Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program Guide – Savory & Partners

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0:00 – Introduction
In this video, we will introduce the Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment program.

We will guide you through the main requirements, costs, steps and benefits of obtaining a second passport.

At the end of this video, we will also answer the most frequently asked questions about this program.

0:23 – About the Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Program
The Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment program began accepting applicants in 2017 and is the only program of its kind in the South Pacific. Known as the Vanuatu Citizenship Development Support Program, it is one of the quickest paths to second citizenship through investment.

To be able to apply for this program, you should be at least 18 years of age, in good health, and without a criminal record.

In addition, you are required to make a non-refundable contribution to the government.

0:55 – Investment Options
To qualify for the Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment program, candidates may apply by contributing a minimum, non-refundable amount of 135,000 USD to the Government of Vanuatu.

If applying with your spouse, the minimum qualifying amount is increased to 165,000 USD.

For a family of 3, the amount is increased to 180,000 USD, and for a family of 4, it is increased to 195,000 USD.

In addition to the minimum investment, there are government processing fees and professional fees that apply to your application.

To get the updated and detailed cost, you can book a free consultation with one of our expert consultants by applying on our website.

1:41 – The process of obtaining a Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment

The process for acquiring a Vanuatu citizenship by investment is divided into 6 steps over a period of 2 to 4 months.

Step one, we will do an initial background check to make sure you are qualified to apply to the program. If you pass the qualification process, a down payment of our professional fees is required to start working on your application and move to the next step.

Step two, our team will assist you in collecting the documents required by the government. Once all the documents have been collected, you are required to transfer the contribution amount.

Step three, we will submit your application to the government citizenship office upon reception of the payment.

Step four, the government conducts a background check and presents the application to the citizenship unit for approval. Once approved, the government grants your citizenship.

Step five, after approval, we will arrange an appointment with the government or at the nearest embassy, where you will provide your biometric data and take the oath of allegiance.

Step six, your citizenship certificate and passport are issued by the government. At this time, the balance of our professional fees will be settled, and your new citizenship documents will be delivered to you.

2:56 – Benefits of Vanuatu Citizenship
As a citizen of Vanuatu you are entitled to visa-free and visa-on-arrival travel to over 125 countries and territories including Russia, Hong Kong, Singapore, The Schengen Area and the United Kingdom.

Vanuatu has great economic growth possibilities and investment opportunities. The application process is fast and straightforward and there are no requirements to travel during the application process.

Additionally, there is no physical residency required to obtain the citizenship.

3:29 – Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can I include my family?
Yes, you can include qualified members of your family in the application or add them after you have obtained your citizenship for an additional fee. A qualified family member can be a child not older than 25 years, a spouse, and parents and in-laws older than 50 which are financially dependent on the main applicant.

2. Are there any interviews, language tests, or work experience requirements?
No, there are no requirements for an interview, language test or work experience.

3. What if I get rejected?
Savory and Partners will assess your eligibility before submitting your application. Anything that might cause issues in the process will be explained to you before any action is taken. Once your file is submitted, the Government will conduct their own assessment. Please note that you do not pay the investment amount until your application is approved.

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