Saint Lucia is the newest participant in the Caribbean Citizenship by Investment community. Saint Lucia is one of the maturest and the most developed economies among the Eastern Caribbean States; this has a tremendous appeal to investors seeking economic citizenship.

The Government of Saint Lucia has, over the past 12 months, made a number of changes to their citizenship by investment program – placing Saint Lucia in a market leading position as far as value for money and ease of processing are concerned. In a very short period of time, Saint Lucia’s popularity in this industry has exponentially increased.

To obtain second citizenship of Saint Lucia, an applicant is required to contribute a non-refundable minimum amount of US$100,000 into Saint Lucia’s National Economic Fund. This amount increases as additional family members are added to the application.

Benefits of Citizenship

  • Value for money – non-refundable contribution amounts start at US$100,000.
  • Mobility – Saint Lucian passport holders can travel visa free (or receive a visa on arrival) in up to 120 countries.
  • Processing efficiency – it takes up to 4 months to obtain second citizenship from the date of submission of the completed file.
  • Favourable tax environment – no capital gains tax, no taxation on worldwide income, no estate or inheritance tax. In addition, there are significant fiscal advantages for companies that base their headquarters in Saint Lucia.
  • No residency requirements
  • Recognition of dual citizenship

Application Costs

Saint Lucian National Economic Fund Contribution Amounts:

  • Single applicant: US$100,000
  • Applicant applying with spouse: US$165,000
  • Applicant applying with spouse and up to two (2) other qualifying dependents: US$190,000
  • Each additional qualifying dependent (of any age): US$25,000

Non-refundable processing fees:

  • Principal applicant: US $2,000
  • Each qualifying dependent: US $1,000

Due diligence fees

  • Principal applicant: US $7,500
  • Each qualifying dependent (over 16 years of age): US $5,000

In addition, third party service agent fees will apply. These will be based on the number of family members that are included in the application. Please contact your service agent directly to obtain a quotation for this service.

Step 1

The investor collates the required documents and completes the required application forms. Processing and due diligence fees must be paid at this step. The file is submitted.

Step 2

Subject to satisfactory due diligence investigations, an approval letter is issued by the Citizenship-by-Investment Unit

Step 3

Payment of a non-refundable contribution amount

Step 4

The Certificate(s) of Citizenship issuance. Signing of the oath of allegiance.

Step 5

Passports are issued