Saint Lucia

Located in the eastern Caribbean Sea, Saint Lucia is a captivating Caribbean island nation with Castries as its capital. Saint Lucia stands out for its stunning natural landscapes, boasting lush rainforests, volcanic beaches, and the iconic Piton Mountains.

Notably, Saint Lucia is a proud member of the Commonwealth, enabling its citizens to access several countries across the globe. Moreover, holders of Saint Lucian passports benefit from visa-free travel, access to elite healthcare systems, premium educational programs, valuable tax advantages for business expansion and much more.

Country Highlights

Capital

Castries

Population

179,651 (2021)

Language

English (official), French Patois

Currency

East Caribbean dollars (XCD)

Exchange Rate

1 USD = 2.7 XCD

Government Type

Parliamentary democracy (Parliament) under a constitutional monarchy and Commonwealth realm

Global Ranking

28th

Time to Citizenship

9-10 Months

Minimum Investment

US$ 100,000

Type of Investment

Donation or real estate

Visa-free Countries

Americas

  1. Argentina [90 Days]
  2. Belize [180 Days]
  3. Bermuda
  4. Bolivia [90 Days Visa on arrival]
  5. Chile [90 Days]
  6. Costa Rica [30 Days]
  7. Colombia [180 Days] ]
  8. Ecuador [90 Days]
  9. El Salvador [90 Days]
  10. French Guiana
  11. Guatemala [90 Days]
  12. Guyana [180 Days]
  13. Honduras [90 Days]
  14. Nicaragua [90 Days]
  15. Panama
  16. Peru [183 Days]
  17. Suriname [180 Days]
  18. Venezuela [90 Days]

Africa

  1. Botswana [90 Days]
  2. Cape Verde [Visa on arrival]
  3. Comoros [Visa on arrival]
  4. Egypt
  5. Swaziland
  6. Gambia [90 Days]
  7. Guinea-Bissau [90 Days Visa on arrival]
  8. Kenya [90 Days]
  9. Lesotho [90 Days]
  10. Madagascar [90 Days eVisa / Visa on arrival]
  11. Malawi [90 Days]
  12. Mauritania [Visa on arrival]
  13. Mauritius [90 Days]
  14. Mozambique [30 Days Visa on arrival]
  15. Reunion
  16. Rwanda [30 Days eVisa / Visa on arrival]
  17. Senegal [90 Days Visa on arrival]
  18. Seychelles [90 Days Visa on arrival]
  19. Sierra Leone
  20. Somalia [30 Days Visa on arrival]
  21. Helena
  22. Tanzania [90 Days]
  23. Togo [7 Days Visa on arrival]
  24. Tunisia [90 Days]
  25. Uganda [Visa on arrival]
  26. Zambia [90 Days]
  27. Zimbabwe [90 Days]

Europe

  1. Andorra
  2. Armenia [120 Days Visa on arrival]
  3. Austria [90 Days]
  4. Belgium [90 Days]
  5. Bosnia and Herzegovina [90 Days]
  6. Bulgaria [90 Days]
  7. Croatia [90 Days]
  8. Cyprus [90 Days]
  9. Czech Republic [90 Days]
  10. Denmark [90 Days]
  11. Estonia [90 Days]
  12. Faroe Islands
  13. Finland [90 Days]
  14. France [90 Days]
  15. Georgia
  16. Germany [90 Days]
  17. Gibraltar
  18. Greece [90 Days]
  19. Greenland
  20. Hungary [90 Days]
  21. Iceland [90 Days]
  22. Ireland
  23. Isle of Man
  24. Italy [90 Days]
  25. Jersey
  26. Kosovo
  27. Latvia [90 Days]
  28. Liechtenstein [90 Days]
  29. Lithuania [90 Days]
  30. Luxembourg [90 Days]
  31. Malta [90 Days]
  32. Moldova [90 Days]
  33. Monaco
  34. Montenegro [90 Days]
  35. Netherlands [90 Days]
  36. Norway [90 Days]
  37. Poland [90 Days]
  38. Portugal [90 Days]
  39. Romania [90 Days]
  40. San Marino
  41. Slovakia [90 Days]
  42. Slovenia [90 Days]
  43. Spain [90 Days]
  44. Sweden [90 Days]
  45. Switzerland [90 Days]
  46. Ukraine [30 Days]
  47. United Kingdom [180 Days]
  48. Holy See (Vatican City)

Asia

  1. Bangladesh [30 Days Visa on arrival]
  2. Cambodia [30 Days Visa on arrival]
  3. Hong Kong [90 Days]
  4. India [60 Days e-Visa]
  5. Indonesia
  6. Iran [30 Days Visa on arrival]
  7. Israel [90 Days]
  8. Jordan [Visa on arrival]
  9. Laos [30 Days eVisa / Visa on arrival]
  10. Macau [90 Days]
  11. Malaysia [30 Days]
  12. Maldives [30 Days Visa on arrival]
  13. Nepal [90 Days Visa on arrival]
  14. Palestine
  15. Pakistan [ETA]
  16. Philippines [30 Days]
  17. Singapore [30 Days]
  18. South Korea [90 Days]
  19. Sri Lanka [30 Days ETA]
  20. Taiwan [90 Days]
  21. Timor-Leste [30 Days Visa on arrival]
  22. Uzbekistan [30 Days]

Oceania

  1. Cook Islands
  2. Fiji [120 Days]
  3. French Polynesia
  4. Kiribati [30 Days]
  5. Micronesia [30 Days]
  6. Niue
  7. Palau [30 Days Visa on arrival]
  8. Samoa
  9. Solomon Islands [90 Days Visa on arrival]
  10. Tonga [31 Days Visa on arrival]
  11. Tuvalu [30 Days Visa on arrival]
  12. Vanuatu [90 Days]
  13. Wallis & Futuna

Caribbean

  1. Anguilla
  2. Antigua & Barbuda
  3. Aruba
  4. Bahamas [90 Days]
  5. Barbados [180 Days]
  6. Bonaire
  7. British Virgin Islands
  8. Cayman Islands
  9. Saba
  10. Eustatius
  11. Cuba [30 Days]
  12. Curacao
  13. Dominica
  14. The Dominican Republic
  15. French West Indies
  16. Grenada
  17. Haiti [90 Days]
  18. Jamaica [180 Days]
  19. Montserrat
  20. Kitts & Nevis
  21. Maarten
  22. Vincent & the Grenadines
  23. Trinidad & Tobago [180 Days]
  24. Turks & Caicos Islands

eVisa

  1. Bahrain [eVisa]
  2. Djibouti [31 Days eVisa]
  3. Gabon [eVisa]
  4. Laos [30 Days eVisa / Visa on arrival]
  5. Rwanda [30 Days eVisa / Visa on arrival]
  6. Turkey [90 Days eVisa]

Benefits

  • Global Ranking: The Saint Lucia passport is ranked the 28th most powerful passport in the world.
  • Tax Advantages: No taxes are levied on gifts, inheritance, or personal income.
  • Global Mobility: Enjoy visa-free travel to more than 150 countries, including popular destinations like Europe, the UK, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Citizens of Saint Lucia can also obtain Canadian and American visas easily upon arrival.
  • Access to Caribbean Community (CARICOM) benefits: As a member of CARICOM, Saint Lucia citizens have access to a range of benefits including the right to live and work in other CARICOM member countries.
  • Dual citizenship: This means you can obtain your Saint Lucia passport and still hold onto your original citizenship.
  • Open bank accounts offshore: With your Saint Lucia passport you have the right to open bank accounts and purchase assets abroad.
  • Improved security and stability: As a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, Saint Lucia benefits from a stable political and economic environment.
  • Access to top-notch healthcare: Saint Lucia has a well-developed healthcare system and access to first-rate medical facilities. Also, the citizenship will allow you and your family members to travel fast and easy to countries that offer world-class healthcare systems.
  • Stunning natural environment: Saint Lucia is known for its stunning natural beauty, with lush rainforests, crystal-clear waters, and iconic mountains.

Required Documentation/Paperwork

  • Birth certificate
  • Personal identification card
  • Residence card, if applicable
  • Personal photos measuring 5×5 cm
  • Valid passport
  • Electricity bill for the last 3 months
  • Marriage certificate
  • Divorce certificate
  • Reference letter from a lawyer
  • Reference letter from the bank
  • Bank account statement for the last 12 months from the bank
  • Educational certificate for the latest degree/certificate obtained
  • Non-criminal certificate

Eligibility Criteria

Main applicant requirements

  • 18+ years of age
  • Good health
  • No criminal record
  • Successfully pass due diligence checks
  • Receive approval by the government
  • Confirmed investment sources
  • Interview required
  • All applicants should not have been refused entry to the Schengen or UKregions in their previous visa applications. In case of a rejection, applicants must reapply and receive approval before applying for any Caribbean programs.

Eligible dependents requirements

  • Spouse of the main applicant
  • Adult children (biological or adopted) under 30 years of age
  • Parents above 55 years of age

*Parents and children older than 18 must be dependent on the main applicant.

Steps

  • Step 1: Take advantage of the free consultation with AZUR CBI.
  • Step 2: Prepare the necessary paperwork and documents required to obtain the nationality.
  • Step 3: AZUR CBI will certify, translate, and attest the required documents and complete the application.
  • Step 4: AZUR CBI will send the documents and application to the designated legal consultant.
  • Step 5: The designated legal consultant will submit your application to the Citizenship by Investment Unit in St. Lucia.
  • Step 6: Submit your application form and pay the required security inquiry fees; if opting for the real estate option, it’s essential to reserve your desired property. Note that the real estate investment can be refunded in case of a rejection.
  • Step 7: The government will issue the necessary inquiry report and will accordingly make a final decision.
  • Step 8: Once your application is accepted, you will be required to make the donation payment, or if choosing the real estate option, then you must pay the balance of the purchase process.
  • Step 9: Receive your nationality certificate and passport upon approval.

Costs

The Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Act of 2015 allows eligible individuals and their families to apply for Citizenship by making either a donation to the National Economic Fund or invest in real estate.

1) Donation – National Economic Fund (NEF)

Make a cash donation to the government escrow account of the National Economic Fund:

  • Single Applicant: US$ 100,000
  • Main Applicant and Spouse: US$ 140,000
  • Each additional dependent: US$ 15,000

2) Real Estate Investment

Invest in real estate through one of the government-approved real estate asset classes: freehold property with title deed,  hotel shares, or fractional ownership or land.

Minimum Investment: US$ 200,000 plus additional government fees

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