St Lucia Extends COVID-19 Relief Bond Option Deadline
30 December 2020
The Government of St Lucia has approved the extension of “The Special COVID-19 Relief Bond” for an additional one year period. The revised expiry date is now December 31, 2021.
The St Lucia Citizenship-by-Investment Programme (CIP) is the only one of its kind in the world to offer bonds as the qualifying investment. This option requires the purchase of non-interest bearing bonds at a value of US$250,000 for a family up to four.
- A single applicant is required to hold the bonds for five years
- A married couple is required to hold the bonds for six years
- A family of four is required to hold the bonds for seven years. This hold period can be reduced for a family up to four back down to five years if they purchase US$300,000 in bonds
There is also a non-refundable administrative fee of US$30,000. Regular due diligence and passport fees also apply.
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For further information on the COVID-19 Relief Bond option or the traditional contribution to the National Economic Fund, please visit our St Lucia Citizenship by Investment page.