St. Lucia is one of the windward islands, located in Eastern Caribbean. This quintessential island paradise is popular for its iconic landscape, consisting of the grand Pitons, lush green forests and sun-kissed beaches. It is home to the world’s only drive-in volcano, Sulphur Springs. St. Lucia offers a perfect blend of food, traditions and natural beauty, leaving visitors mesmerized and reluctant to leave.
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Citizenship by Investment in St. Lucia
St. Lucia’s Citizenship by Investment program was launched recently in 2015 to attract potential investors to develop the nation’s economic and social prosperity. This program offers a wide range of investment options and there is no requirement to physically reside in the country or take a language test, which makes it an attractive scheme for entrepreneurs and investors seeking a quick and straightforward dual citizenship application process. St. Lucian passport holders can enjoy numerous benefits, including attractive tax regime, world-class education and healthcare systems and a chance to expand their business internationally. They can also gain visa-free access to over 140 countries, including Schengen area, Singapore, and UK. Learn more about St. Lucia’s second passport program including the:
St. Lucia CBI program invites applicants with a good character record and those able to invest in the economic growth of the nation. This citizenship scheme offers several investment options. Applicants can make a non-refundable donation to St. Lucia’s National Economic Fund (NEF). They can also invest in the nation’s government-approved real estate, government bonds or in a business.
Freedom of travel
Visa-free travel to 140+ countries, including Schengen Area, Hong K ong, and UK
Low tax regime
No income, inheritance or gift tax
Get Dual Citizenship
No interview, language or minimum stay required
Extend application to family members
Cheapest Second Passport
St. Lucia Passport can be obtained for just a $100K financial donation
Main applicant requirements
- 18+ years old
- Good health
- No criminal record
- Legal investment sources
- Children under 30 years old
- Dependent parents above 55 years old
- Siblings of the main applicant below 18 years old
Invest in National Econimic Fund
Make a non-refundable donation of $100,000 (single applicant) or $190,000 (family of 4) to the National Economic Fund (NEF).
Invest in Real- Estate
Make an independent minimum investment of $300,000 in a pre-approved property, which is resalable after 5 years.
Invest in Government Bonds
Buy government bonds for $500,000 (single applicant), $535,000 (couple) or $550,000 (family of 4), redeemed in 5-7 years. Limited time offer (31/12/21): Subsidized Covid-19 Relief bonds starting at $250,000.
Invest in Business
Make an investment of $3.5 million in a government-approved business OR make a joint business investment with an individual minimum of $1 million and a total investment amount of at least $6 million.
Process & Timeline
All St. Lucia’s citizenship applications are submitted to the nation’s Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) for assessment. The entire process is handled by an Authorized International Marketing Agent, who have the necessary qualifications to coordinate with the Authorized Local Agent. The approval by the CIU body takes between 60 and 90 days, after which the respective investment amounts need to be transferred. Applicants are not allowed to interact with the Authorized Local Agents directly.
Consultation & Preliminary background check
H&O service fee & Government Fee Payment
File preparation & Documents submission to CIU Agency
CIU will assess your application & conducts a due diligence
Receive ‘Approval in Principle’
Make Investment in Real Estate or Donation
Pay the passport fees and obtain your certificate of Registration