SAINT LUCIA CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT
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Martinique, 81.5 km
Eastern Caribbean Time Zone UTC-04.00)
VISA FREE COUNTRIES
145 incl. EU Schengen Zone, UK and Hong Kong
Eastern Caribbean Dollar EC$
Known as the ‘Helen of West Indies’, St Lucia is located in the East of the Caribbean sea and it is considered to be one of the most politically and economically stable countries in the region – which factors have served to attract foreign business and investment. Saint Lucia’s economic lifeline is the flourishing tourism industry, followed by crop export and manufacturing.
The Island is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), and the International Organisation of La Francophonie. Being one of the latest Caribbean countries to introduce the Citizenship by Investment Programme, the St Lucian Programme offers a variation of financial options in exchange for a St Lucia Passport with visa-free access to over 100 countries.
LEGAL BASIS SAINT LUCIA CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT PROGRAMME
The Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Programme commenced in December 2015 following the Citizenship by Investment Act No. 14. The Act enables individuals and families to acquire Saint Lucian citizenship upon making a qualifying investment.
BENEFITS OF SAINT LUCIA CITIZENSHIP
Fast Process 3 Months
Family Members are included
No Tax on Worldwide Income
No Residence Requirement
More than 100 Visa-Free Destinations Including the Schengen Zone, UK and Hong Kong
No Physical Presence, nor Interview Required
ELIGIBILITY FOR SAINT LUCIA CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT
The main applicant for St Lucia Citizenship by Investment must be at least 18 years of age. Eligible dependents include dependent children under 25 years of age & dependent parents above 65, under certain conditions.
‘FIT AND PROPER’ TEST
The St Lucian authorities are committed to high level of due diligence, therefore ensuring that only persons in good standing are granted Citizenship.
Applicants must present a clean health record with their Citizenship application
PROPERTY PURCHASE OR RENTAL
The Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Programme offers four routes for satisfying the financial criteria – consisting of both investment and contribution options.
FINANCIAL CRITERIA: OPTIONS
The first option is a contribution of US$ 100,000, to St Lucia’s National Economic Fund. This deposit goes to national projects with the purpose of further strengthening the economy of the country.
The second route is an investment in real estate amounting to US$ 300,000, which property is to be kept for 5 years. Another possibility is an investment of US$ 500,000 in Government bonds – also to be kept for 5 years, or an investment of US$3.5million in an approved enterprise project. This fourth option provides the flexibility of joint investment, in which case a group of 6 individuals may contribute US$1million each.