Saint Lucia Citizenship

St Lucia
Citizenship

Visa-free travel to 146 countries,
including the Schengen states and the UK

Download the guide Calculate the cost
$100,000+
Investment amount
3–4 months
Obtaining period
5 years
Real estate
investment return
License
IMA SL

The St Lucia citizenship by investment program was launched in 2015. The Citizenship By Investment Act and its amendments regulate the program rules

The minimum investment is $100,000. Applicants choose from four options. There is a contribution to the state fund, purchase of government bonds or real estate and business investments.

 

The investor can return the money in 5‑7 years by redeeming bonds or selling real estate.

Investors get citizenship under a simplified procedure. They don’t have to obtain a residence permit, live in the country or take a language proficiency test.

An investor’s spouse, children, parents and siblings can get citizenship under the investment program.

 

Limited-time offer
50% discount on the purchase of government bonds

A special offer from the Government of St Lucia is only valid until December 31st, 2022. The applicant can invest $250,000 instead of $500,000 in government bonds and get Caribbean passports for the whole family.

The investment is refundable; the bonds can be redeemed in 5 or 7 years.

Benefits of St Lucia citizenship

1
Visa-free travel to
Europe and Asia

St Lucia citizens can visit 146 countries visa-free, including the UK, the Schengen states, Singapore and Hong Kong. 

2
10-year US tourist visas

St Lucia citizens can get a 10-year B‑1/B‑2 tourist visa to the USA. It allows the holder to stay in the country for up to 6 months a year. You can travel around the country, attend business meetings and conferences and get medical treatment in American clinics.

3
Registration of an international company

Investors can register a company in St Lucia, making it easier to open bank accounts for business abroad and make settlements with international partners in foreign currencies. Moreover, the beneficial owner’s personal information is not entered into the commercial register to protect their identity and privacy.

4
Tax optimisation

Saint Lucia has no taxes on global income, inheritance, capital gains or wages. Social security contributions for employees are 5% of their salaries.

Get maximum information about the process

  • Step by step procedure
  • Requirements for applicants
  • Required documents
  • Answers to frequently asked questions
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Immigrant Invest
is a licensed agent
of the St Lucia CBI program
(License IMA SL)

Who can get St Lucia citizenship

Investor
  • Over 18 years old
  • No criminal record or prosecution
  • Capable of confirming the legality of the income
Spouse
Children under 30

Fully financially dependent on the investor

Parents
  • Over 55
  • Fully financially dependent on the investor
Siblings
  • Under 18
  • Have a parent’s or a guardian’s consent to participate in the program

Investment options
for St Lucia citizenship

St Lucia offers applicants four investment options: a contribution to a state fund, purchase of government bonds or real estate and business investments.

1 option

Non-refundable contribution

$100,000+

A contribution to the National Economic Fund of St Lucia is non-refundable.

Investor Married couple Family of 4 Family of 5 or
more people
Contribution
to the fund
$100,000 $140,000 $150,000

$150,000

+$15,000 per
family member starting with the fifth

Due Diligence $7,500 $12,500

$7,500 for the investor

and $5,000 per
family member over 16

$7,500 for the investor

and $5,000 per
family member over 16

Other fees $3,050 $4,550 $6,550+ $8,550+
2 option

Bonds purchase

$250,000+

Until December 31st, 2022, investors can buy Covid-19 Relief Bonds for $250,000. It is a limited offer with a 50% discount. The standard option offers the purchase of government bonds for $500,000.

The investor can fully redeem the bonds in 5–7 years and return the money.

Investor Married couple Family of 4 Family of 5 or
more people
Purchase of bonds $250,000 $250,000 $250,000 $250,000
Administrative fee $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 $30,000
Due Diligence $7,500 $12,500

$7,500 for the investor

and +$5,000 per
family member over 16

$7,500 for the investor

and +$5,000 per
family member over 16

Other fees $3,050 $4,550 $6,550+ $8,550+
3 option

Real estate purchase

$300,000+

The investment amount doesn't depend on the family composition. The investor can return the money 5 years later by selling the property.

An additional non-refundable state fee of at least $30,000 is paid.

4 option

Business investment

$1,000,000+

The applicant invests in a government-approved business project.

If the applicant invests alone, the minimum amount is $3.5 million. Group investments of at least $6 million are also possible. In this case, the minimum share of each participant is $1 million.

The administrative fee is $50,000. An additional payment of $25,000 is charged per family member.

Expenses for a family of 4

The spouses and two children of 7 and 19 years old
Fund contribution Purchase of bonds
Investment $150,000 $250,000
State fee $30,000
Due Diligence $17,500 $17,500
Other fees $7,050 $7,050
Total $174,550 $304,550

Individual cost calculation for St Lucia citizenship

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Immigrant Invest
is a licensed agent
of the St Lucia CBI program

Why do applicants need
a licensed agent’s help?

The St Lucia law prohibits investors from applying for citizenship by investment on their own. A licensed program agent must apply on the investor’s behalf. The licensed agent is a consulting company that assists applicants at every stage of obtaining citizenship by investment.

Immigrant Invest is a licensed agent of the St Lucia citizenship program.

Step-by-step procedure for obtaining
St Lucia citizenship

1 day Preliminary Due Diligence

Preliminary Due Diligence

1 day

When an investor contacts Immigrant Invest, we conduct a preliminary Due Diligence against international databases. The check helps us identify the rejection risks and take measures to reduce or eliminate them if necessary. For example, lawyers prepare an affidavit or offer another program.

A certified Anti Money Laundering Officer conducts the preliminary Due Diligence at Immigrant Invest. The check reduces the rejection risk to 1%.

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2 to 4 weeks Preparation of documents

Preparation of documents

2 to 4 weeks

Immigrant Invest lawyers draw up a list of required documents. The investor provides passports, certificates, bank statements and other personal and financial records. The lawyers notarize the copies, translate documents, fill out the required forms, and draw written statements or affidavits to apply for the CBI program.

3 months Due Diligence

Due Diligence

3 months

The Immigrant Invest lawyers send the prepared documents to the St Lucia CBI unit. The CBI unit conducts Due Diligence: the officers check applicants’ reputations and finances.

Due Diligence is mandatory for the investor and all family members over 16 included in the application.

 

Up to 90 days Approval and fulfilment
of the investment condition

Approval and fulfilment
of the investment condition

Up to 90 days

The CBI unit informs Immigrant Invest when the application is approved. Once the notification is received, the investor must fulfil the investment condition: transfer the required amount to the state fund, buy bonds or real estate, or invest in a business. The investment must be made within 90 days.

Up to 6 weeks Getting a passport

Getting a passport

Up to 6 weeks

The Immigrant Invest lawyers prepare several documents, for example, an oath of allegiance and birth certificates. They send the documents to St Lucia. A passport and a naturalisation certificate are issued within 4 weeks. The investor receives the documents by courier at a convenient address.

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Head of the Legal Department
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Answers to frequently asked questions

Why contact a licensed agent?

The Citizenship by Investment Act states that only licensed program agents can submit investors’ applications. If the investor tries to apply by themselves, the CBI unit rejects the application.

The agent’s lawyers answer investors’ questions about the program, prepare documents and help the applicant select the right investment option. 

Immigrant Invest is a licensed agent for the Saint Lucia CBI program. We also conduct preliminary Due Diligence that helps prepare for the check at the CBI unit.

Is it possible to return the investments?

Investors can return the money if they buy government bonds or real estate. The property ownership period is 5 years. The bond repayment period depends on the investment amount and the number of applicants. 

Suppose a single investor buys bonds for $250,000. They will return the money in 5 years. At the same time, if a married couple invests the same amount in bonds, they will return the money in 6 years. A family of four needs to invest $250,000 to return the investment in 7 years and $300,000 to return it in 5 years. 

Applicants must observe the established minimum ownership periods. Selling the property or bonds earlier leads to revocation of citizenship.

Do I need to visit Saint Lucia to get a passport?

The procedure for obtaining a passport can be completed remotely: applicants do not need to visit the country at any stage of the application. The same rules operate in most Caribbean states offering citizenship by investment.

Is there a fee for the Due Diligence check?

Yes. The investor and each family member over 16 years of age included in the application must pass the Due Diligence check. The fee for the main applicant is $7,500 and $5,000 for each additional member. There is no fee for children under 16: they do not go through Due Diligence.

Schedule a meeting

Let’s discuss the details

Schedule a meeting at one of the offices or online. A lawyer will analyze the situation, calculate the cost and help you find a solution based on your goals.

Zlata Erlach
Caribbean Investment Program Expert
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