St. Lucia's Citizenship by Investment

St. Lucia's Citizenship by Investment Programme GO TO TOP

About St. Lucia 

St Lucia is located in the East Caribbean region on the boundaries with the Atlantic Ocean.  St. Lucia became an independent state of the Commonwealth of Nations in 1979, and is a full and participating member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States. The volcanic island of Saint Lucia is more mountainous than most Caribbean islands and consists of a total area of 616 sq. kilometres, with a population of over 182.000.

The capital city (Castries) is located in the northern section of the island and represents approximately 40% of the population. Other major population centres include Vieux-Fort and Gros-Islet. St Lucia has a hot tropical climate, balanced by the northeast trade winds. 


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Saint Lucia's Citizenship by Investment Programme

The St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment legislation was supported by all elected members of the parliament and began to accept applications from 1 January 2016. St Lucia's CIP is the Caribbean's newest citizenship programme and was established following the enactment of the Citizenship by Investment Act 2015 (Act No. 14 of 2015). The Act also created the Citizenship by Investment Unit, responsible for processing all citizenship applications. 


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St. Lucia's Citizenship Program for Foreign Investors

To qualify for citizenship of St. Lucia, the primary applicant must be over 18 years old, meet the application requirements and select one of the following investment options:

DONATION OPTION: The National Economic Fund (NEF) 
  Main Applicant Main Applicant and Spouse Family of four Additional dependents
Donation Amount US$100.000 US$165.000 US$190.000 US$25.000 for each additional dependant
Processing Fees US$2.000 US$2.000 for main applicant
US$1.000 for spouse
 
US$2.000 for main applicant
US$1.000 for each dependant  
US$1.000 for each additional dependant
Due Diligence Fees US$7.500 US$7.500 main applicant
US$5.000 for spouse
 
US$7.500 main applicant
US$5.000 for spouse and each additional dependant over the age of 16
US$5.000 for each additional dependant over the age of 16
 
INVESTMENT IN REAL ESTATE OPTION (held for a minimum period of 5 years)  
  Main applicant Main Applicant and Spouse   Family of four Additional Dependents
Investment Minimum US$300.000 US$300.000 US$300.000 US$300.000
Processing Fees US$2.000 US$2.000 for main applicant
US$1.000 for spouse
US$2.000 for main applicant
US$1.000 for spouse
US$1.000 for each additional dependant
Due Diligence Fees US$7.500 US$7.500 main applicant
US$5.000 for spouse
 
US$7.500 main applicant
US$5.000 for spouse and each additional dependant over the age of 16
US$5.000 for each additional dependant over the age of 16
 
Government Fees US$50.000 US$50.000 for main applicant
US$35.000 for spouse
US$50.000
US$35.000 for each dependant over 18
US$25.000 for each dependant under 18
US$35.000 for each additional dependant over 18
US$25.000 for each additional dependant under 18
INVESTMENT IN PRE-APPROVED ENTERPISE PROJECT
  Single Applicant Joint Investment
Investment Minimum US$3.500.000 and creation of 3 permanent jobs US$6.000,.000 (minimum US$1.000.000 per investor) and creation of minimum 6 permanent jobs
Processing, Due Diligence and Government Administration Fees apply as above.

Additional Requirements: 
  • Clean criminal record 
  • Good heath 
*Qualifying Dependents
  • Children under 18 years old 
  • Parents over 65 years old who are fully supported by the applicant 
  • Children between the age of 18-25 who are fully supported by the main applicant and students at a higher institution


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Procedure for Saint Lucia's Citizenship by Investment application

We set-out below the steps of the process of applying for citizenship of St. Lucia:
  1. Preparation and filling of application forms 
  2. Submission of applications and supporting documentation 
  3. Submission of all required funds in an escrow account until the application if processed
  4. Government processing of the applications and due diligence checks (up to three months) 
  5. Government approval of application (and funds are released from the escrow account) 
  6. Investment in real estate or contribution to the National Economic Fund 
  7. Issuance of citizenship certificate 
  8. Application for passport and issuance of passport
The process to obtain the citizenship of St. Lucia is expected to take up to 4 months following the submission of the applications to the Government of St. Lucia. 

For more information on St Lucia's citizenship by investment programme please contact us at stlucia@onecitizen.com


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The Benefits of St. Lucia's Citizenship by Investment Program

  • There are no restrictions on dual citizenship
  • St. Lucia is ranked as the best nation among English-speaking Caribbean nations from 2007 to 2014 by the world bank
  • Stable political society and high life quality 
  • A St. Lucia passport allows visa-free entry to more than 100 countries, including all EU countries, the UK, Argentina, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Caribbean and Commonwealth Nations
  • St. Lucia imposes no taxes on international revenues 
  • Lifetime citizenship received by the applicant


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Successful applicants can benefit from visa-free travel to more than 115 countries, as listed below. It must be noted that visa-free travel to the countries listed below are subject to change. It is strongly advisable that the relevant Government authorities and agencies are contacted prior to travel arrangements made. 

Andorra Ecuador Mauritius The Netherlands
Antigua and Barbuda Egypt Micronesia Tunisia
Argentina El Salvador Monaco Tuvalu
Armenia Finland Mozambique Uganda
Austria France Nepal United Kingdom
Andorra Fiji Nicaragua Vanuatu
Antigua and Barbuda Gambia Norway Vatican City
Argentina Germany Palau Venezuela
Armenia Grenada Panama Zambia
Austria Guatemala Peru Zimbabwe
Bahamas Guyana Philippines  
Bangladesh Haiti Poland  
Barbados Hong Kong Romania  
Belgium Honduras Samoa  
Belize Hungary San Marino  
Bolivia Iceland Senegal  
Botswana Italy Solomon Isl.  
Bulgaria Iran Somalia  
Cambodia Jamaica Singapore  
Cape Verde Jordan Spain  
Chile Kenya South Korea  
Colombia Kiribati St Kitts and Nevis  
Colombia Latvia St Lucia  
Comoros Islands Laos People’s Dem. Rep. St Maarten  
Costa Rica Lesotho St Vincent & the Grenadines  
Croatia Liechtenstein Suriname  
Cuba Lithuania Swaziland  
Czech Republic Luxembourg Sweden  
Cyprus Madagascar Switzerland  
Denmark Malawi Tanzania  
Djibouti Malaysia Timor-Leste  
Dominica Maldives Togo  
Dominican Republic Malta Tonga  
Estonia Mauritania Trinidad & Tobago  


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