St. Lucia
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St. Lucia

Discover a world of extraordinary opportunities with St. Lucia's prestigious citizenship program. By investing in St. Lucia, you gain more than just a second passport - an access to a vibrant community. Embrace the power of St. Lucia's citizenship program and embark on a life of limitless possibilities for you and your loved ones.
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Introduced in 2016, Saint Lucia boasts the most recent citizenship by investment program in the Caribbean region. Drawing upon the wealth of knowledge accumulated by its neighboring islands over several decades, Saint Lucia's program combines the best practices from these islands, resulting in a comprehensive offering of advantages for both investors and the local community. With its picturesque landscapes and attractions catering to nature enthusiasts, history aficionados, and those in search of relaxation, Saint Lucia provides its citizens with the quintessential tropical experience that the Caribbean is renowned for. Continue reading to explore the process of applying for Saint Lucian citizenship and discover the benefits that await you.

  • Lifelong Citizenship;
  • Dual Citizenship Rights;
  • Residency and Employment Opportunities;
  • Diverse Investment Options;
  • Visa-Free Access to 140 Countries and Regions including the Schengen Area, China, and United Kingdom;
  • No Obligation for Physical Residence;
  • Opportunity to Live and Work in Other CARICOM Member Islands.

To be eligible for citizenship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants should be at least 18 years old;
  • Applicants must be in good health and possess a good character;
  • Applicants should have no criminal record;
  • Applicants must be capable and willing to make the necessary contribution as required.


  • The spouse of the primary applicant;
  • Parents of the main applicant or of the spouse if above the age of 55 and fully supported by the main applicant;
  • Parents of the main applicant of any age if physically or mentally challenged and fully supported by the main applicant;
  • Siblings of the main applicant aged under 18, unmarried, and in receipt of consent from his or her parent or guardian to make an application;
  • Children of the main applicant or of the spouse, if they are below the 21 or aged no more than 30 and fully supported by the main applicant;
  • A child of any age who is physically or; mentally challenged, and fully supported by the main applicant is also included.

The National Economic Fund (NEF)

The National Economic Fund (NEF) was established to receive qualifying investments to fund Government-sponsored projects on the island.Applicants can obtain citizenship by making a monetary contribution to the NEF via one of the prescribed contribution levels. Due diligence and processing fees apply.

Real Estate

To obtain citizenship, applicants have the option to invest in an approved real estate project with a minimum value of USD 200,000. It is required that the property remains under ownership and well-maintained for at least five years after receiving citizenship. Please note that due diligence fees are applicable. Additionally, the following government administration fees are applicable based on the applicant's circumstances:

  • Main applicant: US$ 30,000
  • Main applicant and spouse: US$ 45,000
  • Each additional qualifying dependant under 18: US$ 5,000
  • Each additional qualifying dependant 18 years of age or over: US$ 10,000
  • Each additional qualifying dependant when the main applicant is applying with a spouse and more than four qualifying dependants: US$ 10,000

Enterprise Project

Applicants have the opportunity to acquire citizenship by investing in a pre-approved enterprise project, either individually or as a joint venture.

  • Minimum independent investment: USD 3,500,000 (requires the creation of 3 local jobs)
  • Minimum joint investment: USD 1,000,000 (requires the creation of 6 permanent jobs)
  • Due diligence fee: USD 7,500

Goverment Bonds

Investment requirement for the main applicant and any eligible dependant is US$ 300.000, which must be held for a period of 5 years. Additionally, an administrative fee of US$ 50.000 is applicable.

Note: Please be aware that due diligence fees, application processing fees, bank due diligence fees, certificate of registration fees, passport fees, and professional fees are applicable. Please contact for more details.


The application process for Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment comprises seven sequential steps:

  • Initial review and application preparation;
  • Submission of the citizenship application;
  • Processing of the application, including internal and external due diligence checks;
  • Provisional approval;
  • Fulfillment of requirements, which may include making a contribution to the Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF), purchasing a real estate unit in an Approved Development, acquiring an Approved Private Home, or investing in an Approved Public Benefit Project;
  • Receipt of the Certificate of Registration;
  • Application for a passport.