Caribbean Citizenship by Investment Program
Saint Lucia is one of the newest countries to offer a citizenship by investment program and due to its warm tropical air, rugged scenery, pristine black sand beaches, and rustic environment this country is an attractive hotspot for tourists.
The Saint Lucia citizenship by investment program is the perfect program for individuals looking to acquire a strong second passport. In comparison to some of its neighbours, a minimum investment of USD 100,000 is sufficient to obtain a St Lucia citizenship. One of the primary benefits of obtaining St Lucia citizenship is that you are exempt from paying inheritance and property taxes.
A St Lucia passport also entitles the holder to travel visa-free to 146 countries.
The advantages of a St Lucia citizenship will also be passed on to the investor’s dependents, particularly those who are mentally disabled and above the age of 65.
Applicants must provide the following documentation as part of the KYC (Know Your Customer) process:
The St Lucia Citizenship by Investment Act No 14 of 2015 enables individuals to obtain citizenship of St Lucia by registration following a qualified investment.
The National Economic Fund was established in 2015 to obtain qualified donations through the Citizenship by Investment program. The funds raised would be used for purposes approved by the government as part of the national development agenda.
All supporting documentation must be submitted in the language in which they were developed. If the supporting document’s original language is not English, you may also request an authenticated English version of the original.
It takes approximately three months from the date of application submission for an applicant to receive a citizenship certificate and passport.