DSP Application in TWO SIMPLE Steps
Initial Due Dilligence
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").
Full Document Submission
A second administrative process to ensure that the Vanuatu Government has all the documents required to complete the Citizenship process.
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 US$6,000 (non-refundable) needs to be submitted with the Step One documents.
The full fee needs to be remitted at time of submission of Step Two – The 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.
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.
- FIU Pre-Approval Form
- Passport Copy (Picture Page) – Certified/Notarized Copy
- ID Card or Driving License – Certified/Notarized Copy
- Police No Criminal Report – Certified/Notarized Copy
- CV/Personal Profile Summary
- Complete and Signed DSP Form
- Medical Certificate
- Colour Photo (1 soft-copy)
- Assets Report (Certified Copy)
- Employment Certificate (If employed), Bank Refence Letter
- Profesional References, Academic Certificate (If applicable)
- Marriage Certificate
This form needs to be completed during the Vanuatu Citizenship application process. We try to collect this at Stage One or Two if possible – as it is one less thing to manage later on in the process.
We do understand that not everyone can complete the application process exactly as it is set out in the DSP Form as there are many individual variables due to Nationality, age, background etc. Our agents are expected to use a certain amount of judgement and own pre-screening regarding the individual’s suitability for the Program and to liaise with us for any problem areas. Typical challenges include:
- No birth Certificate – some countries do not provide, but sufficient detail can often be obtained from their national ID document
- Asset Proof – there can be a certain degree of “self-certification” here. The example of this can be found in the Drop Box folder of sample documents
- Employment Certification – where the individual is a business owner, this may not be possible to provide, but that will be clear from the individual’s own CV/Personal Profile Summary
it is advisable to liaise closely with VIMB during the Vanuatu Citizenship application process – which will drive on the Government side, and help to manage any aspects that are the cause of any uncertainty for the applicant.
WHY SECOND CITIZENSHP: What does a having a Vanuatu Citizenship represent?
Vanuatu Citizenship is ‘GLOBAL FREEDOM’.
A Vanuatu citizenship provides many things to many people, each looking at their own unique reason for taking up our programme.