Vanuatu CBI

Capital Investment Immigration Plan (CIIP)

Vanuatu CBI (Citizenship-by-Investment) Program

The Vanuatu Investment Citizenship Program (CIIP) is a fast and affordable way to gain visa-free access to over 100 countries and territories.

Vanuatu offers a very generous tax system, with extensive tax benefits, such as no personal income, corporate, withholding, capital gains, estate, wealth, or gift tax. To qualify for CIIP, you must make an investment and pay government fees of USD 138,000 for a family of up to 4, and USD 26,500 for each additional dependent. The investment is made in sustainable energy projects, with targeted returns of 5% annually and an exit strategy after 5 years. The CIIP process is simple and straightforward.

First, you must undergo a due diligence check by the Government Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). Once due diligence is granted, you can make your investment and submit your application for citizenship. The Citizenship Commission will then issue a final approval shortly after.

Vanuatu citizenship benefits

  • South Pacific Island nation of 80+ islands
  • Visa-free access/visa on arrival, to over 100 countries
    throughout Asia, Americas, Africa, Middle-east, Oceania
    and the Caribbean.
  • Possibility to apply for an online visa or long-term visa for
  • Can include parents, spouse and dependent children up to age 25
  • Has both English and French as official languages
  • The only Citizenship-by-investment program in the Asia
    Pacific region
  • No language requirements for residency or citizenship
  • CIIP is done through a limited liability company fully owned
    by the applicant
  • invest in sustainable energy projects and
    targeted returns for the CIIP are 5% annually with exit
    strategy after 5 years
  • Tax haven, with extensive tax benefits:
    1. No personal income or corporate tax.
    2. No withholding tax and capital gains tax.
    3. No estate, wealth and gift tax.

Vanuatu CCIP Contribution Requirements

  1. Due Diligence Clearance
    • The applicant must make an initial non-refundable payment of USD 8,000 for due diligence checks by the Government Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) to obtain Due Diligence Clearance.
    • Once Due Diligence Clearance is granted the applicant can contribute and submit the full application for citizenship.
  2. Investment and Fees
    • The Applicant must make an investment, pay the Master Agent’s fees and Government Fees to an eligible CIIP project as follows:
      • USD 130,000 for a family of up to 4
      • USD 26,500 for each additional dependent
  3. Approval
    • After you have invested and submitted your application, the Citizenship Commission will grant final approval.. After submitting their application and completing the necessary due diligence checks, the Applicant can then attend an online ceremony to take their Oath as a Vanuatu citizen.

Vanuatu CBI Requirements

  • Applicants must make a payment into a CIIP approved project
  • Be over 18 years old
  • Have no criminal record
  • Provide all required documents in English
  • Provide medical certificate confirming good health

Vanuatu CBI Process

  • Due Diligence Clearance in 14 days with Passport, Police & Medical Certificates, CV and initial fees
  • Payment of investment and Master Agent’s Fees
  • Full application submission
  • Approval granted within 1-2 months
  • Oath of Allegiance in Vanuatu or overseas by the main applicant to obtain the Vanuatu passport
  • Local company set-up

The present document is intended for guidance and general information only and does not constitute or purport to provide you with legal advice. Such information is subject to changes without notice. Each case is unique and depends on the facts and circumstances of the individual and due consideration should be taken if applying the general information to your personal situation. For an evaluation of your personal circumstances one of our legal team would be happy to assist.

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