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Saint Lucia

Citizenship By Investment

    BECOME A GLOBAL CITIZEN




    The Saint Lucia citizenship by investment program was established in 2015, becoming the fifth country in the Caribbean region to launch a second citizenship by investment program. Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment program permits all nationalities to obtain a second passport.

    Saint Lucia is an island that is located in the Caribbean Sea. With breathtaking views of the western mountains, St. Lucia is filled with unparalleled landmarks imbued with the natural beauty of the Caribbean. St. Lucia is perfect destination for tourism and leisure.

    An investor can obtain St. Lucia Citizenship-by-investment through two investment paths. Investors can choose to make a onetime nonrefundable donation to the National Economic Fund, or invest in a government-approved real estate property.

    Saint Lucia Passport

    Saint Lucia passports are commonwealth passports that grant countless benefits to their holders. Benefits include access to world-class education and healthcare and tax benefits, as well as the opportunity to expand investor’s businesses abroad.

    Moreover, one major benefit of Saint Lucia Passport is that it allows visa free travel to more than 130 countries. For example, visa free travel to Schengen Countries and the United Kingdom.

    After the applicant meets all the Saint Lucia passport requirements and makes the investment in the chosen path, an investor and their family members can obtain the St Lucia Passport in as little as 4 to 6 months.

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    CAPITAL

    CAPITAL

    Castries

    LANGUAGE

    LANGUAGE

    English

    TOTAL AREA

    TOTAL AREA

    617 km2 (238 sq mi)

    POPULATION

    POPULATION

    178,844

    GOVERNMENT

    GOVERNMENT

    Parliamentary system and a Commonwealth Realm

    CURRENCY

    CURRENCY

    Eastern Caribbean Dollar

    INVESTMENT SCHEME

    The applicant makes a one-time non-refundable monetary donation to the National Economic Fund. The contribution will depend on the size of family as follows:

     

    Family Structure

    (NEF) Contribution Amount

    Processing Fees

    Due Diligence and Processing, Application and Registration Fees

    US $100,000

    US $2,000

    Due Diligence: $7,500
    Application & Registration Fees: $750

    US $140,000

    Main Applicant:  $2,000

    Spouse: $1,000

     

    Due Diligence Main applicant: $7,500
    Due Diligence spouse: $5,000

    Application & Registration Fees: $750/applicant

    US$150,000*

     

    *Additional $15,000 per qualifying dependent

     

    Main Applicant:  $2,000

    Spouse: $1,000

    Qualifying Dependent: $1,000

     

     

    Due Diligence Main applicant: $7,500
    Due Diligence spouse: $5,000
    Each Qualifying dependent above 16 years: $5,000

    Application & Registration Fees: $750/applicant

     

    Benefits of Saint Lucia Citizenship


     

    • Saint Lucia Passport can be obtained in 4 to 6 months.
    • Second Citizenship in a British commonwealth country.
    • Dual Citizenship is permitted; there is no need to denounce current citizenship to obtain Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment.
    • St Lucia Passport allows visa-free travel to over 130 countries, including Schengen countries and the U.K.
    • No physical residence requirements during or after the Saint Lucia Citizenship application process.
    • No education requirements, interviews or tests.
    • No tax on worldwide income.
    • Applicant and family enjoy second citizenship for life, which can be passed on to future generations by descent.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS


    • Applicant must hold a valid passport.
    • Applicant must not hold a criminal record.
    • Applicants must complete a medical examination.
    • The applicant must make the appropriate investment in a government-approved real estate development or through a donation to the National Economic Fund.
    • Dependents below the age of 25 can be included with principal applicant and obtain citizenship.
    • Siblings of the principal applicant or spouse and above the age of 18 can be included.
    • Parents and grandparents of the principal applicant or spouse may qualify as dependents if they are above 65 years of age.

    LEGAL BASIS


    Saint Lucia's Citizenship by Investment Program was launched in December 2015 following the passage of Act No. 14 of 2015, the Citizenship by Investment Act on 24th August 2015. With some changes in 2017, the Act enables investors and their families to obtain St Lucian citizenship through investment.

    VISA FREE TRAVEL


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    Timeline and Procedure

    The Saint Lucia passport can be obtained in 6 months. Investors can opt for the fast track option and obtain the Saint Lucia Citizenship within 3 months.

    Month 1
    Step 1
    Bluemina performs a preliminary background check. Once cleared, file preparation begins and required documents are collected. Advisory, governments and due diligence fees are paid.
    Month 1-2
    Step 2
    File is submitted.
    Month 3-5
    Step 3
    Issuance of “Approved in Principal” letter by the Government’s Citizenship-by-Investment Unit.
    Step 4
    Investment is made in selected option.
    Step 5
    Naturalization certificate is issued.
    Month 6
    Step 6
    Submission of passport application and issuance of St. Lucia passport.
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