Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia

Citizenship by Investment in Saint Lucia

A volcanic island mostly covered in rainforest, St. Lucia lies in the eastern Caribbean Sea, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique. It is known for its twin peaks — the Pitons — and its amazing beaches. It has excellent air links to Europe and North America and is a member of the Commonwealth and
CARICOM.

Citizenship by investment in St. Lucia:

To qualify for citizenship by investment, applicants must make significant economic contributions to the country. Applicants and their families receive full citizenship in exchange, subject to a rigorous application process and due diligence checks. Citizenship by Investment Act No. 14 of 2015 governs the St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program.

Citizenship by Investment in St. Lucia: Benefits:

  • A visa is not required for over 140 destinations, including the Schengen
  • Area, Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK, and many more.
  • There is no requirement for residence or visitation.
  • After being granted citizenship, applicants can add dependents such as spouses, children under 31, siblings under 18, and parents over 55.
  • Investment and processing costs are attractive for the program.

Investment requirements for St. Lucian citizenship:

As part of the Citizenship by Investment Program, the Citizenship by Investment Act No. 14 of 2015 established the Saint Lucia National Economic Fund (NEF), which receives qualifying investments and donations from this program. The government will use these funds to advance its national development agenda.

Under the program, applicants must make a substantial economic contribution to the country in exchange for full citizenship, which is subject to stringent application processes and due diligence checks. To qualify, the main applicant must be at least 18 years old, meet the application requirements, and select one of the following investment options:

Participation in an approved enterprise project with a minimum contribution of USD 3.5 million, as well as the creation of no less than three permanent jobs. A joint contribution of USD 6 million (each
applicant committing a minimum of USD 1 million) plus the creation of six permanent jobs is another option.

For a single applicant, a non-refundable contribution to the National Economic Fund of USD 100,000 is required. A main applicant and spouse are eligible for USD 140,000 A main applicant, spouse, and up to two
qualifying dependents are eligible for USD 150,000 Additional dependents applying with the main applicant, spouse, and two other qualifying dependents will receive USD 15,000 Each qualifying dependent receives USD 25,000

Investment in non-interest-bearing government bonds with a minimum value of USD 300,000 (plus an administrative fee of USD 50,000), held for a minimum of five years. All qualifying dependents must have a clean personal background with no criminal record and not be under any criminal investigation (other than in
respect of a minor offence). Citizenship shall not be granted to anyone deemed to be a security risk or who has engaged in activities that are likely to bring disrepute to St. Lucia.

Citizenship by Investment in St. Lucia: Procedures and timeframe:

If there are no concerns with the application, the application process should not take more than four months from the date of submission to the date of issuance of the citizenship certificate. If Henley & Partners anticipates a processing delay of more than three months in exceptional cases, the applicant will be informed.

A citizenship application may be granted, denied, or delayed for cause by the Citizenship by Investment Board, which oversees dedicated citizenship by the Investment Unit (CIU). The agent will submit citizenship by investment application on behalf of the applicant in electronic and printed form. All applications must be submitted in English. Before applying to the CIU, it is essential to ensure that all necessary supporting
documents are included.

Additionally, the application must be accompanied by the appropriate nonrefundable processing and due diligence fees for the principal applicant, their spouse, and any qualifying dependents. Once an application has received preliminary approval.

The agent will be notified by the CIU that payment for the qualifying funds and government administration fees are required before receiving a certificate of citizenship. The main applicant must remit the required funds for the qualifying option within 90 calendar days after receiving notification of approval of their
application.

Successful applicants must submit an oath or affirmation of allegiance before an attorney-at-law, notary public, or notary royal. Exceptional circumstances may cause the minister to revoke citizenship.

  • Passport Rank
  • 31st
  • Visa-Free Countries
  • 140+
  • Time to Residency
  • 5-7 Months
  • Investment
  • Starts from $100,000

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