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St Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program

  • Launched in 2016, St Lucia has the newest citizenship by investment program in the Caribbean.
  • Inheriting decades of experience from its island neighbors, St Lucia’s program is an amalgamation of the best practices from its surrounding islands, and provides a wide range of benefits for investors and locals alike. An idyllic spot for nature seekers, history buffs and sybarites, Citizenship in St Lucia offers all of the tropical benefits of the Caribbean, along with visa-free entry to an additional 145 countries. Read on to discover how you can apply for a St Lucia passport, and benefit from CS Global’s CBI initiative.

Benefits

  • Visa-free travel to around 145 countries and territories.
  • Right to hold dual citizenship.
  • Citizenship for life, with the right to live and work in the country.

Requirements

  • Applicants are 18+ years old and have no criminal record.
  • Truthful and Correct INFO.
  • Invest $300,000+ Real Estate Program with Government Authorization.
  • Hold Real Estate at least for Five Years after Citizenship.

Investment Options

1. The National Economic Fund

Investors are required to pay $100,000 one-time for the fund against lifetime citizenship.  Donation to the fund is the cheapest, fastest and easiest investment for citizenship in Saint Lucia.

  • Applicant applying alone: US$100,000
  • Applicant applying with spouse: US$140,000
  • Applicant applying with spouse and up to two (2) other qualifying dependents: US$150,000
  • Each additional qualifying dependent, of any age: US$25,000

Non-refundable processing fees:

  • Principal applicant: USD2000
  • Each qualifying dependent: USD1000
Due diligence fees:
  • Principal applicant: USD7,500
  • Each qualifying dependent (Over 16 years of age): USD5,000

 

2. Real Estate Investment

Applicants are require to buy a property or piece of real estate for at least USD300,000 in one of the approved real estate projects in St Lucia such as branded hotels, resorts, boutique properties. The Cabinet of Ministers will consider real estate projects to be included on the approved list for the Citizenship by Investment Program. Only approved properties by Government will qualify for CIP program.

Non-refundable administration fees under real estate investment:
  • Principal applicant: USD30,000
  • Each qualifying dependent: USD25,000 (18 years of age and over)
  • Each qualifying dependent: USD15,000  (under 18 years of age)
Due diligence fees:
  • Principal applicant: USD7,500
  • Each qualifying dependent (Over 16 years of age): USD5,000
3. Business Enterprise Projects

The Cabinet of Ministers will consider enterprise projects to be included on the approved list for the Citizenship by Investment Program.

Approved enterprise projects fall into broad categories:

  1. Real Estate
  2. Trading
  3. Energy
  4. Auto mobile
  5. Shipping
  6. Agriculture
  • Option 1 – A sole applicant: A minimum investment of  USD3,500,000
  • Option 2 – More than one applicant (joint venture): A minimum investment of USD6,000,000 with each applicant contributing no less than USD1,000,000.

Due diligence fees:

  • Principal applicant: USD7,500
  • Each qualifying dependent (Over 16 years of age): USD5,000
Non-refundable administration fees under Enterprise investment:
  • Principal applicant: US $50,000
  • Each qualifying dependent: US $35,000 (18 years of age and over)
  • Each qualifying dependent: US $25,000  (under 18 years of age)
4. Government Bonds

Citizenship by investment in St Lucia is also possible through buying USD 500,000 non-interest bearing Government bonds, locked in for 5 years.

  • Applicant applying alone: USD500,000
  • Applicant applying with spouse: USD535,000
  • Applicant applying with spouse and up to two (2) other qualifying dependents: USD550,000
  • Each additional qualifying dependent: USD25,000
Non-refundable administration fees for buying Government bonds:
  • Principal applicant: USD50,000
  • Each qualifying dependent: USD35,000 (18 years of age and over)
  • Each qualifying dependent: USD25,000  (under 18 years of age)
Due diligence fees:
  • Principal applicant: USD7,500
  • Each qualifying dependent (Over 16 years of age): USD5,000

Processing

Stage I: Decide the Investment options

STAGE II: Choose an authorized agent

  • An authorized agent is only one who have been officially licensed by the Citizenship by Investment Unit to act on behalf of the main applicant in relation to a citizenship by investment application.
  • The Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Unit (CBIU) will not accept direct submissions.

STAGE III: Prepare documents

  • Gather the forms and documentation that your agent deems relevant to your application.

STAGE IV: Submit application to CBIU

  • When all of your forms have been completed, and all documentation collected, your authorized agent will submit your application to the CBIU and liaise with them on your behalf.

STAGE V: Payment and certification

  • If your application is approved in principle, the CBIU’s letter will also instruct you to make your contribution payment for the investment.
  • Upon receiving proof of payment, the CBIU will then issue your certificate of registration, which stands as evidence of your citizenship and can be used by yourself or your authorized agent to apply for your Saint Lucia passport.

Saint Lucia Overview

  • Saint Lucia is a sovereign island country in the West Indies in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. The island was previously called Iyonola, the name given to the island by the native Amerindians and later, Hewanorra, the name given by the native Caribs.
  • Saint Lucia is the quintessential island paradise. Imagine the majestic peaks of the Pitons reaching to the heavens, the splendor of lush rain forests, and the hypnotizing blue-green waters of the Caribbean breaking just off shore. The island’s landscape, people, customs, and cuisine intertwine to provide the perfect setting for the vacation of a lifetime.
  • Here, the unique confluence of Caribbean, African, English, and French cultures creates an exquisite blend of food, music, and traditions that will inspire and enchant you. “Ki bèl pèi!” is Kwéyòl for, “What a lovely country!” When you visit Saint Lucia, you’ll discover that it’s not just lovely, it’s truly magical. Discover her mystery and let Saint Lucia inspire you.
  • Capital city: Castries
  • Languages: English & Creole French
  • Visa free countries: 145
  • Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar
  • Total area: 617 km²
  • Population: 183,627 (2019)
  • Neighbor countries: Martinique
  • Time zone: UTC-04:00