Location:Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico; Capital:Castries; Time Difference:UTC -4; Total Area:616 km2; Population:163,922 Population Growth-0.34%; Age Demographics:0-14: 20.8%, 15-24: 16.3%, 25-54: 42.9%, 55-64: 9.2%, 65+: 10.8%; Language:English (official), French patois; Religion:Roman Catholic: 61.5%, Protestant: 25.5%, other Christian: 3.4%, Other: 9.6%; Government Type: Parliamentary Democracy and a Commonwealth Realm; Currency:East Caribbean dollars (XCD); Exchange Rate:1 USD = 2.7 XCD (2013); GDP (per capita):11,600 USD GDP (purchasing power parity) 1.978 billion USD (2014); Visa free countries:118.


Saint Lucia s a sovereign island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. Its coast is home to beaches, reef-diving sites, luxury resorts and fishing villages. Trails in the interior rainforest lead to waterfalls like the 15m-high Toraille, which pours over a cliff into a garden. The capital, Castries, is a popular cruise port.

Saint Lucia has recently passed the Citizenship by Investment Act No. 14 of 2015 which enables persons to acquire citizenship of Saint Lucia upon making a qualifying investment in the island.
The Act provides that any person over the age of 18 who meets the qualifying criteria, together with his/her dependents, may apply to be registered as a citizen of Saint Lucia.


Saint Lucia Citizenship-by-Investment Program was established in 2015 under the regulations of the Citizenship by Investment Bill 2015 making it the most recent addition to the Citizenship by Investment Programs (CIP) in the Caribbean region.

Saint Lucia has masterfully positioned its program for the global elite by limiting the applications and by raising the overall net-worth requirement.

To qualify for citizenship in Saint Lucia, applicants need to fulfill one of the investment requirements outlined
in the “Investment Options” section, in addition to the following criteria:

  • Minimum net worth of US$ 3 million
  • Be of outstanding character
  • Hold no criminal record
  • Have excellent health


Advisory fees associated with the program are US$ 30,000 for a single applicant, US$ 35,000 for a family of two (main applicant + spouse) and US$ 2,500 for each additional dependent.

Fees are based on the number of dependents, country of origin, residence and other retained services, as well as service and legal fees related to the submission of citizenship and passport application for the main applicant. The advisory fees are non-refundable and are payable in two equal installment. All application fees charged by the government of Saint Lucia and by Carte Blanche are subject to change.These fees depend on the number of applicants and the complexity of the process. Please contact us if you have any questions or need more information


Applicants and their families will also have to pay the following non-refundable fees depending on the size of the family and the chosen investment option:

  • US$ 2,000:Main Applicant
  • US$ 1000: Per dependent above 16
  • US$ 50,000: Main Applicant
  • US$ 35,000: Spouse or dependent above 16
  • US$ 25,000: Dependent child bellow 18
  • US$ 7,500: Main applicant
  • US$ 5000: Per dependent above 16

Biometric passport fees for main applicant and upto two dependents are included in the advosory fees.



High net worth individuals may choose to make a monetary contribution to the NEF organization via one of the prescribed contribution levels as follows:

  • US$ 200,000: Single Applicant/li&gt
  • US$ 235,000: Main Applicant with Spouse
  • US$ 250,000: Family with up to 3 dependents(spouse + 2 children)
  • US$ 25,000: Per additional dependent

The purchased property must be minimum US$ 300,000 in a pre-approved real estate development area. The property must be owned and maintained for a minimum of 5 years. Property registration, processing fees and taxes must be paid in addition to the property purchase.


Upon approval an applicant and accompanying family may opt to invest in Saint Lucia government bonds, which must be held for 5 years. The bond amount will vary depending on the size of the family as follows:

  • US$ 500,000: Single Applicant
  • US$ 535,000: Main Applicant and spouse
  • US$ 550,000: Family with up to 3 dependents(spouse + 2 children)
  • US$ 25,000: Per additional dependent

An applicant must invest a minimum of US$ 3,5M in an approved enterprise project and create atleast 3 jobs. A group investment of US$ 6M is possible for up to 6 qualified applicants, with each person making a minimum investment of US$ 1M. Collectively, the group must create 6 jobs.

Approved enterprise projects must fall under one of the following categories: specialty restaurants, cruise ports and marinas, agro-processing plants, pharmaceutical products, ports, bridges, roads and highways, research institutions and facilities, or offshore universities.


The following table breaks down the Antigua & Barbuda program process into six basic steps. Each step must be completed before continuing to the next.

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Has maintained his status of Permanent Resident in the past 5 years
  • Never have been sentenced by a Bulgarian court for a capital offense and has not been accused in criminal proceedings for such a crime unless he has been rehabilitated
 The Process
MONTH1 STEP1 File preparation. Carte Blanche Capital issues pre-approval letter. Advisory and due diligence fees are due at this step.
MONTH2 STEP2 Citizenship file submission.
MONTH3 STEP3 Government’s Citizenship-by-Investment Unit issues “Approved in Principle” letter.
STEP4 Investment made in selected option. Payment of government fees, if applicable.
MONTH4 STEP5 Naturalization certificate is issued.
STEP6 Submission of passport application.Passport issued.