EU COULD SUSPEND VANUATU VISA-FREE TRAVEL OVER ‘GOLDEN PASSPORTS’ SCHEME

On 14 January, the Guardian reported that the EU Commission has proposed suspending a visa-free travel arrangement with Vanuatu due to concerns about its controversial “golden passports” scheme.  The citizenship-by-investment (CBI) programmes allow foreign nationals to purchase Vanuatu citizenship for $130,000 in a process that typically takes just over a month, without ever setting foot in the country.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/14/eu-could-suspend-vanuatu-visa-free-travel-over-golden-passports-scheme

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/QANDA_22_266

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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