“Saint Lucia has the newest and arguably the best-positioned citizenship by investment programme in the Caribbean. Vibrant, discerning and alluring, Saint Lucia offers all the tropical benefits of the region while remaining exclusive, authentic and engaging.”
Saint Lucia has inherited decades of experience from its Caribbean neighbours. By hand-picking only the best practices, the Citizenship by Investment Board is committed to making the programme the most efficient for investors while providing unmatched benefits for the country and its people.
Saint Lucia recognizes dual citizenship, which can prove advantageous for business expansion and tax relief. Other benefits include the following:
Fast processing within three months.
Inclusion of dependent children under 25.
Inclusion of dependent parents above 65 who are currently residing with the applicant.
Inclusion of mentally or physically challenged dependent children and/or parents.
No physical residency requirements.
No requirement to travel to Saint Lucia during the application process.
No interview, education or managerial experience required.
Visa-free travel to more than 100 countries, including the Schengen Zone, the U.K. and Hong Kong.
No tax on worldwide income.
Saint Lucia’s Citizenship by Investment Programme was established in 2015 under the regulations of the Citizenship by Investment Bill 2015, making it the most recent addition to the CIP programmes in the Caribbean region. Saint Lucia has masterfully positioned its programme for the global elite by limiting application numbers and raising the overall net worth requirement. To qualify for citizenship in Saint Lucia, applicants must fulfill one of the investment requirements below in addition to the following criteria:
- Be of outstanding character.
- Hold no criminal record.
- Have excellent health.
1.National Economic Fund Contribution
High net worth individuals may choose to make a monetary contribution to the NEF organization via one of the prescribed contribution levels.
2. Real Estate Investments
Applicants may purchase property valued at a minimum of US$300,000 in a pre-approved real estate development area. The property must be owned and maintained for a minimum of five years. Property registration, processing fees and taxes must be paid in addition to the property purchase.
Upon approval an applicant and accompanying family may opt to invest in Saint Lucia government bonds, which must be held for five years. The bond amount will vary depending on the size of the family.
The Caribbean, the island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago
The residence and citizenship programes that we offer at iKonnect Citizens is aimed at helping financially sound individuals gain access to some of the most prosperous countries in the world. Our team of professional consultants have countless years of experience addressing dual citizenship and migration related matters. We aim to help you easily navigate through the otherwise difficult citizenship process. We can provide our Clients with a seamless service both in your current location as well as in the target country for residence or citizenship.