Vanuatu Citizenship


  • Instant visa free or visa on arrival to more than 93 countries & territories including Hong Kong and Singapore.
  • Fast processing time – between 8 to 10 weeks
  • Benefits of Commonwealth countries
  • No income tax
  • Safe environment for the family
  • Citizenship is hereditary
  • Donation contribution only, no other investment required


The Vanuatu Citizenship Development Support Program (DSP)

April 2023 update : Important changes have been made to the Vanuatu Citizen program. All fees and information provided on this page are up to date.

Starting January 2017, the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu has launched the Development Support Program (DSP) for the purpose of raising funds to support infrastructure and promoting economic development of Vanuatu. The DSP is a new provision enacted by the Vanuatu Government under the Citizenship Act with the powers conferred on the Prime Minister. Candidates may apply for Vanuatu Citizenship by contributions to the Government of Vanuatu of $130,000 USD for a single person or $180,000 USD for a family of up to four (4) members*. The citizenship acquired under the DSP program is fully recognised by the Government of Vanuatu and the nationality is regarded as Ni-Vanuatu (Vanuatu citizen). Those applying for and receiving Vanuatu Citizenship under the DSP have the full right to reside in Vanuatu at all times and the passport is renewable upon expiry. Moreover, Citizenship is hereditary.

The applicant must not have any criminal record and must be of high standing in his or her community, organisation, society or country.

Key points and Benefits of Obtaining Vanuatu Citizenship

    • You can add most of your family to your application (children under 25 years old, parents aged 50 and above).
    • Vanuatu has zero corporate tax, it also has no income tax, no capital gains tax, no estate tax, no wealth tax, no withholding tax, no gift tax and no other personal income taxes. Aside from a locally applied 15% VAT, there are almost no taxes at all. Vanuatu is business-friendly.
    • Completely confidential process
    • You can only apply for a Vanuatu citizenship through a “Designated Agent” who is appointed by the government.
    • Vanuatu is a member of the Commonwealth and its citizens are considered Commonwealth citizens granting them additional rights in certain Commonwealth countries.
    • Passports are valid for a period of 10 years renewable for the same period.



The process to obtain Vanuatu Citizenship involves a preliminary verification and due diligence verification. Once those are passed, the application is straight forward if all required documents are provided. Usually, it takes about 8 to 10 weeks to complete the full process.

Process to obtain Vanuatu Citizenship

Please note that the initial payment for the VFIU due diligence checks in non-refundable and you are required to submit a proof of the source of funds for due diligence verification


Trusted Partner

The procedure to apply for citizenship under the DSP requires a designated agent who receive and forward your money and your application to the citizenship commission. To successfully obtain your Vanuatu citizenship, you fully rely on an unknown agent to manage your application and fund transfer. At AJC, our experienced multilingual staff can process your application faster than any other service provider and make sure you are helped and informed along the way.

EC HOLDING, a branch of AJC, is an Approved DSP Agent appointed by the Vanuatu Government, with a vast experience of Citizenship application management.

In order to guarantee you a maximum protection, we manage the money transfer with our locally based trust company which receive the money and transfer it directly to the government. We are the only entity that can guarantee oversight of your money transfer directly to the Vanuatu Government.

As a well established and renowned local business since 2003. We are a trusted partner you can count on.

Visa requirement for Vanuatu Passport

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Due Diligence Fee
Fee per application USD$5,500 AUD$7,500
Application Fees*
Single applicant USD$130,000 AUD$181,000
Married couple USD$150,000 AUD$209,000
Married couple with one child under 18 years old USD$165,000 AUD$230,000
Married couple with two children under 18 years old USD$180,000 AUD$251,000
Other Fees
Citizenship Commission application fee (per application) USD$50 AUD$70
Certificate fee (per person) USD$100 AUD$140
Passport application (per adult) USD$250 AUD$350
Additional Application Fees for larger families
Each additional child < 18 years old USD$10,000 AUD$14,000
Each dependent child of 18 to 25 years old USD$10,000 AUD$14,000
Each dependent parent over 50 years old USD$10,000 AUD$14,000
Optional fees for overseas ceremony**
Air travel and accommodation for 2 people USD$15,000 AUD$21,000

A family application includes two married adults and two children under 18 years old. Additional children, older children, dependent adults over 50 years old require additional fees. 
*Fees are set by law. Contact us for more details.
**Estimate price for a ceremony in Hong Kong & Singapore. Cost will vary depending on your location.

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For a single applicant 
Single Applicant USD$130,000 AUD$181,000
Due Diligence Fee USD$5,500 AUD$7,500
Passport application USD$250 AUD$350
Commissioner of Oath USD$300 AUD$420
Application fee USD$50 AUD$70
Certificate fee USD$100 AUD$140
Total USD$136,200 AUD$189,480
For a married couple application
Couple applicant USD$150,000 AUD$209,000
Due Diligence Fee USD$5,500 AUD$7,500
Passport application USD$500 AUD$700
Commissioner of Oath USD$300 AUD$420
Application fee USD$50 AUD$70
Certificate fee USD$200 AUD$280
Total USD$156,550 AUD$217,970
For a family of two adults and three children (aged < 18yo)
Family application (up to two children) USD$180,000 AUD$251,000
Third Child USD$10,000 AUD$14,000
Due Diligence Fee USD$5,500 AUD$7,500
Passport application USD$710 AUD$1,000
Commissioner of Oath USD$300 AUD$420
Application fee USD$50 AUD$70
Certificate fee USD$500 AUD$700
Total USD$197,060 AUD$274,690

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More information

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

Chinese Version of the DSP brochure (not up to date)

Consult our articles about Vanuatu Citizenship