Saint Lucia citizenship
Saint Lucia citizenship

Saint Lucia citizenship

Discover travel and business travel opportunities in 146 countries
from $100 000
The cost of citizenship
3-4 months
Processing time
Visa-free
to more than 130 countries

Saint Lucia

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Saint Lucia is an island which is situated in the Eastern Caribbean. The political system of Saint Lucia is hugely based on the British Model, because formerly it was the colony of Great Britain till 1979 – now a member of the Commonwealth. The country has diplomatic relations and active trade with the UK and the USA. The Saint Lucian economy is primarily based on tourism and agriculture. Tourism and offshore bring 65% of its revenue.

Saint Lucia is a member of Commonwealth community, which allows free access to UK market and free travel within the Schengen zone. Also, Saint Lucia has membership in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

Saint Lucia is characterized by a mix of international and domestic banks. The banking system is subject to the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) with the official currency of the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD). Also, Saint Lucia possesses offshore banking jurisdiction. The crucial feature of offshore banking in Saint Lucia is data protecting and confidentiality it provides.

Thus, Saint Lucia possesses offshore sector, that offers a range of investment opportunities, including banking and finance, international trade, tourism and hospitality, real estate development, etc. The International Business Companies (IBC) Act provides numerous advantages for offshore companies. Saint Lucia protects its corporate sector and business environment, so that investors can enjoy security and be sure their data will remain anonymous.

Capital
Castries
Population
186,000
Official language
English
Currency
Caribbean dollar

Benefits of Saint Lucia citizenship

1.
Without visa to 146 countries
Visa-free entry to 146 countries, including Schengen area, Hong Kong, Singapore, and UK.
2.
Fast track of processing
There are 2 tracks up to 6-8 months, that is quite fast.
3.
Relatively low cost of the program
The pricing is lower in comparison with other Caribbean programs. The price starts from $100,000.
4.
Attractive tax regime
Saint Lucia presents a tax haven for investors and businessmen. There is no tax on global income, dividends, inheritance, capital gains or wages. Social security contributions for employees are 5%.
5.
Relatively simple application
Application process and Due Diligence are not complicated. The document list on the first stage includes basic documents, such as passport, birth certificate, national ID card, bank reference letter, proof of address, marriage / divorce certificate if available, etc. Only certified copies are required on the first stage.
6.
A wide range of relatives
Dependent children up to 30 years old, dependent parents over 55 years old, unmarried siblings up to 18 years old can be included to the application.
7.
Stable economy and strong regulatory framework
The official currency in Saint Lucia is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar. It is a stable currency, because it is pegged to the US dollar (since 1976, the rate has been fixed at XCD 2.70 = $1). Moreover, the country possesses robust regulatory framework. The set of strong regulations in financial system ensures safety and security of all financial operations.
8.
Stable political environment
Stable political situation in the country also attracts investors and people from all over the world to have a shelter in case of political turmoil in their own country.
9.
Dual citizenship is allowed
Many countries do not allow having two passports at the same time, thus asking the client to renounce his first citizenship. Saint Lucia allows dual citizenship.
10.
Sponsorship option available
Comparing to other Caribbean programs, St Lucia is providing the sponsorship option for candidates unable to present their financial background or the proof of founds. Sponsorship options could be applicable case by case.
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Visa-free countries

146 countries are available for citizens of Saint Lucia
Andorra
visa-free / 90 days
Angola
visa-free / 90 days
Antigua and Barbuda
visa-free
Argentina
visa-free / 90 days
Armenia
eVisa / 120 days
Austria
visa-free / 90 days
Bahamas
visa-free / 90 days
Bahrain
eVisa
Bangladesh
visa on arrival / 30 days
Barbados
visa-free / 180 days
Belgium
visa-free / 90 days
Belize
visa-free
Benin
eVisa
Bolivia
visa on arrival / eVisa / 90 days
Bosnia and Herzegovina
visa-free / 90 days
Botswana
visa-free / 90 days
Brazil
visa-free / 90 days
Bulgaria
visa-free / 90 days
Burundi
visa on arrival / 30 days
Cambodia
visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Cape Verde
visa on arrival (EASE)
Chile
visa-free / 90 days
Colombia
visa-free / 90 days
Comoros
visa on arrival / 45 days
Democratic Republic of the Congo
eVisa / 90 days
Costa Rica
visa-free / 90 days
Cote d'Ivoire
pre-enrollment / 90 days
Croatia
visa-free / 90 days
Cuba
visa-free / 60 days
Cyprus
visa-free / 90 days
Czech Republic
visa-free / 90 days
Denmark
visa-free / 90 days
Djibouti
eVisa
Dominica
visa-free
Dominican Republic
visa-free
Ecuador
visa-free / 90 days
Egypt
visa on arrival / 30 days
El Salvador
visa-free / 90 days
Equatorial Guinea
eVisa
Estonia
visa-free / 90 days
Eswatini
visa-free / 30 days
Ethiopia
eVisa / 90 days
Fiji
visa-free / 120 days
Finland
visa-free / 90 days
France
visa-free / 90 days
Gabon
eVisa / 90 days
Gambia
visa-free / 90 days
Georgia
eVisa
Germany
visa-free / 90 days
Greece
visa-free / 90 days
Grenada
visa-free
Guatemala
visa-free / 90 days
Guinea
eVisa / 90 days
Guinea-Bissau
visa on arrival / 90 days
Guyana
visa-free / 90 days
Haiti
visa-free / 90 days
Honduras
visa-free / 90 days
Hong Kong
visa-free / 90 days
Hungary
visa-free / 90 days
Iceland
visa-free / 90 days
India
eVisa / 30 days
Iran
eVisa / 30 days
Ireland
visa-free / 90 days
Israel
visa-free / 90 days
Italy
visa-free / 90 days
Jamaica
visa-free
Jordan
visa on arrival / eVisa
Kenya
visa-free / 90 days
Kiribati
visa-free / 120 days
Kosovo
visa-free / 90 days
Kyrgyzstan
eVisa
Laos
visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Latvia
visa-free / 90 days
Lesotho
visa-free / 90 days
Liechtenstein
visa-free / 90 days
Lithuania
visa-free / 90 days
Luxembourg
visa-free / 90 days
Macao
visa on arrival / 30 days
Madagascar
visa on arrival / 90 days
Malawi
visa-free / 90 days
Malaysia
visa-free / 30 days
Maldives
visa on arrival / 30 days
Malta
visa-free / 90 days
Mauritania
visa on arrival
Mauritius
visa-free / 90 days
Micronesia
visa-free / 30 days
Moldova
visa-free / 90 days
Monaco
visa-free / 90 days
Montenegro
visa-free / 90 days
Mozambique
visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Nepal
visa on arrival / 150 days
Netherlands
visa-free / 90 days
Nicaragua
visa-free / 90 days
Nigeria
eVisa
Norway
visa-free / 90 days
Pakistan
eTA / 30 days
Palau
visa on arrival / 30 days
Palestinian Territories
visa-free
Panama
visa-free / 90 days
Papua New Guinea
eVisa / 30 days
Peru
visa-free / 180 days
Philippines
visa-free / 30 days
Poland
visa-free / 90 days
Portugal
visa-free / 90 days
Romania
visa-free / 90 days
Rwanda
visa on arrival / eVisa / 30 days
Saint Kitts and Nevis
visa-free
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
visa-free
Samoa
visa on arrival / 90 days
San Marino
visa-free / 90 days
Sao Tome and Principe
eVisa
Senegal
visa on arrival / 30 days
Seychelles
tourist registration / 90 days
Sierra Leone
visa on arrival / 30 days
Singapore
visa-free / 30 days
Slovakia
visa-free / 90 days
Slovenia
visa-free / 90 days
Solomon Islands
visa on arrival / 90 days
South Korea
eTA / 90 days
South Sudan
eVisa
Spain
visa-free / 90 days
Sri Lanka
eTA / 30 days
Suriname
visa-free / 180 days
Sweden
visa-free / 90 days
Switzerland
visa-free / 90 days
Taiwan
visa-free / 30 days
Tajikistan
eVisa / 45 days
Tanzania
visa-free / 90 days
Timor-Leste
visa on arrival / 30 days
Togo
visa on arrival / 15 days
Tonga
visa on arrival / 31 days
Trinidad and Tobago
visa-free
Tunisia
visa-free / 90 days
Turkey
visa on arrival / eVisa / 90 days
Tuvalu
visa on arrival / 30 days
Uganda
eVisa
United Kingdom
visa-free / 180 days
Uzbekistan
visa-free / 30 days
Vanuatu
visa-free / 30 days
Vatican City
visa-free / 90 days
Venezuela
visa-free / 90 days
Viet Nam
eVisa / 90 days
Zambia
visa-free / 90 days
Zimbabwe
visa-free / 90 days

Tax regime

There are no taxes on capital gains, dividends, inheritance, wealth.
Personal income tax operates on a progressive tax scale, which means that it depends on the amount of money a person earns. Progressive tax is from 10% to 30%. It starts for individuals who earn more than $18,400 in a year.

Companies pay corporate tax, that is fixed at 30%.

VAT (value added tax) is generally 12,5%. It is paid by the companies whose sales turnover exceed EC$400,000 per year. Some companies are exempt from paying it. Hotels pay 8%. A reduced rate of 7% applies in the hospitality industry.

Residential properties face 0,25% tax, while commercial properties are subject to 0,4% property tax.

Sellers pay up to 5% of the property value, while the real estate purchase tax rates up to 2%.

Saint Lucia has 11 Double Tax Treaties (DTC) with the following jurisdictions: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago.

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Business set up

Law in Saint Lucia is based on English common law, civil law and civil process follow French law traditions.

Talking upon types of entities in Saint Lucia, there are sole trader, partnership, private limited company, branch.

The most frequent type is an International Business Company (IBC).
What is attractive, there is no specific requirement for the amount of capital. Normally, it is considered to be enough to invest USD 50,000.

It usually costs around USD 1,500 for registration.

Banking system in Saint Lucia

There are 34 national and international banks in Saint Lucia. It is possible to open a bank account in person, by mail or online. All that is needed is to gather relevant documents and file an application to the bank. Pass Due Diligence, and when accepted, the client will be asked to transfer money to the account to activate it.

Choosing business activity
Get consultancy from our experts, identify business activity, and select an appropriate legal form. Vanuatu has strong policies by type of business, and it can affect substantially the business operations in the future.
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Choosing the name and registering the company 
Relevant documentation and notarial process is to be done on this stage. Collect all necessary documents for opening a company, choose the name of the company and obtain approval. After the documents have been accepted, the company enters the register of commercial organizations, and the license is to be issued.
Producing the seal
The company seal is due to be produced within a few days. The timing depends on whether it is a rubber or embossed seal.
Registering for taxes and social security
It is required to register the company for taxes and get a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). Also, the company must enroll as an employer with the social security service.

Investment options for Saint Lucia citizenship

National Economic Fund (NEF)
National Economic Fund (NEF)
from $100,000
Make a minimum contribution from $100,000. (Request quotation).
National Action Bond
National Action Bond
from $300,000
Make an investment of a $300,000 any-number of applicants. Additional non-refundable administration fee $50,000. No interest, refundable after 5 years guaranteed by St. Lucia.

Post-immigration services

Apart from company registration, opening a bank account for an individual,opening a bank account for a company, there are other post-immigration services available, as following:
Proof of address
Proof of address

Proof of address (Lease Agreement + Utility bill)

Banking assistance
Banking assistance

Banking assistance (local and offshore accounts)

Tax ID
Tax ID

Tax Identification Number

Driving license
Driving license

Getting a driver's license

Police reports
Police reports

Police reports for approved clients

Company registration
Company registration

Company registration/incorporation (local and offshore companies)

Requirements for applicants

Family applications
  • Main applicant
  • Spouse
  • Children below 30 years old (single and childless)
    • Parents of MA and spouse above 55 years old
  • Unmarried siblings below 18 years old, provided they have received the consent of their parents or guardians.
Main applicant
Limitations by nationalities
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Saint Lucia
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Receipt process
citizenship

Step-by-step instruction
1
Payments of consulting agreement
2
Payment of due diligence
3
Letter of Approval
4
Receiving the passport
5
Delivery
Payments of consulting agreement
1 - 2 weeks
Payments of consulting agreement – initial consultation with a customer: describing the program, finding out the number of applicants (to be able to make calculations), finding out his/her main source of funds for the investment. After that, sending the calculation under the program and request of a copy of the first page of the customer's passport (not ID) takes place. Then, Word Check to be conducted. If it is clear and the customer is ready to join the program, contact the customer with the operations officer for further processing 1-2 weeks.
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Testimonials from satisfied clients

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Frequently Asked Questions

About obtaining citizenship of Saint Lucia
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Which family members are eligible to apply?

Adopted kids, kids from another marriage are accepted. Documents of adoption, agreement from wife, dependent parents 56 years and above, Children till 26 years (married/unmarried), children up to 30 years old can be included.

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How can I pay the program cost?
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Is it necessary to visit the country or embassies?
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What is the list of required documents for submission of an application?
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Which documents will I gain after approval of citizenship?
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What can serve as possible reasons for refusal?
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