Sale of Vanuatu Passports

Vanuatu opposition wants stop on passport sales

Vanuatu's first president and the country's chiefly council have also criticized the programme through which thousands of people have purchased citizenship, making them eligible to acquire passports.

Last month, the International Monetary Fund urged Vanuatu to reduce its reliance on the programme for which it forecast fewer applications.

Opposition leader Ishmael Kalsakau said the government was putting itself at risk as revenue from the scheme would dry up.