Yes, the Vanuatu CBI Program is legitimate. The Vanuatu Citizenship By Investment is enshrined in Vanuatu’s law.  Citizenship Act [CAP 112 S 20] serves as the legal basis upon which the program is offered to foreign applicants. The privileges for investment Citizenship were set out in Order No. 216 of 2016. Changes to the program were ratified as per Order No. 33 of 2019.

Unlike many of the competing CBI programs in the Caribbean, Vanuatu does not presently offer a real estate investment option for acquiring citizenship.

Instead, applicants have the option of making a qualifying investment to the Vanuatu Development Support Program, also known as the Vanuatu DSP.