What is a FIU Check?
It is the first important government check that determines whether your application can proceed or not. The check is done by the Vanuatu Financial Intelligence Unit which is linked to Interpol on any financial adversities such as legal cases, court orders or criminal activity.
How much is a FIU Check?
USD 2,000 non-refundable.
What do I need for a FIU?
Your valid passport, police clearance and USD 2000 which you need to send to us.
Can I proceed if my passport is expired?
No you need a valid passport for the FIU check and to continue thereafter if the result is positive.
A validity of 6 months or more is recommended.
Where do I find application forms?
All forms are provided upon request. You are required to fill them up and we can assist you as well to ensure you provide all necessary documents according to the checklist we provide you.
How long does this process take?
30-60 days maximum or 1-2 months. You can speed up your application by making sure that all documents are valid and correct and sending them as soon as possible with your application.
What if my documents are incorrect or falsified?
Like most countries, false improper documents are not accepted and carry penalty. The penalty for a false declaration discovered in the process is an instant cancellation your application with NO REFUND of whatever you have paid. Honesty is the best policy.
What happens after full payment?
After clearance of funds, we ensure everything is cleared for the printing of your certificate and passport.
How do I get my Citizenship Certificate and Passport?
There are 2 ways. You can fly to Vanuatu to take your Oath upon which you will be given your certificate and passport or you can do your own oath overseas but pay for the local Immigration Officer to deliver. For this, a quotation will be provided upon request for the officer's travel, accommodation and charges.
What are the benefits of my new Vanuatu passport?
You are now a citizen of the Republic of Vanuatu. Your Vanuatu Passport that is renewal upon expiry, a child and any resident dependent of the person or his or her spouse are entitled to Vanuatu Passport, renewal upon expiry. You are visa free to 128 countries including all of the European Union. Vanuatu is a tax haven country with no income tax, no corporate tax, amongst other benefits.