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St Lucia is a country rich in history, heavily influenced by the native Carib people, the British, and the French. With colossal mountainous regions and sparkling beaches, it’s one of the most stunning Caribbean islands.

Take advantage of multiple routes to St Lucia citizenship, starting from a minimum investment of US$100,000.

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You can receive a St Lucia passport in as little time as four months. Once you secure this travel document, you’ll have visa-free access  146 countries, including the EU Schengen Area, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

Benefits of St Lucia

You will not be liable to pay tax on worldwide income.

Out of all the Caribbean locations, the St Lucia citizenship programme requires the lowest contribution.

Enjoy visa-free access to 146 countries around the world.

There are no physical residency requirements, no language tests, and you can apply from wherever you are in the world.

Who Can Get St Lucia Citizenship

  • Over 18 years old
  • Have never been prosecuted for anything other than a minor traffic offence
  • Are not the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation
  • Are not considered by a court or doctor to be mentally incapacitated

  • Living in the family home

  • Fully supported by the investor

  • Over 55
  • Living with and entirely dependent on the investor

Programme Requirements

To apply for the St Lucia Citizenship-by-Investment Programme, you must fulfil ONE of the following investment options AND other requirements:

OPTION 1. Donate to the National Economic Fund

The first Citizenship-by-Investment option requires a US$100,000 contribution by you. This rises to US$140,000 if applying with a spouse. You will need to pay US$150,000 if you include a further two dependents.

Each new dependent you add to a family of four costs US$15,000.  There is a US$2,000 processing fee for you and you will need to pay US$1,000 for each dependent. Due diligence fees run to US$7,500 for you and US$5,000 for dependents over the age of 16.  

OPTION 2. Invest in National Action Government Bonds

Deposit US$300,000 in these non-interest-bearing bonds. Pay a US$50,000 administration fee. This includes a US$2,000 processing fee for you and US$1,000 for each dependent.

You are liable to US$7,500 due diligence fees for you and US$5,000 for dependents over the age of 16. In addition, you need to keep the bonds for five years.

OPTION 3. Contribute to an Approved Real Estate Project

Invest US$200,00 in high-end tourist properties. You will need to pay a US$30,000 administrative fee as a solo applicant. This amount increases to US$45,000 if applying with a spouse.

You will pay a US$5,000 administrative fee for each dependent under 18 and US$10,000 for those over 18.  Finally, there are US$7,500 due diligence fees for you and US$5,000 for dependents over the age of 16.

Other Requirements and Benefits

As a St Lucia Citizenship-by-Investment Programme applicant, you must maintain your investment for at least five years. You do not have to move to St Lucia to become a citizen.

Any future offspring can qualify for St Lucia Citizenship by Descent.

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The RIF Trust team has global experts in over 20 countries. We can advise in 14 languages. Let us help you find the perfect investment migration solution.

The RIF Trust team has global experts in over 20 countries. We can advise in 14 languages. Let us help you find the perfect investment migration solution.

Application Process

  • MONTH 1

    Client onboarding process

    We commence our process with Form 1. This enables us to carry out the initial RIF Trust, part of Latitude Group, due diligence. Following the successful screening, we will provide you with a Client Agreement (CA) to review and sign.

    Upon receiving the signed agreement and retainer payment, our legal team will complete all necessary government forms and supporting documents. If the programme requires a property investment, you will need to execute a sales and purchase agreement with the developer. We will liaise with the property developer and the St Lucia Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) on your behalf.

  • MONTHS 2-3

    Application review and submission

    Before submitting your documents, we comprehensively review your application to ensure your file complies with the CIP's requirements. Our legal team will complete its final checks before submitting the relevant forms.

    The CIP will undertake its own due diligence and reviews all the paperwork. We will continue to work closely with them throughout the process to ensure your application is timely and efficiently processed.

  • MONTH 4

    Passport issued

    The CIP will assess your application, and upon approval, you must make all necessary contributions and pay any applicable government fees. We will then arrange for all relevant passports to be sent out.

Frequently Asked Questions

To be successful in your St Lucia citizenship application, you are required to contribute to the country’s economy in one of a variety of ways:
• Donation: You will make a non-refundable donation to the National Economic Fund. This starts at US $100,000 for a single applicant and increases with additional dependents/spouses you include in your application.
• Government Bond Investment: Depending on the size of the family applying for a St Lucia passport, you can invest in non-interest-bearing Government Bonds, which must be held for five years. The minimum investment required is US $250,000 and increases according to the number of dependants.
• Real Estate Investment: A minimum investment of US $300,000 in a government-approved real estate development. The property must be held for a minimum period of five years.
• Enterprise Project Investment: The applicant also can invest in an approved Enterprise Project with a minimum investment of US $3.5 million, or a joint investment of US $6 million. It is also essential that you create no less than three permanent jobs or six in relation to a joint investment. An example of approved enterprise projects includes cruise ports and marinas, roads and highways, research facilities, and offshore universities.

You will have visa-free access to 146 countries, including the European Schengen Area, the UK, Singapore, and Hong Kong. This can be incredibly beneficial for those travelling frequently for business.

Another benefit of the St Lucia citizenship programme is that you do not need to live on the island to qualify for this new nationality. You are also not required to undertake an interview or language test as part of the St Lucia passport application requirements.

As part of your St Lucia citizenship application, you can include:
• Your spouse
• Any dependent children under 30
• Your dependent siblings who are under 18
• Your dependent parents and grandparents aged at least 55.

Once your citizenship is granted, it is for life.
However, your St Lucia passport is valid for five years, so you will need to renew it when it expires.

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Our team operates in over 20 countries worldwide, securing second citizenship or residency in desirable locations and unlocking a brighter future.

  • Visa-free travel to 146 countries
  • 3-4 months application processing time
  • $100,000 minimum requirement

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