Visa-free travel to 146 countries. The largest number of investment options, including government bonds.
Visa-free or visa on arrival access to 146 countries
Possibility to get long-term visas to the USA and Canada
No global income, dividends, wealth and inheritance tax
Benefits for children in British universities
All family members can obtain citizenship within 1.5-2 months
Fully remote procedure
Passport of St Lucia can also be obtained by:
Also, citizenship can be inherited.
|Donation to the National Economic Fund||Real estate||Government bonds||Enterprise projects||COVID-19 Relief bonds|
|Minimum investment amount||From $100,000||From $300,000||From $500,000||From $1,000,000||From $250,000|
|Return on investment||No||Yes, 3-5%.||No||Depends on the project||No|
|Holding period||None, it's non-refundable contribution||At least five years||At least five years||No||At least five years|
|Notes||Yes||No||The minimum amount is given for joint investments||It's a limited time option|
Free preliminary background check (due diligence) of an applicant (1 day) and contract signing in one of our offices or remotely. At this stage, it will be sufficient to provide the passport copies of all family members who will be included in the citizenship application.
Result: background check report + signed contract.
PREPARATION OF DOCUMENTS
We receive Police Certificates, fill out government forms, arrange notarization, translation, and apostilization of all the necessary documents, sending the package to the Citizenship by Investment Unit of Saint Lucia.
You submit the original documents and sign the forms and other documents that we prepare by ourselves.
Result: Confirmation of documents received by the government.
The Citizenship by Investment Unit carries out the processing of the case during the period from 3 to 5 months. Sometimes additional documents may be requested. A visit to the island is not required.
Result: Letter of approval is issued.
Applicant’s actions: Pay the required amount of investment within a month after the approval is issued.
After paying the investment and fees, our lawyer in Saint Lucia receives a certificate of registration along with a passport and sends it either to one of our offices or redirects it to you. Passport is valid for 5 years. We will remind you to renew the passport 6 months prior to its expiration date.
Yes, the citizenship of Saint Lucia is issued for life with and your descendants will be able to inherit it.
All Saint Lucian passports are valid for five years.
Confirmation of employment and/or ownership of business is required. The following documents may be requested:
- certificate of salary, dividends received;
- certificate from the tax authorities;
- documents on the sale of real estate or other assets;
- an extract from the brokerage account on the sale of securities or income received;
- sale or gift contract;
- other documents confirming the acquisition of income.
One or several documents can be provided, the checklist is agreed when preparing the case.
No, the investment must be transferred from a personal account of an applicant.
All operations related to the sale of goods and the provision of services in the state, as well as import of goods to Saint Lucia are subject to taxation. The accepted VAT rate is 15%. For the hotel business, a reduced rate of 8% is applied.
There are no inheritance, capital gains, dividends, wealth tax.
It is possible to get a registration address (rental agreement and utility bill), driving license without the need of passing an exam if a valid driving license is available (a one-day visit is required), local phone number, social insurance number when you open a local company and payroll.
According to the legislation of Saint Lucia, the participant of the program must own a real estate object for at least 5 years.
No, a real estate object must be approved by the government.
By providing false information;
Existence of outstanding conviction or criminal proceedings for serious criminal offenses in any country of the world;
If the applicant poses a potential threat to public order, national security or the reputation of Saint Lucia or any other country;
If your application for a visa to a country with which Saint Lucia has a visa-free regime has been denied.
An applicant does not pass a due diligence check and their application for citizenship is rejected. An investor can also be deprived of the citizenship of Saint Lucia if the status was obtained by providing false information, fraud or concealment of actual information.
GDP 2017 - $ 1,69 billion (increased by 2.62% if compared to $ 1,64 billion in 2016);
Population - 190,133 (as of 2018);
The capital is Castries;
Sectors of the economy - offshore business, tourism, agriculture;
Doing Business 2020 ranking - ranked 93 out of 190, according to the ease of doing business.
Saint Lucia is also:
- Member of the British Commonwealth of Nations;
- Member of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP);
- Member of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States OECS;
- Member of International Organisation of the Francophonie;
- Member of the Caribbean Community CARICOM since May 1, 1974;
- Member of the World Trade Organization since January 1, 1995;
- Member of the Organization of American States.
The Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment program is the youngest Caribbean passport program. It has been launched in 2015.
There are 2 airports, George F.L. Charles Airport and Hewanorra International Airport. The second, larger one, regularly receives flights from the United States, Canada, Germany, the UK. The annual passenger traffic gets close to 500,000 people. There are 5 large ports in the country. In 2018, a new terminal will be opened that will receive large ocean liners and Quantum-class cruise ships that accommodate 5 thousand passengers each. This will speed up the development of the cruise sector and increase the number of tourists in Saint Lucia.
Recently, the St Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) has signed a contract with the Spain-based solar energy company GRUPOTEC to start the construction of a 3-megawatt solar farm that will be opened in 2018. Judging by the determination of the local government to get rid of diesel-power generators and traditional energy sources, on the whole, one may safely assume it is time to start investing in alternative, renewable energy projects.
In 2017, Saint Lucia was placed second in the Best Place to visit in the Caribbean rating, which was compiled by the US News & World Report agency.
Saint Lucia is the destination point for the annual transatlantic regatta.
Since 1992, St. Lucia has held a two-week jazz festival, which is considered to be one of the world’s five largest jazz events, and in 2016, the first St. Lucia Dive Fest was held there.
To obtain a Saint Lucia passport, you need to invest in one of four options
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