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Vanuatu – a slice of paradise at the end of the world
Vanuatu is an archipelago nation spread across 82 islands situated just between New Zealand and Australia. Various colonizers, each speaking a different language, relocated to the Melanesian islands in the millennia leading to the European exploration. That kind of settlement pattern laid the ground for the multifaceted linguistic diversity in Vanuatu.Vanuatu has been declared the happiest place on the planet several times, and it’s a peaceful country despite its immense cultural diversity. Vanuatu is most people’s idea of paradise. Still, other than just a vacation destination, now it can become a place to live, work or retire. As the only Citizenship by Investment Program of its type in the Asia Pacific Hemisphere, Vanuatu Citizenship is as different as it is relevant to hold.
The British and French settled on the islands in the 19th century and called the newly formed country “New Hebrides”. In 1906 an Anglo French Condominium was agreed upon that governed the islands until its independence in 1980 when the new name of Vanuatu was adopted
Vanuatu holds stable connections with most of the powerful nations around the world.
The economy is based on small-scale agriculture, which contributes maintenance for about two-thirds of the residents. Fishing, offshore financial services, and tourism are other pillars of the economy.
Vanuatu is a member of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Commonwealth of Nations.
Vanuatu’s capital Port Villa is located on the island of Efate.
Port Villa boasts a well-developed banking and financial foundation with approximately seven banks attending the international financial industry.
Vanuatu is a culturally diverse country with over 100 spoken languages.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment program began accepting applicants in 2017 and is the only program of its kind in the South Pacific. Known as the Vanuatu Citizenship Development Support Program, it is one of the quickest paths to second citizenship through investment. To be able to apply for this program, you should be at least 18 years of age, in good health, and without a criminal record. In addition, you are required to make a non- refundable contribution to the government
Based on the Citizenship Act [CAP 112], the Citizenship Commission grants Honorary Citizenship to Individuals under Vanuatu Development Support Program.