Costs and Application Process:

    The Costs for citizenship application are as follows:


    Application Fees:-

     Single applicant USD$130.000

    Married couple USD$150.000

    Married couple with one child under 18 years old USD$165.000

    Married couple with two children under 18 years old USD$180.000

    Married couple with three children under 18 years old USD$195.000

    Married couple with four children under 18 years old USD$210.000

    Citizenship Commission Fees:-

    Citizenship Commission application fee (per application) USD$50

    Certificate fee (per application) USD$100

    Due Diligence Fee : Fee per applicant USD$5,000

    Additional Application Fees for larger families

    Each additional child USD$15,000

    Each dependent child of 18 to 25 years old USD$20,000

    Each dependent adult over 65 years old USD$20,000 

    Optional fees for overseas ceremony:

    Air travel and accommodation To be paid by client (USD$5000)

    Program introduction:

    The Government of VANUATU has introduced the Citizenship Development Support Program in 2017.

    The Government applies a quota every year to be renewed at its own discretion.

    Why Vanuatu?

    • Vanuatu was voted happiest place on Earth by the Happy Planet Index.

    • Vanuatu is a beautiful and safe country to live with your family.

    • It is located in the South Pacific, a 4 hours flight from Australia, 3 from New Zealand and 1 from New Caledonia.

    • It has a sub-tropical climate with an easy going lifestyle.

    • It was a French and British colony for decades giving the country the benefit of diverse cultures.

    • Vanuatu uses the GMT+11:00 time zone and remains open until London and European markets open completing the bridge between New York and London. The New York markets are available to the capital city Port Vila earlier in the working day.

    • Port Vila office hours are 3 hours ahead of Hong Kong SAR and Singapore.

    • Financial transactions can be performed from Vanuatu in real time.

    • Vanuatu has no capital gain, income and withholding taxes, as well as gift, death, estate or succession duties applying to companies, trusts and individuals.

    • The Ni-Vanuatu banking system complies with the international standards.

    • Vanuatu is a member of the Commonwealth, the United Nations, the Agence Française de la Francophonie, the Unesco and many other internationally recognized organizations.

    Why us?

    • Royal Visas Inc. is a sub-agent of a Designated and Registered Agent of the Government of Vanuatu

    • We are well established and facilitate worldwide applications.

    • Our support is reachable any time of the week including weekends.

    • We will assist you in choosing the best option for you and will guide throughout the application process.

    • You will receive regular updates regarding the status of your application.

    • We have wide range of service points all across the globe from Europe to the Middle East, India, South America, South East Asia, Russia, the US, mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR, Taiwan and Singapore making us the most accessible and reliable agency.

    • We guarantee a fast-track delivery of your new citizenship in less than the regular 3-6 months processing time.

    What's next?:

    Step 1

    Background checks

    All applicants provide a certified copy of their passport as well as their police clearance certificate and a resume.

    Financial Institution Unit (FIU) background checks may take up to 7 working days.

    Step 2

    Submission of application

    The applicant submits all the required forms signed and documents certified as well as their translation if applicable.

    Step 3

    Approval letter

    The Citizenship Commission checks the application. Once approved, the Secretary General issues an Approval Letter in Principle and sends the instruction to the Passport Office.

    Step 4

    Certificate copy

    The Certificate is issued upon final payment and a copy is remitted to the agent.

    Step 5

    Passport application

    The agent applies for a new passport on behalf of the applicant. The Passport Office will inform the agent of the status of the application.

    Step 6


    The applicant is invited to perform an oath of allegiance and receive his new passport from an official Immigration Officer at a location chosen in advance by both the application and the agent. The ceremony can be performed either in Vanuatu or in the country of residence of the applicant.


    • Application forms signed by the application and witnessed by the agent;

    • Certified true colour copy of existing passport;

    • Certified true copy of existing national ID card (both sides);

    • Birth certificate;

    • Police clearance certificate (certified copy, adults only);

    • Personal profile, employment certification and academic certification;

    • Health declaration form (certified copy by medical examiner);

    • Original bank reference letter*;

    • Employment certification, professional reference;

    • Marriage certificate (certified copy, spouse only);

    • 6 x passport photo with white background (40mm x 50mm).

    All non English documents have to be provided with certified translation

    All notarized and certified true copies must have been issued within 3 months of the submission date.

    *Main applicant only.


    Fee schedule:


    The Government by order has put a threshold fee, however the agent may charge additional administration fees for VIP services.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    How long time does it take to get complete the application and get the ni-Vanuatu citizenship?

    It usually takes between 4 and 6 weeks.

    What if something goes wrong with my Financial Institution Unit background checks?

    If for some reason “adverse is found” we process to a second check few weeks after.

    If at the second check “adverse is found”, we decline your application. The paid fees are non-refundable.

    What is your cancellation policy?

    All payments are non-refundable.


    Ni-Vanuatu passport holders can travel visa-free or with a visa on arrival for 129 countries. ENCLUDING UK  WITHOUT VISA.