Who can apply for Vanuatu Citizenship

Who can apply for Vanuatu Citizenship

The Development Support Program (DSP) was initiated by the government of Vanuatu and starting in January 2017.

The goal of this program is to raise funds to support infrastructure and promote economic development in Vanuatu.

Who can apply for Vanuatu Citizenship:

  • Any person with a clean criminal record.
  • Business Person or Investor
  • Perpetual traveler and offshore maverick
  • Person renouncing their citizenship*

*On the other hand, Vanuatu recognizes dual and multiple nationality, so you won’t have to relinquish your current nationality if you don’t want to.

Documents required to apply for Vanuatu Citizenship:

Additional documents may be required or requested.

Principal candidate’s required documents

  • Signed Nomination Form
  • Birth certificate / or approved option
  • Medical certificate
  • 1 Color photograph (40mm x 50mm) – JPEG file
  • Asset report confirming assets > US$250,000 in the Candidate’ name
  • Bank reference / letter of Good Standing
  • Employment letter
  • Marriage certificate (for couple or family application only)
  • 3 professional referees to confirm the good character of the Candidate
  • Degree / Diploma where available
  • Proof of current residential address dated less than 3 months (utility bill, bank statement etc.)

Principal candidate’s asset proof (if applicable)

  • Employment certification
  • Bank reference
  • Professional reference
  • Academic certification
  • Others

Required documents for Spouse

  • Signed Nomination Form
  • Birth certificate / or approved option
  • Medical certificate
  • 1 Color photograph (40mm x 50mm) – JPEG file
  • Proof of current residential address dated less than 3 months (utility bill, bank statement etc.)

Required documents for dependent children under 18-year-old

  • Signed Nomination Form
  • 1 Color photograph (40mm x 50mm) – JPEG file
  • Birth certificate
  • Medical certificate

Required documents for dependent resident over 18 years old

  • Signed Nomination Form
  • 1 Color photograph (40mm x 50mm) – JPEG file
  • Birth certificate
  • Medical certificate
  • Degree or Education certificate – if available

Required if applicable

  • Change of name documents

Ready to start your application process?


More information

For more information about the process and a list our required documents, you can download our Development Support Program (DSP) brochure.

You can also consult our page: Vanuatu Citizenship

or go directly through the government website citizenship section.

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