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Vanuatu VFSC License

Vanuatu VFSC Securities Dealer License


Dealing in Securities is regulated in Vanuatu by the Vanuatu Dealers in Securities (Licensing) Act [Cap 70 of the laws of Vanuatu]. Licences are granted by the Minister of Finance upon application to the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission (VFSC). Vanuatu is favoured for its low capital requirements, making it perfect for start-ups.


Key Features


A Vanuatu Securities Dealer License allows for the conduct of the following business activities

  • Option to sell your share certificates, debentures, loan stocks, certificates issuing, deposit taking, bonds and loans;
  • proceeds of foreign exchange or forex;
  • proceeds of precious metals and commodities;
  • future contracts and derivative products, not limited to futures and options; and
  • trading on managed accounts.


  • The definition of “dealing in securities” includes a requirement of an intention to make a profit. As a result, foreign exchange transactions that are intended for profit fall within this scope.


    Distinctive Benefits of License

  • Highly confidential for key personnel and company details
  • Ease and speed of establishment
  • Low cost for application
  • No Tax
  • Low capital requirements
  • No restriction in accepting worldwide customers


  • Tax Treatment

    Vanuatu has no income tax, capital gains tax, tax on wealth, estate duty or inheritance tax.



    Legal Requirements:


  • Minimum Paid up Capital: around 50,000USD
  • Minimum 1 Directors and Shareholders, Fit and Proper
  • Company Secretary
  • Business plan
  • Securities dealer representative
  • Compliance officer
  • Professional indemnity


  • Documentation Requirement:

    The Director/s and person Shareholder/s need to provide
  • Notarised Copy of Passport;
  • Original Utility Bill within three months (must show full name and address);
  • Original Police Clearance and Notarised copy;
  • An Original Reference letter from Current Banker; and
  • CV.


  • The Company Shareholder/s need to provide):
  • Notarised Copy of Certificate of Incorporation, Director Certificate and Shareholder Certificate;
  • Original Utility Bill within three months (must show full name and address);
  • Personal Information of the Shareholder/s;
  • Notarised Copy of Passport;
  • Original Utility Bill within three months (must show full name and address);
  • Original Police Clearance and Notarised copy);
  • An Original Reference letter from Current Banker); and
  • CV.


  • The UCG Advantage

  • End to end comprehensive service
  • Speedy and efficient service
  • Expert advice on structuring options
  • Dedicated ongoing compliance support
  • Extensive network pool of service providers

  • Duration to Set Up

    2-4 months