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What rights does Vanuatu honorary citizenship bestow?

I had read about a Vanuatu citizenship-by-investment recipient being treated differently than a native-born Vanuatu citizen. Is this the case? How and why are they different?

  • Discus Holdings Ltd.
    February 07, 2019

    The difference between Vanuatu citizenship and honorary citizenship is that honorary citizens are not permitted to vote, not permitted to take a job in a government position, and are not permitted to enter into politics. Other than the above, the privileges and rights of ordinary and honorary citizens are the same.

  • Vanuatu Information Centre
    February 08, 2019

    I would like to inform you that I have just left Vanuatu after a short visit and was told that the "honorary" designation/distinction is about to be removed in forthcoming legislation that we are expecting to see this month.