The Republic of Vanuatu is in the Pacific Ocean, between Australia and New Zealand. The Republic has been voted on numerous occasions as “the happiest place on earth” (highest Happy Planet Index Score).
The Vanuatu Citizenship Program (a.k.a. “Vanuatu Honorary Citizenship” and/or “Vanuatu Support Development Program”) has been duly ratified in December 2016. It is fully endorsed and guaranteed by the President of the Republic of Vanuatu. It is a very “fast” program (applicants may be able to obtain citizenship status within 30 days maximum, after duly submitting all supporting documentation in the matter), and very “family-friendly” (for families comprised of four members, parents and two children),
This program has been created in order to support the creation of jobs within the country, to function as a stimulus for the local economy and to enhance budgetary matters for the Island’s Treasury. It works as a “substantial economic contribution” of the applicant (and of his family) to the country’s coffers. It is actually a non-refundable donation and the citizenship to all family members is being conferred upon them for life.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old, healthy and with no criminal record behind them. The respective citizenship applications must be submitted simultaneously for all family members (either parents or minors, and in some cases including also elderly parents and grandparents).