CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT

Saint Lucia

  • MINIMUM CONTRIBUTION

    $100,000

  • VISA-FREE COUNTRIES

    145+

  • CITIZENSHIP IN

    3 Months

Saint Lucia

Known as the ‘Helen of West Indies’, St Lucia is located in the East of the Caribbean sea and it is considered to be one of the most politically and economically stable countries in the region – which factors have served to attract foreign business and investment. Saint Lucia’s economic lifeline is the flourishing tourism industry, followed by crop export and manufacturing.

The Island is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), and the International Organisation of La Francophonie. Being one of the latest Caribbean countries to introduce the Citizenship by Investment Programme, the St Lucian Program offers a variation of financial options in exchange for a St Lucia Passport with visa-free access to over 145 countries.

Citizenship by Investment Program

The Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Programme commenced in December 2015 following the Citizenship by Investment Act No. 14. The Act enables individuals and families to acquire Saint Lucian citizenship upon making a qualifying investment.

Where is Saint Lucia?

St. Lucia Citizenship Benefits

Investment Options

Investment Option

Investment Requirements

OPTION 1

Investment in National Economic Fund

On approval of an application by means of an investment in the Saint Lucia National Economic Fund, the following minimum investment is required:

Number of Applicants Investment Amount

Single Applicant
 $100,000

Main applicant and spouse
 $140,000

Main applicant applying with a spouse and
up to two other qualifying dependents
 $150,000

Each additional qualifying dependent, along with an applicant applying with up to 4 qualifying dependents
 $15,000

Addition of dependents:

  • Each additional qualifying dependent –  $25,000
  • New-born child 0 to 11 months–  $500
  • Future Spouse –  $35,000

Option 2

Investment in Government Bonds

On approval of an application by means of an investment in Government bonds the following minimum investment is required:

Number of Applicants Investment Amount Bond Holding Period

Single Applicant
 $250,000 5 years

Main applicant plus 1 qualifying dependent
 $250,000 6 years

Main Applicant + Spouse + up to 3 other qualifying dependents
 $250,000 7 years

Main Applicant + Spouse + up to 3 other qualifying dependents
 $300,000 5 years
  • Per each additional qualifying dependent –  $15,000
  • Non-refundable administrative fee – $30,000

Applicants must also pay all required due diligence and processing fees.

Visa-free Countries

  • AMERICAS

  • EUROPE

  • ASIA

  • OCEANIA

  • AFRICA

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia*
  • Bonaire
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • French Guiana
  • French West Indies
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Montserrat
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • St Eustatius and Saba
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Maarten
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos Islands
  • Venezuela

Note:
* Visa on arrival
** eTA

*Prior to travel, please reconfirm with the respective consulate/embassy the visa free status.

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kosovo
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City

Note:
* Visa on arrival
** eTA

*Prior to travel, please reconfirm with the respective consulate/embassy the visa free status.

  • Armenia*
  • Bangladesh*
  • Cambodia*
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Iran*
  • Israel
  • Jordan*
  • Laos*
  • Macao*
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives*
  • Nepal*
  • Pakistan**
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Philippines
  • South Korea
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka*
  • Taiwan
  • Timor-Leste*
  • Uzbekistan

Note:
* Visa on arrival
** eTA

*Prior to travel, please reconfirm with the respective consulate/embassy the visa free status.

  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • French Polynesia
  • Kiribati
  • Micronesia
  • New Caledonia
  • Niue
  • Palau Islands*
  • Samoa*
  • Solomon Islands*
  • Tonga*
  • Tuvalu*
  • Vanuatu

Note:
* Visa on arrival
** eTA

*Prior to travel, please reconfirm with the respective consulate/embassy the visa free status.

  • Benin*
  • Botswana
  • Cape Verde Islands*
  • Comoros*
  • Egypt*
  • Eswatini (Swaziland)
  • Gambia
  • Guinea-Bissau*
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar*
  • Malawi
  • Mauritania*
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mozambique*
  • Reunion
  • Rwanda*
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles*
  • Sierra Leone*
  • St. Helena*
  • Somalia*
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo*
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda*
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Note:
* Visa on arrival
** eTA

*Prior to travel, please reconfirm with the respective consulate/embassy the visa free status.

Eligibility Requirements

St. Lucia Citizenship

Application steps and timeline

FILE PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION

1 MONTH

Compiling documentation

Preparing the application file

PROCESSING TIME

2 - 3 MONTHS

Citizenship by Investment Unit reviews the file and carries due diligence checks

COMPLIANCE TIME

3 MONTHS

Settle Government Application Fees

Settle the Contribution in National Economic Fund or Investment in Government Bonds

Citizenship certificate issued

Issuance of Passport

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