What benefits does
St Lucian citizenship offer?

The most affordable second passport

A single person can acquire St Lucian citizenship at the lowest cost considering all the expenditures involved. At the same time, the application for citizenship can include the main applicant’s spouse, children up to 30 years of age, parents above 50 years of age, and brothers and sisters of the main applicant and his/ her spouse who are below 18 years of age.

Tax implications

Acquiring citizenship of St Lucia will not entail any additional tax obligations.

Abundance of investment options

Citizenship is granted in exchange for investment into business (entailing creation of new jobs), into real property or into securities. Besides, you can make a non-returnable donation to the state fund. The money is to be invested only after the application for St Lucia citizenship has been approved.

Confidential and remote citizenship acquisition

You can file an application for St Lucian citizenship without leaving home. You also do not have to visit the country to pick your second passport. The authorities of the country guarantee total confidentiality of citizenship acquisition.

Visa-free travel

The St Lucian passport holders enjoy visa-free access to around 150 countries including the Schengen zone states and Great Britain (even after the Brexit procedure is completed).

  • Visa-free
  • Visa-on-arrival
  • Electronic visa
  • Standard visa
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How much does citizenship of St Lucia cost and who is eligible to apply for it?

The person filing an application for St Lucian citizenship has to conform with the following basic criteria:

• Be over 18 years of age and be in good health;
• Have a clean criminal record;
• Have proof that his/ her sources of income are legal;
• Pass the security checks (this requirement applies to all dependent applicants above 16 years of age).

The candidate for St Lucian citizenship has to choose from the investment options listed below. The investment is to be made after obtaining the application approval. The property is to be kept in the investor’s possession for five years.

• A donation to the St Lucia National Economic Fund (SLNEF);
• An investment into a Government-approved development project (resort real estate);
• An investment into zero-interest Government bonds;
• An individual investment into business;
• A joint investment into a business project co-financed by several applicants for St Lucian citizenship.

Regardless of what option you choose, you will have to pay the application processing fee as well as the Due Diligence fee in addition to the main investment amount. If you opt for a returnable investment, you will also have to pay an administrative fee. The required donation and investment amounts increase with the addition of dependent family members to the application for citizenship of St Lucia.

Main applicant Main applicant
and the spouse
A family of up
to 4 members
Every extra (fifth, sixth, and so on)
family member included in the application
Donation to the SLENF
Required donation amount US$ 100,000 US$ 140,000 US$ 150 000 + US$ 15,000
Investment into real property in St Lucia
Investment amount US$ 300,000
Administrative fee US$ 30,000 US$ 45,000 US$ 45,000 (main applicant and the spouse) + US$ 5,000 for every child below 18 years of age + US$ 10,000 for every dependent family member above 18 years of age
Investment into Government bonds
Investment amount US$ 500,000 US$ 535,000 US$ 550,000 + US$ 25 000 (for a dependent of any age)
Administrative fee US$ 50,000 per application (an individual or a family application)
Joint investment into business*
Investment amount US$ 1,000,000 (plus creation of 6 or more permanent jobs)
Administrative fee US$ 50,000 US$ 85,000 US$ 85,000 (main applicant and the spouse) + US$ 25,000 for every child below 18 years of age and US$ 35,000 for every child above 18 years of age US$ 85,000 (main applicant and the spouse) + US$ 25,000 for every dependent applicant below 18 years of age and US$ 35,000 for every dependent applicant above 18 years of age
Individual investment into business
Investment amount US$ 3,500,000 (plus creation of 3 or more permanent jobs)
Administrative fee US$ 50,000 US$ 85,000 US$ 85,000 (main applicant and the spouse) + US$ 25,000 for every child below 18 years of age and US$ 35,000 for every child above 18 years of age US$ 85,000 (main applicant and the spouse) + US$ 25,000 for every dependent applicant below 18 years of age and US$ 35,000 for every dependent applicant above 18 years of age
Additional fees
Application processing fee US$ 2,000 US$ 3,000 US$ 5,000 + US$ 1,000 for each dependent of any age
Due Diligence fee US$ 7,500 US$ 12,500 US$ 12,500 (main applicant and the spouse) + US$ 5,000 for each dependent applicant above 16 years of age + US$ 5,000 for each dependent above 16
Donation to the SLENF
Required donation amount
Main applicant
US$ 100,000
Main applicant and the spouse
US$ 140,000
A family of up to 4 members
US$ 150 000
Every extra (fifth, sixth, and so on) family member included in the application
+ US$ 15,000
Investment into real property in St Lucia
Investment amount
Main applicant
Main applicant and the spouse
A family of up to 4 members
Every extra (fifth, sixth, and so on) family member included in the application
US$ 300,000
Administrative fee
Main applicant
US$ 30,000
Main applicant and the spouse
US$ 45,000
A family of up to 4 members
US$ 45,000 (main applicant and the spouse) + US$ 5,000 for every child below 18 years of age and + US$ 10,000 for every dependent family member above 18 years of age
Every extra (fifth, sixth, and so on) family member included in the application
+ US$ 10,000 for every dependent family member above 18 years of age
Investment into Government bonds
Investment amount
Main applicant
US$ 500,000
Main applicant and the spouse
US$ 535,000
A family of up to 4 members
US$ 550,000
Every extra (fifth, sixth, and so on) family member included in the application
+ US$ 25 000 (for a dependent of any age)
Administrative fee
Main applicant
Main applicant and the spouse
A family of up to 4 members
Every extra (fifth, sixth, and so on) family member included in the application
US$ 50,000 per application (an individual or a family application)
Joint investment into business*
Investment amount
Main applicant
Main applicant and the spouse
A family of up to 4 members
Every extra (fifth, sixth, and so on) family member included in the application
US$ 1,000,000 (plus creation of 6 or more permanent jobs)
Administrative fee
Main applicant
US$ 50,000
Main applicant and the spouse
US$ 85,000
A family of up to 4 members
US$ 85,000 (main applicant and the spouse) + US$ 25,000 for every child below 18 years of age and US$ 35,000 for every child above 18 years of age
Every extra (fifth, sixth, and so on) family member included in the application
US$ 85,000 (main applicant and the spouse) + US$ 25,000 for every dependent applicant below 18 years of age and US$ 35,000 for every dependent applicant above 18 years of age
Individual investment into business
Investment amount
Main applicant
Main applicant and the spouse
A family of up to 4 members
Every extra (fifth, sixth, and so on) family member included in the application
US$ 3,500,000 (plus creation of 3 or more permanent jobs)
Administrative fee
Main applicant
US$ 50,000
Main applicant and the spouse
US$ 85,000
A family of up to 4 members
US$ 85,000 (main applicant and the spouse) + US$ 25,000 for every child below 18 years of age and US$ 35,000 for every child above 18 years of age
Every extra (fifth, sixth, and so on) family member included in the application
US$ 85,000 (main applicant and the spouse) + US$ 25,000 for every dependent applicant below 18 years of age and US$ 35,000 for every dependent applicant above 18 years of age
Additional fees
Application processing fee
Main applicant
US$ 2,000
Main applicant and the spouse
US$ 3,000
A family of up to 4 members
US$ 5,000
Every extra (fifth, sixth, and so on) family member included in the application
+ US$ 1,000 for each dependent of any age
Due Diligence fee
Main applicant
US$ 7,500
Main applicant and the spouse
US$ 12,500
A family of up to 4 members
US$ 12,500 (main applicant and the spouse) + US$ 5,000 for each dependent applicant above 16 years of age
Every extra (fifth, sixth, and so on) family member included in the application
+ US$ 5,000 for each dependent above 16

* The total amount of the investment into a business project shall come to at least US$ 6,000,000 while the total number of investors shall not exceed 6 people

The authorities of the country have undertaken to waive the administrative fee for the applicant for citizenship if the following conditions are met:

• If the foreign national participates in the investment into the university construction project that has been started by the Government of St Lucia and if he or she has a dependent child under the age of 18 included in the application, and

• If the aforementioned child is going to be enrolled as a student into the university.

Until December 31, 2021, a limited time offer is in effect that allows acquiring St Lucian citizenship by investment into Government bonds at a 50% discount. Please find the details below.

Option number Number of applicants Investment amount Possession period
1 Main applicant US$ 250,000 5 years
2 Main applicant and one dependent US$ 250,000 6 years
3 Main applicant and not more than three dependents US$ 250,000 7 years
4 Main applicant and not more than three dependents 300 тыс. US$ 5 years
5 Every extra (fifth, sixth, and so on) family member included in the application US$ 15,000 5 or 7 years depending on the invested amount: US$ 300,000 (option 4) or US$ 250,000 (option 3)
6 Administrative fee (per application) US$ 30,000
Important:

If you would like to make use of the limited-time offer and invest into Government bonds, the application processing fee will be waived for you.

After the citizenship of St Lucia has been granted to the investor, he or she can include additional family members into the application post factum. This requires making additional payments to the SLNEF in the following amounts:

• US$ 500 for a newborn child under 12 months old;
• US$ 35,000 for the spouse;
• US$ 25,000 for any other dependent family member

In addition to that, the foreign applicant for citizenship of St Lucia has to cover the services of a licensed immigration agent. The agent will assist the applicant in collecting the documents, filing the application and transferring the required donation/ investment. He or she will support the applicant throughout the process of acquiring St Lucian citizenship. The country’s legislation prohibits foreign applicants for citizenship from filing the applications directly to the immigration authorities.

1
Number of applicants
Main applicant
Investment amount
US$ 250,000
Possession period
5 years
2
Number of applicants
Main applicant and one dependent
Investment amount
US$ 250,000
Possession period
6 years
3
Number of applicants
Main applicant and not more than three dependents
Investment amount
US$ 250,000
Possession period
7 years
4
Number of applicants
Main applicant and not more than three dependents
Investment amount
300 тыс. US$
Possession period
5 years
5
Number of applicants
Every extra (fifth, sixth, and so on) family member included in the application
Investment amount
US$ 15,000
Possession period
5 or 7 years depending on the invested amount: US$ 300,000 (option 4) or US$ 250,000 (option 3)
6
Number of applicants
Administrative fee (per application)
Investment amount
US$ 30,000
Possession period
Important:

If you would like to make use of the limited-time offer and invest into Government bonds, the application processing fee will be waived for you.

After the citizenship of St Lucia has been granted to the investor, he or she can include additional family members into the application post factum. This requires making additional payments to the SLNEF in the following amounts:

• US$ 500 for a newborn child under 12 months old;
• US$ 35,000 for the spouse;
• US$ 25,000 for any other dependent family member

In addition to that, the foreign applicant for citizenship of St Lucia has to cover the services of a licensed immigration agent. The agent will assist the applicant in collecting the documents, filing the application and transferring the required donation/ investment. He or she will support the applicant throughout the process of acquiring St Lucian citizenship. The country’s legislation prohibits foreign applicants for citizenship from filing the applications directly to the immigration authorities.

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How can you acquire citizenship of St Lucia for money?

1

Choose the immigration agent

Apply for the assistance of a licensed immigration agent with great service experience. A citizenship-by-investment consultant can assess your personal circumstances and recommend the best financial path to St Lucian citizenship. At this stage, you will have to sign a contract with the immigration agent.

2

Prepare the documents

The immigration agent will give you a list of all required application documents. An experienced citizenship-by-investment consultant will help you collect the documents, fill out the forms, and make certain that all the documents are completed in accordance with the official requirements.

3

File the application for citizenship

The immigration agent will submit the application documents to the authorities and pay the application processing and the due diligence fees on behalf of the client. You will have to transfer the money to cover the fees to the agent’s account.

4

Application is processed

Every application for St Lucian citizenship is processed by the Government officials. The authorities and independent detective agencies conduct stringent security checks. They assure that the biographical and the financial information contained in the application documents is accurate. No personal interview is required.

5

Provisional approval of the application

As soon as the application is fully processed, the decision on it will be made. The immigration authorities will send the official letter containing the decision to the immigration agent who will redirect it to the client.

6

Fulfilment of the financial obligations

If your application for St Lucian citizenship is approved by the authorities, you have to fulfil your financial obligation and make the donation or the investment into real property, a business project, or Government bonds.

7

Passport is issued

After you make the donation or the investment, a citizenship certificate and the passport of St Lucia is going to be issued to you. No personal visit to the country is required as the certificate and the passport will be delivered to your address via the immigration agent.

A special offer to those wishing to acquire economic citizenship of St Lucia

We will make you a special offer if you apply for a consultation today. You can get in touch with a licensed immigration agent immediately and acquire St Lucian citizenship for money WITHOUT INTERMEDIARIES!

A special offer to those wishing to acquire economic citizenship of St Lucia

We will make you a special offer if you apply for a consultation today. You can get in touch with a licensed immigration agent immediately and acquire St Lucian citizenship for money WITHOUT INTERMEDIARIES!

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Citizenship of St Lucia for money: FAQ
What do you have to know about St Lucia when acquiring citizenship of the country for money?

St Lucia is a former British colony that became an independent state on February 22, 1979. The official language is English but a large part of the local population speaks Creole. The country’s area is only 617 square kilometers (less than 240 square miles). The population is around 182,000 people (2018 World Bank estimate). The official currency is the East Caribbean dollar (XCD). The time zone is UTC – 4. The telephone code is 1 758. The top-level domain is .lc.

The capital and the largest city of St Lucia is Castries. The economy of the country is based on tourism, agriculture, and financial services. The system of government is a parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy. The British Queen is head of the state. The climate is tropical with moderate northeastern trade winds. The dry season lasts from the beginning of December to the end of May, and the wet season lasts from the beginning of June until the end of November.

Can citizenship of St Lucia be acquired free of charge?

Yes, it is quite possible. A foreign national with a clean criminal record can acquire the St Lucian passport on the following conditions: pass the language and the history tests, reside in the country for 8 years before filing the application for citizenship, and demonstrate the intention to continue living in St Lucia after acquiring citizenship of the country.

What documents are required to apply for citizenship of St Lucia by investment?

The list of documents to be submitted when applying for citizenship of St Lucia is quite long. You can find a detailed description of the required documents if you visit the official website of the St Lucian economic citizenship Bureau (CIPSaintLucia.com).

Where can I find the application forms and how should I go about completing them?

You can find the forms at the official website of the St Lucian economic citizenship Bureau (CIPSaintLucia.com). Your immigration agent can also supply the forms to you. The agent that you will have to hire is going to help you fill out the forms in a proper way so that they conform to all the official requirements.

Can I acquire citizenship of St Lucia without drawing on the immigration agent’s help?

Every applicant for St Lucian citizenship shall use the services of an immigration agent. The economic citizenship Bureau is not going to accept the applications for citizenship that are filed by people or organizations other than a licensed immigration agent. It is true that the agent’s services have to be paid for but the agent him/ herself has to pay a registration fee of US$ 1,000 when applying for the license and then pay US$ 10,000 per year to extend the license. The license can be revoked if the quality of the services that the agent provides falls below the set service quality standards.

For how long does the investor’s passport remain valid?

When acquiring St Lucian citizenship for money, the investor is issued the passport of the country that is valid for five years. When the passport is renewed, the term of its validity remains the same. You do not have to visit St Lucia in order to renew the passport. This can be done remotely with a Power of Attorney or at a diplomatic mission of St Lucia in a foreign country.

How long does the processing of the application for citizenship last and can the process be accelerated?

Applications for citizenship of St Lucia are normally processed within three months. Delays may occur in case there are inaccuracies in the application documents. If this is the case, the economic citizenship Bureau will contact the immigration agent and ask for amendments or clarifications. The agent may have to contact the applicant. Besides, the Bureau officers may be overloaded with a large number of applications that they have to process and fall behind the schedule. In this case, they will also notify the immigration agent of the delay. There is no opportunity to accelerate the application processing by making an additional payment nor in any other way.

What can I do if my application for St Lucian citizenship has been rejected?

It depends on the reason for the rejection. In each particular case, the immigration agent will be informed about the reason for the rejection, the opportunities to apply for citizenship of St Lucia again, and the timeframes for the second application. The applicant can dispute the rejection in court if he or she believes that the decision was unfair. The immigration agent can consult the applicant on the way to proceed with the legal suit.

Why can an application for St Lucian citizenship be rejected?

There are several reasons why the St Lucian immigration authorities can decline the application for citizenship:

  • The candidate has failed to pass the security checks performed by the Government officers and the independent detective agencies.
  • The applicant has supplied false or inaccurate information in the application documents.
  • The applicant has been legally prosecuted for violating a criminal law.
  • The applicant has been denied a visa to one of the countries that St Lucia has visa-free arrangements with and he or she has not been able to obtain a visa to this country since the time of visa denial.
  • The applicant has previously been declared bankrupt by a court of law.
  • A court of law or a qualified medical doctor has declared the applicant legally incapable due to a mental disorder.
What is Saint Lucia National Economic Fund (SLNEF)?

SLNEF is a special fund that was established by article 33 of the law ‘On Citizenship of St Lucia by Investment’ № 14 passed in 2015. The Fund was established with the sole purpose to collect donations made by foreign applicants for citizenship of St Lucia within the frameworks of the national citizenship-by-investment program. The money aggregated in the Fund is used for the purposes approved by the Cabinet. In particular, the income is allocated to education and healthcare support, infrastructure development, small business support, and so on.