passport of St. Lucia

Saint Lucia Passport

Passport rankings out of 193 countries

Freedom of travel25

Asset protection27

Quality of life23

"Plan B"5

About Saint Lucia

A Saint Lucia passport can be obtained by birthright, naturalization, through marriage, or by investment. Citizenship of the country opens visa-free access to 145 countries of the world, allows you to get a tourist visa to the United States for 10 years and optimize taxes for yourself and your business.

Saint Lucia is an island nation in the Caribbean. It is located on the island of the same name, which is part of the Windward Islands group. The country is part of the Commonwealth of Nations. The head of state is the Queen of Great Britain. The economy of Saint Lucia is based on tourism and agriculture.

Population

186.164

Capital

Castries

Official language

English

GDP per capita

$12.270

Time zone

UTC-4

Currency

East Caribbean dollar

Saint passport ranking and benefits

  • 1

    Visa-free travels to 147 countries

    Saint Lucia citizens can spend up to 90 days out of the 180 days in the Schengen countries and up to 180 days in the UK. A visa is also not required to visit Hong Kong, Singapore and other countries.

  • 2

    Visitor visa to the USA for 10 years

    St Lucia citizens get a B‑1/B‑2 visa to the USA for 10 years. It allows one to spend up to 180 days a year in the country to visit family, travel, undergo treatment and attend business meetings.

  • 3

    Registration of a company in St Lucia

    The Saint Lucia passport’s strength allows investors to register their companies in the country. Opening bank accounts abroad and accepting payments from foreign business partners is easier. Information about the company’s owner is not recorded in the trade registry.

  • 4

    Tax optimisation

    There are no taxes on global personal income and company revenue in St Lucia. Taxes are also not imposed on capital growth, inheritance and salary.

Grounds for obtaining a Saint Lucia passport

St. Lucia allows dual citizenship

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Birth to citizens of the country

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Marriage to a citizen of the country

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Work for the country's government

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Naturalization

Estimated time: 7 years

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Repatriation

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Adoption

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Parents citizenship

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Special conditions

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Special services to the state

Obtaining a Saint Lucia passport by naturalization: requirements for applicants

Knowledge of state language

Assimilation or cultural knowledge

Stable financial status

Good health

No criminal records

St Lucia passport by investment

The citizenship by investment programme has operated in St Lucia since 2015. Investors obtain a powerful St Lucia passport under a simplified procedure, without visiting the country, getting a residence permit and passing exams on the country’s language and culture.

$100,000+

Investments

3—4 months

Obtaining period

5—7 years

Time frame for returning investments

Who can get a St Lucia passport

  • Investor with a legal income

    • over 18 years old

    • with no criminal records

  • Spouse

  • Children under 30

    • financially dependent on the investor

  • Parents

    • over 55 years old

    • financially dependent on the investor

  • Siblings

    • under 18 years old

    • not married

    • have a parent’s or guardian’s consent to participate in the programme

Investment conditions

Investors can choose one of four options to participate in the St Lucia citizenship by investment programme:

  • $100,000+ — a non-refundable contribution to the National Economic Fund;

  • $250,000+ — a purchase of government bonds;

  • $300,000+ — a purchase of the real estate;

  • $1,000,000+ — business investments.

The most popular options are contributing to the government fund and purchasing government bonds.

The sum of a fund contribution depends on the family size. A couple must pay $140,000, and a family of four — $150,000. For each family member, starting from the fifth one, the investor must pay an additional $15,000.

When choosing the option to purchase government bonds, investors must pay $500,000+. However, until the end of 2022, investors can buy Covid‑19 Relief Bonds that cost $250,000+. The investor can return money in 5—7 years.

Besides investing, it is required to pay for Due Diligence for every family member over 16, government fees and legal services charges.

Saint Lucia!!! Expenses for a family of 4

Investor, their spouse and children of 10 and 17 years old

Expenses

Fund contribution

Purchase of bonds

Investments

$150,000

$250,000

Due Diligence

$17,500

$17,500

State fee

$75,000

Other duties and fees

$7,050

$7,050

Total

$174,550

$349,550

Individual cost calculation for obtaining a St Lucia passport

The calculation includes all associated expenses, a payment schedule and the cost of legal support services for obtaining citizenship.

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Step-by-step procedure for obtaining a St Lucia passport by investment

1

1 day

Preliminary Due Diligence

A certified Compliance Anti Money Laundering Officer checks information on the investor and their family against international databases. The check is confidential. The investor provides only a passport; other documents are not required.

Immigrant Invest has its own Compliance Department. The preliminary Due Diligence check allows us to decrease the refusal risk to 1%.

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2

2—3 weeks

Preparation of documents

Immigrant Invest lawyers provide an investor with a list of personal and financial documents needed for the application. They also fill in government forms, notarise copies and translations, and draw affidavits.

When the documents package is ready, the application is sent to the CBI Unit for consideration.

3

Up to 3 months

Due Diligence

The investor and all family members over 16 undergo Due Diligence. The CBI Unit processes the documents and decides whether to approve or reject the application.

4

Up to 3 months

Fulfilment of investment conditions

When the application is approved, the investor fulfils investment conditions: contributes to the government fund, buys bonds or real estate, or invests in a business. The investor has 90 days for it.

5

Up to 4 weeks

Collection of passports

A passport and a naturalisation certificate are prepared within 4 weeks from the day the investment is credited. The documents are sent to the address chosen by the investor.

Frequently asked questions

  • How to obtain a strong passport of St Lucia?

    A St Lucia passport can be obtained by birth, marriage, naturalisation and investment. To obtain citizenship by naturalisation, a foreigner must live in the country for at least 7 years. Investors obtain St Lucia citizenship by investing in the country’s economy. The minimum sum is $100,000. The process takes 3—4 months and doesn’t require trips to the country or integration into society.

  • How much do I need to invest in getting a St Lucia passport?

    The St Lucia citizenship by investment programme offers four options:

    • $100,000+ — a non-refundable contribution to the National Economic Fund;

    • $250,000+ — a purchase of government bonds;

    • $300,000+ — a purchase of the real estate;

    • $1,000,000+ — business investments.

    Until the end of 2022. investors can use a 50% discount on the purchase of bonds. To participate in the programme, an investor buys Covid‑19 Relief Bonds that cost $250,000. The invested money can be returned in 5—7 years.

  • Who can obtain a St Lucia passport along with the investor?

    A Saint Lucia passport is ranked high and can be obtained by the investor’s spouse, their children under 30, parents over 55, and siblings under 18. All family members besides a spouse must be financially dependent on the investor.

  • What are the benefits of a St Lucia passport?

    The power of the St Lucia passport allows its holders to freely travel to 147 countries, including the Schengen states and the UK. Moreover, they can get a B‑1/B‑2 visa to the USA for 10 years, open a company abroad and optimise taxes.