No global income, dividends, wealth and inheritance tax
All family members can obtain citizenship within 3-5 months
Visa-free or visa on arrival access to more than 146 countries
Parents (65 and older) and children (up to 26) can obtain citizenship together with an investor
Possibility to get long-term visas to USA and Canada
Information on obtaining citizenship is not disclosed to third parties
No need to visit the island during application process
No requirement to reside in the country
Normally, the process takes from 3 to 5 months. Investors must meet the following criteria:
Absence of sanctions, restrictions or bans on entry to EU countries, USA, the UK and Canada
Absence of a criminal record and criminal proceedings for serious crimes
Ability to confirm the legality of the source of income
Impeccable personal and business reputation
Good health condition
Children under 26 years old
Children, regardless of age, having a mental or physical disability
Parents of the main applicant and/or spouse 65 years and older
Citizenship can be inherited
We’ll cover the following information:
$ 100,000 – a minimum non-refundable contribution
Examples of calculations:
For 1 applicant - $ 109,600
For a family of four - $ 211,900
$ 300,000 – a minimum investment in a real estate project approved by the government
Examples of calculations:
For 1 applicant - $ 359,600
For a family of four - $ 466,900
$ 500,000 – a minimum investment in government bonds
Examples of calculations:
For 1 applicant - $ 509,600
For a family of four - $ 561,900
$ 1,000,000 – a minimum investment in an approved enterprise project (joint venture)
Examples of calculations:
For 1 applicant - $ 1,059,600
For a family of four - $ 1,139,405
The total cost of obtaining citizenship depends on the investment option, number and age of applicants, as well as the selected package of services. Fill out the form and within 10 minutes you will receive an individual cost calculation + comparison with other programs.
Our expert who has worked with more than 150 CBI cases in the Caribbean will consult you. He’ll describe all the peculiarities of the Saint Lucia citizenship program, its advantages and disadvantages, and tell you about similar cases from his practice.
Partner, expert in the Caribbean
and European citizenship programs
Our specialist in the Saint Lucia CBI program will contact you to discuss all the details
The following steps are described for reference purpose only. The main thing that we want to underline is that Migronis takes care of the preparation and submission of your case. You only need to provide the original documents. We will do all the paperwork ourselves.
Free preliminary background check (due diligence) of an applicant (1 day) and contract signing in one of our offices or remotely. At this stage, it will be sufficient to provide the passport copies of all family members who will be included in the citizenship application.
Result of the stage: background check report + signed contract.
We receive Police Certificates, fill out government forms, arrange notarization, translation and apostilization of all the necessary documents, and send the package to the Citizenship by Investment Unit of Saint Lucia.
You submit the original documents and sign the forms and other documents that we prepare by ourselves.
Result of the stage: Confirmation of documents received by the government.
The Citizenship by Investment Unit carries out the processing of the case during the period from 3 to 5 months. Sometimes additional documents may be requested. A visit to the island is not required.
Result of the stage: Letter of approval is issued.
Applicant’s actions: Pay the required amount of investment within a month after the approval is issued.
After paying the investment and fees, our lawyer in Saint Lucia receives a certificate of registration along with a passport and sends it either to one of our offices where we give it to you, or sends it to you directly. Passport is valid for 5 years. We will remind you to renew the passport 6 months prior to its expiration date.
Obtaining a driver's license in Saint Lucia, Utility bill, local phone number, as well as other documents.
Replacement and restoration of a passport within 7-14 days in case of its loss/damage/expiration without your visit to the island.
Registration of a company and opening an account at a local bank. It’s required to visit Saint Lucia in order to open an account and obtain a driver's license.
You pay only after your case is approved and you’ve obtained your citizenship. Payment can also be made through world-renowned escrow agents. In this case, all funds shall be kept on the agent’s account until you receive citizenship.
In the Caribbean, it is very important to have a local certified specialist who understands the local specifics of work. We work without intermediaries and therefore are responsible for the results.
Our offices are located in different time zones, so we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Want to see for yourself? Send us a message online or call us now.
Apart from obtaining a passport, we can help you get a driver’s license, registration address (utility bill), local telephone number. We can also help you open a bank account and register a company.
We receive Police Certificates, fill out government forms, arrange notarization, translation and apostilization of all the necessary documents, and send the package to the Citizenship by Investment Unit of Saint Lucia. Our partner on the island controls the process over there and receives passports afterwards. Your participation is kept to a minimum: you only provide the original documents, make the necessary payments and sign the forms.
Our lawyers are based both in the CIS countries and in the countries where we apply for citizenship and residency.
We start working on a case only if we 100% sure we can help a client obtain citizenship or residency. For this purpose, we conduct a preliminary background check (due diligence), submit a report and our recommendations. Only after that we sign the contract and proceed with the case.
In order to implement the post-paid service mechanism, we have perfectly adjusted our internal processes. Our goal is to provide the service within the shortest possible time and with a successful result, because only in this case we will get our service fees. On the average, the preparation of documents takes from 5 to 25 days.
We have extensive experience and honestly talk about both successful cases and difficult situations on our blog. We do not recommend programs that do not function well (for example, in Bulgaria), or offer overvalued real estate to obtain citizenship (most of the projects on the islands).
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Yes, the citizenship of Saint Lucia is issued for life with and your descendants will be able to inherit it.
All Saint Lucian passports are valid for five years.
Confirmation of employment and/or ownership of business is required. The following documents may be requested:
- certificate of salary, dividends received;
- certificate from the tax authorities;
- documents on the sale of real estate or other assets;
- an extract from the brokerage account on the sale of securities or income received;
- sale or gift contract;
- other documents confirming the acquisition of income.
One or several documents can be provided, the checklist is agreed when preparing the case.
No, the investment must be transferred from a personal account of an applicant.
All operations related to the sale of goods and the provision of services in the state, as well as import of goods to Saint Lucia are subject to taxation. The accepted VAT rate is 15%. For the hotel business, a reduced rate of 8% is applied.
There are no inheritance, capital gains, dividends, wealth tax.
It is possible to get a registration address (rental agreement and utility bill), driving license without the need of passing an exam if a valid driving license is available (a one-day visit is required), local phone number, social insurance number when you open a local company and payroll.
According to the legislation of Saint Lucia, the participant of the program must own a real estate object for at least 5 years.
No, a real estate object must be approved by the government.
By providing false information;
Existence of outstanding conviction or criminal proceedings for serious criminal offenses in any country of the world;
If the applicant poses a potential threat to public order, national security or the reputation of Saint Lucia or any other country;
If your application for a visa to a country with which Saint Lucia has a visa-free regime has been denied.
An applicant does not pass a due diligence check and their application for citizenship is rejected. An investor can also be deprived of the citizenship of Saint Lucia if the status was obtained by providing false information, fraud or concealment of actual information.
GDP 2017 - $ 1,69 billion (increased by 2.62% if compared to $ 1,64 billion in 2016);
Population - 190,133 (as of 2018);
The capital is Castries;
Sectors of the economy - offshore business, tourism, agriculture;
Doing Business 2017 ranking - ranked 91 out of 190, according to the ease of doing business.
Saint Lucia is also:
- Member of the British Commonwealth of Nations;
- Member of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP);
- Member of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States OECS;
- Member of International Organisation of the Francophonie;
- Member of the Caribbean Community CARICOM since May 1, 1974;
- Member of the World Trade Organization since January 1, 1995;
- Member of the Organization of American States.
The Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment program is the youngest Caribbean passport program. It has been launched in 2015.
There are 2 airports, George F.L. Charles Airport and Hewanorra International Airport. The second, larger one, regularly receives flights from the United States, Canada, Germany, the UK. The annual passenger traffic gets close to 500,000 people. There are 5 large ports in the country. In 2018, a new terminal will be opened that will receive large ocean liners and Quantum-class cruise ships that accommodate 5 thousand passengers each. This will speed up the development of the cruise sector and increase the number of tourists in Saint Lucia.
Recently, the St Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) has signed a contract with the Spain-based solar energy company GRUPOTEC to start the construction of a 3-megawatt solar farm that will be opened in 2018. Judging by the determination of the local government to get rid of diesel-power generators and traditional energy sources, on the whole, one may safely assume it is time to start investing in alternative, renewable energy projects.
In 2017, Saint Lucia was placed second in the Best Place to visit in the Caribbean rating, which was compiled by the US News & World Report agency.
Saint Lucia is the destination point for the annual transatlantic regatta.
Since 1992, St. Lucia has held a two-week jazz festival, which is considered to be one of the world’s five largest jazz events, and in 2016, the first St. Lucia Dive Fest was held there.