Clients who seek for citizenship in Saint Lucia through its new citizenship by investment programme frequently have the following inquiries (CIP)

3 to 4 months. A passport and citizenship certificate will be issued to you. No need to travel to St. Lucia. The clearance process takes three months, and the passport is then issued within another two weeks.

No citizenship is confidential/discrete and is not reported to other countries by Saint lucia government.

Your fees are divided into two categories: agency fees and government fees. Investment, application, and passport fees are included in the government charge together with agency fees. After waiting three months for government approval, you will ONLY make the complete investment.

You simply need to pay the government application cost ($2000) and the due diligence charge ($7500) to begin the application procedure. In addition, there is a local agent cost, which can range from $3000 to $5000 depending on whether it is a single or family application. There are no additional fees or hidden costs.

You simply need to pay the initial government charge and the due diligence fee to begin the application procedure. After the government has approved your application, only then can you proceed.

$100,000 in donations to the economic fund, plus $7500 in due diligence fees and $1,500 in agency fees.

It is a one-time deal with a 50% discount. The government of St. Lucia has issued debt instruments called Corona bonds, which are completely refundable investments with no interest. A family of five can apply for USD 250,000 in bonds as the minimum investment requirement without increasing the total bond amount. This is a temporary release owing to the Covid problem.

Please refer to the fee structure in pdf format

It’s crucial to keep in mind that married siblings and children older than 32 cannot be counted as dependents (exception is handicapped or mentally challenged).

Eligible family dependants

  1. A spouse of the applicant
  2. A child of the applicant or of his or her spouse who is twenty-one years of age or below
  3. A kid of the applicant or his or her spouse under the age of thirty who is entirely dependent upon the applicant
  4. Any age, physically or mentally challenged kid of the applicant or his or her spouse who is entirely supported by the applicant
  5. A parent of the applicant or his or her spouse who is older than fifty-five and who receives all of the applicant’s assistance
  6. A parent, regardless of age, who has a disability and who the applicant actively supports.
  7. An unmarried brother or sister of the applicant who is under the age of eighteen and has permission from their parent or legal guardian to apply for citizenship through investment.

According to a survey by Henley passport, the St. Lucia passport is the 37th best passport in the world and offers visa-free travel to 146 countries. United Kingdom, European Schengen states including Germany, France, Switzerland, Ireland, etc. are included in the visa-free travel access. Economic Saint Lucian nationals with passports still require visas to visit Canada and the United States.

Citizenship by Investment Programme in Saint Lucia requires meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Satisfy a minimum qualifying investment in one of the following categories –
    • The Saint Lucia National Economic Fund $100,000
    • An approved Real Estate development $300,000
    • An approved Enterprise project $1 million, or
    • The purchase of Government bonds $500,000
  • Provide details and evidence of the proposed qualifying investment.
  • pass a diligence background check, as well as any dependents who qualify and are older than 16
  • Give a complete and fair disclosure of all application-related information
  • Upon application, pay the necessary processing, due diligence, and administrative fees that are not refundable.

Iranians and Russians cannot apply at this time. You will be rejected if you have a visa rejection from a nation with whom there is a visa waiver agreement.

Yes citizenship is lifetime and it can be passed on to future generations.

After receiving a “Letter of Approval” from the government, you are only obliged to pay the whole sum. You have 60 days to decide whether to make the investment. You can be rejected for one of the following explanations.

  • You failed the government’s background and due diligence procedures.
  • You’ve had your visa denied or have a criminal record.
  • In your application, you lied or gave misleading information.
  • Possess a felony conviction, excluding a minor traffic infraction.
  • Have been unsuccessful in acquiring a visa after having their application for any category of visa for a nation rejected that Saint Lucia has visa-free entry to.
  • Have been declared bankrupt by a court; and
  • Have been declared, by a court or qualified health practitioner to be mentally incapacitated.

Yes you can,  but parents must be fully supported by main applicant.

  • Birth Certificate (original and copy)
  • Medical Health Certificate (less than 3 months old)
  • Police certificate (less than 6 months old)
  • Letter of recommendation from the head of the school/university for children between 12 and 18 years old
  • Proof of payment of relevant fees.
  • Affidavit of Source of Funds.
  • Detailed Business Background Reports/Resume
  • Two(2) professional references
  • Letter of Employment/ Financial Statements
  • Recommendation from applicant’s Bankers
  • Two (2) Personal references
  • Eight (8) passport size photos for each applicant
  • Marriage Certificate/Dissolution of Marriage if required
  • Notarized copies of University/College diplomas.
  • If documents are not in english (both original and translated ones ) must be given.

A number of changes to Saint Lucia’s citizenship by investment programme have been announced and will take effect on January 1st, 2017.

Please find the information about the authorised amendments below:

  1. Removing the requirement for an applicant to provide a sworn affidavit to declare financial resources of at least US$3,000,000.00;
  2. Removing the limit of the number of applications which could be granted by the Board, previously set at a maximum of 500 applications;
  3. Providing the option for successful applicants to sign the oath of allegiance before an attorney-at-law, a Consular Officer of Saint Lucia, an Honorary Consul of Saint Lucia, a Notary Royal or a Notary Public;
  4. Adding a non-refundable administration fee of US$50,000.00 to the purchase of non-interest bearing Government Bonds;
  5. Changing the qualifying investments in the National Economic Fund. The new qualifying investments are as follows:


Applicant applying aloneUS$100,000
Applicant applying with spouseUS$165,000
Applicant applying with spouse and up to two other qualifying dependantsUS$190,000
Each additional qualifying dependant at any ageUS$25,000

Your Authorized Agent can help you make sure that your application documents are submitted in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by the Citizenship by Investment Board. We collaborate with a number of accredited agents in St. Lucia.

Every applicant MUST submit their application to the Citizenship by Investment Unit through a licenced Authorized Agent. Any application filed by a person other than a licenced Authorized Agent will not be processed by the Unit.

It is required to submit all supporting documentation in its native tongue. If the supporting document’s original language is another than English, you MUST additionally submit a verified English translation of the original. As a result, you will need to submit two documents when the original supporting document is not in English: one of the original and one of the English translation. Only the English document is needed when the original supporting documentation is in English.

1.Application received;
2. Compliance check completed;
3. Due diligence background check completed;
4. Unit recommendation sent to the Citizenship by Investment Board;
5. Board decision made;
6. In the event that the application is approved, qualifying investment made by applicant;
Certificate of Citizenship granted.

Note: Only a licenced Authorised Agent can act on your behalf and handle your citizenship application for you.

If you believe you have solid reason to appeal the denial of your application, you may do so. You can get advice on how to file an appeal from your Authorised Agent.

There is no accelerated processing of an application. The maximum time frame is 3 months.

A special fund known as the Saint Lucia National Economic Fund was created in accordance with Section 33 of the Citizenship by Investment Act No. 14 of 2015. The National Economic Fund was created specifically to accept eligible donations and investments under the Citizenship by Investment Program. The National Economic Fund’s funds will be put to use for projects that the Cabinet has authorised as part of the country’s development goal.

About 40% of the population resides in the capital city, Castries, which lies in the northern part of the island. Vieux-Fort and Gros-Islet are two further significant population concentrations.

2Gros Islet22,647
3Vieux Fort14,632
8Anse la Raye6,033


Agriculture comes in second with 60% of the total GDP.

Aproximate population: 183 657
Area: 238 square miles (616.4 square kilometres) Language spoken: English
The local tongue is French. Creole
GDP: 6,847.6 per person (2014)
72.8% of adults are literate (2010 Census)
Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$) is the currency.
The exchange rate is $1 US = $2.70 EC.
Zones: EST +1 and GMT -4

There are 33 health centres, 3 governmental hospitals, 1 private hospital, and 1 psychiatric hospital in St. Lucia.

The Piton Mitan Ridge connects the two volcanic Pitons, which are part of St. Lucia’s own own World Heritage Site. The two Piton Mountains are arguably the island’s most popular subject for photos. These two mountains are known as the Petit Piton and the Gros Piton, respectively. The Lesser Antilles’ most scorching and active geothermal region is the well-known Sulphur Springs. The park, which is about 45 hectares in size, advertises itself as the only drive-in volcano in the Caribbean. There are artificial hot springs that both locals and tourists attend for the water’s therapeutic benefits.

Tropical trade winds in the area help to moderate the climate, which has two seasons: a dry season from December 1 to May 31 and a wet season from June 1 to November 30.

St. Lucia and the United States of America signed a Model 1 agreement under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act on June 30, 2014. (FATCA). The agreement was designated as “In Force” as of September 1, 2016.


This website is not associated with, authorised by, or sponsored by any government or other official body. Our services include document preparation and filing, legal counsel, housing and real estate, tax preparation, and investment counselling. You can get free access to all programme information and forms from the government.

Scroll to top
Open chat
Hey, How can I help?