Application Process

DSP Application in Two Simple Steps

1. 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.

NOTE: The Due Diligence Fee of USD5,000 (non-refundable) needs to be submitted with the Step One documents.

First Stage Requirements: 

Stage One - Pre-Approval
DSP Nomination Form - First Stage
Passport Copy - Bio Page (certified copy)
Identity Card or Driver License (Certified Copy)
Personal Profile including Education and Employment History
Police Clearance from Country of Origin (certified copy)
Police Clearance from Place of Residence (certified copy)

2. Full Document Submission

The full fee needs to be remitted at time of submission of Step Two – Full Document Submission.

You will be provided with a series of documents which take you through the application process in detail:

DSP Client Nomination Check List: This is a “Tick-box” form to track applicant’s own progress of document submission.

DSP Nomination Forms: These are the forms which the applicant completes at the start of the process. The forms are as following: Principal Candidate, Spouse, Child, and Dependent Resident.

Second Stage Requirements:

Stage Two - Full Document Submission
DSP Nomination Form - Second Stage
Declaration Form (to be completed and signed by VIMB)
FIU Report (VIMB to submit)
Proof of Current Residential Address (utility bill, etc.)
Medical Certificate
1 HD Digital Photo
Birth Certificate or Approved Option
Asset Report (Certified Copy)
Six Months Bank Statements (certified copies)
Bank Reference
Employment Letter or Self-Certification
3 Professional References
Degree/Diploma (where available)

3. 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.


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