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How to Get St. Lucian Citizenship by Investment

By Parviz Malakouti-Fitzgerald, Esq.



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St. Lucia is a beautiful island nation located in the Eastern Caribbean and is known for its stunning landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and friendly people. The St. Lucian Citizenship by Investment Program offers individuals worldwide the opportunity to obtain St. Lucian citizenship through a charitable contribution to the island nation. 


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In this article, we will discuss the eligibility criteria, required documents, benefits of St. Lucian citizenship, and the application timeline for obtaining St. Lucian citizenship through the donation route. 

 

The Benefits of St. Lucian Citizenship


St. Lucian citizenship offers a multitude of benefits for foreign nationals looking to expand their global mobility and access to various opportunities. One of the most significant advantages of obtaining a St. Lucian citizenship and passport is visa-free access to over 140 countries worldwide. This provides holders with the opportunity to travel and conduct business with ease. Moreover, after receiving government approval, applicants have the flexibility to choose their preferred investment option.

 

Another significant benefit of St. Lucian citizenship is the favorable tax regime. This allows citizens to enjoy financial stability and security while also providing them with the opportunity to grow their wealth and assets. With the St. Lucian Citizenship by Investment Program, applicants can obtain a second passport while also making a valuable contribution to the country's economy.


Eligibility Criteria


Gaining Saint Lucian Citizenship can be a cost-effective endeavor through a contribution to the National Economic Fund. For a single individual, the minimum donation is set at $100,000. With sundry professional and processing feeds, included the total capital outlay approaches about $140,000 for a single applicant. Additional fees are assessed based on factors such as additional derivative family members being added to the application. 

 

To become a dual citizen of Saint Lucia, certain criteria must first be met. The applicant must meet the following St Lucia citizenship requirements:

 

●      Reach the age of 18 or older.

●      Fulfill the necessary investment and supply comprehensive information and proof of investment.

●      Possess an impeccable reputation.

●      Maintain good health.

●      Have a clear criminal record.

●      Complete a rigorous background investigation.

●      Pay the non-refundable processing fee, due diligence fee, and administrative fees at the time of application.


Required Documents


Before submitting your application to the Citizenship Unit, it’s crucial that you have the following documents ready in hand for your local lawyer to file the initial application:

 

●      A certified copy of your birth certificate.

●      A certified copy of all passport pages.

●      A police report for anyone 16 years of age or older (For individuals in the USA, an FBI report is required instead of a local police report).

●      A CV or resume for anyone 18 years of age or older.

●      The original birth certificate for passport application purposes.

 

Along with these documents, the following credentials must also be included:

 

●      A certificate from the lawyer certifying that all the documents are real copies.

●      The credential of the medical examiner who will complete the SL 8 form.

●      If any translations are necessary, the credentials of the translator must be provided.

 

 

Application Timeline


The timeline for obtaining Saint Lucian citizenship through the Citizenship by Investment Program is relatively quick. Once the application is submitted, it typically takes three to five months to receive the Saint Lucian citizenship certificate and passport. This provides applicants with a streamlined process to achieve their goals and gain the benefits of Saint Lucian citizenship in a timely manner.


 

Consult with Malakouti Law 


For those seeking an economical and accessible path to citizenship, a contribution to the National Fund is the ideal solution. As a one-time, non-refundable investment made to the government of St. Lucia, the St. Lucian Citizenship by Investment Program offers a valuable chance for foreign nationals to obtain St. Lucian citizenship through economic support to the nation. 

 

Click here to book a consultation with Malakouti Law to discuss how St. Lucian citizenship might fit in your mobility asset portfolio. 

 

Each immigration and citizenship case is particular and you should consult with a qualified immigration and citizenship lawyer about your case before taking any steps. The Law Office of Parviz Malakouti does not guarantee the accuracy of information presented nor assume responsibility for actions taken in reliance of this information. The information in this page could become outdated. Attorney marketing. 

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