Frequent Asked Questions
Here's the Vanuatu Citizenship FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions and answers. Please contact us if you have any other questions, by sending us an email at [email protected]. We will reply to you shortly.
When was the current Citizenship by Investment Program – the “Development Support Program” created?
There have been prior programs (CCP, VERP), however, the current DSP (Development Support Program) was launched on the 01 January 2017.
What is the government’s motivation behind it?
The Government of Vanuatu is looking at the DSP to both bring quality high net worth applicants to the program – who will hopefully be motivated to invest in Vanuatu, and to raise funds for the further development of the country.
How to apply for Vanuatu citizenship?
Who can apply?
How does one apply when there is not an embassy in the applicant’s country?
How do I make sure that my application is submitted through the right channels and my passport will be issued?
What is the duration of the process? (How long does the process takes?)
The first part is the Pre Approval phase in which the applicant completes the application Nomination Form and submits this with some documentation requirements and a USD 5,000 fee. This process usually takes around 10 days. This fee is non refundable.
Once Pre-Approval is provided, the Second Phase starts with all the documents required being submitted together with the full payment. This process, subject to the documentation being in order, takes between 30 to 90 days. Usually, this can be achieved in 30 days with the guidance of the VIMB Representatives assisting the applicant with their preparation of documents.