logo

Citizenship of St Lucia

The most recent Citizenship by Investment program in the Caribbean region

Citizenship of St Lucia

The most recent Citizenship by Investment program in the Caribbean region

About the Program

St Lucia is an Eastern Caribbean island nation with a pair of dramatically tapered mountains, the Pitons, on its west coast.

St Lucia is a member of the United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, CARICOM, Organisation of American states, and many other international organisations.

Citizens of St Lucia travel visa-free to over 130 countries including Western and Eastern Europe, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

There are two main investment options within the citizenship program: donation into the Government fund starting from $100,000, and property purchase starting from $300,000.

St Lucia citizenship can be granted in around four months.

It is not required to know the English language, have an interview, or to visit St Lucia before or after citizenship acquisition.

The whole process of citizenship acquisition is completely confidential.

Benefits of St Lucia Citizenship

icon

Visa-free trips to more than 130 countries

icon

No requirement to visit St Lucia at any point

icon

An attractive personal tax environment with no personal income tax, no wealth tax, no inheritance tax, or other direct taxes

icon

Ability to get St Lucia passport in 4 months

icon

Minimum investment $100,000

icon

Dual citizenship is permitted

Investment Options

St Lucia National Economic Fund (NEF)

A single non-refundable Contribution starting from $100,000 into a government fund of St Lucia. The funds are used to fund government-sponsored projects such as maintenance of healthcare, education, tourism, culture, and other industries.

Number of applicants Donation into NEF Due diligence Processing fee
$100,000 $7,500 $2,000

$140,000 $7,500 main applicant + $5,000 spouse $2,000 + $1,000



$150,000 main applicant and up to 3 dependants $12,500 both spouses + $5,000 each
dependant over 16 y.o.
$2,000 + $1,000 per each dependant




$150,000 main applicant and up to 3 dependants
+ $15,000 each additional dependant
$12,500 both spouses and + $5,000 each
dependant over 16 y.o.
$2,000 + $1,000 per each dependant
Additional fees: professional fee and passport fee. Fees are subject to change.

Real estate investment

Investment in the government-approved property from $300,000. The investment has to be maintained for a minimum of 5 years and may be eligible for resale under the Citizenship by investment program.

Number of applicants Min. Property
investment
Due diligence Government fee Processing fee
$300,000 $ 7.500 $30,000 $2,000

$300,000 $7,500 main applicant + $5,000
spouse
$45,000 main applicant and spouse $2,000 + $1,000



$300,000 $12,500 both spouses + $5,000 each
dependant over 16 y.o.
$30,000 main applicant + $10,000 each dependant over 18 y.o. + $5,000 each dependant under 18 y.o. $2,000 + $1,000 per each dependant




$300,000 $12,500 both spouses + $5,000 each
dependant over 16 y.o.
$30,000 main applicant + $10,000 each dependant over 18 y.o. + $5,000 each dependant under 18 y.o. $2,000 + $1,000 per each dependant
Additional fees: professional and passport fee. Additional transaction fees may apply for real estate purchase. Fees are subject to change.

COVID-19 Relief Bond

On 12 May 2020 St Lucia published its Citizenship by Investment (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (No. 74 of 2020) in which it introduced the new COVID-19 Relief Bond option which is valid until 31 December 2021. The new option allows qualifying investors to purchase new, non-interest-bearing bonds with a five-year holding period. For a main applicant and spouse applying together, the holding period extends to six years. For families of over 4 people, the bonds’ holding period is seven years.

Number of applicants Investment in Bonds Due diligence Administration fee
$250,000 $7,500 $30,000

$250,000 $7,500 main applicant + $5,000 spouse $30,000



$250,000 7-year hold or

$300,000 5-year hold

$12,500 both spouses + $5,000 each
dependant over 16 y.o.
$30,000




$250,000 + $15,000 each additional dependant after 4th $12,500 both spouses +

$5,000 each
dependant over 16 y.o.

$30,000

 

Additional fees: professional fee and passport fee. Fees are subject to change. This option is valid until 31 December 2021.

Requirements

  • No previous criminal record
  • Be over 18 years old
  • Have a legitimate source of wealth
  • Good character
  • Have available the required investment funds
  • No outstanding visa denials in any visa free country with the passport of St Lucia

Who can be included in the citizenship application:

  • Spouse of the main applicant
  • Dependent children of the main applicant and spouse below 21 years old
  • Children of 21-30 years old who are financially dependent on parents, and not married
  • Dependent parents and grandparents of the main applicant and spouse over 55 years old
  • Physically and mentally challenged children and parents of the main applicant and spouse
  • Siblings of the main applicant and spouse below 18 years old can be included in the application, provided there is a consent of their parents

Stages of obtaining citizenship

  • Initial consultation

    Initial free consultation with one of the GLS experts

  • Program information and due diligence check

    Detailed fee schedule and a free of charge preliminary due diligence check

  • Client agreement and retainer fee payment

    Signing of the client agreement and payment of the retainer fee

  • Preparation of the documents

    GLS experts will assist you with the whole procedure of the documents’ preparation, including the translation, notarisation and apostille of the relevant documents. We will also recommend the best clinics for medical examination

  • Payment of the additional fees

    Payment of the remaining fee for the legal services of GLS and the government fees. If the Investment in Real Estate option has been selected, then also payment of the property deposit is required at this stage

  • Submission of the documents

    Submission of the documents to the Citizenship by investment Board (CIB)

  • Updates on the review of the application

    Regular updates on the news regarding the review of the application by the CIU. Assistance in preparation of additional clarifications for the CIU if required

  • Approval in Principle

    Grant of Approval in Principle from the CIB

  • Payment of the remaining fees

    Payment of the overall donation fee or in case of the Real Estate Investment option, payment of the remaining property investment

  • You are a citizen of St Lucia!

    Grant of the Certificate of Naturalisation and subsequently application for passports and grant of St Kitts and Nevis passports. We will courier the passports or give them to you in person, depending on what is more convenient for you

Subscribe to the newsletter
flag

St Lucia

Capital:
Castries
Area:
617 km2
Population:
179,000 people
GDP:
$1,712 billion
Language:
English
Independence from Great Britain:
1979

F.A.Q.

Is dual citizenship allowed with St Lucia passport?
Yes, citizens of St Lucia are allowed to have multiple citizenships.
Is it required to visit St Lucia at any point during the preparation of the documents stage, or after the receipt of passports?
No, there is no such requirement.
Citizens of which countries cannot apply for St Lucia citizenship?
Citizens of Iran.
What is the maximum number of dependants that can be included in the application?
Unlimited number of dependants can be included in the application.
Does St Lucia citizenship have a period of validity?
No, St Lucia citizenship is granted for life and can be even acquired by future generations.

Contact Us

GLS Private Office offers global lifestyle solutions to established business people and their families. GLS operates as a one-stop-shop and is a single point of contact for wealthy families with a global mindset. The company takes care of every need of its globally-minded clients: from obtaining a second citizenship/residence by investment to finding the best schools for children’s education, global property acquisition, succession planning and many more. Ancillary services provided by GLS are limited to the extent of a client wish. Anything that can be priced, qualified, and quantified, we are ready to research, negotiate and manage.

Contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible

Other Interesting Programs

Passport from 3 months
from $ 150 000

Citizenship of St Kitts and Nevis – The oldest and the most known program of the industry

  • icon
    Around 160 countries visa-free, including the UK, Schengen states, and Singapore
  • icon
    The program has been existing since 1984
  • icon
    Get citizenship through donation or approved property purchase option
Passport from 3 months
from $ 100 000

Citizenship of the Commonwealth of Dominica – The best value for money for single applicants

  • icon
    Around 140 countries visa-free, including the UK, Schengen states, and Singapore
  • icon
    Get citizenship through donation or approved property purchase option
  • icon
    Second oldest citizenship by investment program, valid since 1993
Passport from 3 months
from $ 150 000

Citizenship of Grenada – Spice island of the Caribbean

  • icon
    Around 120 countries visa-free, including the UK, Schengen states, and China. E-2 visa to the USA
  • icon
    Get citizenship through donation or approved property purchase option
  • icon
    Minimum taxation – no world income tax, inheritance, property, or gift tax
Passport from 3 months
from $ 100 000

St Lucia citizenship – A variety of investment options

  • icon
    Around 130 countries visa-free, including the UK, Schengen states, and Singapore
  • icon
    Get citizenship through donation, approved property purchase or bonds investment
  • icon
    No interview requirement and no need to know the English language
Passport from 3 months
from $ 100 000

Antigua and Barbuda citizenship – 365 beaches on one island

  • icon
    Around 150 countries visa-free, including the UK, Schengen states and Singapore
  • icon
    Minimal visit requirement – 5 days within 5 years of receipt of citizenship
  • icon
    Dual citizenship is allowed
Passport from 14 months
from € 700 000

Malta citizenship – in the heart of the Mediterranean

  • icon
    Over 180 countries visa-free including the USA and Canada
  • icon
    Ability to live, work, and study in any EU country
  • icon
    Get Maltese citizenship by contributing into the economy, purchasing or leasing property, and donating to a non-profit organisation
Passport from 6 months
from € 350 000

Montenegro citizenship – The newest citizenship by investment program

  • icon
    Planning to join the EU by 2025
  • icon
    Over 120 countries visa-free, including the EU, Schengen states, and South Korea
  • icon
    No need to relocate or to know the local language
Passport from 2 months
from $ 130 000

Citizenship of Vanuatu – Safe haven of the Pacific ocean

  • icon
    Around 130 countries visa-free, including the UK, Schengen states, and Singapore
  • icon
    Ability to make the payment in Cryptocurrency
  • icon
    Remote citizenship application
Residence permit in around 6 months and citizenship in 5 years
from €280 000

Portugal Golden Visa

  • icon
    Residence requirement - 7 days in the first year and 14 days in the following 2 years
  • icon
    Ability to live, work and study in Portugal
  • icon
    Visa-free Schengen
Residence in around 3 months
from € 330 000

Malta – Global Residence Program

  • icon
    Remittance basis of taxation 15% flat rate
  • icon
    No residency requirement
  • icon
    Visit all Schengen countries visa-free. Live, work, and study in Malta
Residence in around 2 months
from € 300 000

Cyprus – Permanent Residence Permit

  • icon
    Live in Cyprus as long as you like
  • icon
    Ability to visit Cyprus once every 2 years to retain residency
  • icon
    Ability to receive citizenship in 5 years
Residence in around 2 months
from € 500 000

Spain Golden visa

  • icon
    Ability to live in Spain and to visit Schengen countries visa-free
  • icon
    Four investment options - the Real Estate option being the most popular
  • icon
    Residence for all the family members
Residence in around 2 months
from € 250 000

Greece Golden visa

  • icon
    Ability to live in Greece and to visit Schengen countries visa-free
  • icon
    Residence for all the family members
  • icon
    Unlimited expiry date of the residence permit
Residence in around 6 months
from € 500 000

Ireland – Immigrant Investor Program

  • icon
    Study in prestigious schools and universities
  • icon
    No requirement to reside, visit Ireland for one day a year to retain residence
  • icon
    Ability to get permanent residence and citizenship after five years of residing in Ireland
Residence from around 2 months
from £ 2 million

United Kingdom – Tier 1 (Investor visa)

  • icon
    Live, work, and study in the UK
  • icon
    Permanent residence in 5 years and citizenship in 6 years of residence
  • icon
    Attractive tax regime for HNWIs
Passport from 2 months
from $ 250 000

Turkey citizenship – Fast and easy application processing

  • icon
    Over 110 countries visa-free, including South Korea, Singapore, Japan, Qatar
  • icon
    Fast citizenship application processing time
  • icon
    No need to relocate or to know the local language
Residency in around 3 months
from € 150 000

Malta Permanent Residency Program (MPRP)

  • icon
    Live, work and study in Malta. Visit Schengen countries visa-free
  • icon
    No residency requirement
  • icon
    Ability to apply for citizenship in 5 years
Accept Cookies?
Provided by Web design, Gloucester