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ST LUCIA
CITIZENSHIP-BY-INVESTMENT

Visa-free travel to 146 countries. The largest number of investment options, including government bonds.

Starting investment
at $100,000
Processing time
starts from 45 days

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Advantages of a Saint Lucia citizenship

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

Investments starting at $100,000

Can’t figure out which passport of the 5 Caribbean countries suits you best?

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Give freedom to those you care about

Passport of St Lucia can also be obtained by:

  1. A spouse
  2. Children under 26 years old
  3. Children, regardless of age, having a mental or physical disability
  4. Unmarried brother or sister of the principal applicant under the age of 18
  5. Parents of the main applicant and/or spouse 65 years and older

Also, citizenship can be inherited.

Investment options to apply for citizenship

St Lucia program offers five investment options:

  1. Donation to the National Economic Fund
  2. Investment in real estate
  3. Investment in government bonds
  4. Investment in enterprise projects
  5. Investment in Privileged Bonds

  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

Visa-free travel to 146 countries

The passport of Saint Lucia allows you to freely visit the Schengen countries, Great Britain, Singapore, Hong Kong

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Simple and clear process

Key Stages in the Application Process

CONTRACT SIGNING

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.

CASE REVIEW

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.

RECEIVING PASSPORTS

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.

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Post Immigration Service

Obtaining a driver's license in Saint Lucia, Utility bill, local phone number, as well as other documents.

Replacement and restoration of a passport within 7-14 days in case of its loss/damage/expiration without your visit to the island.

Registration of a company and opening an account at a local bank. It’s required to visit Saint Lucia in order to open an account and obtain a driver's license.

We will help you to solve any problem. For example, we will tell all you need to know about St Lucia Privileged Bonds.

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    Will my children inherit Saint Lucia citizenship?

    Yes, the citizenship of Saint Lucia is issued for life with and your descendants will be able to inherit it.

    For how many years is a Saint Lucian passport valid?

    All Saint Lucian passports are valid for five years.

    Which documents confirming the origin of funds are required?

    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.

    Is it allowed to transfer an investment not from a personal account?

    No, the investment must be transferred from a personal account of an applicant.

    What are the local income tax rates on Saint Lucia (taxes on setting up a business)?

    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.

    What additional documents may be obtained?

    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.

    How long should I own a real estate object under the CBI rules?

    According to the legislation of Saint Lucia, the participant of the program must own a real estate object for at least 5 years.

    Is it possible to invest in any real estate objects to be eligible to St.Lucia citizenship?

    No, a real estate object must be approved by the government.

    In what cases my application could be rejected?

    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.

    What happens in case of concealment of information or providing false data?

    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.

    General information about the country

    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.

    Interesting facts

    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.

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    Saint Lucia Citizenship - Investment Size

    To obtain a Saint Lucia passport, you need to invest in one of four options

    1. $100,000 to the Saint Lucia Development Fund. The easiest and cheapest option.
    2. Buy real estate on the island. The purchase price starts at $300,000 and the real estate project must be approved by the authorities.
    3. Investment in government bonds. The amount starts at $500,000.
    4. Invest in a business in Saint Lucia - $1,000,000 (for joint investments). The main income of the island is tourism, so a vast field of activity opens up with this option.

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