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SAINT LUCIA

Citizenship by Investment

About the Program.

The Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program is the newest program in the Caribbean established in 2015 yet one of the strongest passports within the fast track citizenship programs. Applicants obtain an irrevocable citizenship and passport without having to reside in the country or renounce their current nationality.

Processing time
3 - 4 months
Visa free travel
Instant visa-free travel to 146 countries, including the Schengen countries, United Kingdom, Singapore and Hong Kong
Investment type
Contribution to St. Lucia’s Government Fund or Real Estate Investment or Government Bonds
Family dependents
Spouse, Children up to 30 years old, elderly Parents over the age of 55 years and siblings under 18 years
Passport validity
five (5) years

COUNTRY INFO

Saint Lucia is a volcanic island located in the Caribbean in the Atlantic Ocean. Its coast is home to volcanic beaches, reef-diving sites, luxury resorts and fishing villages with tropical climate all year round, it is a perfect getaway destination. Although.

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95 percent of the country’s population speak Creole French, the official language in St. Lucia is English. The country is a member of the British Commonwealth and the United Nations and the legal system in Saint Lucia is well-respected and based on English law.

CAPITAL

Castries

POPULATION

164,464

LANGUAGE

English (official), French patois

GOVERNMENT TYPE

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

CURRENCY

East Caribbean dollars (XCD)

EXCHANGE RATE

1 USD = 2.7 XCD

COSTS

To be eligible for citizenship of St. Lucia under its Citizenship by Investment Program, there are three options to choose from.

DUE DILIGENCE & BACKGROUND CHECKS

Compulsory background checks are payable to the Government who appoints a preferred due diligence agency. These agencies use various international and local sources such as Interpol, World-Check and other Government agencies. Adeniyi Associates professional fees, official application forms, certification of citizenship and passport, courier & other disbursements are the only other costs associated. A detailed quotation with no hidden costs is provided for the specific case.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

For each case, Adeniyi Associates assigns a Document Collection Specialist. The firm provides a customized service that streamlines the application process while requiring the bare minimum from clients. Our job is to make the document collection process as simple as possible for the client, and when required, we obtain the documents without their involvement. Please keep in mind that Adeniyi Associates will draw up a personalized checklist for your application.

TIMELINE

The estimated time to receive citizenship approval depends on the due diligence processing time and the specific case.

BENEFITS

Visa-free travel

Visa-free and visa-on-arrival travel to over 140 countries and territories including Hong Kong, Singapore, the Schengen Area, and the United Kingdom.

Guaranteed by law

St. Lucia is a stable country which is part of the Commonwealth with a democracy based on the British parliamentary system.

Smooth process

Designed to be a smooth and straightforward process with a timeframe of 6 months to your new citizenship.

Tax relief

St. Lucia imposes minimal taxation, with an exception of no taxation on wealth, gift, inheritance, foreign income, or capital gain.

Less residency required

There are no requirements to travel to St. Lucia during or after the application. Also, there are no residency requirements.

Dual Citizenship

There is no need to renounce your current citizenship(s), and your home authorities are not notified of your new citizenship.

Yes, you can include qualified members of your family in the application or add them after you have obtained your citizenship for an additional fee. A qualified family member can be a child not older than 18 years, a child up to 25 years old that is currently enrolled in an educational institution, a spouse, and parents above the age of 65 who live with and are fully supported by the main applicant.
The St. Lucia Government does not require you to pass any interviews, language tests or have previous work experience to be able to apply for this program.
You are not required to visit St. Lucia before obtaining your citizenship, you are, however, welcome to visit and explore the country.
No, the passport of St. Lucia is not yet issued as a biometric passport, also known as an ePassport.
The passport of St. Lucia has 32 pages with each page containing watermarks depicting national images.

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