Vanuatu Permanent Residency Program
Vanuatu – a South Pacific Island nation with a proud history stretching back many thousands of years. Since achieving independence in 1980, Vanuatu has forged a strong national identity and experienced steady growth and development.
A proudly “non-aligned” nation, Vanuatu welcomes people from all over the world and was a pioneer in creating and offering a “Citizenship by Investment” Program (now called the Development Support Program), to attract donations from qualified investors to support the country’s development.
Vanuatu now seeks to generate further investment and economic benefits for the country by attracting a select group of qualified migrants who seek a new life in a country which prides itself as being “Crime-Free – Coivd-Free – Tax-Free”.
In July 2020, The Vanuatu Government licensed The Vanuatu Investment Migration Bureau (VIMB) to manage and distribute its Permanent Residency Program globally.
Our initial aim was to cater in particular to South Africans who wish to relocate to the Australia/NZ locality, in the knowledge that South Africans represent a highly skilled and adaptable resource. The so-called “SA-VU PR Program” was launched in late 2020 and has already generated considerable interest.
In 2021 VIMB is broadening the PR Program scope as a global initiative to attract all skilled workers, investors and entrepreneurs who can make a contribution and long-term commitment to Vanuatu, in turn leading to Naturalization and Vanuatu Citizenship.