LUCIA CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT

Visa-free travel to 144 countries – Investment from US$ 100,000 – Citizenship in 4-5 months

PROGRAM SUMMARY

St Lucia launched its Citizenship by Investment Program in January 2016, making it the newest program of its kind, enabling qualifying foreign nationals to gain citizenship. The laws regarding

the Citizenship by Investment Program are contained in the Citizenship by Investment Act No 14 of 2015 and the subsequent legal regulations, Citizenship by Investment Regulations, No. 89 of 2015.

COUNTRY FACTS

St Lucia is an island in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean of 617 square kilometers (238

square miles) and a population of 183,600 (2014 census). It is one of the Windward Islands and

was named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse by the French who were the first European settlers. It is

a beautiful island and a popular tourist destination and is the most mountainous of the Caribbean islands.

St Lucia is a parliamentary democracy within the Commonwealth of Nations. It is a full and Participating member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the United Nations (UN).

 

Our international team guides high-net-worth individuals through the immigration process

of acquiring residency or citizenship by investment.CIA

CITIZENSHIP BY

KEY BENEFITS

Visa Free Travel to 144 Countries

The Saint Lucian passport provides visa-free travel to the UK, Schengen area, Hong Kong, Singapore and many other countries.

 

Visa Free Travel to Schengen area

Citizens enjoy unrestricted travel in all Schengen member countries for three months in any six-month period.

 

Irrevocable citizenship is granted

Citizenship granted under the program is irrevocable, life-long and heritable.

 

British Commonwealth member

Citizens have access to the consular services of any other Commonwealth country worldwide.

 

No residential requirements

Applicants are not required to be physically present in Saint Lucia after naturalisation.

 

Dual citizenship is recognized

Saint Lucia imposes no restrictions on dual citizenship and applicants are not required to forfeit their other citizenships.

 

Democratic country

The country has a stable political environment with a democratically elected government and a common law legal system.

 

Dependents

Spouse, Children below the age of 30 (main applicant and/or spouse’s biological and/or

adopted children)

Parents of the age of 55 and above (main applicant and/or spouse’s parents)

Grandparents of the age of 55 and above (main applicant and/or spouse’s parents)

Unmarried siblings under 18 (main applicant and/or spouse’s siblings)

              or                         or             

US$ 100,000                                 US$ 300,000                           US$ 3.5 million

Contribution to the                      Property purchase                   Business Investment

National Economic Fund

 

Key Features of the St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program

Gateway to the world

One of the key benefits of applying for St Lucian citizenship is that St Lucia passport holders enjoy visa-free access to 144 countries worldwide including the UK, Europe’s Schengen Area, Hong Kong and Singapore. It is an attractive place to holiday, and is the destination of choice of distinguished individuals worldwide. Enjoy your second home by the sea, or take full advantage of travelling the world in complete confidence. Why not both?

Application Timeline fort the St. Lucia Citizenship by

Investment Program

Stage 01. Select your preferred investment

From the available options

Our expert team is available to consult with you regarding your goals and risk appetite to suggest the optimum investment option for your situation.

 

Stage 02. Submit application

Our experts prepare and submit your documents

Our expert processing team completes immigration forms for the main applicant and any dependent family members, and will submit these along with all supporting documents.

Stage 03. Make your selected investment

Upon approval

Once your application has been approved you will be required to pay all government fees and make the relevant investment under your chosen option.

Stage 04. All done!

Receive your citizenship and collect passport

Following approval, your passports will be issued within two to four weeks. The entire process will take three to four months from submission of your application to issuance of the passport assuming there are no areas of concern with the application.

St. Lucia Visa Free Countries

You can visit 144 Countries with St. Lucia Citizenship.

Asia

Bangladesh *

Cambodia *

Hong Kong (SAR China)

Indonesia

Laos *

Macao (SAR China) *

Malaysia

Maldives *

Nepal *

Philippines

Singapore

South Korea

Sri Lanka *

Taiwan

Timor-Leste *

Europe

Andorra

Austria

Belgium

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Faroe Islands

Finland

France

Germany

Gibraltar

Greece

Greenland

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Kosovo

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Moldova

Monaco

Montenegro

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

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San Marino

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United Kingdom

Vatican City

Africa

Benin *

Botswana

Cape Verde Islands *

Comores Islands *

Djibouti *

Egypt *

Eswatini (Swaziland)

Gambia

Guinea-Bissau *

Kenya

Lesotho

Madagascar *

Malawi

Mauritania *

Mauritius

Mayotte

Mozambique *

Reunion

Rwanda *

Senegal

Seychelles *

Somalia *

St. Helena *

Tanzania

Togo *

Tunisia

Uganda *

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Oceania

Cook Islands

Fiji

French Polynesia

Kiribati

Micronesia

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New Caledonia

Niue

Palau Islands *

Samoa *

Solomon Islands *

Tonga *

Tuvalu *

Vanuatu

Caribbean

Anguilla

Antigua and Barbuda

Aruba

Bahamas

Barbados

Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba

British Virgin Islands

Cayman Islands

Cuba

Curacao

Dominica

Dominican Republic

French West Indies

Grenada

Haiti

Jamaica

Montserrat

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Maarten

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Trinidad and Tobago

Turks and Caicos Islands

Americas

Argentina

Belize

Bermuda

Bolivia *

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Ecuador

El Salvador

French Guiana

Guatemala

Guyana

Honduras

Nicaragua

Panama

Peru

Suriname

Venezuela

Middle East

Armenia *

Iran *

Israel

Jordan *

Palestinian Territory

 

 

 

 

*Visa on arrival **E-visa The information provided here is as of 29 April 2019, and is subject to change.

 

St. Lucia Citizenship Program and Passport Frequently Asked Questions

How do I renew my St Lucian passport once it expires?

Expired passports or fully filled passports can be renewed through the relevant passport authority in St Lucia or through any St Lucian Consulate.

How many years is a St Lucian passport valid for?

St Lucian passports are valid for ten years (five years for children under 16).

Does St Lucia recognize dual citizenship?

Yes,St Lucia allows dual citizenship and you will not be required to renounce your existing citizenship.

Will I need to visit St Lucia as part of the citizenship application process?

No, you will not be required to visit St Lucia before, during, or even after the application process.

Can my family members apply together with me?

Yes, dependents including your spouse, dependent children, and dependent parents and dependent siblings can apply for citizenship together with you. Fees for family members vary according to the number of family members included in a citizenship application and their age and relationship to you.

 

How long does it take to receive St Lucian citizenship following an application through the Citizenship by Investment Programme?

Your application for Citizenship by Investment will usually be approved within 3 months of submission (however this is subject to passing a due diligence check and your investment funds being received in good time).