The St. Lucia Citizenship-by-Investment Program offers increased global mobility and opportunity by providing visa-free access to 147 destinations around the world. Prices start from USD$100,000 and passports can be acquired in as little as four months.
St. Lucia citizenship has many benefits including:
The program requires applicants to make a significant economic contribution to the country. In exchange, and subject to a stringent application process and due diligence checks, the applicants and their families are granted full citizenship.
The main applicant must be at least 18 years of age to qualify, meet the application requirements, and select one of the following investment options:
For the above two options, the following government administration fees will also apply:
Already approved citizens may add dependents within five years of their application being approved. A donation of USD$35,000 applies to spouses, while a donation of USD$25,000 applies to each additional qualifying dependent of any age.
In addition, there is a USD$5,000 due diligence fee for each qualifying dependent aged 16 and older. The government processing fee is USD$1,000 for each qualifying dependent. All qualifying dependents must have a clean personal background with no criminal record and not be under any criminal investigation (other than in respect of a minor offense). A person that is deemed a potential security risk or who is or has been involved in any activity that is likely to bring disrepute to St. Lucia shall not be approved for citizenship.
The application process should take no longer than four months from submission of the application to issuance of the certificate of citizenship, assuming there are no areas of concern with the application. Where, in exceptional cases, it is expected that the processing time will be longer than three months, we will inform the applicant of the reason for the anticipated delay.
The Citizenship by Investment Board, which provides oversight to a dedicated citizenship by investment unit (CIU), will consider an application for citizenship and its outcome may be to either grant, deny, or delay for cause. A citizenship by investment application will be submitted in electronic and printed form by us on behalf of the applicant. All applications must be completed in English.
All requisite supporting documents must be attached to an application before it can be processed by the CIU. All applications must be accompanied by the relevant non-refundable processing and due diligence fees for the principal applicant, their spouse, and each qualifying dependent. Where an application has been approved in principle, the CIU will notify us that the qualifying funds and requisite government administration fees must be paid before the certificate of citizenship can be granted.
The main applicant must remit the required funds for the qualifying option within 90 calendar days after notice of approval of their application. A successful applicant shall sign the oath or affirmation of allegiance before an attorney-at-law, notary royal, or notary public. The minister may, by order, revoke a grant of citizenship in exceptional circumstances as may be deemed necessary.
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