On the most prosperous islands in the Caribbean, recognized as one of the world’s most desirable destinations.

The Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program was officially launched on 2015, established by the Honourable Prime Minister, which enables persons to acquire citizenship of Saint Lucia upon making a qualifying investment in the island.

Being one of the latest Caribbean countries to introduce the Citizenship by Investment Programme the St. Lucian Programme offers a variety of investment options in exchange for citizenship.

Saint Lucia is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), and the International Organisation of La Francophonie.

Known as the ‘Helen of West Indies’ Saint Lucia is located in the Caribbean Sea situated between Martinique (to the north) and Saint Vincent (to the south). Its coast is home to volcanic beaches, reef-diving sites, luxury resorts and fishing villages. Trails in the interior rainforest lead to waterfalls like the 15m-high Toraille, which pours over a cliff into a garden.

The capital, Castries, is a popular cruise port and has an international airport that welcomes direct flights from multiple cities such as the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States, as well as other Caribbean islands.

Why Choose SAINT LUCIA?

  • Saint Lucia has inherited decades of experience from its Caribbean neighbours. The Citizenship by Investment Board is committed to making the program the most efficient for investors while providing supreme benefits for the country and its people.
  • When opting to be a citizen of Saint Lucia, you must be aware that the government not just offering citizenship but offering an identity.

CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT

Individual Freedom

  • Full citizenship status
  • Dual Citizenship is permitted
  • No mandatory travel or residence requirements
  • Social and political security

Business Advantages

  • Tax-Free Status – on Foreign Income, Capital Gains Tax, Wealth and Inheritance Tax
  • There is no restriction on the repatriation of profits and imported capital
  • Privacy and Security

International Mobility

  • Visa Free Travel in approximately 121 Countries including the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore and Schengen Countries
  • Passport Validity

INVESTMENT OPTIONS

A qualifying investment under the Citizenship by Investment Program shall be made in one of the four approved areas:

Saint Lucia National Economic Fund (The Fund)

Investment in an Approved Real Estate Project (Real Estate)

Investment in an Approved Enterprise Project (an Enterprise)

Government Bonds

APPLICATION PROCESS  

General Requirements:

  • Applicants for the Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Programme must fulfil the following conditions:
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be of good character
  • Have no criminal record
  • Pass a detailed background check
  • Be able to provide a banker’s reference
  • Be healthy
  • Be able to provide all requisite documentation and information

Investors may apply with their spouse and dependent children, and, in some cases, dependent elderly parents.

Interview Procedures

There is no interview requirement however; there may be exceptional occasions when additional information is requested in order to clarify various aspects of the applicant’s life and his / her professional activity. 

How to Apply and Timeframes

VARDIKOS & VARDIKOS is appointed to provide applicants with their expert guidance to explain the application process in detail and assist them in preparing the application and associated documentation on the Citizenship by Investment Program.

The government authority is responsible for administering the program, and is responsible for the processing of all applications. The authority examines the application thoroughly and, if deemed necessary, may request the applicant to attend an interview. The authority undertakes strict due diligence checks and will decline an application if the applicant makes a false statement or omits any relevant information in the application.

The applicant must apply on the prescribed government forms which can only be submitted through VARDIKOS & VARDIKOS who is the holder of a Citizenship-by-Investment program license granted under the Regulations.

The applicant is required to personally complete the form in English and submit the prescribed forms together with original or certified supporting documentation as specified by the government.

From submission of the application the processing time is approximately three to four months, assuming there are no areas of concern with the application. Authorities shall notify in writing to the licensed agent on behalf of the main applicant that the application has been approved, denied or delayed for cause and is still being processed.

Under the real estate option, the timeframe may vary depending upon the project. Therefore, it is important to select a real estate project that is able to provide the necessary paperwork required from the developer for the citizenship application.