St. Lucia citizenship offers visa-free travel to 133 countries including the United Kingdom & Schengen area. Citizenship by investment program of St Lucia is relatively new and that makes it more desirable. The government allows 500 applicants per year for the citizenship by investment program, which has helped to retain the exclusivity of St Lucia’s passport.
St. Lucia Citizenship Benefits
- Visa- free travel to 133 countries
- No tax on global income
- Allow Dual citizenships
- No tax on wealth & inheritance
- No capital gains tax
- Mentally/physically challenged dependents can be included
Sand on St. Lucia’s beaches are golden. It is also, like all St Lucia’s beaches, open to the public (so you needn’t be a guest at Sugar Beach to enjoy the view).
There are more gorgeous beaches along the west coast, such as Anse Chastanet (home to a hotel of the same name) and Anse Cochon. Even further north, Marigot Bay is a picturesque natural harbour that attracts posh yachts and has a small isthmus of sand, while mile-long Reduit Beach, beside the tourist town of Rodney Bay, is the biggest, and most popular, on the whole island.
Citizenship By Investment
Real Estate Investment- The government of St. Lucia launched its citizenship by investment program on 1st January 2016.Foreign investors have been recently showing their interest in Saint Lucia’s real estate. The main reason behind it is that purchasing property on the island allows one to apply for this island’s citizenship. It is also worth noting that the tourist market in the country is developing fast, which means that real estate is a right source to generate a good income. For real estate the minimum is set at $300,000 for the main applicant. Government, Professional and Due Diligence fees apply.
Donation- The current minimum investments for donation to the fund are set at $100,000 for a single applicant, $165,000 for a couple and $190,000 for a family of four. There is no requirement to reside in Saint Lucia. Applications can be filed remotely as there is no requirement to visit the island. Dependent children can be included in the application.