St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment

St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment

Having joined the list of Caribbean Countries offering Citizenship-by-Investment in 2015 the St. Lucia CBI Program has continued to apply innovation and competitiveness to its offering. St. Lucia Passport holders can access more than 140 Countries Visa-Free. The Program is also highly competitive with its Government Donation option starting at USD 100,000 and the highly innovative and stand-alone St. Lucia Government Bond option.

Benefits

  • Citizenship granted in as little as 3 months
  • The most cost-effective single donation option at USD 100,000
  • Visa-Free Travel to over 145 destinations
  • Spouse, children, parents, and grandparents can be included
  • No physical residence requirements
  • No income, wealth, or inheritance tax

Requirements

Option 1:

Government Donation towards National Economic Fund (NEF) of USD 100,000 for a single applicant, USD 140,000 including spouse (previously USD 165,000), USD 150,000 for a family of up to 4 (usually USD 190,000), for each dependent after 4 an additional USD 15,000 will be applicable.

Option 2:

USD 250,000 into allocated Government Bonds, hold period of 5-years for a single applicant, 6-years including spouse, and 7-years for a family of up to 4 applicants. Another option is USD 300,000 5-year hold for a family of up to 4, an additional USD 15,000 for each additional applicant after 4. Once the required holding period is realized an immediate exit can be engaged without having any effect on existing Citizenship.

Option 3:

USD 300,000 Government Approved real estate purchase, which must be held for a minimum period of 5-years, after which applicants can sell the real estate while maintaining Citizenship is perpetuity.

Process & Timeline

Once submitted Passports are usually granted in 3-4 months. The required Donation or Investment is only engaged once pre-approval is achieved

Visa-Free Countries

Bangladesh *

Cambodia *

Hong Kong (SAR China)

Indonesia

Laos *

Macao (SAR China) *

Malaysia

Maldives *

Nepal *

Philippines

Singapore

South Korea

Sri Lanka **

Timor-Leste *

Uzbekistan

Albania

Andorra

Austria

Belarus

Belgium

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Faroe Islands

Finland

France

Germany

Gibraltar

Greece

Greenland

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Kosovo

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Moldova

Monaco

Montenegro

Netherlands

North Macedonia

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russian Federation

San Marino

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Ukraine

United Kingdom

Vatican City

Botswana

Cape Verde Islands *

Comores Islands *

Egypt *

Eswatini (Swaziland)

Gambia

Guinea-Bissau *

Kenya *

Lesotho

Madagascar *

Malawi

Mauritania *

Mauritius

Mayotte

Mozambique *

Reunion

Rwanda *

Senegal *

Seychelles *

Sierra Leone *

Somalia *

South Africa

St. Helena *

Tanzania

Togo *

Tunisia

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Cook Islands

Fiji

French Polynesia

Kiribati

Micronesia

New Caledonia

Niue

Palau Islands *

Samoa *

Solomon Islands *

Tuvalu *

Vanuatu

Anguilla

Aruba

Bahamas

Barbados

Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba

British Virgin Islands

Cayman Islands

Cuba

Curacao

Dominica

Dominican Republic

French West Indies

Grenada

Haiti

Jamaica

Montserrat

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Lucia

St. Maarten

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Trinidad and Tobago

Turks and Caicos Islands

Belize

Bermuda

Bolivia *

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Ecuador

El Salvador

French Guiana

Guatemala

Guyana

Honduras

Nicaragua

Panama

Peru

Suriname

Venezuela

Armenia *

Georgia

Iran *

Jordan *

Lebanon *

Qatar

Government Fees

  • Government Real Estate Fee: USD 30,000 single applicant, additional USD 25,000 to include spouse, additional USD 10,000 for each dependent over 18, and additional USD 5,000 for each dependent under 18.
  • Government Bond Fee USD 50,000
  • Government Processing Fee: USD 2,000 for the main applicant, USD 1,000 for each dependent over 16.
  • Government Due Diligence Fees: USD 7,500 for the main applicant, USD 5,000 for each dependent over 16.
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