St. Lucia
Citizenship by Investment

$100,000
9-12 months
146

Saint Lucia is an island nation in the Caribbean, first known as “Louanalao” (Island of the Iguanas) by the Arawak Indians in 200 AD. The country was one of the last European colonies to declare independence. Saint Lucia’s history led to a melting pot of cultures, including Carib and African cultures going as far back as colonial times.

Visitors to Saint Lucia can explore ancient archaeological sites from Arawak times or walk along the Old Town of Vieux Fort. The country now invites investors to V.I.B.E. beyond its passport to visit, invest, build, and establish.

Saint Lucia’s citizenship by investment program came into full effect on January 1, 2016, based on the Citizenship by Investment Act (Act No. 14 of 2015). Statutory Instrument No. 89 of 2015 contains the regulations for Citizenship by Investment in Saint Lucia.

Saint Lucia is an island nation in the Caribbean, first known as “Louanalao” (Island of the Iguanas) by the Arawak Indians in 200 AD. The country was one of the last European colonies to declare independence. Saint Lucia’s history led to a melting pot of cultures, including Carib and African cultures going as far back as colonial times.

Visitors to Saint Lucia can explore ancient archaeological sites from Arawak times or walk along the Old Town of Vieux Fort. The country now invites investors to V.I.B.E. beyond its passport to visit, invest, build, and establish.

Saint Lucia’s citizenship by investment program came into full effect on January 1, 2016, based on the Citizenship by Investment Act (Act No. 14 of 2015). Statutory Instrument No. 89 of 2015 contains the regulations for Citizenship by Investment in Saint Lucia.

Quick Facts

Population

>180,000

Capital

Castries

Currency

East Caribbean
Dollars/US Dollars

Total Area

617km2

Visa Free Countries

146

Language

English

St Lucia Passport Benefits

Becoming a Saint Lucia citizen will open new opportunities to the investor and transform their lives.

Change for Future Generations

Include your extended family, i.e. parents, grandparents, and children in your application. You will pass on the citizenship by descent to future generations.

Optimize Your Tax Savings

As a St Lucia citizen, you do not have to pay tax on global income, inheritance, capital gains, or wages. The country does require 5% of an employee’s salary to go toward social security contributions.

Travel to the UK and Schengen Area Visa Free

Visa free or visa on arrival to 140+ countries across the world including the United Kingdom and Schengen Zone Countries.

Global Business Opportunities
Unlock Global Business Opportunities

Beneficial owners of companies registered in St. Lucia enjoy a high degree of privacy as their details are kept cofidential. Lastly, there are a number of tax payment reductions and companies can avoid currency control restrictions for foreign trades.

10-year visitor visa to U.S.

As a citizen, you can easily apply for a 10-year B1/B2 visitor visa to the United States. Visa holders can spend up to 180 days per year in the US for healthcare, travel, or business meetings.

Maintain Flexibility

St. Lucia has no restrictions on holding a second passport. Therefore, applicants do not need to renounce their original citizenship.

Why Saint Lucia

St. Lucia’s short distance to the United States makes it a perfect country for any investor looking to build or maintain ties to the US. The country is full of cultural and historical experiences for tourists and residents alike. The rich offering presents a great opportunity for families with children.

Investment Options & Other Fees*

St Lucia offers diverse investment options for its citizenship by investment program. The country is one of few in the world that accepts an investment into government bonds. Our advisors will gladly provide you with guidance to help you choose the right investment option for you and your family.

*Please note that the below prices are not inclusive of miscellaneous government fees and a legal management fee calculated on a case-by-case basis. Prices are subject to change based on government regulations. Please contact one of our advisors for a personalized quote.

Option 1

National Economic Fund $100,000+

Contributing to the National Economic Fund is the cheapest option to obtain a St Lucia passport. The contribution is non-refundable.

Single
Investor
Married
Couple
Family
Up to 4
Family
of 5 or more

Fund Contribution (Payable upon grant of approval in principle)

$100,000

$150,000

$150,000

$150,000
+$15 000 for each family member starting with the 5th

Processing Fees (Payable upon grant of approval in principle)

$2,000

$4,000

$4,000 for spouses
+$1,000 per dependent over 16 years old

$4,000 for spouses
+$1,000 per dependent over 16 years old

Due Diligence Fees (Payable on submission of application)

$7,500

$12,500

$7,500 for main applicant
+$5,000 per dependent over 16 years old

$7,500 for main applicant
+$5,000 per dependent over 16 years old

Option 2

Government Bonds $300,000+

Investors can purchase non-interest bearing government bonds with a 5-year holding period. The investment will be returned in full after five years.

Single
Investor
Married
Couple
Family
Up to 4
Family
of 5 or more

Bond Purchase (Payable upon grant of approval in principle)

$300,000

$300,000

$300,000

$300,000

Administrative Fee (Payable upon grant of approval in principle)

$50,000

$50,000

$50,000

$50,000

Due Diligence Fees (Payable on submission of application)

$7,500

$12,500

$7,500 for main applicant +$5,000 per dependent over 16 years old

$7,500 for main applicant +$5,000 per dependent over 16 years old

Option 3

Real Estate Investment $200,000+

For this option, an investor can purchase real estate in Saint Lucia. The real estate can be resold after 5 years for a potential profit.

Single
Investor
Married
Couple
Family
Up to 4
Family
of 5 or more

Fund Contribution (Payable upon grant of approval in principle)

$200,000

$200,000

$200,000

$200,000

Administrative Fee (Payable upon grant of approval in principle)

$30,000

$45,000

$45,000
+$5,000 for each dependent under 16 years old

$45,000
+$5,000 for each dependent under 16 years old
+$10,000 for each additional dependent

Processing Fees (Payable upon grant of approval in principle)

$5,000

$10,000

$5,000 per applicant over 17 years old
$500 per applicant under 16 years old

$5,000 per applicant over 17 years old
$500 per applicant under 16 years old

Due Diligence Fees (Payable on submission of application)

$7,500

$15,000

$7,500 for main applicant +$5,000 per dependent over 16 years old

$7,500 for main applicant +$5,000 per dependent over 16 years old

Option 4

Business Investment
$1,500,000+

This option requires the applicant to invest in a government approved business project. A single investor must spend $3.5 million, while a group investment requires $6 million. The latter requires each individual investor to hold shares of at least $1 million.

You can include family members in the application for an additional investment of $25,000 for each additional member. The country requires an additional administrative fee of $50,000.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to qualify to apply for a St Lucia citizenship, applicants must have: 

  • Clean Criminal Record 
  • Valid Passport (with a minimum validity of six months) 
  • National Identity documents from Country of Birth or Country of Residence 
  • Birth Certificates 
  • Additional Documentation including CVs, Education, and Work History
  • Valid Proof of Address 

 

St Lucia allows applicants to include their close family members as dependents on their Citizenship application. All family members receive their Citizenship Certificates and Passports together.

Eligible Dependents that you can include in an application are: 

  • A spouse of the main applicant
  • A child under the age of 21 of the main applicant or his or her spouse
  • Adult Children under the age of 30 who can prove that they are financially dependent on the main applicant
  • Parents or grandparents of the main applicant or his/her spouse above the age of 55 years living with and fully supported by the main applicant or
  • Unmarried siblings below the age of 18, provided they have received the consent of their parents or guardians. 
  • NOTE: Children above the age of 30 and Siblings above the age of 30 cannot be included as dependents.

Restrictions: All Nationalities are eligible to apply for Citizenship in St Lucia except Citizens of Iran, Russia, and Belarus.

The Process

Free Consultation
(30-60 minutes)
Book a free consultation with one of our client advisors to discuss if investing in a St Lucia passport suits your goals.
Vancis Capital’s Due
Diligence (1 day)
Prior to signing any paperwork, our due diligence team will evaluate your eligibility for the program, for which we will require a scanned copy of your passport’s bio page, and a filled KYC document. Our onboarding process will be completed in less than one working day, and If there are no issues, we will send you a client engagement letter.
Preparing your
Application (2-4 weeks)
Our experienced processing team will work with you to collect all the necessary documents for your application. All of our clients receive comprehensive service and support to obtain documents necessary. Our team will fill out and review all forms prior to your signature.
Government Due Diligence
(3 months or more)
Our team submits the completed application and documents to St. Lucia’s’ CBIU after we receive your payment for the due diligence and legal management fees. The Saint Lucia Government will then begin its due diligence checks on all adult applicants. The CBIU usually responds with its findings and approval in 120 - 180 working days (varies depending on volume of applications at the CBIU).
The Final Investment
(up to 90 days)
After our team receives the approval from the Government, we will request you to make the final payment towards your chosen investment or contribution option. This requirement usually has to be fulfilled within 90 days of receiving the approval.
Receive your Second
Citizenship (2-6 weeks)
Your new passport and citizenship certificate will reach our office approximately 30 days after the final payment. From there, you can either collect your passport in one of our offices or choose to have them couriered to your registered address.

Take charge of your future with our expert advisors

Get in touch to discuss how we can help you with your citizenship or residency by investment goals. One of our investment migration experts will contact you to discuss your case. With over 16 years of combined experience our team has helped hundreds of families achieve freedom.