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Vanuatu Financial Dealers License

The Republic of Vanuatu is an island located in the South Pacific long known as an international offshore financial services center. The Island is a parliamentary democracy with a strong constitution. A former protectorate of Great Britain, the primary language of Vanuatu is English. While the Vanuatu dollar is the official recognized currency of the nation, the United States dollar is widely recognized and accepted. All major international currencies are supported in Vanuatu by a stable and robust banking system.

As an offshore financial services center, the Republic of Vanuatu is widely respected and recognized. The nation boasts a no tax regime on offshore profits and only a minimal stamp duty on domestic share transfers. As an asset protection haven, the island offers significant hurdles to affixing liability, including a restriction against the domestication of foreign judgments. For such reasons, sophisticated financial services organizations have flocked to the small, yet exceedingly stable, island nation.

The Vanuatu is an ideal location for promoters of Securities businesses. The Vanuatu offers an Financial Dealer’s License which covers all related Securities activity, including acting as a broker of equity and debt securities – including United States listed equities. The licensure is recognized world-wide and many top international Securities broker-dealers are licensed in Vanuatu. In addition, the process of obtaining a license is both cost effective and can be accomplished quickly.

Advantages of a Vanuatu Securities License

In recent years, increasingly complex regulation and an erosion of financial privacy rights in major financial centers such as the United States and United Kingdom have started to drive securities trading offshore. In fact, each day billions are traded in non-traditional, offshore securities exchanges which tend to offer favorable price discovery, comparable volume and lower trading fees. Established offshore financial markets such as Vanuatu offer financial service providers with a unique opportunity to participate in the burgeoning offshore securities industry.

Vanuatu Securities License at a Glance

License Financial Dealers License
Time to License 3 to 4 Months
Capital Requirement Approx. $40,000
Tax Structure Zero (0%) Percent Tax on Offshore Profits
Economic Substance Yes
Local Director Yes
Audit Yes


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Vanuatu Financial Dealers License – Information Sheet and Fee Overview.
Financial Dealers License Application.
Financial Dealers License – Personal Questionnaire. 

The Vanuatu Securities License Package

  • Establish Vanuatu private company limited by shares

  • Preparation and drafting of shareholder and officer agreements.

  • Preparation and drafting of narrative business plan.

  • Preparation and drafting of current financial statements.

  • Preparation and drafting of 3 years financial projections.

  • Preparation and drafting of personal financial statements for owners.

  • Preparation and submission of application with Vanuatu Financial Services Commission.

  • Preparation and drafting of responses to regulatory authority

  • Identification and engagement of auditor and prime broker.

  • Facilitate opening of bank accounts and payment processors.

  • Preparation and drafting of AML/KYC policies and procedures.

  • Preparation and drafting of client agreements and disclosures.

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