Saint Lucia

Citizenship by Investment Program

Saint Lucia has the newest and arguably the best-positioned citizenship by investment program in the Caribbean. Vibrant, discerning and alluring, Saint Lucia offers all the tropical benefits of the region while being exclusive, authentic, and engaging.

WHY CHOOSE SAINT LUCIA?

Saint Lucia has inherited decades of experience from its Caribbean neighbors. By hand-picking only the best practices, the Citizenship by Investment Board is committed to making the program the most efficient for investors, while providing unmatched benefits for the country and its people.

Saint Lucia recognizes dual citizenship, which can give an advantage on business expansion and tax relief among other benefits:

  • Fast processing within 3 months with the inclusion of dependent children below 25 years of age
  • Inclusion of dependent parents above 65 who are currently residing with the applicant
  • Inclusion of mentally or physically challenged dependent children and/or parents
  • No physical residency requirements
  • No requirement to travel to St Lucia during the application process
  • No interview, education or managerial experience required
  • Visa-free travel to more than 100 countries including the Schengen Zone (28 EU countries), UK and Hong Kong
  • No tax on worldwide income.

QUALIFICATIONS

Saint Lucia Citizenship-by-Investment Program was established in 2015 under the regulations of the Citizenship by Investment Bill 2015 making it the most recent addition to the Citizenship by Investment Programs (CIP) in the Caribbean region.

Saint Lucia has masterfully positioned its program for the global elite by limiting the applications and by raising the overall net-worth requirement. To qualify for citizenship in Saint Lucia, applicants need to fulfill one of the investment requirements, in addition to the following criteria:

  • Minimum net worth of US$ 3 million
  • Be of outstanding character
  • Hold no criminal record
  • Have excellent health.

INVESTMENT OPTIONS

1. National Economic Fund Contribution

High net worth individuals may choose to make a monetary contribution to the NEF organization via one of the prescribed contribution levels as follows:

  • US$ 200,000: Single Applicant
  • US$ 235,000: Main Applicant with Spouse
  • US$ 250,000: Family with up to 3 dependents (spouse + 2 children)
  • US$ 25,000: Per additional dependent.

2. Real Estate Investment

The purchased property must be minimum US$ 300,000 in a pre-approved real estate development area. The property must be owned and maintained for a minimum of 5 years. Property registration, processing fees and taxes must be paid in addition to the property purchase.

3. Enterprise Project Investment

An applicant must invest a minimum of US$ 3,5M in an approved enterprise project and create atleast 3 jobs. Two applicants can share an investment of US$ 6M and create 6 jobs to qualify. Approved enterprise 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.

Appointed by the Government of Saint Lucia, Arton Capital is an authorized marketing agent for the promotion of its Citizenship by Investment Program responsible for the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Oman, Palestine (West Bank and Gaza), Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.


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Saint Lucia

163,922

Population Growth: 0.34%

11,600

GDP (per capita)

GDP (purchasing power parity)

$1.596 trillion (2014 est.)

120

Visa free countries


LOCATION

Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago

CAPITAL

Castries

DIFFERENCE

UTC-4

TOTAL AREA

616 sq. km.

AGE DEMOGRAPHICS

0-14: 20.8%, 15-24: 16.3%, 25-54: 42.9%, 55-64: 9.2%, 65+: 10.8%

LANGUAGE

English (official), French patois

RELIGIONS

Roman Catholic 61.5%, Protestant 25.5% (includes Seventh Day Adventist 10.4%, Pentecostal 8.9%, Baptist 2.2%, Anglican 1.6%, Church of God 1.5%, other Protestant .9%), other Christian 3.4% (includes Evangelical 2.3% and Jehovah's Witness 1.1%), Rastafarian 1.9%, other 0.4%, none 5.9%, unspecified 1.4% (2010 est.)

GOVERNMENT TYPE

Parliamentary democracy and a Commonwealth realm

CURRENCY

East Caribbean dollars (XCD)

EXCHANGE RATE

1 USD = 2.7 XCD (2014 )