Saint Lucia CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT

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Donation from$100,000

Real estate from$300,000

Time to citizenship:3-4 Months

Visa-free travel:147 Countries

St. Lucia, one of the most economically stable countries in the Caribbean, also boasts desirable weather, clean water, friendly people, and unique natural draws such as volcanos and abundant rain forests. All of these qualities make it a highly sought-after place to visit and even to live, which is made possible through the Citizenship by Investment Program that started in 2015.

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This program offers 4 different investment routes to choose from, making it one of the most versatile paths to a passport by investment out there. Recipients of a St. Lucia passport can reap its long list of benefits such as tax exemptions, travel ease, and even St. Lucia residency.

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St Lucia Passport by investment

Origin of St. Lucia’s Citizenship by Investment Program

Its inception in 2015 makes the St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program the newest of its kind among Caribbean countries. After realizing that our global world is more connected than ever, the government of St. Lucia started the program to encourage applicants to visit, vacation, invest, build, and grow with the island. Doing its best to fund a prosperous future for its citizens and the world as a whole, St. Lucia is opening its arms to people from all over the world who want to obtain citizenship through investment.

Capital

Castries

Continent

North America

Sea

Caribbean

Total Area

617 Km2

Currency

East Caribbean dollar

Visa-free countries

147

Population

184,961

Language

English
St Lucia Map

Benefits of St Lucia’s Citizenship by Investment Program

As with any investment, investors are looking for a mutually beneficial arrangement, and that’s exactly what St. Lucia is offering with its Citizenship by Investment Program. One of the biggest draws is the travel opportunities it provides to individuals who might otherwise have a hard time accessing certain countries. However, it also provides a plethora of financial benefits in the form of favorable tax policies and business opportunities. The biggest benefits of this program are:

Woman holding Passport

Travel Opportunities

Visa-free travel to 147 different countries can be enjoyed by St. Lucia passport holders. Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK, and the countries in the Schengen zone are all included on the list of open travel opportunities. In addition to visa-free travel to some of the strictest countries in the world, St. Lucia passports are also granted a 10-year visa to the US, making it possible to spend 6 months out of every year there.

Business Opportunities

International Business Benefits

By registering a company in St. Lucia, investors and business owners will have easier access to international banks, foreign currency deals, and even a potential reduction in taxes. The personal identity of these business owners will not be tracked in St. Lucia in an effort to support their privacy and security.

Tax benefits

Favorable Taxation Policies

In the same way that international businesses registered in St. Lucia will experience lower taxes, people holding a St. Lucia passport will also be less burdened by taxes. In St. Lucia, there is no income tax, inheritance tax, or capital income tax.

Flexible citizenship program

Flexible Program

Its 4 different investment options make this one of the most flexible citizenship by investment programs in the world. Additionally, applicants can include their family members in their application for additional fees, protecting their family for generations to come.

Whatever the reasoning is for wanting a St. Lucia passport, passport holders will get to enjoy all of its benefits. Not only will this program open up the world, but it will also amplify all the things most important things in life. Being able to support family prosperity, save for the future, and experience memorable travels is what life is all about, and with citizenship by investment in St. Lucia, those are the top priorities.

Saint Lucia Passport by Investment background

Why Saint Lucia?

There are many citizenship by investment programs in the world, but St. Lucia has had plenty of time to learn from all the other programs in existence to refine its approach and elevate its offerings. As a country, St. Lucia is a favorite because of its safety, job security, and size. It offers top-notch quality of life while maintaining a close distance to the U.S., making travel easier than ever before.

Visa-free travel
with a Saint Lucian Passport

The Saint Lucian passport is considered a strong travel document and provides visa-free access to the following countries.

147

visa-free countries

10 years

visa to the United States (B1/B2 visa required)

0

North America

Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Costa Rica
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
French West Indies
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Montserrat
Nicaragua
Panama
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Maarten
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos

0

South America

Argentina
Bermuda
Bolivia
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
French Guiana
Guyana
Peru
Suriname
Venezuela

0

Africa

Botswana
Cape Verde Islands
Comoro Islands
Egypt
Eswatini
Kenya
Madagascar
Mauritania
Mayotte
Reunion
Rwanda
Senegal
Burundi
Tanzania
The Gambia
Guinea-Bissau
Togo
Lesotho
Malawi
Tunisia
Mauritius
Uganda
Mozambique
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
St. Helena

0

Europe

Andorra
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Estonia
Finland
Germany
Greece
Greenland
Hungary
Austria
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Cyprus
Lithuania
Denmark
Faroe Islands
Luxembourg
France
Malta
Gibraltar
Moldova
Monaco
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Kosovo
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
San Marino
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Vatican City

0

Asia

Armenia
Bangladesh
Cambodia
Hong Kong (SAR China)
Indonesia
Iran
Israel
Jordan
Laos
Macao (SAR China)
Malaysia
Maldives
Nepal
Pakistan
Palestinian Territory
Philippines
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Taiwan (Chinese Taipei)
Timor-Leste
Uzbekistan

0

Oceania

Cook Islands
Fiji
French Polynesia
Kiribati
Micronesia
New Caledonia
Niue
Palau Islands
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu

Investment Options and Associated Fees

St. Lucia’s Citizenship by Investment Program is incredibly accessible because it allows applicants to choose from 4 different investment types: a contribution to the National Economic Fund of St. Lucia, the purchase of bonds, a real estate investment, or a business investment. It is up to the applicants to decide which route is best for their families, but all options are viable and accepted.

1 OPTION

National Economic
Fund Contribution

$100 000+

This option is one of the most affordable approaches, but it is also non-refundable, meaning the money cannot be recouped and it making a future profit on the investment is impossible. A contribution to the National Economic Fund is an exemplary way to invest in St. Lucia. A single applicant is required to donate $100,000 USD in order to be eligible for citizenship by investment.

There are fees associated with adding family members to the application as well. For the main applicant and a spouse, a $140,000 contribution is required. A family of four, including the main applicant, spouse, and two qualifying dependents will cost $150,000. Additional dependents are $15,000 each.

The due diligence fees associated with the application process are $7,500 for the main applicant and $5,000 for dependents over 16 years of age.

Required contribution

Payable on submission of application

SINGLE INVESTOR

$100 000

MARRIED COUPLE

$140 000

FAMILY OF 4

$150 000

Additional member

+$15 000

Due Diligence

Payable on submission of application

APPLICANT

$7 500

dependent 16+

+$5 000

Non-refundable processing fees

Payable on submission of application

APPLICANT

$2 000

dependent 16+

+$1 000

NEWBORN

+$500
Future add-on

2 OPTION

Government Bonds

$250 000+

If applicants choose to invest in non-interest-bearing government bonds, the bonds must be held for at least five years. After five years, it is up to the applicant to keep or sell the bonds. A single applicant is required to purchase $500,000 in bonds to qualify for the St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program. A couple must invest $535,000 and a family of four must invest $550,000. There is also a $50,000 government administration fee.

The due diligence fees are the same as for the donation route.

Until December 31, 2022, the St. Lucian government has offered a Covid-19 discount for this investment type. The discount is a significant reduction, but it is only available through the end of this calendar year.

Administrative Fee

Payable upon grant of approval in principle

$30 000

Required bond

Payable on submission of application

SINGLE applicant

$250 000
5 years holding bond

Couple

$250 000
6 years holding bond

Family of 4

$250 000
7 years holding bond

Family of 4

$300 000
5 years holding bond
+$15 000

per additional dependent

Due Diligence

Payable on submission of application

APPLICANT

$7 500

dependent 16+

+$5 000

Non-refundable processing fees

Payable on submission of application

APPLICANT

$2 000

dependent 16+

+$1 000

NEWBORN

+$500
Future add-on

3 OPTION

Real Estate Investment

$300 000+

Unlike the other investment types, the required amount for a qualifying real estate investment is independent from the family type or structure. With a minimum investment of $300,000 and a state fee of $30,000, applicants and their families can be accepted into the program and administered a St. Lucia passport.

Real Estate Investment

$300 000

Non-refundable Administration Fee

Payable on submission of application

Single Applicant

$30 000

COUPLE

$45 000

DEPENDENT 0-16

$5 000

DEPENDENT 17-25

$10 000
+$10 000

Per additional dependent

Due Diligence

Payable on submission of application

APPLICANT

$7 500

dependent 16+

+$5 000

4 OPTION

Business Investment

$3 500 000+

If applicants choose to invest in a qualifying business venture or enterprise project as a single applicant, a minimum of $3.5 million is required, as well as the assurance to create at least 3 jobs. This investment type can be applied to groups if the amount invested is $6 million, with each applicant funding $1 million.

Single Investor

Payable upon grant of approval in principle

$3 500 000

Joint Investment

Payable upon grant of approval in principle

$6 000 000
($1 000 000 for each
investor minimum)

Non-refundable Administration Fee

Payable on submission of application

Single Applicant

$50 000

DEPENDENT 0-18

$25 000

DEPENDENT 18+

$35 000

Due Diligence

Payable on submission of application

APPLICANT

$7 500

dependent 16+

+$5 000

Non-refundable Processing Fee

Payable on submission of application

APPLICANT

$2 000

dependent

+$1 000
Saint Lucia landscape

What This Investment Means

It is clear that there are several benefits to be found in obtaining citizenship in St. Lucia, but the investments above help contribute to the overall well-being of this island nation. Economic prosperity, job creation, real estate health, and more, are all necessary components on the path to an even better future for St. Lucia and its residents.

Partnering with Trusted Agents

As one can imagine, securing citizenship in another country has many nuances and regulations, which is why it is required to partner with a competent agent to help throughout the process. St. Lucia will not work with unrepresented individuals, and it would be much more complicated to conduct the process without a competent agent. Our team will ensure everything moves quickly and seamlessly, acting as a professional liaison throughout the entire process.

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Application Procedure

With a qualified agent in an applicant’s corner, applying for and securing citizenship should be a breeze. We will ensure all documents are correct and ready for submission, so all each applicant has to do is to provide us with the necessary information, make decisions, and of course, sign when necessary. Here is what to expect from the application process:

Document Collection & Review

Our team of experts is very experienced in the Saint Lucian citizenship program. Our team will help collect all the required documents, ensuring everything looks good before submitting it for review. We will check that the passports, financial statements, and application documents are in order.

Due Diligence

All applicants must undergo a due diligence review by the government in St. Lucia. This step can take up to 3 months.

Approval & Investment

Once St. Lucia has accepted the application, the applicant has 90 days to make the agreed-upon investment in order to finalize the citizenship by investment process.

Passport Granted

Once the investment is complete, the St. Lucia passports will be in process. At this point, it is a requirement to send in an oath of allegiance and birth certificates for all applicants. In no more than 4 weeks, passports should be received by each member of the application.

Mark Damsgaard

Head of Client Advisory

Portrait Photo with Passports

Let Our Team Handle It All

We are competent agents for many different citizenship by investment programs so we know exactly what to expect from each one, how to expedite the process and ensure a seamless approval.

If any issues arise, our team is the most equipped to help resolve them and continue moving the process forward.

The connection we have with local governments and our diligence in working with our clients will make the process seamless while maximizing each applicant’s approval probability.

8+

years of experience

10+

team of experts

99%

approval rate

500+

passports issued

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Citizenship by Investment Cost?

Depending on the selected investment route, applicants can expect to spend a minimum of $100,000 up to $6,000,000. Keep in mind that the cost depends on a variety of factors such as the number of applicants and the type of investment.

Is St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment a smart financial decision?

Depending on each applicant’s financial goals and future plans, this might be the perfect investment. Not only will applicants be granted citizenship, but depending on the investment route, they may even experience future financial gains from these investments.

Is a visit to St. Lucia required for citizenship?

One of the best parts about this program is that it does not require applicants to be in St. Lucia to be granted citizenship. Once approved, applicants can decide if they would like to move to the island or if they would rather consider it a second home.

Who can I include in my application?

You can include your spouse, children up to the age of 30, parents over the age of 55, and siblings under the age of 18.

Will I have to make the investment before my approval?

Please note that the qualifying investment is only to be made after approval.

Let us help you!

As a trusted citizenship by investment agent, our team is authorized to facilitate your application process, assess the ideal investment option for your unique situation, and keep you in compliance every step of the way. Our personalized investment migration consulting is your one-stop shop for obtaining a second citizenship or new residency. Fill out our contact form to get started with a complimentary consultation today.

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What to expect during your free citizenship consultation?

We proudly offer free consultations to interested applicants.
Here is what you can expect from your free consultation with our advisory team:

1

By the end of the consultation, you will know if you’re eligible to apply so you don't spend time and money investigating yourself

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We will answer any specific questions you have about the program and application process

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Our advisory team will explain every step of the process in detail so you know what to expect

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We’ll help you understand the best investment option for you