Citizenship in St Lucia

St Lucia offers citizenship to foreign investors against $100,000 one time payment to Government fund or $300,000 property investment in St Lucia real estate.

St Lucia Passport

St Lucia passport ranked 31st in world passport rankings in the world with visa free travel to 125 countries in the world including United Kingdom, Europe, Switzerland etc.

Property investment citizenship

Buying a property in St Lucia also qualifies for fast track citizenship. Only Government approved real estate developments qualifies for citizenship. Processing time is 3 months

Government Bonds

Investors qualify for citizenship in St Lucia against buying Government bonds for USD 500,000 with 5 years lock out period. After 5 years you get the entire $500,000 back and you keep the citizenship.

Business Investment

Investment in approved enterprise projects by Government qualifies for St Lucia citizenship under the citizenship-by-investment programme. The minimum investment required  is $1,000,000 in a joint venture.

Processing Time

The processing time is 2 months. You will get citizenship and passport from approved by St Lucia Government within that time frame.

St Lucia Citizenship

  • Unspoiled exotic beaches, a great country for holidays.
  • Visa free travel to over 125 countries including United Kingdom, EU Schengen states, Switzerland, Germany etc.
  • Lifetime citizenship for family and children
  • Confidential application process with no exchange of information with other Governments
  • No residency requirements. No interviews. No language tests.
  • No requirement to visit St Lucia.
  • Very fast citizenship approval within 60 days
  • Citizenship through property investment in St Lucia real estate
  • No interviews, No language tests, No military service, No business experience needed for citizenship
  • Grenada passport valid for 5 years before expiry.
  • No income, wealth or inheritance taxes.

 

St Lucia Map

Qualifying investments

St Lucia Citizenship

The  Citizenship by Investment Program of St Lucia was launched in December 2015 folllowing the passage of Act No. 14 of 2015, the Citizenship by Investment Act on 24th August 2015 enabling foreing investors and families acquire citizenship of Saint Lucia through these investment routes.

  1. USD 100,000 to National Economic Fund
  2. USD 300,000 in approved Real estate projects (hotels, resorts, boutiques, holiday homes)
  3. USD 500,000 in non-interest bearing Government bonds
  4. USD 1,000,000 in joint enterprise business projects (universities, ports, research, oil, processing plans, highways, agriculture)

Citizenship process

How to Apply?

We work with several authorized agents and real estate developers in Saint Lucia. All applicants have to apply for citizenship in St Lucia through authorized agent or service provider, which is recommended by the Government.

  1. Sign a retainer agreement with the agent and pay a initial deposit (5%-10%). The agent will do a initial compulsory due diligence check and will request for documents before starting the process.
  2. The authorized agent will sign client-professional agreement and ensuring the confidentiality of the documents and information and will give a green signal to start the application process.
  3. Pay the agent service fee, Government due diligence, registration fee (real estate only) . The agent will handle everything between Government and the Client. At this point on, the agent will check and verify all documents and will launch an application with St Lucia Citizenship Unit on behalf of the client. Only licensed agents can apply on behalf of the client.
  4. St Lucia citizenship unit  will take 60 days to approve the application. Once the application is approved, they will issue “Letter of Approval” to the agent who will instruct you to make the remaining investment amount.  You are not required to pay the full amount before receiving approval letter.
  5. Once the letter of approval is received, you are required to make the remaining full investment within 21 days (bonds, real estate, business, in case of donation - payment must be made to government fund account)
  6. St Lucia citizenship unit verifies that the appropriate investment has been completed and the investor and family will be promptly issued a Certificate of Naturalization and you will receive a St Lucia passport within 7 days.
  7. Authorized agent will collect naturalization certificate and passport and will hand over to you.

Saint Lucia Economy

Saint Lucia, which became an independent country/state on February 22, 1979. Saint Lucia economy is mainly based on tourism and agriculture. Tourist industry accounts for approximately 65% of GDP and has been established as the highest foreign exchange earner. Saint Lucia currently ranks 77th  out of 183 economies in the Doing Business Report published by the World Bank.

Quick Facts

Saint Lucia
Flag of Saint Lucia
Coat of arms of Saint Lucia
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: "The Land, The People, The Light"
Anthem: Sons and Daughters of Saint Lucia
Location of  Saint Lucia  (circled in red)in the Caribbean  (light yellow)

Location of  Saint Lucia  (circled in red)in the Caribbean  (light yellow)

Location of Saint Lucia
Capital
and largest city
Castries
14°1′N 60°59′W
Official languages English
Vernacular
languages
Saint Lucian Creole French[1]
Ethnic groups(2010[2])
  • 85.3% Black
  • 10.9% Mixed
  • 2.2% Indian
  • 1.6% other
  • 0.1% unspecified
Demonym Saint Lucian
Government Parliamentary democracy under constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
• Governor-General
Pearlette Louisy
• Prime Minister
Allen Chastanet
Legislature Parliament
• Upper house
Senate
• Lower house
House of Assembly
Independence
• Associated State
1 March 1967
• from the United Kingdom
22 February 1979
Area
• Total
617 km2 (238 sq mi) (191st)
• Water (%)
1.6
Population
• 2015 UN estimate
184,999
• 2010 census
165,595
• Density
300/km2 (777.0/sq mi)
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
• Total
$2.083 billion[3]
• Per capita
$11,970[3]
GDP (nominal) 2016 estimate
• Total
$1.439 billion[3]
• Per capita
$8,268[3]
HDI (2014) Steady 0.729[4]
high · 89th
Currency East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zone (UTC−4)
Drives on the left
Calling code +1 758
ISO 3166 code LC
Internet TLD .lc