Saint Lucia

Citizenship By Investment

Constribution
$100.000

OR

Min Investment
in real estate
$300.000
Duration
4-6 months
Family
Security
Direct and Lifetime
Citizenship
Saint Lucia is an island nestled in the Caribbean Sea. With breathtaking views of the western mountains, St. Lucia is filled with unparalleled landmarks imbued with the natural beauty of the Carribean. The Saint Lucia citizenship by investment program was established in 2015, becoming the fifth country in the region to launch such investment program and allow all nationalities to obtain second citizenship in 4 to 6 months. The program also permits Iranian nationals to apply.
 
St Lucia Citizenship-by-investment is obtained through donation to the National Economic Fund or through investment in a government-approved real estate.

CAPITAL

Castries

LANGUAGE

English

TOTAL AREA

617 km2 (238 sq mi)

POPULATION

178,844

GONVERMENT

Parliamentary system and a Commonwealth Realm

CURRENCY

Eastern Caribbean Dollar

Benefits of Saint Lucia Citizenship

  • Saint Lucia Citizenship can be obtained in 4 months.
  • Citizenship in a British commonwealth country.
  • Dual citizenship is permitted; there is no need to denounce current citizenship to obtain Saint Lucia Citizenship.
  • Obtain visa-free travel to over 120 countries, including Schengen countries and the U.K.
  • No physical residence requirements during or after the application process.
  • No education requirements, interviews or tests.
  • No tax on worldwide income.
  • Applicant and family enjoy second citizenship for life, which can be passed on to future generations by descent.

LEGAL BASIS

Saint Lucia’s Citizenship by Investment Program was launched in December 2015 following the passage of Act No. 14 of 2015, the Citizenship by Investment Act on 24th August 2015. With some changes in 2017, the Act enables investors and their families to obtain St Lucian citizenship through investment.

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Applicant must hold a valid passport.
  • Applicant must not hold a criminal record.
  • Applicants must complete a medical examination.
  • The applicant must make the appropriate investment in a government-approved real estate development or through a donation to the National Economic Fund.
  • Dependents below the age of 25 can be included with principal applicant and obtain citizenship.
  • Parents and grandparents of the principal applicant or spouse may qualify as dependents if they are above 65 years of age.

 

 

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Timeline and Procedure

The Saint Lucia passport can be obtained in 4 to 6 months.

 
Month
1

Step 1

Alt air performs a preliminary background check. Once cleared, file preparation begins and required documents are collected. Advisory, governments and due diligence fees are paid.

Month
1-2

Step 2

File is submitted

Month
3-5

Step 3

Issuance of “Approved in Principal” letter by the CIU (Government’s Citizenship-by-Investment Unit).

 

Step 4

Investment is made in selected option, either real estate or contribution.

 

Step 5

Naturalization certificate is issued.

Month
6

Step 6

Submission of passport application and issuance of Saint Lucia passports.