Citizenship by Investment


Brief Introduction: St. Lucia is an island nation located in the Eastern Caribbean Sea and part of the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles. St. Lucia is a member of the United Nations, The Commonwealth of Nations, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and The Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The country is home to the beautiful volcanic Piton mountains and is more mountainous than most other Caribbean islands. St. Lucia is the newest Caribbean country within the Citizenship By Investment program and passports can be issued in only 3-4 months.


St. Lucia is an island nation located in the Eastern Caribbean Sea and part of the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles. The nation sits north of St. Vincent & the Grenadines and south of Martinique.

The island is 238 square miles and is more mountainous than most other Caribbean nations. The Pitons, two volcanic mountains in the south, are the nation’s most famous landmark. The nation is also largely covered in forest (about 77%) and has smaller islands off its coast, notably the Maria Islands, home to a nature reserve.

St. Lucia’s population was just over 183,000 in 2020 as reported by the World Bank, and boasts a population that is of African, Carib, English, French, and Dutch descent. Originally settled by the French in the 1600s, the British and French fought over the island until the early 19th century when the French ceded it to the British. St. Lucia’s Carib culture is still present, though mixed with African cultures, along with European elements making the island truly unique.

The government is a parliamentary democracy made up of a House of Assembly and Senate. A Prime Minister leads the majority party within the Assembly. The current Prime Minister is Philip J. Pierre. St. Lucia is a politically and economically stable country.

St. Lucia is a member of the United Nations, The Commonwealth of Nations, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and The Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

The government of St. Lucia introduced the Citizenship by Investment Program in 2015 when they waived the right for residency and amended the Citizenship by Investment Act to allow investors to apply for St. Lucian citizenship for a stipulated investment. Successful applicants must also sign the Oath of Allegiance.

St. Lucia’s government considers the St. Lucian Citizenship by Investment Program to be one of its main sources of funds for the development of St. Lucia. The St. Lucian government uses their economic citizenship investments for public and private sector projects with emphasis on tourism and agriculture in the private sector and the improvement of infrastructure in the public sector.

English (official), French patois
Government Type
Parliamentary democracy
Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
Exchange Rate
1USD = 2.7XCD



1. Donation (National Economic Fund “NEF”) - nonrefundable financial contribution to government fund, depending on number of applicants and their ages

Single applicant
$100 000
Main applicant plus spouse
$140 000
Main applicant plus spouse & two dependents under 18 years
$150 000
Each additional qualifying dependent (a family with more than four members)
$15 000
Each additional dependent of any age
$25 000

2. Real Estate - Investment in a government-approved real estate project which could be a freehold property, hotel shares, or fractional ownership.

Minimum investment
$300 000
*Legal costs associated with the purchase of the real estate may range from 1-5% of the property’s value depending on the property type

Government Fees

When the application is approved, the following government fees will apply:
Main applicant
$30 000
Main applicant and spouse
$45 000
Each additional dependent up to 18 years of age
$5 000
Each additional dependent 18 years or older
$10 000

Additional Fees (for both Investment Options)

Due Diligence & Background Checks:
Compulsory background checks are payable to Government-preferred international due diligence agencies to screen applicants (ie:Interpol).
Main applicants
Any dependant from 16-30 or over 55 years

Other Fees

Processing fee for main applicant
Processing fee for any additional dependent
Professional, legal, and courier fees are additional and can vary. Please contact us to provide a full, itemized and detailed quote for your application.


Step One:

You will be appointed a specialized team member to advise on the collection of required documents. Our team will support you every step of the way to ensure all documents are perfect to ensure a successful application.

Step Two:

Government processing fees, due diligence fees, and professional & legal fees are payable when we are ready for you to courier all your documents for submission to the government.

Step Three:

Once the application has been submitted, due diligence will take 3-4 weeks. You will receive an approval letter when the government receives the due diligence report. Once accepted you are requested to pay the donation or investment.

Step Four:

A Naturalization Certificate and your passport are issued in your name and couriered to you.
*Three to four months is a very realistic time frame for the completion of the entire process.





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Reach out to us to confirm if the country is visa-free or visa on arrival


The average time of an application is 3-4 months.

Yes, all permitted dependents can be included in an application for economic citizenship. This includes dependent children under the age of 30 and dependent parents over the age of 55. Children over 30 years must apply as single applicants in a separate application.
Children of 18-29 years are deemed dependents provided they are in full-time education or are entirely independent on the applicant. Parents over the age of 55 are also deemed dependents provided they are entirely dependent on the applicant.
Currently citizens from Iran, Russia and Belarus are restricted from applying for citizenship in St. Lucia.
This is a background check on every applicant over the age of 16 years. The St. Lucian Citizenship By Investment unit has preferred agencies that will use Interpol, World-Check and government agencies where the applicant has resided. The fees are payable when we submit the application and are non-refundable. The prices are determined by the government of St. Lucia and are $7,500 for a main applicant and $5,000 per applicant over 16 years.
For the donation option to the National Economic Fund, the funds are non-refundable and would only be payable once you have had a successful due diligence check and been approved for citizenship. The Real Estate Investment option is an investment into Government approved real estate projects. Caribbean Citizenship works solely with developers who have completed projects that are operational and successful. Your asset can therefore offer a rental return or be re-sold in the future. Clients prefer the real estate route to an additional asset, a Certificate of Title to property, as well as utility bills in their name.
With a St. Lucian passport, where can I travel without a visa?
Yes, all St. Lucian passports clearly state the original place of birth.
There is no requirement to reside in St. Lucia to maintain citizenship.
No there is no need to travel to St. Lucia our team will support you in submitting the paperwork and liaise with the Citizenship Invest Unit on your behalf
The donation option starts at $100,000 donation for a single applicant or real estate $300,000 or the purchase of government bonds $250 000. All options have legal fees, due diligence fees, application fees and passport fees in addition.
Yes, new born children are eligible for citizenship by descent.
Yes, our firm will help you secure any and all additional ID documents following your successful citizenship application.
Yes, we help families renew passports and replace passports. You will receive both your old and new passports back after the process.


  • Program Overview
  • Citizenship Law
  • Country profile
  • Benefits of the program
  • Applicants Qualifications
  • Investment requirements
  • Application Fees
  • Document Checklist
  • List of countries Visa free and on arrival

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