Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program was launched in December 2015 following Act No. 14 of 2015, the Citizenship by Investment Act on 24th August 2015 which facilitates granting of expedited citizenship to foreign investors.

The following four types of investments qualify for citizenship in St Lucia under the citizenship-by-investment programme (CIP) rules.

 

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.

Investors are required to pay $100,000 one-time for the fund against lifetime citizenship.  Donation to the fund is the cheapest, fastest and easiest investment for citizenship in Saint Lucia.

  • Applicant applying alone: US$100,000
  • Applicant applying with spouse: US$140,000
  • Applicant applying with spouse and up to two (2) other qualifying dependants: US$150,000
  • Each additional qualifying dependant, of any age: US$25,000

Non-refundable processing fees

Principal applicant: US $2000
Each qualifying dependant: US $1000


Due diligence fees

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

 

COVID-19 Relief Bond

The creation of this special COVID-19 Relief Bond starting at USD 250,000 is a non-interest-bearing government bond to which no processing fee is payable by the applicant. The bond must be registered and remain in the name of the applicant from the date of first issue. This bond option is available for a limited time up to December 31, 2021.

View Bond Prospectus issued by the Government of Saint Lucia as of July 15, 2020.

An administrative fee of US $30,000 is payable by the applicant once the application for citizenship has been granted. Thereafter the qualifying investment sum for this special bond option is payable as follows:

  • Sole applicant (five-year holding bond):  US$250,000
  • Applicant applying with 1 qualifying dependent (six-year holding bond): US$250,000
  • Applicant applying with up to 4 qualifying dependents (seven-year holding bond): US$250,000
  • Applicant applying with up to 4 qualifying dependents (five-year holding bond): US$300,000
  • Each additional qualifying dependent, along with an applicant applying with up to 4 qualifying dependents: US$15,000

Due Diligence:

  • Applicant alone- US$7,500
  •   Each qualifying dependent over 16 years of age – US$5,000

Real Estate Projects

Applicants are require to buy a property or piece of real estate for atleast US$ 300,000 in one of the approved real estate projects in St Lucia such as branded hotels, resorts, 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 approved properties by Government will qualify for CIP programme.


Non-refundable administration fees under real estate investment:
Principal applicant: US $30,000
Each qualifying dependant: US $25,000 (18 years of age and over)
Each qualifying dependant: US $15,000  (under 18 years of age)


Due diligence fees

Principal applicant: US $7,500
Each qualifying dependant (Over 16 years of age): US $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 (7) broad categories:

  1.  Specialty 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  US$3,500,000

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

  • A minimum investment of US$ 6,000,000 with each applicant contributing no less than US$1,000,000


Due diligence fees

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

Non-refundable administration fees under Enterprise investment:
Principal applicant: US $50,000
Each qualifying dependant: US $35,000 (18 years of age and over)

Each qualifying dependant: US $25,000  (under 18 years of age)

 

Government Bonds

Citizenship by investment in St Lucia is also possible through buying US$ 500,000 non-interest bearing Government bonds, locked in for 5 years

  • Applicant applying alone: US$500,000
  • Applicant applying with spouse: US$535,000
  • Applicant applying with spouse and up to two (2) other qualifying dependants: US$550,000
  • Each additional qualifying dependant: US$25,000
Non-refundable administration fees for buying Government bonds:
Principal applicant: US $50,000
Each qualifying dependant: US $35,000 (18 years of age and over)
Each qualifying dependant: US $25,000  (under 18 years of age)


Due diligence fees

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

Government of Saint Lucia’s Bonds are issued under the National Savings and Development Bonds Act Ch.15.25 of 2005 of the Revised Laws of Saint Lucia.  Once an application for citizenship has been approved, the applicant must make their purchase of the non-interest bearing Government bonds through the Debt and Investment Unit in the Ministry of Finance.

The applicant would be provided with a Bond Certificate within 21 calendar days. A certified copy of the Bond Certificate must be submitted to the Unit as proof of having made the qualifying investment. Upon receipt of the Bond Certificate, the Unit shall process the issuance of a Citizenship Certificate.