Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program

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Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program

The Saint Lucia passport is globally respected. Holders of the Saint Lucia passport (ranked 27th globally) enjoy visa-free travel to over 140 countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Schengen Area countries, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Turkey, Singapore, and others.

Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program
19th December 2023
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Location: Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean
Capital: Castries
Area: 617 square kilometers (238 square miles)
Population: 180,000
Official Language: English, Saint Lucia
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD) and the United States Dollar
Independence: February 22, 1979, from the United Kingdom United Nations Membership, Organizations: United Nations, Organization of American States, Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Member of the International Criminal Court

Countries you can travel to without a visa include:

"United Kingdom, China, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Seychelles, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Laos, Lesotho, Venezuela, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Palau, Palestinian Territories, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Liechtenstein, Romania, Rwanda, Somalia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Eswatini, East Timor, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Andorra, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Saint Lucia, Zambia, San Marino, Serbia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Latvia, Singapore"

 

Features of this program:

  1. Global Mobility:

  • Visa-free access to over 140 countries, including the United Kingdom and all Schengen Area countries.
  • Ease of obtaining a 10-year valid U.S. visa as a citizen of Saint Lucia.
  • The ability for Saint Lucian citizens to travel to Canada without a visa.
  • Permission to stay in any country without a visa for 90 days at a time.
  • Permission to stay in the United Kingdom for up to 6 months at a time.
  • Once a visitor arrives in a neighboring country for just one day, they can extend their stay in the destination country for an additional 90 days.
  • The right to reside in Saint Lucia or most CARICOM countries at any time.
  1. Significant Advantages:

  • Saint Lucian citizenship is irrevocable, valid for life, and for future generations.
  • Investment is only made after citizenship approval.
  • No need to renounce other nationalities.
  • Complete confidentiality regarding your new citizenship in front of any country.
  • No need for physical residency, the entire process is remote.
  • No interview required, nor the need for education or managerial experience.
  1. Wealth Protection:

  • No taxes on capital, gifts, wealth, and inheritance; no taxes on non-resident profits; no income tax on earnings made outside of Saint Lucia.
  • Easily open bank accounts in globally recognized and reputable banking institutions, benefiting from the Saint Lucia passport.
  • Tariff-free trade in Caribbean countries.
  • No restrictions on repatriation of profits/earnings and imported capital.
  • Generous incentive packages including corporate tax incentives, full exemption from import duties, tax exemption benefits, and export allowances."

Steps and payments:

Time

Procedure

propulsion

At the beginning

Signing the service agreement with the Intergovernmental Committee

+ 50% legal fees and due diligence fees: $7.500+

the first month

Document collection, translation, certification and preparation of files.

No payment

the second month

Once the documents are completed, the official application forms are filled out with IGC experts and signed.

the

The application will be submitted

by the legal representative of the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), then the CIU will

Due Diligence and Exercise of Will

Information and documents provided.

Application fee: 1.000 $ 2.000 for the master and 1.000 $ for others

 

Down Batch Properties

 

20.000 $

the third month

In the event of (preliminary) comments with CIU on the application (additional information or documentation), we must coordinate with the applicant to address them..

No payment

from the fourth month to the sixth month

Upon completion of due diligence and verification of the application, the CIU issues its (final) comments on the processing request, otherwise, the unit issues a letter of approval for the application with transportation instructions.

Once the approval is issued, the applicant is entitled to transfer the government fee + (financial contribution or real estate investment balance).

CIU issues citizenship certificates and passports, respectively

+ Pay the financial contribution or the balance of the real estate investment.

+ Citizenship certificate and passport fees.

+ 50% legal fees

Required Documents:

  1. Applicants' names must match the passports in all forms, documents and translations.
  2. All documents must be issued in the last 3 months.
  3. All required copies of documents must be clear to display all information.
  4. All required documents must be submitted to the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) by an authorized licensed agent such as InvestGC.
  5. InvestGC's specialized legal team will handle all translation, certification, translation and apostille drawing.
  6. Additional documentation may be required depending on the case.
  7. All documents must be addressed to: Director - Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) First Floor, Financial Center, Department of Finance, Kennedy Street, Rozo, Commonwealth of Dominica.

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Document

Who should submit.

The original mother copy.

Reviews.

1

Know Your Customer (KYC) Form

The whole family

 version

It will be provided by InvestGC.

2

All passports (previous and current)

The whole family

Color version

Home pages.

3

All valid visas

The whole family

Color version

-

4

Birth certificate

The whole family

Original

Issued by the country of birth, certified by the legal fee and translated

5

All identification cards

The whole family

Original

Certified by the legal fee and translated

6

All residency cards

The whole family

Original

Certified by the legal fee and translated

7

Marital status certificate

The whole family

Original

Certified by the legal fee and translated

8

Military service certificate

All adult applicants over the age of 18

Original

Certified by the legal fee and translated

9

Driving license

All adult applicants over the age of 18

Original

Certified by the legal fee and translated

10

Digital biometric photos

All adult applicants over the age of 18

Color version

Size: 38mm × 45mm

11

          Education certificates (from age 18 and above)

The whole family

Original

Certified by the legal fee and translated

12

The following medical examinations:

•        Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) test (from age 12 and above)

•        Blood test (CBC) (from age 5 and above)

•        Urine test (from age 5 and above)

The whole family

Original

Certified by the legal fee and translated

13

Medical forms (D3)

The whole family

Original

Translation

14

            Curriculum Vitae (from age 18 and above)

The whole family

version

Translation

15

Enrollment verification or registration certificate (from age 12 and above)

The whole family

Original

Certified by the legal fee and translated

16

National address certificate, lease agreement, utility bill Proof of residential address

The whole family

Original

Certified by the legal fee and translated

By full name and surname on the documents.

17

Professional reference letter

Main Applicant

Original

Translation

18

            Employment letter

Main Applicant

Original

Translation

19

Work/Company documents

Main Applicant

version

Translation

20

            Bank reference letter and bank statement

Main Applicant

Original

Translation

21

Wealth declaration

Main Applicant

Original

Translation (at least $200,000)

22

            Criminal record certificate (from age 16 and above)

Main Applicant

Original

Translation

23

Name change certificate

The whole family

Color version

If possible

 

Required Documents for Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Documents required from each applicant including children:

  1. Photo and Signature Certificate (S L)6.
  2. For children under 18 years of age, or where the dependent is eligible and unable to write, please insert "N/A" in the signature field.
  3. An original full birth record or a certified copy of the full birth certificate with Ministry of Foreign Affairs authentication (any document also containing details of your parents, or family register, family book, etc.).
  4. Certified copies of all military service and discharge documents, if applicable (for male applicants aged 18 and over).
  5. Six (6) color personal photos, passport-sized, taken within the last six months. The photos must be as follows:
  • Full face and shoulders view.
  • The head must cover 70% to 80% of the picture, ears and hairline above the forehead should be visible.
  • Without sunglasses. Prescription glasses may be worn provided the eyes are visible and you are looking directly at the camera with eyes open and no hair covering or obscuring the eyes unless it is due to religious covering.
  • Taken against a clear white background without shadows.
  • With a neutral expression (no smiling or frowning) and mouth closed.
  • Real, unaltered photos.
  • Approximately 35 × 45 mm in size, good quality and on high-quality paper.
  • All six photos must be identical in all aspects with two photos certified as a true likeness of the person.
  • One of the uncertified photos must be attached to the Medical Examination Certificate (SL8).
  1. Certified copy of National Identity Card.
  2. Certified copies of all passports held (all pages).
  3. Certified copies of professional and academic certificates (for the main applicant and each qualifying dependent over the age of 18).
  4. Original Police Record from country of birth, country of nationality, country of residence (if different), and any country where the applicant has resided for at least one year during the past ten years, for each applicant aged sixteen and over.
  5. Original Medical Examination Form SL8, certified copy of the certificate or license of professional medical examination.
  6. Oath of Allegiance.
  7. Document Checklist (SL1).
  8. Application for Registration as a Saint Lucian Citizen (SL5).
  9. Proof of name change (if applicable), this supporting document must only be submitted for applicants who have changed their names.
  10. Curriculum Vitae (to be submitted for the main applicant and each qualifying dependent aged 18 and over).
  11. Certificate(s) of Citizenship (if applicable).
  12. Permanent Residence Card or Certificate (if applicable).
  13. Certified copies of current and expired visas.
  14. Official records or written confirmation from a recognized school, university, or college for qualifying dependents aged between 18 and 25 who are enrolled in that school, university, or college at the time of application submission.
  15. Custody or Legal Guardianship Records.
  16. Legal declaration from a non-accompanying parent of a qualifying dependent under the age of 18, indicating no objection to his or her child acquiring Saint Lucian citizenship.
  17. Certified copy of photo ID card bearing the signature of a non-accompanying parent.
  18. Original excerpt from the marriage register or a certified copy of marriage certificates with Ministry of Foreign Affairs authentication (if applicable) also for the spouse.

 

Documents required only from the main applicant:

  1. Original bank reference letter issued by an internationally recognized bank, not older than 6 months.
  2. Original professional reference (e.g., from a lawyer, notary public, recognized accountant, or similarly respected professional), not older than 6 months.
  3. Original employment letter.
  4. Original excerpt from the marriage register or a certified copy of marriage certificates with Ministry of Foreign Affairs authentication (if applicable) also for the spouse.
  5. Certified copy of divorce documents with Ministry of Foreign Affairs authentication (if applicable) also for the spouse.
  6. Use of Authorized Agent Form (SL2).
  7. Statement on Alternative Citizenship (SL3).
  8. Investment Confirmation Form (SL4).
  9. Proof of payment of non-refundable processing and due diligence fees.
  10. Please refer to the attached banking details to deposit processing and due diligence fees.
  11. Proof of residence address (original utility bill/copy of a bank statement) valid within the last three immediate months preceding the application submission.
  12. Affirmed statement of the support provided by your spouse and all other qualifying dependents (SL7).

 

Price:

100.000  USD

Main applicant

140.000  USD

Spouse

150.000  USD

Up to three aftershocks

25.000  USD

Any other dependent regardless of age

 

  • Additional costs:

 5000  USD 

Local Agent Fees

 500  USD 

PASSPORT FEE

 300 USD 

Social Security Above 16

 

  • Price summary:                        

عائلة مكونة من 5 أشخاص

عائلة مكونة من 4 أشخاص

عائلة مكونة من 2 أشخاص

مقدم طلب واحد

 

165.000$

150.000$

140.000$

100.000$

Government Fees

31.350$

28.950$

21.850$

15.350$

Duties & Costs

196.350$

178.950$

161.850$

115.350$

Total

 

  • Government contribution:

 1000  USD 

Processing Fees

 500  USD 

PASSPORT FEE

7500  USD

DUE DILIGENCE (MAIN APPLICANT)

 5000  USD 

Due Diligence (Applicant over 16)

 500 USD 

Social Security Above 16

 

  • Price summary:

Family of 5 people

Family of 4 people

Family of 2 people

Single Applicant

 

350.000$

350.000$

350.000$

350.000$

Government Fees

31.350$

28.950$

21.850$

15.350$

Duties & Costs

381.350$

378.950$

371.850$

365.350$

 Total

 

 Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the Citizenship by Investment Program in Saint Lucia?

The Citizenship by Investment Act No. 14 of 2015 and the Citizenship by Investment Regulations, S.I. No. 89 of 2015, as amended, allow a qualifying individual to obtain Saint Lucian citizenship based upon a successful application and upon making a qualifying investment and taking an oath of allegiance.

What are the qualifying investment options available in Saint Lucia?

Currently, the program offers investment through the following options:

  • The National Economic Fund
  • Approved real estate projects
  • Approved enterprise projects
  • Non-interest-bearing Government bonds - National Development Bond

Who is eligible to apply for the Citizenship by Investment Program in Saint Lucia?

An individual wishing to apply through the Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Meet the minimum qualifying investment in one of the four investment options
  • Provide details and evidence of the proposed qualifying investment
  • Undergo a thorough due diligence check along with dependents over the age of 16
  • Provide complete and truthful information on all matters relating to the application
  • Pay the non-refundable fees, processing, and due diligence fees as required.

Who is the main applicant?

The individual who, as the head of the family, makes the investment with the aim of obtaining citizenship in Saint Lucia and signs the relevant agreements and undertakings on behalf of their dependents.

Who are the eligible dependents?

  • The spouse of the applicant
  • The child of the applicant or their spouse who is 21 years or younger
  • The child of the applicant or their spouse who is under 30 years and fully supported by the applicant
  • The child of the applicant or their spouse, of any age, who has a physical or mental disability and is fully supported by the applicant
  • The parent of the applicant or their spouse who is over 55 years and fully supported by the applicant
  • The parent of any age with a physical or mental disability and fully supported by the applicant
  • The unmarried sister or brother of the applicant who is under 18 years and has the consent of their guardian or legal representative to apply for citizenship by investment.

 

Can I submit my application directly to the Citizenship by Investment Program in Saint Lucia?

No, the applicant must go through a licensed Authorized Agent who will submit the application(s) on your behalf. InvestGC is a licensed Authorized Agent by Saint Lucia (License number PM85OG020223).

How long does it take to process my citizenship application?

From the date your Authorized Agent is notified that your application is accepted for processing, it will take about ninety (90) days for citizenship to be granted. In case there are exceptional circumstances leading to a delay in processing your application, your Authorized Agent will be directly informed by the Citizenship by Investment Program in Saint Lucia.

In what language must my supporting documents be?

All supporting documents must be presented in their original language, "English". If the original language of the supporting document is not English, you must present the document in its original language and in the required format (original or true certified copy) along with a certified translation into English.

After being granted citizenship, will the Citizenship by Investment Program

issue me a Saint Lucian passport?

No - upon notification of the grant of citizenship, the Citizenship by Investment Program will issue a Registration Certificate. Subsequently, the Authorized Agent (or another authorized person by the new citizen) will apply to the Immigration Department for a Saint Lucian passport on their behalf.

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