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Located in the Caribbean, St. Lucia has golden beaches and hospitable people, making it a paradise for investors looking for a citizenship programme.

St. Lucia’s Citizenship by Investment programme was launched in December 2015.  By hand-picking only the best practices from its Caribbean neighbours, the St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment Board is committed to providing an efficient programme while delivering unmatched benefits for the country and its people.  The application process for the Citizenship by Investment Program of St. Lucia is straightforward and does not require applicants to travel to the country to apply.  To apply for the St. Lucia passport, applicants must be at least 18 years old and enjoy good health.

TWS Legal Consultants’ immigration lawyers, who are registered with the Dubai Legal Affairs Department, can advise and represent you on making a St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment application.  We are a fully digital law firm and can organise appointments via video conferencing if you are based abroad.

What are the key benefits of the St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment programme?

Advantages of the St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment programme include:

  • visa-free travel to more than 142 countries
  • no requirement to live on the Island
  • quick processing time of around three months
  • unique government bond investment option not available in other Caribbean Citizenship by Investment programmes
  • the country is politically and economically stable
  • favourable international financial service
  • favourable taxation with no capital gains tax, no taxation on worldwide income, and no estate or inheritance taxes

What are the investment options?

The following four types of investments qualify for citizenship in St Lucia under the Citizenship by Investment programme rules.

National Economic Fund

The St 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.

Investors are required to pay a one-off amount of $100,000 into the fund in exchange for lifetime citizenship.  Donation to the fund is the cheapest, fastest, and easiest investment for citizenship in Saint Lucia.

  • Applicant applying alone: USD 100,000
  • Applicant applying with spouse: USD 140,000
  • Applicant applying with spouse and up to two other qualifying dependants: USD 160,000
  • Each additional qualifying dependant : USD 15,000
  • Adding new born : USD 500

The fees are as follows:

Non-refundable processing fees

  • Principal applicant: USD 2,000
  • Each qualifying dependant: USD 1,000

Due diligence fees

  • Principal applicant: USD 7,500
  • Each qualifying dependant (Over 16 years of age): USD 5,000

Real estate investments

Applicants are required to buy a property or piece of real estate for at least USD 300,000 in one of the approved real estate projects in St. Lucia such as branded hotels, resorts, and boutique properties. The Cabinet of Ministers will consider real estate projects to be included on the approved list for the Citizenship by Investment Programme. Only authorised properties will qualify for the programme.

Non-refundable administration fees under real estate investment:

  • Principal applicant: USD 50,000
  • Each qualifying dependant – 18 years or over: USD 35,000
  • Each qualifying dependant – under 18 years: USD 25,000

Due diligence fees

  • Principal applicant: USD 7,500
  • Each qualifying dependant over 16 years of age: USD 5,000

Business Enterprise Projects

The Cabinet of Ministers will consider enterprise projects to be included on the approved list for the Citizenship by Investment Programme.  Approved enterprise projects fall into seven broad categories:

  1. Speciality Restaurants
  2. Cruise ports and marinas
  3. Agro-processing plants
  4. Pharmaceutical products
  5. Ports, bridges, roads, and highways
  6. Research institutions and facilities
  7. Offshore universities

Option 1 – A sole applicant.

* A minimum investment of USD 3,500,000

Option 2 – More than one applicant (joint venture).

A minimum investment of USD 6,000,000 is required, with each applicant contributing no less than USD 1,000,000.

Due diligence fees

  • Principal applicant: USD 7,500
  • Each qualifying dependant (Over 16 years of age): USD 5,000

Non-refundable administration fees under Enterprise investment:

  • Principal applicant: USD 50,000
  • Each qualifying dependant: USD 35,000 (18 years of age and over)
  • Each qualifying dependant: USD 25,000 (under 18 years of age)

Government Bonds

Citizenship by investment in St Lucia is also possible through buying USD500,000 non-interest bearing government bonds, locked in for five years

  • Applicant applying alone: USD 500,000
  • Applicant applying with spouse: USD 535,000
  • Applicant applying with spouse and up to two (2) other qualifying dependants: USD 550,000
  • Each additional qualifying dependant: USD 25,000

Non-refundable administration fees for buying Government bonds :

  • Principal applicant : USD 50,000
  • Each qualifying dependant: USD 35,000 (18 years of age and over)
  • Each qualifying dependant: under 18 years of age

Covid 19 Relief Bond

Prospective citizens will be able to qualify through the purchase of a new, non-interest-bearing bond with a five-year holding period, called the COVID-19 Relief Bond (Valid through 31st Dec, 2020)

  • Applicant applying alone: USD 250,000
  • Applicant applying with spouse: USD 250,000 (holding period 6 Years)
  • Applicant applying with spouse and upto two (2) other qualifying dependants: USD 250,000 (holding period 6 Years) or USD 300,000 (holding period 5 Years)
  • Each qualifying dependant: USD 15,000

Non-refundable administration fees for buying Covid 19 Relief bonds:

  • Principal applicant: USD 30,000
  • Each qualifying dependant: USD 15,000

Due diligence fees

  • Principal applicant: USD 7,500
  • Each qualifying dependant (Over 16 years of age): USD 5,000

Our experienced team of immigration lawyers can assist you in completing the application form and collating and presenting the necessary documents.

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