- Local Company Formation
- Overseas Companies
- Foreign Investment (VFIPA)
- Business Name
- Bank Accounts
- Tax Identification Number (TIN) Applications
- Business Licence
- Tourism and Other Permits
- Value Added Tax (VAT) Registration
- Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF) Registration
- Body Corporates
- Not-for-profit Organisation
- Mail Forwarding Services
The Republic of Vanuatu is made up of 83 Islands and has a population of around 300,000 people. Located in the South Pacific, the country has a democratic parliamentary system and three official languages: English, French and Bislama.
Vanuatu is only three hours’ direct flight from Australia and New Zealand, and on Asia’s doorstep. Port Vila is the capital city located on the island of Efate. Luganville on the island of Santo in the north and Lenakel on the island of Tanna are also key Vanuatu business centres.
Experience Vanuatu’s laidback lifestyle, great weather, vibrant landscapes, and friendly people. With its French and English colonial history and influences, and intriguing indigenous island cultures – living in Vanuatu is always interesting.
Investing in Vanuatu has long been an appealing proposition with investors for good reason. Vanuatu has no personal, corporate or capital gains taxes, making it attractive to investors. It also has no estate or gift duties, no exchange controls and has no international tax treaties. Government revenue is mostly made up of VAT, import duties and the Citizenship by Investment Program.
Vanuatu’s key industries include tourism, agriculture and livestock, fishing and financial services. Much of the Vanuatu population have a subsistence lifestyle, living on rural islands and growing and selling crops locally.
There are many local, international and private banks in Vanuatu, including ANZ Bank, Bred Bank, BSP Vanuatu, National Bank of Vanuatu, and Wanfuteng Bank. The Vatu currency is based on a basket of other currencies, making it relatively stable.
Waterfront property is affordable in Vanuatu and popular amongst investors as holiday homes and for residential rental income. Port Vila offers international schools, the University of the South Pacific, medical facilities, sporting clubs, community groups and excellent restaurants and bars.
Living and investing in Vanuatu is made easy with Law Partners. We have a wealth of experience helping investors set up their new businesses and new lives in Vanuatu.