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ST. LUCIA CITIZENSHIP

GOVERNMENT AUTHORIZED FIRM

Overview

Saint Lucia Citizenship-by-Investment Program was established in 2015. The country offers one of the strongest passports within fast-track citizenship programs, giving investors visa-free access to 123 countries, included Schengen states.

You and your family will obtain an irrevocable dual citizenship and second passport without having to move away or renounce your current nationality.

Saint Lucia's Citizenship by Investment Program was launched following the passage of Act No. 14 of 2015, the Citizenship by Investment Act. The objective of the Act is to enable persons to acquire citizenship of Saint Lucia by registration following a qualifying investment in the country. The Government has announced several attractive amendments to its Citizenship by Investment Program which were made effective on January 1st, 2017.

Timeline: 3 - 4 months
Nationalities supported: Open to all nationalities
Visa free travel: Instant visa-free travel to 123 countries, including the Schengen countries, United Kingdom, Singapore and Hong Kong
Investment type: Contribution to St. Lucia’s Government or Investment in St. Lucia’s Government Approved Projects.
Investment cost: Contribution to St. Lucia’s National Economic Fund (USD 100,000 for a single applicant) or Real Estate Option (USD 300,000)

Benefits

Personal Freedom

Personal Freedom

Dual citizenship and second passport in 3-4 months


Instant and irrevocable second citizenship


No need to reside in St. Lucia


Dual Nationality Allowed


Open to all nationalities

Visa Free Travel Countries

Visa Free Travel Countries

Instant travel to 123 countries


St. Lucia second passport includes visa free travel to all Schengen States, the United Kingdom and most British Commonwealth member countries


Reputable second passport easy to obtain visas when required

Business Advantages

Business Advantages

The country ranks 77th in the ‘Doing Business Report’ by the World Bank, 8th overall in Latin America and 2nd in the Caribbean Region 


Generous tax regime - no wealth, gift, inheritance, foreign income, or capital gains tax


No personal income tax


Generous incentive packages including corporate tax incentives, full exemption from import duties, tax relief benefits and export allowance

Family Security

Family Security

Spouse and children below 25 obtain a second passport


Dependent parents over the age of 65 can now be added


Right of descent for future generations


One of the most developed islands in the Caribbean with a safe and stable environment


Health care is provided throughout the country

Costs

The second citizenship and passport program of St. Lucia requires making an economic contribution to the country or an investment in a Government approved project.

Option 1 - Contribution to ST. Lucia National Economic fund

Saint Lucia National Economic Fund is a special fund established under Section 33 of the Citizenship by Investment Act for the sole purpose of receiving qualifying investments of cash for funding government sponsored projects. A non-refundable contribution to the National Economic Fund (NEF) of a minimum of USD 100,000 . The  financial contribution varies depending on the number of applicants:

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Contribution to National Economic Fund (Main Applicant)USD 100,000
Main Applicant plus spouseUSD 165,000
Main Applicant plus spouse and 2 dependentsUSD 190,000
Each additional qualifying dependentUSD 25,000
Option 2 - ST. Lucia real estate investment

To qualify for St. Lucia citizenship under the Real Estate option an applicant must invest in a Government approved project a minimum value of USD 300,000. Further Government application fees also apply.

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Government Approved Real EstateUSD 300,000
Main Applicant feeUSD 50,000
Qualifying dependant fee (18 years old and above)USD 35,000
Qualifying dependant fee (under 18 years old)USD 25,000

For a full breakdown of Government Fees, Due Diligence Fees and other payable applications fees for your specific case please contact us.

Timeline

Month 1-2
Month 1-2

Client signs CI Retainer Agreement and pays the retainer invoice

Once the file is ready for submission, the client pays Government Processing Fees, Due Diligence, Citizenship Application and Passport Fees. A deposit to secure their share is also paid to the Government Escrow account. The client pays the Submission invoice of CI Professional Fees.

Month 3
Month 3

Due Diligence results are ready and Citizenship approval is issued.
At this point, the applicable Financial Contribution is payable to the Ministry of Finance and Planning. In the case of real estate option, the remaining balance due on the property is paid to the Escrow account. The client pays the Approval invoice of CI Professional Fees.

Month 4
Month 4

Citizenship Certificates are issued and CI obtains the passports, which are then delivered to the client in their home country.

Visa Free

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St. Lucia
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123 Countries Visa-Free

AMERICAS

Antigua & Barbuda

Argentina

Bahamas

Barbados

Belize

Bolivia*

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Cuba

Dominica Republic

Dominica

Ecuador

El Salvador

Grenada

Guatemala

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Jamaica

Nicaragua

Panama

Peru

St. Kitts & Nevis

St. Vincent & The Grenadines

Suriname

Trinidad and Tobago

Venezuela

AFRICA

Botswana

Cape Verde*

Comoros*

Djibouti*

Egypt*

Gambia

Guinea-Bissau*

Kenya

Lesotho

Madagascar*

Malawi

Mauritania*

Mauritius

Mozambique*

Senegal

Seychelles*

Somalia

Swaziland

Tanzania

Togo*

Tunisia

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

EUROPE

Andorra

Austria

Belgium

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland (Rep.)

Italy

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Monaco

Montenegro

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

San Marino

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United Kingdom

Vatican City

ASIA

Armenia*

Bangladesh*

Cambodia*

Hong Kong*

Indonesia

Iran*

Israel

Jordan*

Laos*

Macau*

Malaysia

Maldives*

Nepal*

Palestinian Territories

Philippines

Sri Lanka

Singapore

South Korea

OCEANIA

Fiji

Kiribati

Micronesia

Palau*

Samoa*

Solomon Island*

Timor-Leste*

Tonga

Tuvalu*

Vanuatu

EVISA

Australia

Bahrain

Gabon

Georgia

India

Turkey

* Visa on arrival

The list of countries is subject to variations depending on each government's policy and so is access to these countries.

General info

St. Lucia is a volcanic island located in the Caribbean in the Atlantic Ocean. The country falls between Martinique and St Vincent. St. Lucia ‘s total area is 620 square kilometers, it is home to a population over 180,000 St. Lucian citizen.

Although 95 percent of the country’s population speak Creole French, the official language in St. Lucia is English. The country is a member of the British Commonwealth and the United Nations and the legal system in Saint Lucia is well-respected and based on English law.

The citizenship by investment program of St. Lucia entails no capital gains or inheritance taxes in. Individuals who have invested in the country’s program will not be subjected to tax on worldwide income if they’re not residing in St. Lucia. The currency in St. Lucia is the Eastern Caribbean dollar (XCD) which is pegged to the U.S dollar.

The weather is relatively the same for most Caribbean Islands where St. Lucia enjoys a tropical climate for the most part of the year.

The export of bananas, beer, and petroleum oils is the main contributor to the country’s economy. However, tourism plays a key role attracting more foreign direct investment to the country, as well as contribute directly to the country GDP.

To know more about investing in St. Lucia’s second passport and dual citizenship program, please contact us or send a call back request and one of our specialists will contact you to discuss your needs.