Saint Lucia Citizenship Program

Time to citizenship

3 - 4 months

Minimum Investment

US $100,000

Type of investment

Donation - Real Estate - Government Bond

Visa free Countries

144 Including Schengen and UK

St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program

Saint Lucia has established the Citizenship by Investment program in 2016, after inheriting years of experiences from the other Caribbean countries who offer Citizenship by Investment programs. It is designed to use the best practices and tailored to be the most efficient program for the applicants. In return, it allows foreign investors obtain permanent legal citizenship and second passport within 3 to 4 months.

Citizenship by investment in Saint Lucia is available through three options.

  • Non-refundable contribution under the National Economic Fund (NEF)

  • Real Estate investment in an approved project under Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Unit

  • Government Bonds

Saint Lucia Citizenship Overview

Saint Lucia is the isle of majestic mountainous beauty, known for the iconic landmark of the Pitons and features the world's only real drive-in volcano.

Language

English

Currency

Eastern Caribbean Dollar

Total Area

617 km2

Capital

Castries

Government

Parliamientary system and a Commonwealth Realm

Population

178,844

Saint Lucia Passport Benefits

The citizenship program of Saint Lucia does not restrict any nationality from applying for a Saint Lucia passport. Likewise, it does not require an applicant to take any language test nor do they need to reside or visit the country. Saint Lucia Passport holders can vote, purchase property, as well as live and work in the country.

St. Lucia passport holders are privileged to numerous benefits:

  • Visa-free access to 144 countries, including Schengen zone & United Kingdom

  • Citizenship is inheritable by new-born

  • Allows dual citizenship

  • Easier access to the US & Canada

  • Permanent residency status

  • No imposed taxes on non-residents

Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Options

Option 1: The National Economic Fund (Donation)

The National Economic Fund (NEF) was created to fund government sponsored projects. Its A non-refundable contribution depending on the number of dependents included in the application:

Single applicant

US $100,000

Main applicant and spouse

US $140,000

Family of four

US $150,000

Additional dependents

US $15,000

Option 2 : Real Estate Investment

The applicant must invest in a government-approved real estate project within Saint Lucia at a minimum value of US $300,000. The investor must hold the property for at least 5years from the grant of citizenship. Furthermore, you may only re-sell that real estate under the Citizenship by Investment Program after 5 years of acquiring citizenship.

The following government fees also apply depending on the number of dependents included in the application:

Single applicant

US $30,000

Main applicant and spouse

US $45,000

Dependent 18 years or above

US $10,000

Dependent 17 years and below

US $5,000

Option 3 : Government Bonds

Applicants may also satisfy the criteria for Citizenship by Investment by purchasing Government bonds in the name of the applicant. Investors need to hold onto the bonds for a minimum of five (5) years. The bonds do not bear any interest during this time, so only the original purchase amount is recoverable. The following investment is required to meet the criteria:

Single applicant

$500,000 USD

Applicant with spouse

US$535,000

Applicant with spouse and up to two other qualifying dependents

$550, 000 USD

Each additional qualifying dependent

US$25,000

Non-Refundable Administrative Fee

$50, 000 USD

Option 4 : COVID -19 RELIEF BOND ( Limited time offer )

COVID-19 Relief Bond – $250,000

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Saint Lucia has created a unique COVID-19 Relief Bond, which requires a minimum investment of $250,000, which will only be available until December 31, 2020.

The bond offers investors no interest, and applicants are required to maintain the bond for a minimum of five (5) years but up to seven (7) years depending on the number of qualifying dependents. There is no processing fee, but there is a $30,000 administrative fee that the investor is required to pay once the citizenship application has been granted.

The costs related to the COVID-19 Relief Bond are outlined below:

A single applicant

US$250,000, and the bond must be held for 5 years.

The applicant and a single dependent

US$250,000 , and the bond must be held for 6 years.

The applicant and between 2 to 4 dependents

US$250,000, and the bond must be held for 7 years.

The applicant and between 2 to 4 dependents

US$300,000, and the bond must be held for 5 years.

Additional dependents (with up to 4 in total)

US$15,000 each

Additional Fees for St. Lucia Citizenship Options

Application and registration fee

US $750 per applicant

Processing for main applicant

US $2,000

Processing for spouse

US $1,000

Processing for each dependent

US $1,000

Due diligence for main applicant

US $7,500

Due diligence for spouse

US $5,000

Due diligence for dependents above 16 years old

US $5,000

How to Qualify for St. Lucia Citizenship

  • Applicants to Saint Lucia citizenship must be at least 18 years old.

  • Must hold no criminal record

  • Must prove the source of fund for the investment

  • Children dependents under the age of 30

  • Parents dependents above the age of 55

  • Unmarried sister or brother of the main applicant who is below 18 years old.

  • Must undergo a due diligence checks to gain approval

How to Apply and Obtain St. Lucia Passport

Notice: Guide Consultants is an authorized Promoter listed under the Citizenship by Investment unit of Saint Lucia to promote & provide full services of their Citizenship by Investment program.

  • Our specialized team will work with you to collect, translate and notarize the documents required, while ensuring all documents adhere to Saint Lucia government's requirements.

  • The documents will be submitted together with the due diligence and processing fees to the government of Saint Lucia. Your application will start; due diligence will be performed.

  • Once we secure the initial approval, Saint Lucia government will send a letter requesting the remaining funds.

  • You make your investment for the program you have chosen

  • You receive your Certificate of Naturalization - you are now a citizen of Saint Lucia

  • Your Guide Consultants advisor applies for your Saint Lucia passport and delivers it to you.

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Saint Lucia Visa-free Countries

Over the past number of years, the St. Lucian government has been successfully working on expanding its list of Visa-free countries.

FAQs About Saint Lucia Citizenship

Saint Lucia is among the most popular destinations for Honeymooners, it’s filled with friendly and warm people, making it one of the safest countries in the Caribbean.
Many cruise ships and Honeymooners visit Saint Lucia. As a result, it is more tourist-oriented and developed – and yes, expensive – than some of the other Caribbean islands.
Saint Lucia offers citizenship by investment through either non-refundable donations, real estate investments or Government Bonds.
Yes, Saint Lucia does allow dual citizenship, so investors can maintain their existing citizenships.
Foreigners can buy property in Saint Lucia, as the government encourages foreign direct investment.

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