As per Government rules, all applicants must apply for citizenship through an authorised agent or service provider rather than contact the St Lucia citizenship by investment unit directly. We work with several authorized agents and real estate developers in Saint Lucia.
The most important point to remember is you are only required to remit the full payment to Government ONLY after receiving prior letter of approval for citizenship from the Government.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Authorized agent will collect naturalization certificate and passport and will hand over to you. The entire process with take 3 months (or 90 working days)