, that are above the age of 50
  • NOTE: Children above the age of 30 and siblings cannot be included as dependents. 

Restrictions: All Nationalities are eligible to apply for Citizenship in Vanuatu except Citizens of Afghanistan, Iran*, Iraq*, North Korea*, Somalia, Syria*, and Yemen*

*Citizens of these countries can apply if they have lived out of their home country for a period of five years

The Process

Free Consultation
(30-60 minutes)
Book a free consultation with one of our client advisors to discuss your fit to invest in a Vanuatu passport.
Vancis Capital’s Due
Diligence (1 day)
Prior to signing any paperwork, our due diligence team will evaluate your ability to qualify for the program. All we require is your passport and one working day. If there are no issues, we will send you a client engagement letter.
Preparing your
Application (1 week)
Our experienced processing team will work with you to collect all the necessary documents for your application. All of our clients receive a comprehensive service and support to obtain documents necessary. Our team will fill out and proof all forms prior to your signature.
Government Due Diligence
(1-2 weeks)
Our team submits the completed application and documents to Vanuatu’s CIU after we receive your payment for the due diligence and legal management fees. Once you pay the due diligence fee, the government will begin its due diligence checks on all applicants. Any applicant over 16 years old undergoes these checks. The CIU usually responds with its findings and approval in 90 working days (varies depending on volume of applications at the CIU).
The Final Investment
(up to 90 days)
Once our team receives the request from the government, we will ask you to make the payment for the permanent residency. This can be done via bank transfer or in crypto (USDT only).
Receive your Vanuatu
Citizenship (up to 4 weeks)
Your Permanent Residence Certificate and Card will be issued in Vanuatu in 2 - 3 weeks. From there, you can either collect your residency card in one of our offices or choose to have them couriered to your registered address.

Take charge of your future with our expert advisors

Get in touch to discuss how we can help you with your citizenship or residency by investment goals. One of our investment migration experts will contact you to discuss your case. With over 16 years of combined experience our team has helped hundreds of families achieve freedom.