Why do international businesses come to Vanuatu?

  • No income taxes
  • No capital gains tax
  • No withholding tax
  • No tax treaties
  • Low labour costs
  • A pro-FDI (foreign direct investment) government
  • Excellent communications and banking facilities
  • Vanuatu is a Pacific paradise just 2.5 hours from Australia

Is Vanuatu right for my business?

The business legislation in Vanuatu is broadly similar to what you’ll find in Australia, New Zealand, USA, and UK. Local businesses are able to operate through the following legal entities: as sole traders, partnerships, trusts, and companies.

We help international businesses with:

Company formation

We can register your company on your behalf. We'll just need to know what structure to follow, such as whether it's a partnership or joint venture. 

Learn more about our International company formation services.

Trust Account Services

iCOUNT is able to organise funds in a trust for beneficiaries, whether this involves local or international people.

iCOUNT has decades of trust services experience learn more 

Foreign Direct Investment (V.I.P.A) approval

VIPA (Vanuatu Investment Promotion Authority) is necessary for any foreigners wanting to invest in Vanuatu. At iCOUNT, we can get you VIPA Approval quickly and easily – it normally takes around one or two weeks. 

Read more about Investing in Vanuatu via iCOUNT FDI Services

Offshore accounting service

International companies with turnover in excess of Vt20,000,000 need to have external audits done, and our experienced Vanuatu Chartered Accountants are able to do this for you. We can also do due diligence duties for people wanting to invest.

Compare iCOUNT for your worldwide accounting requirements here

Immigration and residency permits

To make use of Vanuatu's International Finance Center status, you first need to become a resident. Once you've been granted VIPA approval, then your residency permits can be issued. This part of the process typically takes about one month.

Immigrate to Vanuatu easy with the iCOUNT Professional Service 

Securities Dealers License Services

iCOUNT has experience in facilitating Security Dealers license application and representation services. This includes establishment of your International company and full assistance for compliance application to be issued with a Securities Dealers License. The license allows approved Finance professionals to establish fund management services such as Hedge funds, FOREX Trading, Commodities, Equities, Precious Metals, Currencies and all forms of Securities investment. 

A iCOUNT Dealers in Securities Licensing expert would be happy to guide your application 

Captive Insurance Services

Vanuatu has very effective captive insurance legislation and a dedicated Insurance regulator. iCOUNT can assist the structuring, formation and ongoing operations for companies wishing to utilise Captive Insurance.  

Learn more about Vanuatu Captive Insurance regulation and how iCOUNT can be of service

International Banking Licenses 

The Professional team at ICOUNT are available to Professionally assist the preparation and formal application of International Bank License Application with the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu. 

Read about why Vanuatu could be the jurisdiction of choice for International Banking  

Talk to us

Please contact one of our Vanuatu Business Consultants or Chartered Accountants, and we’ll be more than happy to walk you through any questions that you may have.



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