Saint Lucia Citizenship-by-Investment Program was established in 2015 under the regulations of the Citizenship by Investment Bill 2015, it is the newest and arguably the best-positioned, most cost-effective citizenship by investment program in the Caribbean.
To qualify for citizenship in Saint Lucia, applicants need to fulfil one of the investment options outlines below:
National Economic Fund Contribution
US$ 100,000: Single Applicant
US$ 165,000: Main Applicant with Spouse
US$ 190,000: Family with up to 3 dependents (Spouse + 2 children)
US$ 25,000: Per additional dependent.
Real Estate Investment
The purchased property must be a 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.
Enterprise Project Investment
An applicant must invest a minimum of US$ 3,5M in an approved enterprise project and create at least 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.
Government Fees (Approved Real Estate or Enterprise Project)
Principle Applicant USD 50,000
Qualifying Dependent above 18 Years Old USD 35,000
Qualifying Dependent below 18 Years Old USD 25,000
Due Diligence and Background Checks
Principal Applicant USD 7,500
Qualifying Dependent below 16 Years Old USD 5,000
Non-Refundable Processing Fees
Principle Applicant USD 2,000
Each Qualifying Dependent USD 1,000