Saint Lucia

St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment program

Passport Rank

34

Visa Free Countries

146

Investment Amount​

100,000 USD

Processing Time

3-6 months

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About Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program

 

One of the world’s most coveted second citizenships; St. Lucia’s citizenship by investment program is a mainstay option for investors wishing to broaden their mobility freedom.

A simple and straightforward program; St. Lucia’s citizenship by investment program offers passports and certificates of citizenship for those willing to invest in either governmental contribution, investing in government bonds, or by purchasing real estate in the naturally beautiful island.

Reach Immigration is authorized by the government of St. Lucia to promote the program and provide consultation on the best investment option as well as the requirements of the program.

 

Benefits of the St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program

 

The St. Lucia citizenship by investment program offers numerous benefits to investors and their respective families, some of which are:

  • Obtaining citizenship and passport for the main applicant and qualifying family members
  • The St. Lucia passport enjoys visa-free entry to over 140 destinations worldwide.
  • Physical residence in St. Lucia is not required
  • Receipt of citizenship & passport within three to six months of application
  • No requirement of experience, language, or education needed for applicants or their family members in order to apply for the citizenship of St. Lucia
  • The program offers options for investors to diversify their assets in the form of real estate investments in one of the world’s most tourist-heavy countries

Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program Qualifications & Requirements

 

The requirements of the program are quite simple,which include :

Main Applicant Requirements

  • Main applicant and spouse must be over 18 years of age.
  • Must be in good health 
  • Must possess a clean criminal record
  • Must not have rejected visa entry to any of the countries of which St. Lucia enjoys a visa free entry treaty with.

Eligible Family Members that can be included in an application:

  • A spouse of the main applicant;
  • a child of the main applicant or of spouse who is 21 years of age or below; (no need to prove dependency)
  • a child of the applicant or of  spouse who is no more than 30 years of age and who is fully supported by the applicant; (requires proof of dependency)
  • Child of the applicant or his or her spouse, of any age, who is physically or mentally challenged and fully supported by the applicant;
  • A parent of the applicant or of his or her spouse who is above 55 years of age and who is fully supported by the applicant;
  • A parent of any age who is physically or mentally challenged and fully supported by the applicant
  • an unmarried sibling of the main applicant who is below the age of 18 and who has consent from parent to make an application for citizenship 

Cost of Obtaining Saint Lucia Citizenship

 

There are three investment streams under the St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program: 

  • Economic Diversification fund: starting at $100,000 U.S dollars an applicant through a financial contribution can acquire citizenship and passport of St. Lucia. This amount increases by adding more family members to the application. 
  • Real estate investment: another investment option in a government-approved real estate project valued at $300,000 U.S Dollars with additional governmental fees depending on family members included in the application.
  • Government Bond: there are two options under this stream that are refundable after maturity of bonds anytime between 5-7 years: 
    • COVID19 Relief Bond which is a limited-time offer until 31st of December 2021 with an amount starting from $250,000 U.S Dollars, this amount increases by adding more family members to the application. or
    • Government Bonds investment with an amount starts at $500,000 U.S Dollars, this amount increases by adding more family members to the application

Other fees apply for background checks on applying applicants and other administrative fees.

Process and steps

 

  • Step one: Preparation of required documentation and compiling the file
  • Step two: Submission of the file to the government of St. Lucia
  • Step three: Receipt of approval from the government of St. Lucia
  • Step Four: Transferring investment amount to St. Lucia (either contribution, government bonds, or real estate investment)
  • Step five: Receipt of St. Lucia citizenship certificates and passports

Our Services

 

Reach Immigration’s status as a Promoter of the St. Lucia citizenship by investment program; we take pride in our ability to offer a plethora of services to our clients, the main of them being:

  • Consult on the most suitable investment option depending on investor’s needs and family composition
  • Preparation and submission of file, and representing the client within the government’s citizenship by investment unit
  • Examining any sales & purchase agreement if the client opts for real estate investment
  • Follow up on application status and any further requirements
  • Provide consultation for adding family members after the main applicant’s receipt of citizenship

 

FAQ's

No. There is no requirement for physical residence to obtain citizenship under the program’s regulations
St. Lucia aims in uniting as many members as possible in one application, this includes the spouse of the main applicant,all dependent children till the age of 30 years, as well as dependent siblings below 18 years, parents and grandparents 55 year of age and above.
the passport is so powerful that It gives its holder access to more than 140 destinations worldwide.
Yes, you can add dependents who existed at the time of your application but were not added at that time in the condition that they fulfill dependency requirements, as well as new dependents that are born after acquiring the citizenship.
Saint Lucia is located in the Caribbean, south of Dominica and north of Barbados, 385 km from Venezuela to the north, and the country covers an area of ​​only 617 km². The country is characterized by its tropical climate, with temperatures ranging between 21 and 35 degrees Celsius, and the average rainfall in Saint Lucia is about 254 milliliters annually. The terrain of Saint Lucia is known as mountainous with few plains, as its highest peak is at “Jimmy” mountain with 959 m above sea level. The island is characterized by a variety of geographical characteristics, where there are a large number of rivers, hot springs and mountain hills spread over the country.
Saint Lucia passport is currently ranked 34th according to the Reach Immigration Passport Index, providing access to 146 destinations around the world and is considered one of the most desirable passports as it gives its holder the highest degrees of mobility between various destinations.
Saint Lucia's passport allows entry to 114 countries without a visa according to Reach Immigration Passport Index, and the countries were distributed as follows: Europe: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, France, Finland, French Guinea, French Polynesia, French Indies, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kiribati, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mayotte, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Reunion, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, Vatican. Americas: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire Saint Eustatius and Saba Country, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Island, Chile, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Montserrat, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niue, Panama, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Martin, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Vanuatu, Venezuela . Asia: Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Micronesia, Palestine, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Tonga, Uzbekistan. Africa: Botswana, Eswatini, Gambia, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Senegal, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Saint Lucia passport allows entry to 32 countries with a visa on arrival according to the Reach Immigration Passport Index, and the countries were distributed as follows: Europe: Armenia, Bolivia, Palau. Americas: Samoa, Saint Helena Island. Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Iran, Jordan, Laos, Macau, Maldives, Nepal, Solomon Islands, East Timor, Tuvalu. Africa: Cape Verde, Comoros, Egypt, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Togo, Uganda.
No, China is not among the countries where Saint Lucia's passport allows visa-free entry.
No, Canada is not among the countries where Saint Lucia's passport allows entry without a visa.
One of the advantages of Saint Lucia citizenship is that there are no property taxes, any capital gains or even inheritance when you become a Saint Lucia citizen.
Yes, you can renew your Saint Lucia passport when it expires through the services provided to you by Reach Immigration.
Investment amounts vary from one investment path to another in addition to the number of family members that will be added in the application. In general, the investment amount starts from $100,000, in addition to government fees, processing fees, and others.
Saint Lucia passport is generally valid for up to 5 years date of issuance.
Family members who may be included are the spouse of the main applicant, all dependent children under the age of 31, dependent siblings under the age of 18, and parents and grandparents over the age of 55.
The Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program offers several options: - Real estate investment with a value starts from $300,000 USD. - A non-refundable financial contribution to the National Fund, starting from $100,000 or more. - An investment in government relief bonds of $250,000 USD. All options are approved for granting citizenship, the important thing is to meet the investment requirements and qualifications that entitle you to obtain citizenship.
Yes, Saint Lucia allows its citizenship to be passed on to future generations after you have been granted citizenship.
No, you must submit your application through an authorized agent, as applications for citizenship must be dealt with by certain specialists who have experience and are recognized by the government of the country.
Yes, you can add dependents who were present at the time of your application, as well as new dependents after obtaining citizenship.
Yes, the consent of the parents must be obtained for the children to enter the application, unless one of the parents has full custody of the children and therefore no approval from the other party is required.
The main applicant can only add one wife to the application, regardless of whether that wife is the first wife or not.
Yes, all children of the main applicant from all wives can be added as dependents in the application.
Yes it is possible, once the applicant remarries he/she can grant Saint Lucia citizenship to his/her spouse.
The passport can be renewed like any other citizen as the investment has nothing to do with the renewal of the passport.
Yes, but it must be ensured that the applicant can obtain documents from the relevant authorities.
Yes, it is prohibited to apply for Saint Lucia citizenship if you hold the nationalities of Iran and North Korea, or if you hold a visa denied by any of the countries in which Saint Lucia has a visa-free treaty. However, your application can be accepted if the following conditions are met: -You must have lived or resided outside the prohibited country for 10 years. -You do not have assets (shares) of significant value in the prohibited country. - You have not carried out any work or activity in the mentioned jurisdictions.
No, children born or adopted after obtaining citizenship can be registered at all times.
The process usually takes between three to six months from the date of application.
Yes, Saint Lucia does allow you to have more than one nationality, and we recommend checking the laws of your country of origin.
Security checks are required for applicants aged 16 and over.
No, to add siblings to the application for citizenship of Saint Lucia, they must be under the age of 18, unmarried, without children, and dependent on the main applicant.
No, Saint Lucia passport gives you free entry only to some countries of Europe without a visa.

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