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Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment
 
 
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Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment

Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment, available through a new Citizenship-by-Investment Program, enables you to directly acquire citizenship and a passport by donating to national development fund, investing in government bonds, purchase of real estate or by investing in a business in Saint Lucia.

In 2015, Saint Lucian citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to over 110 countries and territories, ranking the ordinary Saint Lucian passport 35th in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index. Saint Lucian passport will not only allow for increased ease of travel, it can also open doors to new business opportunities around the world.

Saint Lucia currently ranks 77th out of 183 economies in the Doing Business Report published by the World Bank. This ranking makes the country 8th overall in Latin America and the Caribbean and 2nd in the Caribbean Region.

The tropical island of Saint Lucia has a quality of life that is rivaled by very few places in the world with a relatively low crime rate, access to modern facilities, services and infrastructure, world class restaurants and hotels. Residents have the options of living closer to the major population centres or closer to the more tranquil countryside to enjoy greener living. It takes just over an hour to travel from the north to the south of the island on a light traffic day, so no place is very far. All this from one of the most picturesque islands the Caribbean has to offer.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and have a net worth of at least US $3,000,000 to apply for citizenship of Saint Lucia through the Citizenship-by-Investment Program. Applicants can include dependent family members such as children up to the age of 25 and parents over the age of 65. Applicants must be of good character and have no criminal record and provide a clean police report along with other supporting documentation of the investment funds origin.



Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Benefits

Saint Lucia citizenship benefits will provide peace of mind in an ever changing world. Saint Lucian passport gives you and your family the freedom to travel visa-free and conduct business in more than 110 countries worldwide.

Citizenship from Saint Lucia provides you, the investor, and your applicable dependent family members up to the age of 25, as well as parents over 65 years of age, with the advantages of Lifetime Citizenship.

Saint Lucia Citizenship Benefits include:

  • Fast – A fast track solution to citizenship in three to six months
  • Affordable – One of the most cost-effective second citizenship solutions in the world. Moreover, it is the only jurisdiction in the Caribbean that offers Government Bonds as a CBI option
  • Flexible – Dual citizenships are permitted; Dependents are eligible for citizenship
  • Secure – A peaceful, democratic and politically stable country
  • Permanent – Citizenship is granted for a lifetime
  • Tax Advantages – No capital gains tax, no wealth tax, no gift tax or inheritance tax
  • Practical – Visa-free travel to more than 110 countries worldwide, including United Kingdom and European Schengen States. View the list of Visa-Free countries.
  • Profitable – Real estate offers income and capital gains opportunities
  • Convenient – Direct airline access to many regions of the world
  • Welcoming – Delightful year-round climate and warm friendly people

Please contact us for a complimentary consultation with one of our qualified citizenship advisors. We look forward to hearing from you.

 
Saint Lucia Investment Requirements

The investment requirements of the Government of Saint Lucia can be fulfilled in one of four ways. See the chart below for a quick summary of fees and costs of each option. Please note, there are other fees associated with the citizenship application process. These include professional fees, passport fees, and other disbursements.

* Professional Fees
Professional fees are extra and will vary depending on the number of dependents included in your application. Please contact us for a personalized estimate of what your total Citizenship-by-Investment fees may entail.

 

 Option 1: St. Lucia National Economic Fund Donation (USD)Option 2: Purchase of Approved Real Estate (USD)Option 3: Purchase of Government Bonds (USD)Option 4: Investment in Approved Enterprise Project (USD)
Government Due Diligence Fees (Fees are non-refundable and are due upon submission of application to the Citizenship-by- Investment Unit)
  • $7,500 main applicant
  • $5,000 spouse
  • $0 children 0-15 y.o.
  • $5,000 each qualified dependent age 16 and over
  • $7,500 main applicant
  • $5,000 spouse
  • $0 children 0-15 y.o.
  • $5,000 each qualified dependent age 16 and over
  • $7,500 main applicant
  • $5,000 spouse
  • $0 children 0-15 y.o.
  • $5,000 each qualified dependent age 16 and over
  • $7,500 main applicant
  • $5,000 spouse
  • $0 children 0-15 y.o.
  • $5,000 each qualified dependent age 16 and over
Minimum Investment (Investment is due upon official approval in principle from the Citizenship-by-Investment Unit)
  • $200,000 single applicant
  • $235,000 applicant and spouse
  • $250,000 applicant with spouse and up to 2 other qualifying dependents
  • $25,000 per each additional qualifying child 0-25 and parent over 65
  • Minimum $300,000 investment in approved real estate projects
  • Real Estate can be sold after 5 years to any subsequent buyer for citizenship
  • $500,000 single applicant
  • $535,000 applicant and spouse
  • $550,000 applicant with spouse and up to 2 other qualifying dependents
  • $25,000 per each additional qualifying child 0-25 and parent over 65
  • Minimum $3,500,000 investment in approved enterprise project and creation of no less that 3 permanent jobs (qualifies 1 applicant)
  • Minimum $6,000,000 investment and creation of no less that 6 permanent jobs (if 2 or more applicants make a joint investment, where each applicant to contribute a minimum of $1,000,000 to qualify for citizenship)
Government Processing Fees (Fees are non-refundable) Application Processing Fees, due upon submission:
  • $2,000 main applicant
  • $1,000 each qualifying dependent
Application Processing Fees, due upon submission:
  • $2,000 main applicant
  • $1,000 each qualifying dependent

Government Administration Fees, due upon approval:
  • $50,000 principal applicant
  • $35,000 spouse
  • $25,000 per child under 18
  • $35,000 per dependent child 18-25 and parent over 65
Application Processing Fees, due upon submission:
  • $2,000 main applicant
  • $1,000 each qualifying dependent
Application Processing Fees, due upon submission:
  • $2,000 main applicant
  • $1,000 each qualifying dependent

Government Administration Fees, due upon approval:
  • $50,000 principal applicant
  • $35,000 spouse
  • $25,000 per child under 18
  • $35,000 per dependent child 18-25 and parent over 65
 
Citizenship of Saint Lucia – Other Requirements

Primary applicant must be 18 years of age or older and declare by affidavit a net worth of at least US $3,000,000.00 to apply for Citizenship of Saint Lucia through the Citizenship-by- Investment Program. Saint Lucian passport is issued for five years and is easily renewable.

The Citizenship-by-Investment Unit shall not approve an applicant if:

  • Applicant has been denied a visa to a country with which Saint Lucia has visa-free travel and who has not subsequently obtained a visa to the country that issued the denial
  • Applicant has been convicted of a criminal offense
  • Applicant is subject of a criminal investigation
  • Applicant has been declared bankrupt by a court
  • Applicant provides false information
  • Applicant is a potential national security risk to Saint Lucia or any other Country
  • Applicant is involved in any activity likely to cause disrepute to Saint Lucia
 
Citizenship of Saint Lucia – Eligible Dependents

Primary applicants can also include:

  • spouse;
  • children under 18;
  • dependents between the ages of 18 to 25, if this dependent is a full-time student attending a recognized college or university and financially dependent on the main applicant;
  • parents and Grandparents of the main applicant over the age of 65, can also be included in the application once they are living with and financially dependent on the main applicant.
 
Applying for Saint Lucia Citizenship

Saint Lucia’s Citizenship by Investment Program was launched in December 2015 folllowing the passage of Act No. 14 of 2015, the Citizenship by Investment Act on 24th August 2015. The objective of the Act is to enable persons to acquire citizenship of Saint Lucia by registration following a qualifying investment in Saint Lucia and for related matters.

  • Citizenship by Investment Act No. 14 of 2015
  • Citizenship by Investment Saint Lucia Regulations S.I. 89 of 2015
  • Citizenship by Investment Amendment Saint Lucia Regulations S.I. No. 3 of 2016
 
VISA-FREE TRAVEL

 

1.     Andorra
2.     Antigua and Barbuda
3.     Argentina
4.     Austria
5.     Bahamas
6.     Barbados
7.     Belgium
8.     Belize
9.     Botswana
10.   Bulgaria
11.   Chile
12.   Colombia
13.   Costa Rica
14.   Croatia
15.   Cuba
16.   Cyprus
17.   Denmark
18.   Dominica
19.   Dominican Republic
20.   Ecuador
21.   El Salvador
22.   Estonia
23.   Fiji
24.   Finland
25.   France
26.   Gambia
27.   Greece
28.   Grenada
29.   Guatemala
30.   Guyana
31.   Haiti
32.   Honduras
33.   Hungary
34.   Iceland
35.   Ireland
36.   Israel
37.   Italy
38.   Jamaica
39.   Kenya
40.   Kiribati
41.   Latvia
42.   Lesotho
43.   Liechtenstein
44.   Lithuania
45.   Luxembourg
46.   Malawi
47.   Malaysia
48.   Malta
49.   Mauritius
50.   Micronesia
51.   Monaco
52.   Netherlands
53.   Nicaragua
54.   Norway
55.   Panama
56.   Peru
57.   Philippines
58.   Poland
59.   Romania
60.   Saint Kitts and Nevis
61.   Saint Vincent and Grenadines
62.   San Marino
63.   Singapore
64.   Slovakia
65.   Slovenia
66.   South Korea
67.   Spain
68.   Suriname
69.   Swaziland
70.   Sweden
71.   Switzerland
72.   Trinidad and Tobago
73.   Tunisia
74.   United Kingdom
75.   Vanuatu
76.   Vatican City
77.   Venezuela
78.   Zambia
79.   Zimbabwe
 
VISA ON ARRIVAL OR E-VISA

 

1.     Armenia
2.     Bahrain
3.     Bangladesh
4.     Bolivia
5.     Cambodia
6.     Cape Verde
7.     Comoros
8.     Djibouti
9.     Egypt
10.   Georgia
11.   Guinea-Bissau
12.   India
13.   Iran
14.   Jordan
15.   Laos
16.   Madagascar
17.   Maldives
18.   Mauritania
19.   Mozambique
20.   Nepal
21.   Palau
22.   Samoa
23.   Senegal
24.   Seychelles
25.   Solomon Islands
26.   Somalia
27.   Sri Lanka
28.   Taiwan, R.O.C.
29.   Tanzania
30.   Timor-Leste
31.   Togo
32.   Tonga
33.   Turkey
34.   Tuvalu
35.   Uganda
 
 

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