News and Updates

The Real Estate Option Program (REO Program) has commenced under section 13F of the Citizenship Act and the Citizenship (Real Estate Option Program) Regulation Order No. 93 of 2021.

Press Release: The REO Program Commences

The Citizenship Commission appoints Naika Holdings Limited as the exclusive Master Agent of the REO Program.

Press Release: Naika Holdings Limited appointed as Master Agent of the REO Program

Due to the strict measures in response to COVID-19, Citizenship Certificates will continue the use of Video Conferencing to deliver Citizenship Certificates until further notice.

Press Release: Oath Taking on Behalf of Vanuatu Citizenship Commission

The Vanuatu Development Support Program has a new Citizenship Nomination Checklist form that can be downloaded below:

Vanuatu Development Support Program Citizenship Nomination Checklist

All DSP and VCP agents are required to adhere to Government stipulated pricing as set out in the Regulations Order 33 of 24 April 2019 (DSP) and Regulation Order 34 of 24 April 2019 (VCP). Refer to the directive below:
Enforcement of Government Prescribed Fees Directive

Enforcement of Government Prescribed Fees

Citizenship Application

Due to the COVID-19 crisis we now accept citizenship applications electronically. The forms linked below can be downloaded, filled in and, be sent via e-mail to our e-mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have any queries you can call our landline +678 33365 or our voip number 3531 for any Government contacts.


“The Vanuatu Government, through its Citizenship Commission and Citizenship Office, wishes to inform all its Citizenship Designated Agents and persons interested in its following Citizenship Programs:

  1. Citizenship Contribution Program.
  2. Honorary Citizenship Development Support Program.
  3. Citizenship Real Estate Option Program.

That it does not recognize and will not accept any payments made under these three Programs by Bitcoin or Cryptocurrency.

It further wishes to state that the only currency that is being recognised legally and stated in the Regulations made under the Citizenship Act [CAP 112] for these three Programs, is the US Dollar.”

The Citizenship Commission reiterates that the oath of allegiance made by the applicant (and spouse) under these two programs should be in physical presence of a Commissioner for Oaths as prescribed by its Act. Due to the spread of CORONA VIRUS in Asia region and restriction borders , The Office of the Citizenship an/Commission has accepted digital media ( Video Conference ) for the Oaths presentation.

Access to Citizenship Office under PMO

  1. Dress in a decent manner and in official wear prior to accessing any PMO Offices.
  2. Those who are dressed with short trousers and wear caps are not allowed access to the PMO.
  3. The public is not allowed to use the lift or circulate in the corridor of our respective offices.
  4. Customers and clients must have prior appointments before they can ask to have access to the compound, or to see anyone working in the PMO. A security log book will be given to our sentry officers to monitor the movement of people and appointments.
  5. With the exception of Ministers, VIP and G vehicles as well as all private vehicles that do not belong to PMO staff, are not allowed to park in the Compound. Only authorized vehicle are allowed to enter the compound.
  6. Smoking is forbidden in the compound and office corridors.
  7. We will deny access to Citizenship customers if they do not comply with the regulations stated above.

Vanuatu Contribution Program (VCP)

Vanuatu Development Support Program (DSP)

CIIP suspension removed.

The Vanuatu government has decided to lift the suspension of the Capital Investment Immigration Plan(CIIP) as of 21 March 2016.

Real Estate Option Program (REO)

The REO program commenced 23 July 2021. Applicants for citizenship under the REO must invest in a property in a Vanuatu Government Approved Project (VGA Project) in addition to payment of the prescribed fees.

There are 4 currently approved VGA Projects as follows:

  • “Pacific Springs” situated at Rentabao on the island of Efate;
  • “Narpow Point Coral Bay” situated at Narpow Point on the island of Efate;
  • “FPF Rainbow City Project” situated at Narpow Point on the island of Efate;
  • “Milai” situated on the island of Espiritu Santo.

Amendments to the Citizenship Act [Cap 112]

The Citizenship Act has been amended a number of times since 2013 and most recently in 2021. More insights on the amendments are provided by the attachments under Legislative Framework.

Interestingly, as per the amendments Vanuatu now recognises DUAL CITIZENSHIP. This practically means that a citizen of Vanuatu or of a state of other than Vanuatu may be granted dual citizenship.  

The Citizenship Applications’ Fees and the actual Citizenship (Certificate) Fees have also been changed. [Please refer to the table of 'Fees and Charges' under Citizenship].

Application Forms

The Vanuatu Citizenship Application Forms have been recently systematically changed by being numbered. Hence, the true copy of Vanuatu Citizenship Application Forms can only be provided by the Citizenship Office directly to the applicants or consultants or any approved person who collects or processes the citizenship on behalf of the person wishing to get Vanuatu citizenship.


Due to the previous illegal and unreasonable activities by individuals, the current established Commission has revoked around almost 30 citizenships that were granted contrary to the Provisions of the Citizenship Act [Cap 112] and the national Constitution. While there is more suspicion of revocations, the Citizenship Office/Commission ensures that all applicants must apply in a proper process and in accordance with the provisions of the Citizenship Act and Constitution.