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.
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.
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.
Exchange Rate (Pegged to US Dollar)
I USD = XCD 0.27
Capital and Largest City:
USD $ 1.3 Billion
238 sq miles/616.4 sq km
Head of State:
The Queen of England (British Commonwealth)
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
Main Applicant: USD $2,000
Each Additional Dependent: USD $1,000
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.