Napuat says Vanuatu needs to review citizenship program

Vanuatu’s Minister of Internal Affairs Andrew Napuat says the government needs to take the step in reviewing the country’s citizenship program.

Mr Napuat has confirmed that there are confirmations that some foreigners have been taking advantage of the program to enter Vanuatu and hide behind the program to do whatever they want.

He added that some foreigners arrive in Vanuatu under Tourists visa and when in Vanuatu they change their visa class in order to find a job.

He also confirmed that there were some foreigners who entered Vanuatu under the Citizenship Program as investors, but after setting up their businesses they applied for other jobs in Vanuatu and are employed to work for other companies.

Source: RNZI