- St. Lucia Country profile
- Benefits of the program
- Investment requirements
- Visa-free and visa-on-arrival country list
About the program
The St. Lucia Citizenship Program was launched in December 2015 and it’s the newest one of the Caribbean programs for citizenship by investment.
To be able to apply for this program you should be at least 18 years of age, in good health, and without a criminal record.
Additionally, you are required to make a non-refundable donation to the Saint Lucia National Economic Fund or make an investment in government-approved real estate projects.
Visa-free and visa-on-arrival travel to over 140 countries and territories including Hong Kong, Singapore, the Schengen Area, and the United Kingdom.
Guaranteed by law
St. Lucia is a stable country which is part of the Commonwealth with a democracy based on the British parliamentary system.
Designed to be a smooth and straightforward process with a timeframe of 6 months to your new citizenship.
St. Lucia imposes minimal taxation, with an exception of no taxation on wealth, gift, inheritance, foreign income, or capital gain.
Minimal residency required
There are no requirements to travel to St. Lucia during or after the application. Also, there are no residency requirements.
Dual Citizenship permitted
There is no need to renounce your current citizenship(s), and your home authorities are not notified of your new citizenship.
Main applicant requirements
- 18+ years of age
- Good health
- No criminal record
- Successfully pass due diligence checks
- Receive approval by the Government
- Confirmed investment sources
- Spouse of the main applicant
- Adult children (biological or adopted) under 25 years of age
- Parents above 65 years of age
*Parents and children older than 18 must be dependent on the main applicant.
The expected timeframe for the application process is 6 months. The first stage of the document collection can differ in length depending on the applicant’s ability to gather the documents. Our team guides this process with samples and best practice advice.
The reviewal stage is subject to the respective Government schedule and can be impacted by factors which we, as authorised agents have no control over. Savory and Partners collaborates with the Government throughout the entire process, and we aim to provide the quickest and smoothest experience for the applicant.
Read about the process steps in detail here.
The Saint Lucia Citizenship Act passed both houses of Parliament in August of 2015. The regulations regarding Citizenship by Investment in Saint Lucia are contained in Statutory Instrument No.89 of 2015. The Act enables individuals and families to acquire Saint Lucian citizenship upon making a qualifying investment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I include my family when applying for St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program?
Yes, you can include qualified members of your family in the application or add them after you have obtained your citizenship for an additional fee. A qualified family member can be a child not older than 18 years, a child up to 25 years old that is currently enrolled in an educational institution, a spouse, and parents above the age of 65 who live with and are fully supported by the main applicant.
Q: Are there any interviews, language tests, or work experience requirements when applying for St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program?
The St. Lucia Government does not require you to pass any interviews, language tests or have previous work experience to be able to apply for this program.
Q: Do I need to visit St. Lucia before obtaining my citizenship?
You are not required to visit St. Lucia before obtaining your citizenship, you are, however, welcome to visit and explore the country.
Q: Does St. Lucia provide a biometric (ePassport) passport?
No, the passport of St. Lucia is not yet issued as a biometric passport, also known as an ePassport.
Q: How many pages does the St. Lucia passport have?
The passport of St. Lucia has 32 pages with each page containing watermarks depicting national images.