Citizenship by Investment Saint Lucia
St. Lucia’s CIP allows qualified individuals and certain of their dependents to apply for St. Lucian citizenship.
A qualifying investment under the Citizenship by Investment Program shall satisfy at least minimum investment in one of the approved areas.
- National Economic Fund
The applicant makes a non-refundable monetary contribution to the St. Lucia National Economic Fund. The following is the minimum investment amount required.
Applicant applying alone: USD 100,000
Applicant applying with spouse: USD 165,000
Applicant applying with spouse and up to 2 qualifying dependents: USD 190,000
Each additional qualifying dependent, of any age: USD 25, 000
- Real Estate Projects
Approved real estate projects fall into two broad categories:
1) High-end branded hotels and resorts
2) High-end boutique properties
For the purposes of the CIP, a high end branded hotel or resort is defined as a hotel or resort which has:
• A minimum of 70+ rooms;
• A 4 or 5 star rating;
• A recognized brand name with a significant international distribution network;
The applicant is required to execute a binding purchase and sales agreement for an investment in an approved real estate project. Investments, equaling the agreed purchase price, are deposited in an approved irrevocable escrow account managed jointly by the developer and the Citizenship by Investment Unit in Saint Lucia. Once an application for citizenship by means of an investment in a real estate project has been approved, minimum investment of USD 300,000 is required.
- Government Bonds
Citizenship by investment may be made through the purchase of non-interest-bearing Government bonds. These bonds must be registered and remain in the name of the applicant for a five (5) year holding period from the date of first issue and not attract a rate of interest.
Once an application for citizenship by means of an investment in government bonds has been approved, the following minimum investment is required:
- Applicant applying alone: USD 500,000
- Applicant applying with spouse: USD 535,000
- Applicant applying with spouse and up to 2 other qualifying dependents: USD 550,000
- Each additional qualifying dependent: USD 25,000