Vanuatu Removes ‘Honorary’ Designation From Investors’ Citizenships

Individuals naturalized under Vanuatu’s Development and Support Programme (VDSP) – one of two concurrent citizenship by investment programs in the Pacific archipelago state – will no longer be “honorary citizens”. Whether they will now have the right to political participation remains unclear. Speaking to IMI during the Investment Immigration Summit in Dubai today, James E. Harris, Managing

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Why Does Vanuatu Have Several CIPs? And What do They Really Cost?

Vanuatu, an island nation in the Pacific home to some 270,000 ni-Vanuatu – the demonym used for nationals of that country – has (at least) two official citizenship by investment programs, with different terms and conditions. What’s going on? Combined revenue from the programs accounted for 16.1% of all government revenue in 2017, or about

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Vanuatu Can Rival Caribbean CIPs, But Can’t “Keep Changing Every Few Months” says Arton Capital MD

Philippe May, Managing Director of Arton Capital’s Singapore office, thinks Vanuatu’s citizenship program could be a serious contender to its Caribbean competitors, if only they could sort themselves out. “Vanuatu has the potential to run an attractive CIP. Its geographic location is greatly convenient for Asian investors, and there is no competition in the Pacific

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Clarifications on the Vanuatu DSP’s Bitcoin Adoption

News of the Vanuatu Development Support Program’s decision to accept payments in bitcoin caught the world’s attention this last week. The hitherto obscure island nation is now mentioned in the same breath as Switzerland, Estonia, Japan, Australia and other countries of the cryptocurrency vanguard and the country has established itself virtually overnight as a tech-friendly

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Vanuatu Information Centre Appoints Harvey Law Group as Global Representative

Mr James Harris, Managing Director of the VIC network remarked “the official appointment of Harvey Law Group as a global representative means a significant elevation in the profile of the Development Support Program, in line with our ambition to secure a position as one of the world’s leading Citizenship by Investment Programs. Harvey Law Group,

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