Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment

Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment, available through a new Citizenship-by-Investment Program that 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 135 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 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.

Please feel free to contact us today to discuss your individual requirements with our professional advisors.

Saint Lucia citizenship benefits will provide peace of mind in an every changing world. Saint Lucian passport gives you and your family the freedom to travel visa-free and conduct business in more than 135 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 135 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 feel free Contact us for a complimentary consultation with one of our qualified citizenship advisors. We look forward to hearing from you.

The investment requirements of the Government of Saint Lucia can be fulfilled in one of four (4) 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 disbursements.

* Professional Fees
Professional fees are extra and will vary depending on the number of dependents included in your application. Please contact CSL 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)
$100,000 single applicant

$165,000 applicant and spouse

$190,000 applicant with spouse and up to 2 other qualifying dependents

$25,000 per each additional qualifying dependent

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 dependent

 

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

 

Government Administration Fees, due upon approval:

– $50,000 per each bonds purchase

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 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.

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
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