Looking for visa-free access to multiple countries?
A Vanuatu Citizenship Could be The Solution
A Short History on Vanuatu
Vanuatu is a small Island nation with a population of slightly more than 300,000 people. Vanuatu was first inhabited by Melanesian people.
The first Europeans to visit the islands were a Spanish expedition led by Portuguese navigator Fernandes de Queirós in the year 1606. In the 1880s, France and the United Kingdom claimed parts of the archipelago. In the Year 1906, the 2 countries agreed on a framework for jointly managing the archipelago as the New Hebrides Condominium.
The Republic of Vanuatu was founded in 1980. Since independence, the country has become a member of the United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, and the Pacific Islands Forum.
Due to its unique historical background, the Republic of Vanuatu maintained good diplomatic relationships with many countries. As of 13 October 2020, the Vanuatu passport has visa-free or visa upon arrival to over 130 countries and territories.
Vanuatu is a South Pacific Island nation of more than 80 islands, which has both English and French as the official languages. Getting to Vanuatu is easy. Located west of Fiji, Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu is only approximately 4 hours by plane from Sydney, Australia. Thanks to the wide range of affordable flights operated by Virgin Australia and Air Vanuatu.
As of date, There are only 3 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 0 death reported in Vanuatu.
Advantages of Vanuatu Citizenship
Vanuatu Passport is ranked 40th in terms of international travel freedom according to the Henley Passport Index. Vanuatu provide visa free access for many famous Asian destinations like Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong, just to name a few. Vanuatu passport holder has visa free access and can stay up to 90 days in Russia and the Schengen Area which consist of the 26 European countries. And for countries like United Kingdom, Peru and Panama, Vanuatu passport is granted visa free access with 180 days stay.
Business owners who need visa free access for their rapid business travelling in the above region will definitely found this 2nd passport very handy for them when travelling.
The tax system in this country is very appealing with no income tax, no corporate tax, no withholding tax, no capital gain tax, no estate, wealth and gift tax.
Another advantage of the Vanuatu citizenship is that the application can include spouse and children of up to 25 years old. And more importantly, unlike many other countries, the government of Vanuatu do not require their citizens to stay in the country after the citizenship is granted.
Vanuatu citizens can stay in or leave the country as long as they wish.
How to Acquire Vanuatu Citizenship?
There are few ways to become a Vanuatu Citizen. However, the most common and popular way is the Vanuatu Development Support Program.
The Vanuatu Development Support Program is considered one of the fastest Citizenship by investment programs compared to similar programs offered by other countries. If the application timing is right, the application process will take less than 2 months. In addition to that, the applicant can enjoy the flexibility of going thru the entire process remotely without flying to Vanuatu.