Is it possible or legal to get a second passport or citizenship? The simple answer is, yes. If you qualified for a Vanuatu Passport, you would receive it in as little as 30-45days.
Generally speaking, there are two main regions of the world that offer the opportunity to ‘buy’ a 2nd passport and citizenship; South Pacific (Passport of Vanuatu) & certain nations within the Caribbean (Dominica, St Kitts & Nevis, Antigua & Barbuda, St Lucia & Grenada)
For the purpose of this article, we will be concentrating on Vanuatu.
If you take into account the following weighted factors, a Vanuatu Passport, believe it or not, is one of the strongest passports in the world, of 203 nations & territories:
- Visa Free Access (82/203)
- Country Reputation (29/203)
- Banking Availability (07/203)
- Business Conditions (34/203)
- Tax Efficiency (09/203)
The passport of Vanuatu ranks 7th in the world (07/203) when the above factors are taken into account. It’s actually stronger than an EU & UK passport for the above mentioned categories.
If you’re a business minded individual with a family, or just want greater access to the world, a Vanuatu Passport is your best and strongest option.
8 Advantages Of A Vanuatu Passport
1. A Vanuatu Passport Is Very Strong
As we have just discovered, if we use real life and meaningful metrics, the passport of Vanuatu is one of the strongest in the world (07/203)
2. Visa-Free Travel With A Vanuatu Passport
Currently, holders of a Vanuatu passport have visa-free access to more than 143 countries worldwide, including: Schengen Europe, UK, Nordic countries, Singapore, Russia, Hong Kong and many, many more
Vanuatu are also in negotiation with China, Canada & Australia to have add visa-free access for their citizens (Passport holders). If they are successful in adding these nations to the current 143, then Vanuatu will be the top passport in the world, second to none.
3. No Taxation
Vanuatu charges Zero taxes taxes on:
- Worldwide income
- Capital gains
- Gifted wealth & general gifts
VAT is charged locally at a rate of 15%. Some imports attract import duties, but this is normal for all nations.
As you may have gathered, the Republic if Vanuatu is one of the last true Tax Havens in the world. It’s strong and stable… and growing.
4. No Visit Requirements
It is not necessary to visit or reside in Vanuatu to attain either Vanuatu citizenship or a passport. Applications and documents are submitted and processed remotely via our Vanuatu govt approved office in the capital, Port Vila.
5. No Interview Requirements
Vanuatu do not compel any applicants for their citizenship program to any immigration interviews or language tests. Even previous work experience is not required. Provided you submit authentic documents with your application, you will have no issues at all.
6. Dual Citizenship Permitted
Because Vanuatu allow for dual citizenship there is no need to revoke or renounce your current one. For peace of mind, you can rest assured that Vanuatu do not make public any citizenships attained through their citizenship program. Everything is kept secret and confidential.
7. Vanuatu Citizenship Is Written Into Law
The Vanuatu Citizenship Act [CAP 112] allows for citizenship under the Vanuatu Development Support Program. This is the ONLY route available to foreign nationals to attain Vanuatu citizenship. If you are offered an alternative option, be very, very careful.
8. Fast Track Your Family Application
Vanuatu citizenship can be extended and granted to the following eligible dependents of the main applicant :
- Children under 18yrs of age
- Adult children under 25 years
- Parents aged 50+
- Proof of dependency is required
A Vanuatu Citizenship & Passport can be attained within 30-45days from the point of document submission. No other country can offer such a fast-track process.
Generally speaking, other nations offering citizenship programs and passports take between 3-6mths to process.
Do You Qualify For A Vanuatu Passport?
To qualify for the Vanuatu Development Support Program the main applicant must be able to meet the following requirements:
- 18+ years of age
- Be in good health
- Have no criminal record
- Successfully pass a due diligence check
- Show proof of Assets to the minimum value of $250,000
Provided the main applicant can meet the above requirements they will qualify to apply for a Vanuatu citizenship and passport
How To Get A Vanuatu Passport
To participate in the Vanuatu’s citizenship you must first meet the basic qualifying eligibility requirements listed above.
Standard, all inclusive costs, of application are as follows:
- Single application: $139,000
- Married couple: $165,000
- Married couple + one child: $180,000
- Married couple + 2 children: $195,000
For all other scenario’s please contact me directly
Applications for Vanuatu citizenship can only be submitted through authorised and accredited Agents of the Vanuatu Citizenship Commission.
Direct applications cannot be made, lodged online or in person.
Want to have a discrete chat or apply for a Vanuatu Citizenship/Passport? Contact me. I will take care of the rest.
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Alternative Caribbean Passport Programs:
- St Kitts & Nevis
- Antigua & Barbuda
- St Lucia