St. Lucia lies in the eastern Caribbean Sea, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique. A volcanic island mostly covered in rainforest, it is famous for its twin peaks — the Pitons — and its magical beaches. St. Lucia is a member of the Commonwealth and CARICOM and has excellent air links to Europe and North America.
Benefits of St. Lucian citizenship
A St. Lucian passport provides visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 146 destinations including Europe’s Schengen Area, Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK, and many others.
Requirements of the St. Lucia Citizenship Program
The citizenship by investment program of St. Lucia for a single applicant starts at US$ 135,000 including all fees and all investments (higher for families).
The investment options include (excluding processing fees):
A) A non-refundable contribution (donation) to the National Economic Fund of US$ 100,000 (single applicant), OR
B) An investment of at least US$ 250,000 into 0% Covid-19 Relief Bonds (until Dec. 31, 2020), holding these bonds for at least 5 years, OR
C) An investment of at least US$ 300,000 directly into an approved real estate development to be held for at least five years, OR
D) An investment of at least US$ 500,000 directly into St. Lucia government bonds to be held for at least five years, OR
E) An investment of at least US$ 3,500,000 into an approved corporate business project that creates at least three local jobs.
Applicants for citizenship must be at least 21 years of age, of good character, and without criminal records.
There is no physical stay requirement, and the application process can be as fast as 3 - 4 months.
Procedures and time frame
The application process should take no longer than four months from submission of the application to issuance of the certificate of citizenship, assuming there are no areas of concern with the application. Where, in exceptional cases, it is expected that the processing time will be longer than three months.
The Citizenship-by-Investment Board, which provides oversight to a dedicated citizenship-by-investment unit (CIU), will consider an application for citizenship and its outcome may be to either grant, deny, or delay for cause. A citizenship-by-investment application will be submitted in electronic and printed form.
All requisite supporting documents must be attached to an application before it can be processed by the CIU. All applications must be accompanied by the relevant nonrefundable processing and due diligence fees for the principal applicant, their spouse, and each qualifying dependent. Where an application has been approved in principle, the CIU will notify Prime Land Ventures that the qualifying funds and requisite government administration fees must be paid before the certificate of citizenship can be granted.
The main applicant must remit the required funds for the qualifying option within 90 calendar days after notice of approval of their application. A successful applicant shall sign the oath or affirmation of allegiance before an attorney-at-law, notary royal, or notary public. The minister may, by order, revoke a grant of citizenship in exceptional circumstances as may be deemed necessary.
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