SAINT LUCIA

CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT

The St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program, established in 2015, offers a quick and efficient way to obtain irrevocable citizenship without residing in the country or renouncing existing nationality.

CITIZENSHIP INVEST IS
GOVERNMENT AUTHORIZED

Our company is officially authorized by the Saint Lucia Government to process the citizenship and passport of the country. The company
has a track record of success processing citizenship for applicants and their families from over 85 countries worldwide.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Saint Lucia's Citizenship by Investment Program, launched under Act No. 14 of 2015, aims to offer individuals citizenship of Saint Lucia by registration after qualifying investments in the country. The Government of Saint Lucia recently introduced exciting updates to its Citizenship Programs, effective January 1st, 2017. Learn more about the eligibility requirements and benefits of Saint Lucia's Citizenship by Investment Program today.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

SIMPLE PROCESS
Family Benefits

The Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment program offers you and your family the benefit of irrevocable citizenship, which can also be passed down to future generations through citizenship by descent.

In addition to the main applicant, the program extends benefits to spouses, children under 30 years old, elderly parents over 55 years old, and siblings aged 18 and above.

Effortless and Safe
Physical residency is not required, allowing you to apply immediately and make the investment payment only after your application has been approved.

The program does not require a language test, educational qualifications, or management experience, making the application process straightforward.

Privacy and Convenience There is no notification of your new citizenship to your home country to maintain high confidentiality.

Saint Lucia allows unrestricted dual citizenship, enabling you to keep your current citizenship(s) without any requirement for renunciation.

GLOBAL MOBILITY
Visa-Free Travel

The program grants visa-free travel to 146 countries, including the Schengen area and the United Kingdom.

Extended Stay in the UK
With your Saint Lucia passport, you can stay in the United Kingdom for up to 6 months per entry.

Easy Visa Access
The reputable Saint Lucia passport facilitates easy entry permit applications whenever required.

Residency Rights
You have the right to reside in Saint Lucia and most CARICOM member countries for any duration without any restrictions.
WEALTH PROTECTION
Personal & Business Benefits

Individual Benefits
Capital gains, gifts, wealth, and inheritance are exempt from taxes, and non-residents have no taxes.

You can open bank accounts in reliable banking institutions worldwide.

Duty-free trading in the Caribbean.

Corporate Benefits
Saint Lucia citizenship offers attractive incentives, including corporate tax benefits, complete exemption from import duties, tax relief advantages, and export allowances.

SAINT LUCIA VISA FREE COUNTRIES

Saint Lucia offers Visa-free access to 146 countries including Schengen countries, UK, Singapore and Hong Kong

146

Saint Lucia offers Visa-free access to 146 countries including Schengen countries, UK, Singapore and Hong Kong

EUROPE
  • Andorra
    Austria
    Belgium
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Bulgaria
    Croatia
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Estonia
    Faroe Islands
    Finland
    France
    Germany
    Gibraltar
    Greece
    Greenland
    Hungary
    Iceland
    Ireland
    Italy
    Kosovo
    Latvia
    Liechtenstein
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Malta
    Moldova
    Monaco
    Montenegro
    Netherlands
    Norway
    Poland
    Portugal
    Romania
    Russian Federation
    San Marino
    Serbia
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Ukraine
    United Kingdom
    Vatican City
AMERICAS
  • Argentina
    Belize
    Bermuda
    Bolivia *
    Chile
    Colombia
    Costa Rica
    Ecuador
    El Salvador
    French Guiana
    Guatemala
    Guyana
    Honduras
    Nicaragua
    Panama
    Peru
    Suriname
    Venezuela
CARIBBEAN
  • Anguilla
    Antigua and Barbuda
    Aruba
    Bahamas
    Barbados
    Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba
    British Virgin Islands
    Cayman Islands
    Cuba
    Curacao
    Dominica
    Dominican Republic
    French West Indies
    Haiti
    Jamaica
    Montserrat
    St. Kitts and Nevis
    St. Lucia
    St. Maarten
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Turks and Caicos Islands
ASIA
  • Bangladesh
    Cambodia *
    Hong Kong (SAR China)
    Indonesia
    Laos *
    Macao (SAR China)
    Malaysia
    Maldives *
    Nepal *
    Philippines
    Singapore
    South Korea
    Sri Lanka **
    Timor-Leste *
    Uzbekistan
OCEANIA
  • Cook Islands
    Fiji
    French Polynesia
    Kiribati
    Micronesia
    New Caledonia
    Niue
    Palau Islands *
    Samoa *
    Solomon Islands *
    Tuvalu *
    Vanuatu
AFRICA
  • Botswana
    Cape Verde Islands *
    Comores Islands *
    Egypt *
    Eswatini (Swaziland)
    Gambia
    Guinea-Bissau *
    Kenya
    Lesotho
    Madagascar *
    Malawi
    Mauritania *
    Mauritius
    Mayotte
    Mozambique *
    Rwanda *
    Senegal
    Seychelles *
    Sierra Leone *
    Somalia *
    St. Helena *
    Tanzania
    Togo *
    Uganda
    Zambia
    Zimbabwe
MIDDLE EAST
  • Armenia *
    Iran *
    Israel
    Jordan *
    Palestinian Territory
E-VISA
  • Australia (e600 visa)
    Bahrain
    Gabon
    Georgia
    India
    Turkey

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

INVESTMENT TYPE & COST

The government of Saint Lucia offers three options for individuals to become citizens through its Citizenship by Investment Program:

OPTION 1

DONATION TO THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC FUND (NEF)

Non-refundable contribution to the National Economic Fund. Cost varies on the number and age of applicants.

  • Single Applicant 100,000 USD
  • Main Applicant and Spouse 140,000 USD
  • Main Applicant, Spouse, and 2 qualifying dependents below 18 years 150,000 USD
  • Each qualifying dependent in addition to a family of 4 15,000 USD
  • Each additional qualifying dependent of any age 25,000 USD

The cost varies depending on the number of applicants and their ages

OPTION 2

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

Invest in government-approved real estate projects such as high-end branded hotels and resorts.

  • Minimum Investment (Must hold for 5 years) 200,000 USD
GOVERNMENT FEES

In addition to the purchase of real estate, there are Government fees to be paid.

  • Single Applicant 30,000 USD
  • Main Applicant and Spouse 45,000 USD
  • Each qualifying dependent (18 years of age and over) 10,000 USD
  • Each qualifying dependent (under 18 years of age) 5,000 USD
OPTION 3

NATIONAL ACTION BOND

On the 1st of January 2023, Saint Lucia introduced a new government bond option to qualify for Citizenship by investment. The bond is non-interest bearing with a holding period of 5 years. The bond amount is fully refundable.

  • Applicant applying with any number of dependents 300,000 USD
ADMINISTRATIVE FEES

*The administrative fees payable upon the grant of citizenship are non-refundable.

  • Non-refundable Administrative Fees 50,000 USD
OPTION 4

INFRASTRUCTURE OPTION

Enterprise Project Investment. Contribution through a government-approved developer.

  • Single Applicant 100,000 USD
  • Main Applicant and Up to 3 Dependents 150,000 USD
  • Each Additional Dependent 10,000 USD
ADMINISTRATIVE FEES

*The administrative fees payable upon the grant of citizenship are non-refundable.

  • Single Applicant 15,000 USD
  • Main Applicant and One Dependent 20,000 USD
  • Main Applicant and Two Dependents 25,000 USD
  • Main Applicant and Three Dependents or More 30,000 USD

Other Costs

In addition to the required investment, there are other costs for the St Lucia citizenship program, which are Citizenship Invest professional fees, documents certifications when applicable, courier fees, and other small disbursements. If you wish to receive a detailed quotation outlining all costs, please get in touch with us.

DUE DILIGENCE & BACKGROUND CHECKS

Applicable to all options

Compulsory background checks are required and payable to the government to ensure the integrity of the Saint Lucia citizenship by investment program. The government appoints a preferred due diligence agency, which conducts checks using various international and local sources, such as Interpol, World-Check, and other government agencies.

DUE DILIGENCE FEES

  • Main Applicant 8,000 USD
  • Spouse 5,000 USD
  • Dependents aged 16 years to 30 years and Parents above 55 years 5,000 USD

Investment Security

The Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment program has successfully attracted wealthy investors from all over the world. The investment funds are safe as they are only payable once the citizenship application is approved by the Government. Citizenship Invest is continuously helping individuals and families from all over the world to obtain the citizenship and passport of Saint Lucia.

PROCESS AND TIMELINE

  • MONTH
    1-2

    Pre-screening and Application

    Citizenship Invest (CI) will pre-screen your passport to ensure the application can be submitted to the Government. A down payment for professional fees is payable to begin your application.


    The CI team will assist you in obtaining the necessary documents. Once your application file is complete and ready for submission, you must pay the Government Processing Fees, Due Diligence Fees, and CI Submission Invoice. CI will then submit your application on your behalf.


    MONTH
    1-2

  • MONTH
    3

    Due Diligence Report and Government Review

    After completing the required background checks, the due diligence agency contracted by the Government will generate a report for the review of the Citizenship Unit. Based on the results of this assessment, the government will determine the status of your Saint Lucia Citizenship application. If the government approves your application, CI will contact you for you to make the necessary donation or investment.


    MONTH
    3

  • MONTH
    4

    Citizenship Certificate and Passport

    At this stage you will receive your Citizenship Certificate and passport, and you shall pay the remaining balance of CI professional fees.


    MONTH
    4

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SAINT LUCIA CITIZENSHIP
BROCHURE

CONTENT
  • Program Overview
  • Citizenship Law
  • Benefits Of The Program
  • Applicants Qualifications
  • Investment Requirements
  • Application Fees
  • Document Checklist
  • List Of Countries Visa Free And On Arrival
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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Age

Must be over 18 years old to be the Main Applicant

Good Character

Must not have been denied entry to countries with visa-free agreements with Saint Lucia.

Health

Meet the requirements for health and character.

Investment

Make a qualifying investment in Saint Lucia.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Citizenship Invest appoints a Document Collection Specialist for each case. The firm offers a bespoke service that simplifies the application process, requesting from clients the bear minimum. Our job is to simplify the document collection as much as possible and when required we obtain the documents for the client without their involvement. Please note the below list is to be used as a guideline only, after assessing the particular case Citizenship Invest prepares a personalized checklist.

  • Certified copy of the full birth certificate with MOFA attestation, including parents’ details (i.e., a household register, family book, or similar document).
  • Certified copy of National ID.
  • Certified copy of all passports you have held, including full pages.
  • Eight (8) Original passport-size photos.
  • Proof of residential address (i.e., original utility bill/copy of bank statement).
  • Certified copy of university/college diplomas.
  • Original Medical Certification Form SL8.
  • Certified copy of the Medical Examiner’s Professional Certificate or License.
  • Oath of Allegiance Form.
  • Each male applicant who is 18 years old or older should provide certified copies of all military service and discharge documents, if applicable.
  • Each applicant who is 16 years old or older should provide an original police record from their country of birth, country of citizenship, country of residence (if different), and any country where they have lived for at least one year in the past ten years.
  • Photograph and Signature Certificate SL6.

Financial and Professional References:

  • Provide a bank reference letter from a globally recognised bank that is not more than six months old.
  • You need to submit a recent reference letter from a qualified professional, like an attorney, notary public, or chartered accountant, which should not be older than six months.
  • Provide one original employment letter.

 

Marriage and Divorce Documents:

  • Original marriage record excerpts or certified copies of marriage certificates with MOFA attestation (if applicable).
  • Certified copy of divorce documents with MOFA attestation (if applicable).

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions
Applicants seeking Saint Lucia citizenship by investment must make a significant economic contribution to the country. Citizenship can be obtained by making a minimum $100,000 payment to the Saint Lucia National Economic Fund, investing at least $200,000 in real estate for 5 years, or investing in a government bond. Financing for real estate investing can be acquired. Obtaining citizenship entails applying, going through due diligence checks, and receiving approval from the government. The specific requirements and fees may differ depending on the investment choice chosen and the applicant's particular circumstances.
There are no restrictions on dual citizenship for obtaining citizenship by investment in Saint Lucia. Applicants don't need to renounce their nationality, as dual citizenship is recognised in Saint Lucia, which can help business expansion and tax reduction.
Obtaining Saint Lucia citizenship through investment has several tax implications. There are no capital gains taxes, inheritance taxes, or wealth taxes on international income or assets for residents and citizens of Saint Lucia. However, there is a stamp tax on the transfer of assets, ranging from 2% to 10%, depending on the asset type and the seller's residency status. It is also important to note that some local considerations may apply. Additionally, Saint Lucia practices residence-based taxation, which means that if you live full-time on the island, you may be taxed on your worldwide income.
Saint Lucia offers citizenship by investment through four options: donating $100,000 to the government National Economic Fund, purchasing real estate from $200,000, buying at least $300,000 in government bonds, or investing at least $1 million in local enterprise. Therefore, obtaining citizenship through a loan or investment in bonds, in addition to cash investment, is possible. Investors can return the money in 5 years by redeeming bonds or selling real estate.
There are no language or education requirements for obtaining citizenship in Saint Lucia through investment. The main applicant must be 18 years or older and prove that they have enough funds to make the required investment, as well as demonstrate the legal source of the funds.
Yes, a spouse and children can obtain citizenship in Saint Lucia through investment. The citizenship by investment program in Saint Lucia allows applicants to include a spouse, children under 31, siblings under 18, parents aged 55 and over, and to add dependents after being granted citizenship. The program offers various investment options, including real estate investment, donation, and government bond investment.
There are some risks associated with obtaining citizenship in Saint Lucia through investment. One option is to invest $300,000 in 5-year Saint Lucia government bonds to obtain citizenship, but there is a risk that the bonds may not perform well.
No, the investment made to get citizenship in Saint Lucia cannot be revoked at any time. The investment must be kept for a set period as defined by the Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Board. However, investors can benefit from potential returns on their investment, and the Citizenship by Investment Program offers a variety of investment options to meet individual preferences and financial goals.
If candidates meet the qualifying conditions and submit the appropriate papers correctly, the success rate of getting citizenship in Saint Lucia through investment is normally high. The Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program is well-regulated and transparent, which increases the success rate for gaining citizenship by investment. Individual situations may differ; thus, getting expert counsel and guidance before applying for citizenship through investment in Saint Lucia is best.
Investing in the Citizenship by Investment Program of Saint Lucia can provide benefits such as increased mobility, security, and financial gains. Among the options are real estate, government bonds, and business enterprises, and citizenship allows for visa-free travel to nearly 146 countries. However, whether St. Lucia citizenship is worthwhile depends on individual circumstances and tastes. Therefore, it is best to get professional counsel before making a decision.
The Saint Lucia International Travel Information page specifies that a Saint Lucia passport has a validity period of 5 years. While citizens must renew their passports every 5-10 years, adding to the variance in passport expiration timelines. It's important to note that for travel, passport validity must extend at least six months beyond the duration of the trip.
In St. Lucia, approval for citizenship by investment typically takes 60 to 90 days. It shouldn't take more than four months to complete the process from application to citizenship. Applications for citizenship in St. Lucia typically take 3–4 months to process.

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