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About Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia is a sovereign island nation which achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1979 and maintains Elizabeth II as queen and head of state. Saint Lucia is an integral member of the Commonwealth of Nations, as well as the United Nations, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Organization of American States (OAS), the International Organization of La Francophonie, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) which has its headquarters in Saint Lucia.

Saint Lucia is located approximately three hours from Miami by air in the Eastern Caribbean, just north of St Vincent and the Grenadines and south of the French island of Martinique. It is the second-largest island of the Windward group in the Lesser Antilles and is famous for its beautiful nature and year-round sunshine, as well as its cultural riches and intriguing history.

Continent

North America

Region

Eastern Caribbean

Capital

Castries

Population

183,307 (2019)

Total Area

616 km²

Languages

English (official)

Passport Rank

32nd (2020)

GDP

$1.746 billion

Currency

East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)

Legal Basis

The Saint Lucia citizenship program by investment began in January 2016  and is regulated by the Nationality by Investment Law No. 14 passed in 2015.

Benefits

  • Visa-Free travel to more than 145+ COUNTRIES
  • Residency is not required
  • Citizenship PROCESSING TIME 4-6 months (approximately)
  • No tax on worldwide income, capital gains, gifts, wealth and inheritance Safe environment for your family and your business
  • Citizenship for life for primary applicant and family which can be inherited by descent

Investment Options

There are three ways to make a citizenship in Saint Lucia:

1. National Economic Fund (NEF) (Non-Refundable)
Contribution to NEF
Single applicant
$100,000
Main applicant and spouse
$165,000
Family of 4 dependent
$190,000
Additional dependent each
$25,000
Offer Valid until December 31st ,2020
Contribution to NEF
Main applicant and spouse
$140,000
Family of 4 dependent
$150,000
Additional dependent each
$15,000
Due Diligence
Main applicant
$7,500
Spouse
$5,000
Each dependent age 16 or above
$5,000
2. Real Estate Investment
To qualify for citizenship of Saint Lucia under the Real Estate Option of the Citizenship by Investment Program, an applicant must purchase authorized real estate with the minimum value of $300,000
Additional Government Fees
Main applicant
$50,000
Main applicant and spouse
$85,000
Each additional dependent
$35,000
Offer Valid until December 31st ,2020
Additional Government Fees
Main applicant
$30,000
Main applicant and spouse
$45,000
Additional dependent each
$10,000
Due Diligence
Main applicant
$5,000
Spouse
$5,000
Each dependent age 17 or above
$5,000
3. Government Bonds
Limited Offer
Offer Valid until December 31st ,2020
Citizenship by investment may be made through the purchase of non-interest- bearing government bonds. These bonds must be registered and remain in the name of the applicant for 5 year or more holding period from the date of first issue and not attract a rate of interest.
Main applicant (5 years holding bond)
$250,000
Main applicant and dependent (6 years holding bond)
$250,000
Family up to 4 dependent (7 years holding bond)
$250,000
Family up to 4 dependent (5 years holding bond)
$300,000
Each additional dependent
$15,000
Administrative government fees
$30,000

Citizenship Process

Step 1

World Gate will pre-screen your passport copy for government pre-approval to ensure fast processing.

Step 2

A down payment of professional fees to open your application.

Step 3

We will provide assistance and advice with regards to the collection of the documents required in the checklist.

Step 4

On submission of the application, due diligence fees are paid.

Step 5

The due diligence report is issued to the government for approval. Once your application is accepted you are invited to pay the balance of the investment requirement.

Step 6

A certificate of naturalization is issued in your name. The passport is issued one week later.

Visa-Free Countries

* Visa on arrival
** Electronic visa
– The above list includes territories
– The list of countries is subject to change in accordance with each government’s policy

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