National Development Fund Contribution
The government in Vanuatu has limited the investment requirements to just one option. Other programs often allow the purchase of qualifying real estate or other investment types to be accepted in their citizenship by investment program, but in Vanuatu, contributing to the National Development Fund is the compulsory investment method.
To have a qualifying investment, applicants must contribute a non-refundable amount of $130,000 to the fund if there is only one person on the application. Married couples are required to invest $150,000 and a family of three will need to donate at least $165,000. Families of 4 or more will need a $180,000 investment, with each family member after the 4th person requiring an additional $15,000.
There are existing due diligence fees charged by the government of Vanuatu of $5,000 per family to process the application. Keep in mind that if the application is denied, the large investment amounts for the National Development Fund will not be collected. However, the due diligence payments are part of the application process and thus, non-refundable even if an application is denied.
The due diligence fee is $5,000 for all applications, no matter how many dependents the main applicant chooses to include in the application.