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 to 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
Saint Lucia Overview
Saint Lucia Citizenship and 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 & UK
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:
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:
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:
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:
How to Qualify for St. Lucia Citizenship
Main applicant to Saint Lucia citizenship must be at least 18 years old
Applicants 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 siblings of the main applicant under the age of 18
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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