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ST LUCIA CITIZENSHIP
The St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment Programme offers one of the most affordable routes to citizenship and a second passport.
As the most recent international Citizenship by Investment scheme, St Lucia has drawn upon experience of other investment programs around the world, and created a scheme which allows investors to obtain St. Lucian citizenship through various options, quickly and efficiently.
St. Lucia is an island state located in the Caribbean Sea and is the home of the majestic Piton mountains.
KEY RESIDENCY BENEFIT
AFFORDABLE ROUTE TO CITIZENSHIP
With investments starting at $100,000, St. Lucia offers one of the most affordable routes to securing a second passport.
No minimum stay requirements or interview.
Visa- Free Travel to 145 countries, including Schengen area, UK and more
Short processing time, at only 2-3 months.
Only Caribbean country with the option to invest in bonds.
Family reunification with the ability to include family on your application.
The government launched the St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment Programme in 2015. The scheme allows applicants to secure citizenship in the country and a St. Lucia Passport provided specific investment requirements are met.
The programme offers a simplified process and multiple investment options. St. Lucia is the only Caribbean country that allows the applicant to invest in bonds.
To qualify for St Lucia citizenship, individuals must make one of the following investments in the country:
Real Estate: Invest in a government-approved real estate development. The minimum investment requirement is $200,000, regardless of the number of applicants. There is a minimum holding period of five years. After five years, investors can sell the property.
The real estate option has an additional, non-refundable administration fee of at least $30,000.
Bond Purchase: Invest $300,000 in the National Action Government Bond (NAB) regardless of the number of applicants. Bonds can be fully redeemed in five years, and the money can be returned.
A non-refundable administration fee of $50,000 applies to applicants who take this investment route.
Donation: Make a non-refundable contribution to the National Economic Fund (NEF) of St. Lucia. The NEF raises funds to enhance the infrastructure and utilities of the island.
- The minimum contribution amount varies depending on the number of people included in the application.
- Single applicant: $100,000
- Married couple: $140,000
- Family of four: $150,000
- Family of five or more: $150,000 + $15,000 per family member starting with the fifth.
WHY ST LUCIA?
Multiple Investment Options
The programme offers a simplified process and multiple investment options.
Attractive Tax Regime
The country has an attractive tax regime.
Striking Natural Beauty
With white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, volcanic mud baths, and spectacular waterfalls.
Visa Free Travel
By obtaining a passport through the country’s citizenship programme, you can travel to 145 countries visa-free, including Shengen area, UK and more.