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St. Lucia Citizenship-by-Investment Program

This Caribbean state offers potential investors an island paradise with ease of access to the Americas.

Holders of St. Lucia Citizenship can travel to 146 countries without a visa or through a visa on arrival. These countries include Europe’s Schengen Area, as well as the UK.

St. Lucia permits its citizens to hold dual citizenship.

Qualifying Investment

Interested individuals must invest a minimum of $100,000 (USD).

Right to Residence, Employment and Study

Successful applicants are free to live, work and study in a Caribbean heaven on Earth.

Swift Application Process

Citizenship applications are processed by the St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment Board within 3-4 months.

ADVANTAGES OF ST. LUCIAN CITIZENSHIP

Investors can enjoy warm weather and sunny skies all year long.

An excellent location near Central America, providing ease of access to both North and South America .

An applicant’s spouse, children under the age of 31, siblings younger than 18, and parents over the age of 56 can be included in the application.

Citizenship in St. Lucia is valid for life.

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CITIZENSHIP CRITERIA

  • Interested parties can take one of the following investment routes:
    • Invest a minimum of $100,000 (USD) in the Saint Lucia National Economic Fund. If the applicant wishes to include their spouse in their application, they must invest $140,000 (USD), whilst an additional $10,000 (USD) is required for the inclusion of two more qualifying dependents. Should an applicant wish to include any other dependants in addition to the aforementioned ones, a further $15,000 (USD) is required.
    • Invest a minimum of $3,500,000 (USD) in an approved enterprise project that creates at least 3 permanent jobs. Administration fees apply as follows: $30,000 (USD) for a single applicant, $45,000 (USD) for the inclusion of a spouse, $10,000 (USD) for every dependent over the age of 18, $5,000 (USD) for every dependent over the age of 17, $10,000 (USD)  for every additional family member after a sixth dependent.
    • Purchase real estate from an approved project valued at a minimum of $300,000 (USD). The applicant must maintain ownership of the property for 5 years. Depending on the developer, additional charges may be incurred.
    • Invest in government bonds that do not bear interest. Ownership must be maintained for 5 years. There are 2 investment paths for this option:
    • Regulation 12(1) of the Citizenship by Investment Regulations. Through this method, the applicant must invest $500,000 (USD), as well as $50, 000 (USD) as part of a government administration fee. An additional $35,000 (USD) is incurred for the inclusion of a spouse, $15,000 (USD) for the inclusion of 2 further qualifying dependents and $25,000 (USD)  for any additional dependent of any age.
    • The COVID-19 Relief Bond, available until 31/12/22. Through this method, the applicant must invest $250,000 (USD), as well as $30, 000 (USD) as part of a government administrative fee. An additional $50,000 (USD) is incurred for the inclusion of up to 4 qualifying dependents, and $15,000 (USD) for each qualifying dependent.
PROCEDURE
  • DUE DILIGENCE

    All necessary documents must be collected, the application completed, and the applicant’s investment must be completed.

  • APPLICATION PROCESSING

    The St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment Board will review the application.

  • PASSPORT ISSUED

    The applicant must pay any remaining government fees to receive their passport.

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