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Living in Saint Lucia
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Sensational Saint Lucia
Dominated by volcanic beaches and reef-diving sites, this sensational Eastern Caribbean island is filled with luxury resorts as well as fishing villages, making for a perfect vacation retreat you can easily call home. St. Lucia is a member of the Commonwealth and CARICOM.
Why acquire a St. Lucia’s passport
Fast and easy to obtain
This is one of the most accessible citizenship by investment passports that you can obtain with a fast-processing time, ranging between 3 and 6 months in total.
You do not need to visit or reside in St. Lucia before or after citizenship is granted, and the application process is super easy, with no language test or interview.
This Carribean passport opens up traveling to over 135 countries around the world, including the Schengen area, the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, and more.
USA 10-year visa
Once a citizen of St. Lucia, you can apply for a 10-year USA B-1/B2 visa that allows you to stay in the country for up to six months a year.
This is a lifetime citizenship that can also be extended to family members
There is no tax on worldwide income, no inheritance tax, no wealth tax and no capital gains tax in St. Lucia. Also, there’s no personal income tax rate for revenue derived from abroad if you do not reside in St. Lucia.
If you would like to apply for this program, you must be over 18 years old, be of outstanding character, have no serious illnesses, hold no criminal record, and have a stable income that you can be capable of confirming the legality of.
All this, in addition to making a substantial contribution to the program. You can also include family members such as:
- Children under 30 years, if they are fully financially dependent on the investor, and the positive note is that there is no requirement for the child to be a full-time student.
- Parents and grandparents over 55 years, which are also fully financially dependent on the investor.
- This program also allows for mentally or physically challenged dependent children and/or parents of the applicant to be included.
- Siblings under 18 years, who have no children and have the parents or guardians’ consent to participate in the program.
- Note that also children and spouse can be added later post granting citizenship within five years.
The programme offers three different investment schemes. You need to invest only after getting approved for the programme.
National Economic Fund (NEF)
A single investor can acquire citizenship in St. Lucia by making a minimum nonrefundable contribution of USD 100,000 to the fund, making it one of the most affordable options from the Caribbean programmes, along with Dominica. A family of four will consider an initial contribution to the fund of USD 150,000. Additional fees apply according to the family group members and ages.
While this is the only programme in the region that offers such a possibility, the second option is to invest through the purchase of government bonds. These government bonds are required to be registered and remain in the name of the applicant for a 5-year period from the date of first issue.
A sole applicant will have to invest USD 500,000 in government bonds, while a family of four will invest USD 550,000. Additional fees apply according to the family group members and ages.
Note that the authorities in Saint Lucia have announced that the final date for investing in the COVID-19 relief bond of USD 250,000 is December 31, 2022.
Pre-approved real estate investment
The third option is for applicants who wish to go through the Saint Lucia real estate route. They must invest a minimum of USD 300,000 in pre-approved high-end branded hotels, resorts, and boutique properties.
Investments must be deposited in an approved escrow account managed by the real estate developer and the Citizenship by Investment Unit in Saint Lucia. The investment must be held for a minimum holding period of five years, after which it may be liquidated. Additional fees apply according to the family group members and ages.
More detailed information is available through The Immigration Office assessment. All our investment assessments are free, individually made according to your needs, and 100% confidential.
About Saint Lucia
Also known as the “Helen of the West”, after the Greek mythological character Helen of Troy, Saint Lucia was a place of war between the French and the British, both claiming control of the island.
Saint Lucia’s diverse and rich history left its mark on this island’s character. Carib culture dominates all around, though African influences brought over during colonial times are still felt just as strong. English, French, and Dutch elements also blend with the others on the island, making Saint Lucia’s culture unique to those who visit.
Learn about the various eras of the island’s history, as you explore ancient archaeological sites from Arawak times or walk along the Old Town of Vieux Fort to get a feel for what it would have been like to live in Saint Lucia during the 17th and 18th centuries.
St. Lucia is a member of the United Nations, CARICOM ( the oldest surviving integration movement in the developing world), OECS, and the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union.
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