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Through the St Lucia Citizenship By Investment Program, individuals who make economic contributions to the nation are granted Saint Lucian citizenship and a St Lucia Passport after submitting their application to the St Lucia Citizenship By Investment unit.

This page provides an overview of the program, read our guide for in-depth details.

In December 2015, after the passing of Act No. 14 of 2015, known as the Citizenship by Investment Act on 24th August, the Caribbean Island nation launched the St. Lucia economic Citizenship program.

Since then over 1,000 foreign nationals from the likes of China, Russia, Syria, Turkey, and Nigeria have acquired St. Lucia Economic Citizenship.

Also Read:- St Lucia Citizenship By Investment: The Ultimate Guide for Global Citizens 2023

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St Lucian Citizenship
Key Benefits

Visa Free Travel to 146 countries
With your St Lucian passport, you get access to 150 visa-free countries including the UK (180 days), Schengen Area (90 days), Singapore and Hong Kong making travelling a hassle-free experience. St Lucia citizenship will allow you to explore dozens of different countries and cultures with ease.
Access to long stay visas
Thanks to St Lucia's excellent visa reciprocity, citizens of Saint Lucia can additionally enjoy long stays in many other countries including Canada and Europe. St. Lucian citizens interested in visiting the US can apply for a 10-year multiple entry access B1 Tourist Visas and B2 business visas at any US consulate.

Full Residence Status in St. Lucia and CARICOM
Obtain the rights to live, work and invest in St. Lucia. As a member of CARICOM, citizens of St. Lucia can also reside in any other member nation.
No Physical Residency Requirements
One of the most defining benefits of obtaining a Saint Lucia passport is that you don't need to reside in Saint Lucia in order to acquire nor maintain citizenship. This means that if you’re a businessperson who is looking for international opportunities, you can enjoy the benefits of your second passport without taking up residence or engaging in specific activities.
Tax Benefits
Those that decide to relocate to St. Lucia and make it their tax residence can enjoy generous tax benefits that come with a Saint Lucia citizenship. Residents in the country are only liable for income tax when their salary is generated in the state or on foreign income remitted to Saint Lucia. Alongside this, Saint Lucia has no capital gains, inheritance, gift or wealth taxes and is making steady progress towards becoming an international financial centre.
Fast application process that can be done entirely remotely
St. Lucia’s Citizenship By Investment Unit is known for its efficiency. It is possible to acquire a Saint Lucian passport in just 90 days.
The entire family including siblings can be included in your application
Siblings aged 18 and over of the Principal Applicant and his/her spouse who is unmarried and without children can be included, as well as dependent unmarried children under the age of 30 and dependent parents & grandparents.
Secure Payment Methods
Due diligence and application fees charged by the government can be paid directly to the St Lucia Citizenship By Investment unit using a secure link. Upon approval investors can make their full investment directly to the government.
Commonwealth Country and Legal System
St. Lucia is a Commonwealth country that gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1979 and became a full member of the Commonwealth of Nations in 1979. As a member of the Commonwealth, St. Lucia is part of an intergovernmental organisation of 52 member countries that are mostly former territories of the British Empire. St. Lucia therefore has a strong relationship with the United Kingdom and citizens can enjoy preferential benefits as commonwealth citizens.
A Safe Haven in The Caribbean
St. Lucia is a safe country. The island enjoys very low levels of crime. The country has a strong security presence and a good track record in terms of crime prevention. The travel advice issued by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office states that St. Lucia is generally safe and visitors to the island should take normal precautions.
St Lucia Citizenship

Investment Option 1
St Lucia Citizenship By Donation

The most popular pathway to St. Lucia citizenship is via the donation route. Foreign nationals who make an economic contribution to the national development fund can apply for citizenship under the St Lucia Citizenship By Investment Program. The main applicant must invest the following at the time of the application to ensure eligibility:
Single Applicant: $100,000 USD

Main applicant + Spouse: US$ 140,000

Additional dependent: US$ 25,000

Up to a Family of 4 (including the spouse): US $150,000

Each qualifying dependent in addition to a family of four: US$ 15,000
What is the National Economic Fund?

By investing in the National Economic Fund of Saint Lucia, you can easily apply for citizenship while helping to strengthen the infrastructure and services of this idyllic island nation. Only upon approval of the application, is the investment required for the applicant and any related family members. The Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Board has strict due diligence rules in order to protect the program and St. Lucia’s citizens that reviews all applications carefully, granting, denying or delaying them as necessary.

Is my contribution a donation or an investment?

The non-refundable contribution is a effectively a donation to the government fund. However it is an investment in the sense that investors are awarded citizenship in St. Lucia in exchange for their economic contribution to the country.

What other requirements are there to be eligible for citizenship in St Lucia?

The main applicant must demonstrate that they are at least eighteen years old; in good health and have enough funds to afford such an investment. The source of funds must be legal, and in order to ensure the requirements listed above are fully adhered to. The applicant should have no restrictions or bans on entering the European Union, USA, the UK, and Canada. The Government of St. Lucia subjects applicants to strict due diligence procedures. Supporting documentation will be required.

What are the advantages of the donation route?

The government contribution option is straightforward. The applicant is effectively paying a one off fee and this economic contribution to St Lucia is made in direct exchange for citizenship.

Therefore this option is better suited to candidates for those who are not interested in the hassle that comes with making and maintaining a real estate investment. The initial outlay is also less than the real estate option.

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Investment Option 2
St Lucia Citizenship By Investment Real Estate

The minimum investment required in order to qualify for the St. Lucia Real Estate Citizenship option is $200,000 USD reduced from $300,000 USD last year. Investors who select the real estate option additionally must pay an administration fee which varies depending on the number of dependents.
Why choose real estate over the donation pathway?

Applicants who feel more comfortable investing into an asset class rather than simply making a donation often prefer the St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment real estate pathway.

Saint Lucia is a renowned Caribbean tourist destination, and its wide range of real estate options make it a great choice for investors. The Citizenship Investment Programme provides an opportunity for those looking to make a substantial investment into an approved real estate project in one of the following categories: high-end branded hotels and resorts, as well as high-end boutique properties. 

When can I sell my investment?

Applicants must maintain their investment for a minimum period of 5 years in order to keep their citizenship in St. Lucia. After this 5 year period investors can resell their investment. If the investment is resold to another foreigner then the new buyer will also become eligible to apply for citizenship in St. Lucia under the CBI Program.

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Investment Option 3
St Lucia Citizenship By Government Bonds

The investment is risk-free investment, it is fully refundable by the government so you can count on a return on your investment of $300,000 after five years.

There is a flat administrative fee of $50,000 that applies to any application, regardless of the number of family members. This investment opens the door to the amazing opportunities that come with obtaining St. Lucian citizenship
How does the Government Bond option work?

The St Lucia’s Economic Citizenship Program is the only Caribbean Citizenship By Investment program with a government bond investment option. Investing in ‘National Action Bonds from the St. Lucian government is the most secure investment option in the Caribbean.

What are the advantages of the Government Bond route?

‘​The best choice for those seeking a safe and guaranteed return on their investment is to become a citizen of Saint Lucia through their government bond program. This is a secure and cost-effective option for those interested in investing in the Caribbean.

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Investment Option 4
St Lucia Citizenship By Investment Enterprise Project Investment

An individual investor must make a minimum qualifying investment of US $3,500,000 and create at least three permanent jobs. A joint venture project requires a minimum qualifying investment of US $6,000,000 with each investor making a minimum contribution of US $1,000,000, creating a minimum of six permanent jobs. Investing in an approved Enterprise Project may result in the granting of citizenship under the Citizenship by Investment Programme.
How does the Enterprise route work?

At the present time, the Citizenship Program has no open enterprise projects available for investment. However, the program is open to receiving proposals to invest in projects such as specialty restaurants, cruise ports and marinas, agro-processing plants, pharmaceutical products, ports, bridges, roads, highways, research institutions and facilities, and offshore universities.

If you have a project that falls into one of the qualifying categories listed above, you can request an evaluation for inclusion in the Approved Projects list. To meet the criteria, the project must comply with government policies, standards, and regulations, and adhere to certain monitoring and reporting requirements. 

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Process to St Lucian Citizenship

The process to obtaining citizenship by investment in St Lucia currently takes from 90-180 days.

STEP 1Initial Consultation and Analysis of investment options

Contact LGP for an initial consultation and explore St Lucia CBI qualifying investment opportunities.

STEP 2Select Your Investment

Select your investment route in St Lucia.

STEP 3Prepare Documentation

Gather and prepare all application including proof of your investment for submission to the CBI Unit in St Lucia

STEP 4Pay Due Diligence Fees & Submit your application to the CBI Unit in St Lucia.

Processing of application (3-6 months)

STEP 5Receive pre-approval and Complete investment

Once you have successfully obtained approval under the citizenship by investment program you must then transfer your funds to make the investment.

STEP 7Receive your Passport via courier

Congratulations, you are now a St Lucian Citizen!
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Frequently
Asked Questions

Checkout our FAQ's or reach out to us directly via the contact form at the bottom of the page with further questions.
Am I a good candidate for St Lucia Citizenship By Investment Program?

If you are in good health, a person of good character, with no criminal record and have sufficient resources to invest then you will be a good candidate St Lucia’s citizenship by investment program.

The St Lucian government has recently enhanced its due diligence processes.

Who can I include on my application as a dependent?

The main applicant can add the following dependents to their application, subject to additional fees.

  • Children, including dependent children up to the age of 30.
  • Applicant’s spouse.
  • Dependent parents of both the investor and their spouse, over the age of 55.
  • Siblings of the investor, if unmarried and under 18 years old.
How long is the application process?

Application times vary, since they are a partly dependent on how quickly the client can gather all the necessary documentation. However the full application process generally takes between 90-180 days.

Can my application be done remotely?

Yes, the entire CBI process including acquisition of any approved real estate investment can be achieved remotely.

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St. Lucia offers an excellent quality of life with a low cost of living. The island has a wide selection of housing options, ranging from luxurious villas and condominiums to more affordable apartments. St. Lucia also has a great selection of restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues, as well as plenty of outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, snorkeling, and more. Plus, there are several universities and colleges located on the island, so it’s an ideal place for those who want to pursue higher education.

All in all, St. Lucia is a wonderful place to live with plenty of opportunities for relaxation, recreation, and cultural exploration. With its stunning beauty and laid-back charm, it’s no wonder why so many people are drawn to this Caribbean paradise.

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