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St. Lucia Citizenship is a gateway to a country rich in history. Here, you can breathe in an array of influences by the native Carib people, the British, and the French. Moreover, with colossal mountainous regions and sparkling beaches, it’s one of the most stunning Caribbean islands.

In addition to its natural beauty and historical significance, you can take advantage of multiple routes to St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment, starting from a minimum investment of $100,000.

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You can receive St Lucia Citizenship in as little as four months. Consequently, this will allow you to secure a St Lucia passport, which will afford you visa-free access to 146 countries. These countries include 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

  • Firstly, over 18 years old
  • Secondly, have never been prosecuted for anything other than a minor traffic offence
  • Next, are not the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation, and
  • Lastly, are not considered by a court or doctor to be mentally incapacitated

  • Living in the family home

  • Fully supported by the investor

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

Programme Requirements

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

OPTION 1. Donate to the National Economic Fund

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

Furthermore, each new dependant you add to a family of four costs $15,000. In addition to these costs, there is a $2,000 processing fee for you, and you will need to pay $1,000 for each dependant. As a result, due diligence fees run to $7,500 for you and $5,000 for dependants over the age of 16.

OPTION 2. Invest in National Action Government Bonds

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

Moreover, you are liable to $7,500 due diligence fees for you and $5,000 for dependants over the age of 16. What’s more, it’s important to note that you need to keep the bonds for five years.

OPTION 3. Contribute to an Approved Real Estate Project

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

Furthermore, you will pay a $5,000 administrative fee for each dependant under 18 and $10,000 for those over 18. Lastly, there are $7,500 due diligence fees for you and $5,000 for dependants 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. Yet you do not have to move to St. Lucia to become a citizen.

Furthermore, it’s worth noting that 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, which enables us to carry out the initial RIF Trust due diligence. Next, following the successful screening, we will provide you with a Client Agreement (CA) to review and sign.

    Then, 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.

    Finally, we will liaise with the property developer and the St Lucia Citizenship-by-Investment Unit on your behalf.

  • MONTHS 2-3

    Application review and submission

    Before submitting your documents, we will carefully review your application to ensure your file conforms to the Citizenship by Investment Unit's requirements. Additionally, our legal team will complete its final checks before submitting the relevant forms.

    The Unit will undertake its own due diligence and subsequently reviews all the paperwork. Meanwhile, we will continue to work closely with them throughout the process to ensure your application is expeditiously and efficiently processed.

    As the principal applicant, you will need to attend an interview with the St Lucia Citizenship by Investment Unit. This can be done in person at their Castries HQ. Alternatively, you can set up an online appointment.

  • MONTHS 4-5

    Citizenship issued

    The Citizenship by Investment Unit will assess your application. Once approved, you must make all necessary contributions and pay any applicable government fees. Then, you will need to sign the oath of allegiance before an attorney-at-law, a Consular Officer of St Lucia, an Honorary Consul of St Lucia, or a Notary Royal, or Notary Public.

    Afterwards, you will be able to pick up your Certificate of Registration. You can do this at the Castries HQ or at your nearest Consulate or Embassy.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. To be successful in your St Lucia Citizenship application, you must contribute to the country’s economy in one of a variety of ways:
  2. Firstly, you can opt for a Donation, wherein you will make a non-refundable contribution to the National Economic Fund. This starts at $100,000 for a single applicant and increases with each additional dependant you include in your application.
    Alternatively, you may choose the Government Bond Investment route. Depending on the size of the family applying for St Lucia Citizenship, you can invest in non-interest-bearing Government Bonds, which must be held for five years. The minimum investment required is $250,000 and increases according to the number of dependants.
  3. Real Estate Investment: A minimum investment of $300,000 in a government-approved real estate development such as the Canelles Resort. The property must be held for a minimum period of five years.

As a St Lucia citizen, you will enjoy visa-free access to 146 countries. These include the European Schengen Area, the UK, Singapore, and Hong Kong. This can be incredibly beneficial if you’re travelling frequently for business, as it can save time and money on visa applications, thereby facilitating smoother travel experiences.

Another notable benefit of the St Lucia Citizenship Programme is that you do not need to live on the island to qualify for this new nationality. Moreover, you do not need to undertake an interview or language test as part of the St Lucia Citizenship application requirements.

As part of your St. Lucia citizenship application, you can include the following as your dependants:

  • Firstly, your spouse
  • Secondly, any dependent children under 30
  • Additionally, your dependent siblings who are under 18
  • Lastly, 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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  • Visa-free travel to 146 countries
  • 4-5 months application processing time
  • $100,000 minimum requirement

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