Not just one, but over 80 islands that enjoy the benefits of being an undiscovered tropical paradise. The country is not flooded by tourists, nature is largely untouched and the people are friendly and authentic.
Taxes in Vanuatu are low or non-existent which makes the country a rewarding place to earn money. Locals largely depend on agriculture and fishing, but tourism is also an important industry on the islands and you can find career opportunities here and in trade. It’s also a fantastic place for freelancers to work from their laptop and be surrounded by tropical beauty.
There are 84 islands to explore and 14 of them have an area of more than a hundred square kilometres. Many of the 277.000 inhabitants live in the countryside, but a few main cities have a larger population. Temperatures are not too extreme year round and there is a dry season and a wet one.
Vanuatu was devastated by a cyclone in 2015 and the country has shown an impressive recovery in a short time, the island is back on its feet and beautiful as always. There is a volcano to explore, lots of diving opportunities, things to see by kayak, beautiful white sand beaches to chill on and you can even see the islands from a helicopter. And if that isn’t exciting enough there is always surfing, snorkelling, eating wonderful local food and boat trips.
A residence permit is required to work and live in Vanuatu and your (future) employer must file the application for you. The permit is generally valid for one year, but can be renewed annually. Permits are only granted to immigrants who contribute to the country’s economy.
The application fee is about $1900 and non-refundable. The fee must be paid to the Immigration Office and every year the permit is renewed, a similar fee must be paid.
Here are some of the ways to live in Vanuatu:
Through your Family:
Here are some of the ways to get citizenship in Vanuatu:
Vanuatu has an Honorary Citizenship Program – the “Development Support Program”, which grants honorary citizenship to the applicants upon meeting the below mentioned investment (contribution) and other eligibility criteria:
Through your family
The passport for Vanuatu allows you to travel to 121 countries without a visa.
Its global rank is 72.