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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Singapore Takes Pole Position in Arton Capital’s Passport Index

While near the top of the ranking for many years, Singapore until recently had to settle for a silver medal in the competition to have the world’s best passport, as measured by Arton Capital’s popular Passport Index. This year, though, Paraguay removed visa-requirements for Singaporean visitors, thrusting its passport into the lead with a visa-free

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