The Vanuatu government has also verified that payments for citizenship by investment scheme can be made in bitcoin. Although the government of Vanuatu will not accept bitcoin payments directly, authorized agents may do so; nevertheless, monies must then be transferred to the government in USD. La Vida accepts bitcoin as payment for fees. Vanuatu passports are valid for five years and can be renewed at the same time.
Applicants from any nation may apply for Vanuatu citizenship by investment, except Iran, Iraq, Syria, North Korea, and Yemen. The Vanuatu citizenship by investment program is open to applicants from any country except Iran, Iraq, Syria, North Korea, and Yemen.