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Saint Lucia

Investment For Life

Offering a competitive investment opportunity and a quick and simple process, it’s not hard to see why Saint Lucia has fast become a popular destination for investors in second citizenship. The programme is also one of the world’s most affordable and offers access to an economically and politically stable country – the perfect insurance policy for investors worldwide.

Saint Lucia is a sovereign island nation in the Eastern Caribbean Sea. As a member of the Commonwealth realm, the country’s head of state is Queen Elizabeth II. Saint Lucia is also a member of the CARICOM, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and La Francophonie. The island maintains close international relations with many countries around the world, including the UK and USA.

The official currency, the Eastern Caribbean dollar, enjoys a fixed exchange rate with the US dollar (EC$2.70 = US$1.00).

Why Saint Lucia?

There are many reasons to apply for Saint Lucian citizenship, from an attractive tax regime and beautiful relocation destination to fast and hassle-free foreign travel.

  • Straightforward. Simple investment plans
  • Processing time 4-6 months
  • Limited number of documents to be submitted
  • No worldwide income tax
  • No personal income tax for non-residence
  • Dual citizenship permitted
  • No landing or residency required
  • Visa Free access to approximately 120+ countries (UK;EU)

Investment Program

There are three investment options for the Saint Lucia citizenship programme.

Saint Lucia National Economic Fund

Saint Lucia National Economic Fund is a special fund established under Section 33 of the Citizenship by Investment Act for the sole purpose of receiving qualifying investments of cash for funding government sponsored projects.

  • Applicant applying alone: USD 100,000
  • Applicant applying with spouse: USD 165,000
  • Applicant applying with spouse and up to two (2) other qualifying dependants: USD 190,000
  • Each additional qualifying dependant, of any age: USD 25,000

Real Estate Investment

The purchased property must be a minimum US $300,000 in a pre-approved real estate development area. The property must be owned and maintained for a minimum of 5 years. Property registration, processing fees and taxes must be paid in addition to the property purchase.

Enterprise Project Investment

An applicant must invest a minimum of US $3.5 million in an approved enterprise project and create at least 3 jobs. Two applicants can share an investment of US $6 million and create 6 jobs to qualify. Approved enterprise projects must fall under certain category.

Eligibility

  • Primary applicant must be above 18 years
  • No education, language test required
  • No serious medical conditions

St. Lucia Citizenship By Investment Program Process Outline

  • Consultation, program selection and sign up
  • Due diligence from attorneys / concerned authority
  • File preparation and submission
  • Receive Pre-approval letter
  • Citizenship file preparation and submission
  • Make Investment
  • Receive naturalization certificate
  • Submission of passport application
  • Receive passport

AMERICAS

Antigua & Barbuda

Bahamas

Barbados

Belize

Bolivia*

Brazil

Colombia

Costa Rica

Cuba

Dominica Republic

Ecuador

El Salvador

Grenada

Guyana

Haiti

Jamaica

Nicaragua*

Panama

Peru

St. Kitts & Nevis

Saint Lucia

St. Vincent & The Grenadines

Suriname

Trinidad and Tobago

Venezuela

AFRICA

Botswana

Cape Verde*

Comoros*

Djibouti*

Egypt*

Gambia

Guinea-Bissau*

Kenya

Lesotho

Madagascar*

Malawi

Mauritania*

Mauritius

Mozambique*

Senegal

Seychelles*

Somalia

Swaziland

Tanzania

Togo*

Tunisia

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

EUROPE

Andorra

Austria

Belgium

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland (Rep.)

Italy

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Monaco

Montenegro

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

San Marino

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United Kingdom

Vatican

ASIA

Bangladesh*

Cambodia*

Hong Kong*

Indonesia

Israel

Iran*

Jordan*

Laos*

Macau*

Malaysia

Maldives*

Nepal*

Palestinian Territories

Philippines

Singapore

South Korea

Timor Leste*

OCEANIA

Fiji

Kiribati

Micronesia

Palau*

Samoa*

Solomon Island*

Timor-Leste*

Tonga

Tuvalu*

Vanuatu

EVISA

Australia (e600 visa)

Bahrain

Gabon

Georgia

India

Sri Lanka

Turkey

Zimbabwe

 

* Visa on arrival: The list of countries is subject to variations depending on each government’s policy and so is access to these countries.