St. Lucia

Citizenship by Investment

OVERVIEW

Caribbean citizenship by investment programs are some of the oldest and most trusted investment options available. 

Foreign investors have the opportunity to apply for full-time citizenship in a number of beautiful and financially secure countries including Grenada, Dominica, Antigua & Barbuda, St Kitts & Nevis and St. Lucia.

100,000

Starting Program Cost in $

5

Approx Application Time in Months

135

Visa Free Countries

COUNTRY PROFILE

St. Lucia, designated a British Crown Colony in 1814 under the Treaty of Paris, is known for its natural splendor and as a perfect paradise with over 400,000 visitors annually.  The well visited island, part of the Winward Isles, is an English speaking country with a population of approximately 183,000 inhabitants.  St Lucia became an independent nation within the British Commonwealth on February 22, 1979.

Tourism accounts for roughly 65% of St. Lucia’s GDP and is a popular wedding and honeymoon destination.  Born of Volcanic origin, the Island of Saint Lucia offers natural beauty in every direction.

Higher education options include the University of the West Indies and the notable Sir Arthur Lewis Community College.

SECOND CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT

Saint Lucia has adopted a best practice approach by learning from the experiences of its Caribbean neighbors with Citizenship by Investment Programs.  The St. Lucia program was launched on January 1, 2016, the newest of the Caribbean offerings.

Following price amendments in January 2017, the donation option has become more competitive and appealing.   Investment options include the National Economic Fund, Real Estate, an Enterprise project or Government bonds.

Nestor Alfred is the St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment (CIU) Head since August 2017.

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st lucia

Exchange Rate (Pegged to US Dollar)
I USD = XCD 0.27

Official Language:
English

Capital and Largest City:
Castries

Estimated Population:
183,657

Approximate GDP:
USD $ 1.3 Billion

Size:
238 sq miles/616.4 sq km

Head of State:
The Queen of England (British Commonwealth)

INVESTMENT OPTIONS

Atlas Citizenship

Donation to the National Economic Fund

The following are the costs of the Contribution:

Single Applicant: USD $100,000

Main applicant and spouse: US$165,000

Main Applicant, Spouse and 2 Dependents: US$190,000

Each additional dependent: US$25,000

Atlas Citizenship

Real Estate Investment of USD $300,000*

Government Fees on Real Estate purchase:

Main Applicant:  USD $50,000

Each Dependent above 18: USD $35,000

Each Dependent below 17: USD $25,000

 

*Investment must be in a Gov’t approved real estate project and held for a minimum of 5 years, at which point, it can be resold

Atlas Citizenship

Investment into an Enterprise Project

Single applicant: US$3,500,000

More than one applicant (joint venture): a minimum investment of US$ 6,000,000 with each applicant contributing no less than US$1,000,000

Government Fees on Enterprise project:

Main Applicant: USD $50,000

Each Dependent above 18: USD $35,000

Each Dependent below 17:  USD $25,000

Atlas Citizenship

Investment into St. Lucia Government Bonds

Single Applicant: US$500,000

Applicant applying with spouse: US$535,000

Applicant applying with spouse and up to two (2) other qualifying dependents: US$550,000

Each additional qualifying dependent: US$25,000

Due Diligence Fees applicable to all options:

Main Applicant: USD $7,500
Each Additional Dependent over the age of 16: USD $5,000
Dependents below the age of 16 do not pay Due Diligence Fees

Processing Fees:

Main Applicant: USD $2,000
Each Additional Dependent: USD $1,000

Processing Time:

Typically 5-6 months for total processing time.  This includes consultation, initial payments, documentation gathering and attestations, paperwork, application submission, due diligence, background checks, government approvals, final payments and passport issuance.  Timeframe can largely vary depending on how quickly the client gathers and submits their documentation to us.  

 

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EXPLORE SIMILAR PROGRAMS

Dominica

Dominica

Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment program is value for money with the starting price of $100,000 for an individual.

St. Kitts & Nevis

St. Kitts & Nevis

St. Kitts & Nevis, a British Commonwealth, has 2 routes to citizenship via Real Estate or Government Donation.  Prices start at $150,000.

Grenada

Grenada

Known as the Spice Island, Grenada offers fast processing for its Citizenship by Investment Program.  Applicants must invest a minimum of US$350,000 in real estate or donate a minimum of US$150,000 to Grenada’s National Transformation Fund

Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua’s Citizenship by Investment Program grants citizenship to applicants with visa free access to over 130 countries.  Prices start at $100,000 for Government Donation or $400,000 for real estate.

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