Caribbean and Vanuatu passport visa-free countries

Caribbean and Vanuatu citizenship is popular among investors who need a document for travelling the world. Passports of these countries are issued within a few months for investments of at least $100,000. As a result, a new citizen accesses more than 90 visa-free destinations.

Caribbean and Vanuatu passports provide similar opportunities. Learn more about where you can go with them and which passport to choose.

Schengen Area

Caribbean passports are the most inexpensive decision for visa-free travels to Europe: the investment sum for obtaining Caribbean citizenship starts at $100,000.

Caribbean citizens can spend up to 90 days in half a year in the EU and Schengen countries. The period of stay is calculated the same way as for a Schengen visa: 180 days are counted back from the planned departure date, and the days already spent in the Schengen Area are deducted from this period. If you spend 90 days in the Schengen Area, you cannot come to the region within the next 90 days.

The visa-waiver regime between the EU and Caribbean countries is set in international agreements:

Agreement between the European Community and Antigua and Barbuda dated 28.05.2009;

Agreement between the European Community and the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis dated 28.05.2009;

Agreement between the EU and Saint Lucia dated 28.05.2015;

Agreement between the EU and Grenada dated 28.05.2015;

Agreement between the EU and the Commonwealth of Dominica dated 28.05.2015.

Vanuatu used to have a visa-waiver agreement with the Schengen countries. But the European Council announced its partial suspension in March 2022. Starting from May 2022, Vanuatu citizens couldn’t come to the Schengen Area without visas if they got their passports after May 25th, 2015. In November 2022, the European Council completely abolished the visa-free regime with Vanuatu.

Singapore, Hong Kong, China

The Caribbean or Vanuatu passport allows the holder to visit Asian countries without visas. Our clients are usually interested in Singapore, Hong Kong and China, so let’s talk about them.

sg-flag Singapore is visa-free if the trip lasts for up to 30 days.

hk-flag Hong Kong can be entered without a visa for a 90-day trip.

cn-flag China is visa-free only for Grenada and Dominica citizens: they can stay in the country for up to 30 days.

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Frequently asked questions

  • How many countries can you visit with a Caribbean passport without a visa?

    That depends on the passport itself. With a Grenada passport you can enter 145 countries. At the same time, with a Saint Kitts and Nevis passport you are allowed to travel without visas to 156 countries.

  • Is a Caribbean passport good?

    The Caribbean passport is good. Most of the Caribbean countries allow visa-free travels to 140+ destinations. Some of them, for example, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis give an opportunity to have dual citizenship.

  • Which Caribbean passport is better for traveling?

    Barbados is the best passport for traveling. It has a visa-free regime with 162 countries such as the USA, the UK, Singapore, South Korea as well as the EU countries.

    The second best passport in the Caribbean region is the Saint Kitts and Nevis passport. It allows its holder to visit 156 countries including the EU states, the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore.

  • What are other benefits of Caribbean citizenship by investment?

    Other significant benefits include:

    • low investment threshold;

    • fast processing time;

    • inclusion of family members;

    • access to European banks;

    • attractive tax rates.