All The Places A Vanuatu Passport Can Take You – Visa Free Countries List & Benefits

The last few years have been incredibly kind to Vanuatu’s Citizenship by Investment program – especially 2020, which has been a nightmare for most countries’ immigration programs. However, Vanuatu has managed to thrive where other nations could not.

Over the last 5 years, the Vanuatu CBI program has seen year-on-year increases that have culminated in a 25.8% expansion from 2019 to 2020 – a significant rise from the previous growth of 20.3% seen from 2018 to 2019.

So, why are high-net-worth individuals from the Middle East and beyond considering it a priority to invest in Vanuatu citizenship during an ongoing global pandemic?

The answer is simple. Citizens of the South Pacific Island have freedom of movement around the globe that rivals that of some European nations.

This article explores how you can benefit from holding a Vanuatu passport, as well as looking at the visa free countries list and how to obtain citizenship through the country’s Citizenship by Investment (CBI) program.

In This Article:

  1. Why obtain a Vanuatu passport?
  2. Which countries can you travel to?
  3. What can you do with a Vanuatu passport?
  4. Obtaining Vanuatu via Citizenship by Investment
  5. Book a free consultation

Why Obtain A Vanuatu Passport?

The biggest reason high-net-worth individuals from all over the world seek out a second passport is to gain better global mobility, as some countries’ passports are more powerful than others.

And if you were unlucky enough to be born in a nation that has one of the weaker passports in the world, it can make travelling, whether for business or leisure, an absolute nightmare with endless admin, paperwork and fees.

Citizens of Vanuatu, however, do not need to worry about this as they hold the 40th most powerful passport in the world, according to VisaIndex’s 2021 Passport Index. This might not seem like a very high-up position, but a Vanuatuan passport provides unrestricted travel to 132 destinations worldwide – which is more than some European passports have access to, like Turkey, for example, whose citizens have access to 110 destinations.

All-in-all, if freedom of movement around the globe is important to you, a Vanuatu passport can definitely offer you visa free access to many countries.

Which Countries Can You Travel To?

Holding a Vanuatu passport will give you visa free and visa-on-arrival travel access to 132 countries and territories worldwide, including popular destinations like the coveted Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore and many other places around the globe.

We have created an extensive table that details all the countries that Vanuatuan citizens can travel to with little to no restrictions. If you would like to view this table, you can see it here.

What Can You Do With A Vanuatu Passport?

In addition to excellent global mobility, being a citizen of Vanuatu offers many benefits and opportunities to foreign nationals, including:

  • Citizenship for life: Once citizenship is obtained, you and your family will be citizens of Vanuatu for life, and can pass it down to future generations.
  • Perfect for retirement: Being a Vanuatuan citizen will save you a lot of time and hassle when trying to figure out where to spend your golden years. The beautiful scenery, clean beaches, year-round tropical weather, laid-back atmosphere and low cost of living is the perfect place to retire after years of hard work.
  • Favourable tax policies: The island nation places no tax on worldwide income, capital gains, dividends, gifts, wealth and inheritance – making it the perfect place to protect your wealth and assets.
  • Benefit from all citizenships: Vanuatu permits dual citizenship. This means that you are not required to renounce your current citizenship(s) and can benefit from all nationalities. Also, your home authorities will not be notified of your new citizenship and passport.
  • High quality of life: Vanuatuan citizens enjoy a safe, stable country with a vibrant culture, beautiful scenery, clean beaches and year-round warm weather.
  • Plan B: Holding a second passport comes in handy during times of economic, social or political instability in your home country – or even a global pandemic. It’s the perfect Plan B to ensure safety and future prosperity for yourself and your loved ones. You’ll always have a safety net in the South Pacific.

Obtaining Vanuatu Via Citizenship By Investment

Acquiring a Vanuatuan passport is one of the best things you can do – and the easiest. The Vanuatu CBI program offers foreign nationals a direct path to naturalisation in exchange for investing in the country.

The application process is fast, straightforward and efficient, with individuals receiving their new citizenship within 2 to 4 months – making it one of the quickest routes to second citizenship in the world. If all requirements are met and the qualifying investment is made, investors will receive full citizenship and the accompanying passport of Vanuatu.

Qualifying Investment Options

  • Donation

    Investors only have one investment option when applying to this program – contributing funds to the Development Support Program (DSP). The income received via the DSP will be used to support infrastructure and strengthen the economic development of Vanuatu.

The Costs Are As Follows:

  • Single applicant: USD 135,000
  • Family of 2: USD 165,000
  • Family of 3: USD 180,000
  • Family of 4: USD 195,000
  • Each additional family member: USD 15,000

Citizenship By Investment Program Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Possess a clean criminal record
  • Hold a valid medical insurance and health certificate
  • Have enough funds to live in the country
  • Make an economic contribution to Vanuatu
  • Successfully pass all due diligence checks
  • Must be of good character
  • Have confirmed investment sources
  • Receive approval from the government of Vanuatu

Book A Free Consultation

When seeking second citizenship in Vanuatu, be sure to render the services of an accredited and recognised advisor, like Savory & Partners.

When choosing us as your partner on this journey, you can be assured that you are in safe and capable hands. Savory & Partners is a long-standing and well-respected authorized agent that specializes in helping high-net-worth individuals secure citizenship and residency through investment for themselves and their dependents.

The Savory & Partners team is made up of a diverse group of industry experts who span over 15 nationalities, speak over 25 languages collectively, and come with decades of accumulated CBI and RBI industry experience. Our level of expertise and competence combined with our commitment to serving our clients with the highest level of professionalism and transparency has led us to aid over 1,100 families obtain a second passport with a 100% success rate. There is no one better positioned and more trustworthy than Savory & Partners when seeking the best results on your quest to secure a better future for yourself and your family.

If you would like to apply to Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment program or would like to learn more, get in contact with us today for a free online consultation and one of our skilled agents will happily aid you in your enquiry.

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