Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment

Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment

The St Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program is the most recent family-friendly legal second citizenship program to be launched in the Caribbean region.

Country Profile

Visa free countries

125

Population

164,000

Currency

East Caribbean dollars (XCD), tied to USD

Time Zone

UTC-4

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Legal Basis

The St Lucia Citizenship By Investment Program became operational in January 2016 and is regulated by the Citizenship by Investment Act No 14 passed in 2015, and subsequent amendments. This Constitutional Act gives the Government of St Lucia the right to legally grant citizenship to individuals with no former ties to the country on the basis of an investment, and grants these citizens the right to hold a St Lucia passport.s.

Investment Criteria

 

Contribution to National Economic Fund*

Single Applicant

$110 130

Family of 4 (Main applicant + Spouse + 2 Children under 12 yrs)

$210,020

Real Estate Investment*

Single Applicant

$360 130

Family of 4 (Main applicant + Spouse + 2 Children under 12 yrs)

$455 020

 

*Please contact PassPro for advisory fees and a personalized quote based on the number and ages of dependents included in your application

Applicants to the St Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program can pursue four investment routes. Individuals can make a non-refundable contribution to the National Economic Fund – with the contribution determined by the number of dependents, or invest in an approved Real Estate project. The real estate must be held for at least five years after obtaining legal citizenship. Applicants can also invest in Government Bonds or in an approved Enterprise Project.

 

Benefits of St Lucia Citizenship by Investment

  • 3-6 months to complete St Lucia citizenship by investment application and obtain a St Lucia passport.
  • No need to visit or reside in the country to apply.
  • The St Lucia passport offers visa-free or visa on arrival access to 125 countries including key business hubs such as the UK, Schengen Zone Hong Kong and Singapore.
  • Spouse, dependent children up to 25 years and parents above 65 years can be included within the same application.
  • Member of the Commonwealth of Nations and United Nations.
  • English-speaking population and a legal system based on English Common Law.
  • No tax on global income for non-residents.
  • The Eastern Caribbean Dollar is a stable currency that has been pegged to the US dollar since 1976.
  • The most competitive program in the Caribbean via the Government Donation option for a single applicant and a family of 4.
  • Dual citizenship allowed.
  • The St Lucia passport allows you freedom to enjoy your life in your current country of residence.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to submit a separate St Lucia Citizenship by Investment application for each family member?

No, this is not necessary. Spouses and dependent children up to 25 years can be included within the same application to obtain St Lucia citizenship by investment and a St Lucia passport. You can also include your dependent parents who are 65 years and above.

What makes investing in a St Lucia second citizenship legal?

What makes the St Lucia citizenship by investment program legal is the presence of a Constitutional Act that prescribes how an individual can acquire citizenship through investment, and ensures the citizenship granted is for life – meaning no one can revoke your St Lucia citizenship or your St Lucia passport even if government changes in the future. The country’s Constitutional Act explains exactly how the applicant can invest in citizenship by investment. The St Lucia citizenship by investment program requires the investor to apply through an authorized agent and invest in government funds or approved real estate projects, business ventures or government bonds. The applicant also has to undergo a due diligence check and prove that he has clean a source of funds.

How can I be sure of my investment in St Lucia real estate?

Investments can only be made in a Government Approved Real Estate Project. At PassPro we regularly visit the island and vet projects first-hand so that we can give you sound and current advice on the best projects and reputable developers. We will help check the contracts on your behalf, pick the best units that can be rented or sold after the holding period and negotiate the best package for your needs.

After I obtain my St Lucia passport, what resources will be available to me for next steps?

Acquiring a second citizenship is not a transaction, we believe it is a lifelong relationship. Our ‘My PassPro’ portal is your online portal for enjoying life as a citizen of a new country. Just sign in and receive access to a host of special services including visa updates for St Lucia, consular guidance, assistance opening bank accounts and lots more.

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  • 150 Visa-free countries.
  • 4-5 months to complete.
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