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The Republic of Vanuatu comprises of approximately 80 islands of which 65 are inhabited. The islands of Vanuatu are located approximately 1700 kilometres from north-east of Australia. Vanuatu has a population of 270,000 and is a member of the Commonwealth. The official languages on the island are French, English and Bislama. Vanuatu is famously known to be one of the happiest places in the world with local Vanuatuan’s enjoying a life expectancy of 71.
The Prime Minister has recently relaunched the citizenship by investment programme to establish the Vanuatu Development Support Programme. The Vanuatu Development Support Programme is designed to attract foreign direct investment on the island and promote economic growth within the region. Citizenship can be acquired by making a donation in the Vanuatu Development Support Fund.
Prior to the application process, a financial and criminal background check will be carried out on all applicants over the age of 18. If the applicants successfully pass the checks, the committee will submit the application to the citizenship commission. The main applicant will be required to make a deposit payment to the government should the applicant successfully pass the FIU checks.
The secretary general of the citizenship commission office should provide a decision on the application within 2 weeks. If the application is approved, the commission will request the outstanding investment payment.
The client is required to travel to Vanuatu for the oath swearing ceremony. Alternatively, the applicant can request the ministers to travel to your country of residence to initiate the ceremony at an extra cost. The passports should be issued after the oath swearing ceremony. The whole process will take around two months to complete.
Main applicant should be at least 18 years old.
Applicant should have no previous criminal record and be of good character.
Applicant should be able to make the full investment.
Eligibility of Dependents
A spouse of the main applicant.
Children under the age of 18 of the main applicant or spouse.
Children between the age of 18 -25 who are in full time attendance at a recognized institution of higher learning and are fully supported by the main applicant.
Parents or grandparents of the main applicant and spouse above the age of 65 living with and fully supported by the main applicant.