Saint Lucia

Citizenship By Investment

Saint Lucia, a fertile tropical gem, is a group of volcanic islands in the Caribbean, characterized by cultural treasures and a fascinating mixture of different traditions. It is distinguished by ancient scattered castles, small villages, and open markets. Its residents are famous for their good reputation, their kindness, and good treatment.

On the economic front, Saint Lucia relies mainly on banana cultivation, in addition to citrus, cocoa, coconut, and other fruits. Besides having several factories to produce and export electronic goods and toys.

Location

It is located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, to the north of Trinidad and Tobago and the average area is 617 km².

It has an estimated population of 183.600 people.

The capital of the state is Castries.

The official language:

English is the official language in Saint Lucia.

The currency is East Caribbean dollar, denoted by XCD

Every 1 USD equals 2.7 Eastern Caribbean dollars.

How to obtain citizenship by investing in Saint Lucia?

Applicants under ST. Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program must choose one of the following options:

  • Government non-refundable Donation to National Economic Fund (NEF):

$100,000 for a single applicant

Minimum donation for a family:

$140,000 for the applicant with spouse only

$190,000 for a family of 4 members

$15,000 Additional fees for each new member after the second child.

$25,000 Additional fees for Siblings, only from the Main Applicant

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In addition to Government Fees, Administrative Fees, and Due Diligence Fees.

  • Purchasing a property from one of the real estate projects approved by the government:

Buy a property of $200,000, with a pledge not to sell the property for 5 years.

Administrative Fees:

$30,000 for a single applicant

$45,000 for the applicant with spouse

And for each new member:

  • $5.000 if the child is under 18 years old and less than four dependents
  • $10.000 if the child is over 18 years old or more than four dependents

$10,000 Additional fees for Siblings

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In addition to Government Fees, Administrative Fees, and Due Diligence Fees.

  • Government non-refundable investment to National Action Bond

The bonds are non-interest bearing and must be registered and remain in the applicant's name for a five-year holding period from the date of the first issue.

$300,000 if the applicant is applying with any number of dependents

$50,000 Additional administration fee.

  • Investing in Enterprise Projects

The Citizenship Program is open to receiving proposals for investment into the following:

  • specialty restaurants
  • cruise ports and marinas
  • agro-processing plants
  • pharmaceutical products
  • ports, bridges, roads, and highways
  • research institutions and facilities
  • offshore universities

$3,500,000 (minimum investment) for a single applicant

$50,000 Additional fee.

$6,000,000 (minimum investment) for more than one applicant (joint venture)

Each applicant must contribute at least $1,000,000.

$50,000 Additional fee.

ِAdministrative fees for each dependent:

  • $25,000 if the child is under 18 years old
  • $35,000 if the child is over 18 years old

Advantages of Saint Lucia Citizenship Program:

  1. The ability to include the spouse and children under the age of 30 in the main application.
  2. The possibility to include the father, mother, grandfather, and grandmother of both the applicant and/or spouse.
  3. The ability to pass one’s citizenship to future generations by descent as it is first-class citizenship.
  4. Dual Nationality: in other words, no obligation to relinquish the current nationality.
  5. No language requirements for residence or citizenship.
  6. Qualified investment by the government is the only one eligible for successful application. Unlike other investment programs.
  7. Full confidentiality in carrying out the procedures.
  8. Paying the minimum administrative fees for the transaction, while the large investment value is paid after the government’s approval of the citizenship application.
  9. No interview, education, or management experience is required.
  10. No requirement to reside in ST. Lucia before, during, or after citizenship is granted.
  11. Like Dominica, the program is considered the most economical program worldwide in obtaining citizenship by investment for one person only (donation option).

What are the benefits of obtaining citizenship from Saint Lucia?

  1. Access more than 127 countries with ST. Lucia’s passport is visa-free, including Europe’s Schengen area, the United Kingdom, Russia, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
  2. Meanwhile, ownership of the 39th-ranked passport in the world.
  3. Possibility of establishing a company in any country in the world.
  4. Lowest tax rates and free trade environment.
  5. Beneficial tax regime – you will not be liable for any income tax, capital gains tax, or inheritance tax.
  6. In addition, the ability to study in one of the most powerful universities in the world.
  7. CARICOM Treaties that allow free trade between the Caribbean countries.

Required Documents for application:

Birth certificate for all applicants and a marriage certificate.

Clear criminal record.

A bank financial statement with proof of a legal source of income.

Medical examination (health certificate that it is free of diseases).

CV. and recommendation letters.

Steps to Obtain Citizenship by Investment From Saint Lucia:

  1. Sign the contract with NTL and make the down payment
  2. Prepare ALL the Required Documents by the investor, with the support of our office and legal teams, who will review, translate and check the entire file before sending it to the island’s lawyer. (Estimated Time 30-45 days)
  3. Send the documents to the Island where our lawyer will check the papers for the last time before applying, and transfer the Government’s first payment to submit the Documents. (Estimated Time 15 days)
  4. Waiting for the results of the due diligence (3 months at least)
  5. Government Approval of the Application. Making the final payment to the Government. (Estimated Time 15 days)
  6. Issuing the naturalization document & printing the Passport (Estimated Time of 15 days)
  7. Handover or send the “Naturalization Document” and the Passport to a convenient place. (Estimated Time 7 days)

Info & useful links about Saint Lucia:

The citizenship by investment program from Saint Lucia is one of the World’s Top Ten Citizenship by Investment Programs, click here to read more

Do you know that the Commonwealth includes a third of the world? Click here for more

About the National Dish of Saint Lucia, click here for more

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