Citizenship by Investment

Minimum Investment:
Time to Citizenship:
3 months
Family members included:
Visa free countries:
Overview St. Lucia
The St. Lucia Citizenship-by-Investment programme was introduced to enable international investors the opportunity to relocate to the country by making an economic contribution to the development of the country. There are a number of options for investors to choose from when it comes to the actual investment; you are free to choose which option best suits your needs.
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Company formation procedure:
  • The investor can make a non-refundable donation to the St. Lucia National Economic Fund (NEF). The amount varies depending on the number of accompanying dependents, if any:
    • Single Applicant - $100,000
    • Applicant with Spouse - $165,000
    • Applicant with Spouse and up to 2 Other Dependents - $190,000
    • Each additional dependent incurs a further contribution of $25,000
  • The investor may purchase approved property of at least $300,000 in value and hold it for five years. The properties are either high-end boutique hotels, resorts or other high-end properties.
  • The applicant may invest in a government bond for a period of five years. The principal is returned after five years with no interest. The amount required depends on the number of accompanying dependents, if any:
    • Single Applicant - $500,000
    • Applicant with Spouse - $535,000
    • Applicant with Spouse and up to 2 Other Dependents: $550,000
    Each additional dependent incurs an extra investment of $25,000.
  • The applicant may invest a minimum of $3.5 million in an approved investment project. Joint ventures of 2 or more people are also permitted, provided the total investment amount is at least $6 million with each applicant contributing no less than $1 million. The enterprise categories are; specialty restaurants; cruise ports and marinas; agro-processing plants; pharmaceutical products; ports, bridges, roads and highways; research institutions and facilities and; offshore universities.
Administration and processing fees are also payable in respect of these investment options. Due diligence will be carried out to ensure the funds used for the investment originated from a legal source.


Applicants must be high net-worth individuals and make a commitment to carry out one of the prescribed investments.
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Applicants must be of good character and have no criminal record.
Applicants must be in a state of good health.

Why Choose St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment Programme?

  • Saint Lucia enjoys beautiful weather and a stunning natural environment perfect for sunbathing, hiking, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, swimming, sailing and all manner of outdoor pursuits.
  • There is no residency requirement – investors do not need to visit for a certain period of time in order to maintain their citizenship.
  • The application process does not require any visits to Saint Lucia, and applications are usually processed in about 3 months.
  • Saint Lucia has visa-free or visa-on-arrival agreements with 120 countries and territories, including the EU member states. Saint Lucia also recognizes dual citizenship and there is no need to renounce any previous citizenship.
  • Dual citizenship recognized.
  • Spouses, dependent children under the age of 25 and dependent parents over the age of 65 – who live with the applicant - can accompany the investor on the application.
  • There are no special requirements regarding education or experience, and there is no interview requirement as part of the application process.
  • There is no tax levied on worldwide income. Saint Lucia has a low tax regime.