Recently, Farah Gogi also known as Farhat Shehzadi made the headlines where she stated that she had travelled to another country using the passport of Vanuatu. Since then, Pakistanis have been confused as it seems to be the first time such a place came to somebody’s attention. Several questions started surfacing the web about Vanuatu, where it is? And how to get citizenship. Let’s dive in to see where Vanuatu is.
Location of Vanuatu
Vanuatu is not one but many islands. It is a South Pacific nation which consists of almost 80 islands. The people of Vanuatu gained their independence in 1980 from France. With stunning landscapes and an amazing terrain alongside the world’s first underwater post office and a stunning award-winning chocolate Vanuatu is one of the most mesmerizing places to visit in the world.
The majority of the population lives in rural areas and are engulfed in their old ways and traditions. It is a place filled with cultural beliefs and has a rich history. Vanuatu is almost 63 times smaller than Pakistan with a significantly smaller population from Pakistan as well.
Visa requirement for Vanuatu for Pakistanis
Fortunately, Pakistani citizens do not require any tourist visa to visit Vanuatu. Any citizen can visit Vanuatu and stay there for a period of 30 days. This makes it much easier for Pakistani citizens to check the location out visa free.
How to get Vanuatu Citizenship
Vanuatu offers one of the fastest ways to acquire citizenship. However, it does come at a cost as Vanuatu offers citizenship for $130,000 as an investment with the time-frame of 12 weeks only. However, this is offered to agencies only as investment. Vanuatu’s development and support program is very reliable when it comes to this. Vanuatu’s economy favors a lot of tourists from Australia and New Zealand. China has also been playing a leading role in contributing to Vanuatu’s GDP as China is also increasing its investment as time goes by.