Making sure to obtain a second passport is increasingly important for one’s political, economic, and travel freedoms. In another article I discuss all the Caribbean options, but here we shall discuss the Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment programme, which can be paid in multiple currencies including Bitcoin and various cryptos.
The Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment programme is not well-known in Western countries
In many ways, this is an advantage. It’s a bit more low key, and is used mostly by Chinese citizens and Middle Easterners. In terms of travel freedom, this passport gives you access to the EU, the UK, Russia, and many other countries visa free. You can find the list here.
It’s key competitive advantages are:
- Affordability – it costs from $130,000 + fees for a single applicant, and from $150,000 + fees for a couple
- The process is the fastest in the industry. You can get your passport within 3 months of applying
- It is possible to buy the Vanuatu citizenship by investment with Bitcoin and other cryptos.
So for example, if you are sitting on large crypto gains, and are struggling to pass them back into the banking system, this is one way to invest the proceeds.
Not all agents offer this service, but Laszlo does (more details below).
Be careful when you research these CBI programmes online
Typically, you will find websites that pitch one, or just a limited amount of programmes. This means that it is in their interest to pitch the programmes for which they have deals with.
The reality is that all of these programmes have slight differences, which may matter to you. Some have visa-free access to Russia, or China, which others don’t. Some of these countries don’t charge income tax to their residents, whilst others do. This may or may not matter depending on whether you want to live there.
Some citizenship by investment programmes also have a better reputation than others, which means less skeptical looks at banks and airports. Some allow your unborn children and grand-children to obtain citizenship, whilst others make it more complicated. If you had issues with the law in the past over minor issues, such as drink driving, some programmes will gladly accept your application fee and then reject you, whilst others understand that most of us made mistakes during our youth. In some cases parents and even grand-parents can be added.
My point is that you must be careful who you work with as most of the information is not in pamphlets and basic PDFs
This is why I work with Laszlo
Laszlo has been in the high-end immigration industry for close to 30 years. He is the MD of a company helping HNWI obtain second citizenships. He won’t try to up-sell you an overpriced piece of real estate, but rather tries to understand your needs to help you choose the programme that is best suited to you and your family.
He is also one of the few agents that can accept Bitcoin / crypto for the Vanuatu citizenship by investment programme.
I interviewed him when I was passing by in Budapest, feel free to watch the Youtube video here
Laszlo will help you obtain citizenship by investment in Vanuatu or other countries from A to Z
If you are a HNWI and would like to discuss your citizenship by investment options, get in touch with Laszlo. He, or someone in his team, will offer a free consulting session where you can explain your objectives. You’ll be offered insight, guidance, and exact quotes. He can help you explore your options such as in the Caribbean, Portugal, Vanuatu, Malta, etc.
Get in touch with Laszlo through the contact form below or by sending him an email firstname.lastname@example.org
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