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SAINT LUCIA - CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT


St. Lucia is a 617 km2 eastern Caribbean Island with the population of 185.000 people. Much of the country is mountainous and is covered in a blanket of rainforest. In addition St. Lucia has very arresting sight beaches – golden in the north and silvery in the south. Throughout the years the country was contested between French and British. French were 1st settlers on the island, but in 1814 the British took the final control of the island. As it switched very so often between French and British, the island is also called as “Helen of the West Indies”.

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The Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Programme was officially launched on Tuesday December 29 ,  2015. The Official Launch was used as a platform to share with the public the tremendous amount of work which had gone into getting ready to accept the first application as of 1 st  January 2016.  The primary reason for launching the program was to attract foreign direct investments as the country is capable of offering plenty of benefits to the potential citizens.

The application process is straightforward and does not need the applicant to travel to St. Lucia. The applicant must be at least 18 years old, Provide details and evidence of the proposed qualifying investment, Pass a diligence background check along with their qualifying dependents over the age of 16, Provide full and frank disclosure on all matters pertaining to the application; and Pay the requisite non-refundable processing, due diligence and administrative fees upon application.

A qualifying investment under the Citizenship by Investment Programme shall satisfy at least a minimum investment in one of the following categories:

  • Saint Lucia National Economic Fund
  • Real Estate Projects
  • Enterprise Projects
  • Government Bonds

  • The applicant and his/her family members can reside, study and work during their whole life.
  • Visa free access to more than 120 countries, including Schengen Area, UK and Hong Kong.
  • No mandatory rule to renounce the first citizenship.
  • No mandatory language requirements.
  • No mandatory residency requirement in the country.
  • Inclusion of dependent children under 26.
  • Inclusion of mentally or physically challenged dependent children and/or parents no matter about their ages.
  • Inclusion of dependent parents above 65 who are currently residing with the applicant.
  • No physical residency requirements.
  • Life in stable country as the island is the part of commonwealth of Nations, CARICOM and International Organization of Francophonie
National Economic Fund
A. For a single applicant
Contribution US$100,000
Processing fee US$2,000
B. Applicant and spouse
Contribution US$165,000
Processing fee for the main applicant US$2,000
Processing fee for The Spouse US$1,000
C. Main applicant and spouse plus 2 qualifying dependent:
Contribution US$190,000
Contribution for each additional qualifying dependent US$190,000
Processing fee for the main applicant US$2,000
Processing fee for each qualifying dependant US$1,000
Real Estate

The Cabinet of Ministers will consider real estate projects to be included on the approved list for the Citizenship by Investment Programme. Approved real estate projects fall into two broad categories:

  • High-end branded hotels and resorts
  • High-end boutique properties

Minimum investment should be USD 300,000. The applicant is required to execute a binding purchase and sales agreement for an investment in an approved real estate project. Investments, equaling the agreed purchase price, are deposited in an approved irrevocable escrow account managed jointly by the developer and the Citizenship by Investment Unit in Saint Lucia.

The following government fees are applicable for the main applicant and any accompanying dependents:
For the main applicant US$50,000
Each qualifying dependent (18 years and above) US$35,000
Each qualifying dependent (Under 18 years old) US$25,000
Due Diligence Fees::
For the main applicant US$ 7,500
For The spouse US$4,000
Dependent aged 16 years and above US$ 4,000
Other Applicable fees:
Passport Application fee, per applicant US$250
Enterprise Projects

Approved enterprise projects fall into 7 broad categories:

  • Specialty Restaurants
  • Cruise ports and marinas
  • Agro-processing plants
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Ports, bridges, roads and highways
  • Research institutions and facilities
  • Offshore universities
Once approved the enterprise project becomes available for qualifying investments from applicants for citizenship by investment.
Once an application for citizenship by means of an investment in an approved enterprise project has been approved, the following minimum investment is required:
Option 1 – A sole applicant. A minimum investment of  US$3,500,000 Option 1 – More than one applicant (joint venture). A minimum investment of US$ 6,000,000 with each applicant contributing no less than US$1,000,000

For the main applicant US$50,000
Each qualifying dependent (18 years and above) US$35,000
Each qualifying dependent (Under 18 years old) US$25,000
Government Bonds

Citizenship by investment may be made through the purchase of non-interest- bearing Government bonds. These bonds must be registered and remain in the name of the applicant for a  five (5) year holding period from the date of first issue and not attract a rate of interest. Once an application for citizenship by means of an investment in government bonds has been approved, the following minimum investment is required:

Single applicant US$500,000
Applicant and Spouse US$535,000
Applicant, Spouse and two other qualifying dependents US$550,000
Each additional qualifying dependent US$25,000
However other Non-refundable administration fees are applicable:
For the main applicant US$50,000
Each qualifying dependent (18 years and above) US$35,000
Each qualifying dependent (Under 18 years old) US$25,000
Visa-Free/Visa-on-arrival:

Note: as per the official government website: https://www.cipsaintlucia.com/content_manager/contentPages/view/visa-free-travel
Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Caymand Islands, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Faroe Island, Fiji, Georgia, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guyana, Haiti,Holy See (Vatican City),Honduras, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Jamaica, Jan Mayen, Jersey, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Nicaragua, Palau, Panama, San Marino, South Korea, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobagi, Tunisia, Turks & Caicos Islands, United Kingdom

Countries and Territories with Visa Free Access for Saint Lucians for up to 90 days :

Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Gambia, The Netherlands, Vanuatu, Venezuela

Countries and Territories with Visa Free Access for Saint Lucians for 30 days and under :

Aruba, Bonaire, Cuba, Curacao, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Malaysia, Martinique, Micronesia, Singapore, Monsterrate, Niue, Peru, Philippines, Saba, St. Barthelemy, St. Eustatius, St. Helena, St. Maarten, St. Martin, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Wallis & Fortuna

Countries and Territories with Visa on Arrival for Saint Lucian Citizens:

Bangladesh, Bolivia, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Jordan, Laos, Macau, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nauru, Nepal, Samoa (Western), Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Togo, Turkey, Tuvalu

E-Visa (must apply no less than 5 days before travel):

Bahrain, Gabon, India, Sri Lanka, Uganda, United Arab Emirates

  • MOBILITY : VISA FREE TRAVEL70%
  • SAFETY & SECURITY66%
  • ECONOMIC STRENGTH 0%
  • EDUCATION: Primary and secondary education level40%
  • HOUSING: Prices of housing and real estate53%
  • Healthcare system development52%
  • COST OF LIVING: How cheap goods and services are112%
  • ENVIRONMENT: Quality of country’s environment62%
  • BUSINESS: Easiness of doing business29%
  • GROWTH RATE: How fast economic is growing65%
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