Vanuatu Citizenship Application Process

Vanuatu Citizenship Application in Two Simple Steps

1

Initial Due Diligence

2

Full Document Submission

Initial Due Diligence

Full Document Submission

Initial Due Diligence

This step is carried out by the Vanuatu “Financial Intelligence Unit” (FIU). leading to the issue of a letter of acceptance (essentially an “Approval in Principle”).
The FIU process is relatively fast – Normally seven to ten days. It results in a letter being produced to confirm the applicant is cleared for Citizenship subject to completing the remaining formalities.
The Due Diligence Fee of USD5,000 (non-refundable) needs to be submitted with the Step One documents.

1

DSP Nomination Form - First Stage

Personal Profile including Education and Employment History

Passport Copy - Bio Page (Certified Copy)

1

Police Clearance from Place of Residence
(Certified Copy)

Identity Card or Driver License
(Certified Copy)

2

Police Clearance from Place of Origin
(Certified Copy)

1

DSP Nomination Form – First Stage

Passport Copy – Bio Page (Certified Copy)

Identity Card or Driver License
(Certified Copy)

Personal Profile: Education and Employment History

1

Police Clearance from Place of Residence (Certified Copy)

2

Police Clearance from Place of Origin (Certified Copy)

Full Document Submission

This step is carried out by the Vanuatu “Financial Intelligence Unit” (FIU). leading to the issue of a letter of acceptance (essentially an “Approval in Principle”).
The FIU process is relatively fast – Normally seven to ten days. It results in a letter being produced to confirm the applicant is cleared for Citizenship subject to completing the remaining formalities.
The Due Diligence Fee of USD5,000 (non-refundable) needs to be submitted with the Step One documents.

2

DSP Nomination Form Second Stage

Proof of Current Residential Address (Utility Bill, etc.)

Birth Certificate or Approved Option

BANK

Bank Reference

Declaration Form (to be completed and signed by VIMB)

Medical Certificate

Asset Report

Employment Letter or Self-Certification

Degree/Diploma (where available)

FIU Finantial Intelligent Unit

FIU Report (VIMB to submit)

HD

1 HD Digital Photo

Six Months Bank Statements
(Certified Copies)

3 Professional References

2

DSP Nomination Form – Second Stage

Birth Certificate or Approved Option

Medical Certificate

BANK

Bank Reference

Declaration Form (to be completed and signed by VIMB)

Proof of Current Residential Address (Utility Bill, etc.)

HD

1 HD Digital Photo

Asset Report

3 Professional References

FIU Finantial Intelligent Unit

FIU Report (VIMB to submit)

Employment Letter or Self-Certification

Degree/Diploma (where available)

Six Months Bank Statements (Certified Copies)

The Final Step: The Ceremony

The final step is the attendance at an Oath-Swearing Ceremony. This will be witnessed by the Vanuatu Government’s appointed Commissioner for Oaths.
In this ceremony the new Citizen receives their Certificate of Vanuatu Citizenship as well as their new Vanuatu Passport.