Saint Lucia Citizenship

Saint Lucia

The Saint Lucia’s citizenship by investment program was launched for naturalisation of foreign high-and ultra-high-net-worth individuals and their families in exchange for a qualifying investment in the economic development and growth of the nation, provided they comply with other requirements.

Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Programme:

  • Population: 0.18 million
  • Capital: Castries
  • Language: English
  • Religion: Roman Catholicism
  • Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar
  • GDP per capita: 10566$
  • Climate: Warm

Benefits of investing in Saint Lucia

There are many reasons for obtaining Saint Lucia’s citizenship. Main advantages include dual citizenship and beneficial taxation. Other pluses are:

  • St Lucia passport in 3 months
  • Citizenship for the whole family for life
  • Full confidentiality
  • Visa-free access to 128 countries
  • Minimum investment $100,000
  • Investment recoverable after 5 years
  • Educated and skilled English-speaking workforce
  • Relatively stable political environment
  • Low crime rate
  • Improved infrastructure
  • No need to pass a language test or come for an interview
  • High ranking in the Doing Business Report
  • Tax benefits: no wealth, foreign income, capital gains, gift tax

Investment options

A candidate must invest in one of the following options in order to apply for naturalisation.

1. Contribution to National Economic Fund

The Saint Lucia’s Government established the National Economic Fund (NEF) under the Citizenship by Investment Act with the aim of receiving foreign investment contributions and funding various government sponsored projects. Contribution amount:

  • Main applicant: $100,000
  • Main applicant + spouse: $165,000
  • Family of up to 4 members: $190,000
  • Each additional dependant of any age: $25,000

Due diligence and processing fees apply.

2. Investment in an approved real estate project

Applicants can choose to invest in government approved real estate. A binding contract must be signed for a minimum purchase value of $300,000, for any number of dependants, plus the payment of government, processing and due diligence costs.

Currently, approved projects fall into two categories:

  • High-end branded hotels and resorts
  • High-end boutique properties

Applicants must keep the real estate for at least 5 years after citizenship is granted after which it can be sold or transferred to recover money.

3. Investment in an approved enterprise project

A single investor can choose to invest at least $3,500,000 in an approved business project and create at least 3 permanent jobs.

If it is a joint investment, then every applicant must contribute at least $1,000,000 to the whole investment of minimum $6,000,000. Besides, at least 6 permanent jobs must be created.

Currently, approved projects fall into seven categories:

  • Specialty Restaurants
  • Cruise ports and marinas
  • Agro-processing plants
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Ports, bridges, roads and highways
  • Research institutions and facilities
  • Offshore universities

4. Investment in government bonds

Applicants can invest in non-interest-bearing government bonds for a minimum value of $500,000 plus the payment of government, processing and due diligence fees.

A qualifying investment must be registered in the applicant’s name and remain in a 5-year holding bond from the date of first issue. These bonds must not attract a rate of interest for the whole duration of the bond.

Contribution amount

  • Main applicant: $500,000
  • Main applicant + spouse: $535,000
  • Family of up to 4 members: $550,000
  • Each additional dependant irrespective of age:$25,000

Eligibility and requirements

Apart from an investment the following criteria must be met:

  • Main applicant must be at least 18.
  • Applicants over 16 must pass Due Diligence checks.
  • All applicants must be in good health.
  • No criminal history and good character.

Dependant eligibility

  • Spouse and children under 18.
  • Financially dependent children from 18 to 25 years of age who are full-time students.
  • Mentally or physically challenged children and parents.
  • Parents and grandparents aged 65 and above.

Your 5 steps to Saint Lucia passport

Standard application process takes 3 months. It may take longer depending on your situation.

  • Step 1: Book an appointment with our specialists and sign a client agreement.
  • Step 2: We prepare and submit all forms and documents.
  • Step 3: Due diligence checks and processing of application by the government.
  • Step 4: Approval of the application and making an investment.
  • Step 5: Obtaining passport.

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT SAINT LUCIA

A few examples of our real estate options for residency and citizenship investment in Saint Lucia.

4 bedroom luxury beachfront home for sale in St Lucia within the magnificent Sugar Beach resort between the awe-inspiring Pitons. LUXURY BEACHFRONT HOME FOR SALE…

4258 sq ft 4 beds 4 baths
4258 sq ft 4 beds 4 baths

3 bedroom villa for sale in St Lucia situated in Cap Estate close to Rodney Bay with views of the Caribbean Sea. VILLA FOR SALE…

2500 sq ft 3 beds 3 baths
2500 sq ft 3 beds 3 baths

This beautiful home is perched 300 feet above the Caribbean Sea on the western coast of St Lucia on a promontory called Lookout Point. The…

6500 sq ft 6 beds 6 baths
6500 sq ft 6 beds 6 baths

CITIZENSHIP AND RESIDENCY PROGRAMMES

A selection of alternative residency and citizenship investment programmes to consider.

Malta

600 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 183 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Montenegro

450 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 122 countries

Process Duration: 2 months

Cyprus

2 150 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Moldova

100 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 119 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Austria

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 185 countries

Process Duration: 24 months

Bulgaria

512 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 169 countries

Process Duration: 6-12 months

Turkey

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Middle East Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 110 countries

Process Duration: 2 months

Jordan

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Middle East Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 49 countries

Process Duration: 4 Months

Vanuatu

130 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 125 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Saint Lucia

100 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 128 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

Saint Kitts & Nevis

200 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Caribbean Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 130 countries

Process Duration: 3-4 months

Grenada

150 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Caribbean Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 127 countries

Process Duration: 3-4 months

Dominica

100 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Caribbean Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 120 countries

Process Duration: 4 months

Antigua & Barbuda

200 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Caribbean Citizenship

Visa Free travel to 130 countries

Process Duration: 3-4 months

Residence by investment Programs

Explore the most popular residency by investment programs worlwide

Greece

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Spain

500 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 129 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Portugal

500 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Australia

500 000EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 183 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Austria

250 000EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 185 countries

Process Duration: 4 months

Cyprus

2 150 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Canada

1 200 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 180 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Italy

2 000 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 150 countries

Process Duration: 6-8 months

Switzerland

250 000EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 155 countries

Process Duration: 4 months

HongKong

200 000EUR Investment

Real Estate

Asia Residency

Visa Free travel to 79 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

Jersey

1 000 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 129 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Latvia

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 129 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

Malaysia

135 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Asia Residency

Visa Free travel to 172 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Malta

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 98 countries

Process Duration: 3-4 months

Monaco

1 000 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 173 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

New Zealand

5 500 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 173 countries

Process Duration: 6-8 months

Singapore

250 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Asia Residency

Visa Free travel to 65 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

Thailand

60 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

Asia Residency

Visa Free travel to 120 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

United Kingdom

2 000 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 175 countries

Process Duration: 3 months

USA

 

900 000 EUR Investment

Real Estate

EU Residency

Visa Free travel to 180 countries

Process Duration: 6 months

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