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2023 Hong Kong investment immigration restart, why Vanuatu green card as the first choice for third country status?

Date: 2023-04-25 PageView: 1476

On February 22, 2023, the Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Chen Maobo, announced the latest budget that in order to attract more new funds to settle in Hong Kong, Hong Kong will launch a new capital investor entry program. Hong Kong originally had a capital investor entry scheme, which obtained the right of abode in Hong Kong by investing 10 million Hong Kong dollars. The scheme was closed in 2015 after many years of operation. This year, the news that the Hong Kong capital investor entry program will be restarted has attracted the attention of the industry. Everyone is looking forward to it and hopes that it will be officially launched soon.


According to China's laws and regulations, Hong Kong is part of China, and Chinese mainland residents who emigrate to Hong Kong cannot be regarded as immigrants. In order to legalize Hong Kong's investment immigration program, according to Hong Kong's policy, mainland Chinese residents need to have a permanent residence card or green card from other countries before they can apply for immigration to Hong Kong. Usually, the permanent residence status of other countries is called "third country status". Currently, the only third country status that meets the requirements and is cost-effective is the Vanuatu green card. This is also why before the closure of Hong Kong Investment in 2015, many customers chose the green card of the country as the third country status.

Vanuatu Green Card Act

The Minister of Home Affairs of Vanuatu made the Immigration Act 2011 Executive Order 180 of 7 September 2011 by virtue of the powers conferred by Chapter XVII of the Vanuatu Immigration Regulations 2010. It was gazetted and entered into force on September 13, 2011. According to Executive Order No. 180 of 2011, Section 12, paragraph 6, the right of abode in the country may be granted if the following conditions are met:

Specific conditions are as follows:

The applicant must have a company registered with the Vanuatu Monetary Authority;

The applicant is required to produce the relevant certificate of incorporation issued by the Vanuatu Monetary Authority;

The applicant must provide proof of income and assets, certified by the Vanuatu Financial Authority and approved by the Director of Immigration;

The applicant shall pay the relevant fees as stipulated in the payment form;

The applicant is required to issue a guarantee undertaking, which must be certified by the Vanuatu Commercial Commissioner's Office;

When the application materials are submitted to the Hong Kong Immigration Department, the immigration and investment sector will assist the applicant to request the Vanuatu Consulate to issue the corresponding identity confirmation letter to ensure the recognition of the Hong Kong Immigration Department.


Vanuatu green card application information is simple, the procedure is convenient, the conventional material scanning and submission can be, the success rate is 100, the processing cycle is short, usually approved within 7 days. Spouses and children under the age of 18 can be reunited with their families, children can attend certain domestic international schools, and holders can go to Vanuatu for long-term residence.

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