Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment

Investment:  US$ 100,000 contribution to NEF OR US$ 300,000 (Real Estate) OR US$ 500,000 (Govt. Bond) OR US$ 3.5 million (Enterprise Project)

Physical Residency Requirement: None;

Citizenship Requirement: Eligible after investment;

Processing time: 2-3 months;

 Saint Lucia

Visa free Travel: 122 countries

Saint Lucia is a Caribbean island, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean north of Trinidad and Tobago. Castries is the capital city. It has total are of 616 sq. km. with English as an official language. It has total population of 164,464 with GDP of US$ 12,000. Saint Lucia by offering citizenship not only offering just citizenship but offering an identity a people and the place in the world.

 

Benefits:

Visa free travel to 122 counties including the Schengen Zone, UK, Hong Kong.

No tax on worldwide income.

 No interview, education or managerial experience required.

No physical residency requirements.

Fast processing within three months.

 Inclusion of dependent children under 25.

Inclusion of dependent parent above 65.

 

Requirements:

Be at least 18 years of age.

Satisfy a minimum qualifying investment in one of the following categories:

The Saint Lucia National Economic Fund.

An approved Real Estate developer.

An approved Enterprise project or

The purchase of Govt. bonds.

Be of outstanding character.

Hold no criminal record.

Make a qualifying investment.

Have excellent health.

 

 Investment Options:

1.      National Economic Fund contribution (NEF) High net worth individuals may choose to make financial contribution to the NEF organization via one of the contribution levels:

§  US$ 100,000: Single Applicant

§  US$ 165,000: Applicant with spouse

§  US$ 190,000: Family with 3 dependents (spouse + 2 children)

§  US$ 25,000: Each additional dependent

 

2.      Real Estate Investment:

Applicants may purchase property valued at a minimum of US$ 300,000 in a pre approved real estate development area. The property must be owned and maintained for a minimum of five years.

 

3.      Government Bond Investment

Upon approval an applicant and accompany family may opt to invest in Saint Lucia Government Bonds, which must be held for five years. The bond amount will vary depending on the size of the family.

§  US$ 500,000: Single Applicant.

§  US$ 535,000: Applicant and Spouse.

§  US$ 550,000: Family with 3 dependent: (Spouse + 2 Children).

§  US$ 25,000: Each additional dependent.

Note: The Govt. Bond option carries an administration fee of US$ 50,000 per application.

 

4.      Enterprise project Investment

Applicant may invest a minimum of US$ 3.5 million in an approved enterprise project and create at least three jobs. Two applicants may share an investment of US$ 6 million and create six jobs to qualify. Approved projects must fall under one of the following categories: Specialty Restaurants, cruise ports and marinas, agro- processing plants, pharmaceutical products, ports, bridges, roads and highways, research institutions and facilities or offshore universities.

 

FEES:

Non Refundable processing fees

Ø  Principal applicant: US$ 2,000

Ø  Each qualifying dependent:  US$ 1,000

Non refund able administrator fees (applicable for Govt. Bond and approved real estate or enterprise investment)

 

Ø  Govt. Bond

·         Per Application: US$ 50,000

·         Real Estate or Enterprise Investment

·          Principal Applicant: US$ 50,000

·         Each qualifying dependent: US$ 35,000 (18 years of age and above)

·         Each qualifying dependent: US$ 25,000 (under 18 years of age)

 

Due Diligence Fees:

·         Principal applicant: US$ 7,500

·         Qualifying dependent: US$ 5,000 (over 16 years of age)

Note: All application fees charged by Saint Lucia Government are subject to change.

 

Mr. Sudhir Saha of ILCB has been licensed as a promoter approved by Citizenship by Investment of the Govt. of Saint Lucia.

Visa Free Country List:

Andorra
Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Botswana
Bulgaria
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic

Ecuador

El Salvador

Fiji
Gambia
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Ireland
Israel
Jamaica
Jordan*
Kenya
Kiribati
Lesotho
Liechtenstein

Malawi
Malaysia

Mauritius
Micronesia
Monaco
Nicaragua
Panama
Peru
Philippines
Romania
San Marino
Singapore
St. Vincent & Grenadines

South Korea
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Maarten

Suriname
Swaziland
Trinidad & Tobago
Tunisia
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela
Zambia
Zimbabwe

 

 Visa issued on arrival:

Armenia*

Bangladesh*

Bolivia*

Cambodia*

Cape Verde*

Comoros*

Djibouti*

Egypt*

Iran*
Laos People’s Dem. Rep.*

Madagascar*

Maldives*

Mauritania*

Tuvalu*
Uganda*

Mozambique*

Nepal*

Palau*

Samoa *

Senegal*

Solomon Isl.*

Somalia*

Tanzania*

Timor-Leste*
Togo*
Tonga *

 

 

Additionally, on May 28th, 2015, the European Union signed a short stay waiver agreement with St. Lucia which permits a holder of a valid St. Lucian passport a 90-day stay in any 180-day period within the following 26 countries that form the Shengen area:

Austria
Belgium
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia

Finland

France
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland

Italy

Latvia
Lithuania

Luxemburg
Malta
Norway
Poland
Portugal

Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
The Netherlands
United Kingdom