St Lucia offers one of the most cost-effective and fastest Citizenship by Investment programmes in the world. One of the main advantages being visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 146 destinations including Europe’s Schengen Area, Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK, and many others.
The St Lucia Citizenship by Investment programme was launched on the 1st January 2016. St Lucia’s strong trade agreements, world-class tourism, paradise beaches and tax freedoms make it one of the most popular programmes in the world.
Applications to the programme are typically processed within 2-3 months, making it one of the fastest routes to citizenship and a 2nd passport in the world.
How much does St Lucia citizenship by investment cost?
The cheapest route to citizenship in St Lucia is through a donation to the National Economic Fund – donation requirements are as follows:
However, for investors looking for a return on their investment, qualifying property investments start from $200,000. Investors must purchase government approved real estate and hold the investment for 5 years.
Investment options starting from only $200,000
Short processing time of around 2-3 months
Visa-free travel to over 145 countries
No minimum stay or interview requirements
Grants citizenship to the applicant and their family
A favourable tax system
St. Lucia is a volcanic island in the eastern Caribbean Sea, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique. It is mostly covered in rainforest and is famous for its twin peaks, the Pitons, and its magical beaches. The island is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and has excellent air links to Europe and North America.
In this guide you can find out how and why you should invest in the programme, the process, and how long it takes to obtain citizenship in St Lucia for you and your family.View Guide
One of the many attractions of St Lucia is that the Citizenship by Investment programme does not have any minimum stay requirements. Citizens of St Lucia have the right to live, work or study in St Lucia if they wish to, but this is not a pre-requisite of the programme.
Also, there is also no interview or language test required.
St. Lucia recognises dual citizenship. This means investors can keep their existing nationality and passport unless the other country does not allow dual citizenship.
Family members can be included in the same citizenship application as the principal investor. Eligible family members are:
To be eligible for the St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment Programme, the primary applicant requirements are:
Applications are typically processed within 3-4 months from the date they are submitted to the Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Unit.
Please be aware that there is also a period, usually 2-6 weeks, where applicants will gather all the necessary documents to compile their file prior to submission.
From making an enquiry and speaking with a specialist at Holborn, clients typically have their citizenship within 6 months.
There are 2 investment routes to choose from with the St Lucia CBI programme:
The most cost-effective way to obtain your visa is through the 1st option – donation.
The St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment Programme offers one of the most affordable routes to citizenship and a second passport.
Investments start at $200,000, and the programme offers multiple routes to secure citizenship. The application process is also quick and straightforward. The entire process can be completed within three months on average.
Once approved, applicants are granted a St. Lucia passport. Passport holders benefit from visa-free travel to more than 140 countries, including Hong Kong, countries in the Schengen Area and the UK.
Successful applicants also benefit from a favourable tax system. Non-tax residents have no income, wealth, inheritance tax, or capital gains tax on worldwide income or assets.