St Lucia Citizenship By Investment

About St. Lucia

While the citizenship program is fairly new, St Lucia has become one of the most sought-after passports in the Caribbean. Successful applicants can obtain a passport within as little as 3 months through the streamlined process set by the Citizenship By Investment Board.

St Lucia is a beautiful volcanic island located in the Caribbean with exotic beaches, rainforests and its claim to fame, the towering twin- peak mountains named The Pitons. St Lucia is one of the most developed nations in the Caribbean offering advanced and modern facilities and infrastructure.

Prime Minister:
Allen Michael Chastanet

Government:
Parliamentary Democracy

Economy:
Tourism, Banana Production, Manufacturing and Offshore Services

Currency:
Eastern Caribbean Dollar

Capital City:
Castries

Population:
less than 165,000

Language:
English

Tax system:
Territorial Tax System

Members of:
UN, OAS (Organization of American States), Commonwealth, CARICOM


Benefits


Increase Your Global Mobility With Visa Free Access to over 150 countries

St Lucia offers one of the strongest passports in the Caribbean giving passport holders visa-fee access over 140 countries including the EU, UK, Singapore and Hong Kong. Along with access to more countries, applicants may live, work and study St Lucia as well as any member country of the CARICOM Community.

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Eligibility

Applicants proceeding with the citizenship by investment program must be at least 18 years of age and hold a clean criminal record. The St Lucia Citizenship Board conducts a thorough due diligence process to ensure only the highest moral standing applicants can proceed. Applicants are required to provide personal documentation such as passports, national IDs, birth and marriage certificates as well as proof of funds. Along with the required documentation, applicants have the choice of proceeding with 4 investment options.



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Investment

Applicants can proceed with a non-refundable donation to the NEF (National Economic Fund). The NEF is a government fund which contributes to the advancement of the infrastructure and utilities of St Lucia.

Applicants can opt to proceed with a real estate investment in a government approval real estate project in the tourism sector. Applicants must invest a minimum of USD 300,000 and maintain the investment for a period of 5 years.

Applicants also have the option of proceeding with the government bond. This is a non-interest-bearing bond and the funds will be returned to the applicant after the set period of time. St Lucia is currently offering a special covid relief program reducing the amount of the bond investment.

Applicants have the choice of proceeding with an enterprise investment instead. Applicants must investment either USD 3 million in a sole investment or USD 6 million in a joint venture. Investors can proceed in one of the following sectors:

  • Specialty restaurants
  • Cruise ports and marinas
  • Agro-processing plants
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Ports, bridges, roads and highways
  • Research institutions and facilities
  • Offshore universities

Investment Options

Additional Fees

= One main applicant

= One main applicant + dependents

Property Investment( * ) = After five years, the property may be sold, allowing you to release your capital without affecting your citizenship.
Government Bonds ( * ) = The amount varies depending on the number of dependents.


Process

1. Speak with one of our advisors to determine the best solution for you and your family. We will discuss the various citizenship options along with the process and investment options of each program. We off tailored solutions to assist and meet your goals.

2. We will conduct our initial due diligence check to ensure that you do not currently hold any criminal charges and are eligible to proceed with the St Lucia citizenship program. To process the initial due diligence check, a copy of passports for all applicants over 16 and a copy proof of address (such as a utility bill) is required.

3. Offshore Circle will provide a customized and itemized list of requirements to ensure you meet and comply with all requirements set by The St Lucia Citizenship By Investment Board.

4. Offshore Circle requires a non-refundable retainer to supply application forms and work on your application file.

5. Once the application file is complete, you will be required to pay all government due diligence and processing fees to proceed. Offshore Circle will then submit the completed application through an authorized local agent, as required by law.

6. The Citizenship By Investment Board will review your application and conduct a thorough due diligence checks on each of the applicants included. The typical timeframe is 3 –4 months.

7. Upon approval, The Citizenship By Investment Board will issue a letter of approval with instructions on how to proceed with the chosen investment option.

8. Upon clearance of the investment amount, St Lucia will issue certificate of citizenship within 4 weeks. Offshore Circle with then apply for you passports on your behalf at the St Lucia Immigration Department. The passports can then be couriered to your nearest St Lucia Consulate or your preferred location. Passports are valid for 5 years and can be renewed at the nearest St Lucia Consulate.

Speak with one of our advisors to determine the best solution for you and your family. We will discuss the various citizenship options along with the process and investment options of each program. We offer tailored solutions to assist and meet your goals.

We will conduct our initial due diligence check to ensure that you do not currently hold any criminal charges and are eligible to proceed with the Dominica citizenship program. To process the initial due diligence check, a copy of passports for all applicants over 16 and a copy proof of address (such as a utility bill) is required.

Offshore Circle will provide a customized and itemized list of requirements to ensure you meet and comply with all requirements set by The Dominica Citizenship Unit.

Offshore Circle requires a non-refundable retainer to supply application forms and work on your application file.

Once the application file is complete, you will be required to pay all government due diligence and processing fees to proceed. Offshore Circle will then submit the completed application through an authorized agent, as required by law.

The Citizenship Unit will review your application and conduct a thorough due diligence checks on each of the applicants included. The typical timeframe is 2-3 months.

Upon approval, The Citizenship Unit will issue a letter of approval with instructions on how to proceed with the chosen investment option.

Upon clearance of the investment amount, applicants are required to sign the Oath of Allegiance to the Commonwealth of Dominica, before a notary. The passports will then be issued within 4 weeks and couriered to your nearest Dominica Consulate or your preferred location. Passports are valid for 5 years for applicants under 16 years of age and for 10 years for applicants over 16 years old and can be renewed at the nearest Dominica Consulate.


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