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ABOUT SAINT LUCIA


The newest and best-positioned citizenship by investment program in the Caribbean is that of Saint Lucia. In complete exclusivity, authenticity and engagement, the vibrant and alluring Saint Lucia offers all tropical benefits of the region.

WHY CHOOSE SAINT LUCIA?

Decades of experience has been inherited from Saint Lucia’s Caribbean neighbors. The best practices being only hand-picked, the Citizenship by Investment Board has a commitment to make the program of the most efficiency to investors, while providing the country and its people unmatched benefits.

Saint Lucia recognizes dual citizenship, which can give an advantage on business expansion and tax relief among other benefits:

  • Fast processing within 3 months with the inclusion of dependent children below 25 years of age
  • Inclusion of dependent parents above 65 who are currently residing with the applicant
  • Inclusion of mentally or physically challenged dependent children and/or parents
  • No physical residency requirements
  • No requirement to travel to St Lucia during the application process
  • No interview, education or managerial experience required
  • Visa-free travel to more than 100 countries including the Schengen Zone (28 EU countries), UK and Hong Kong
  • No tax on worldwide income.

QUALIFICATIONS

In 2015 Saint Lucia Citizenship by investment program was established under the regulations of the Citizenship by Investment Bill 2015, making it the most recent addition in the Caribbean region.

By limiting the applications and raising the overall net-worth requirement, Saint Lucia has its program masterfully positioned for the global elite. Fulfilling one of the investment requirements is an applicant’s need to qualify for citizenship in there in addition to the following criteria:

  • Minimum net worth of US$ 3 million
  • Be of outstanding character
  • Hold no criminal record
  • Have excellent health.

INVESTMENT OPTIONS

1. National Economic Fund Contribution

High net worth individuals may choose to make a monetary contribution to the NEF organization via one of the prescribed contribution levels as follows:

  • US$ 100,000: Single Applicant
  • US$ 165,000: Main Applicant with Spouse
  • US$ 190,000: Family with up to 3 dependents (spouse + 2 children)
  • US$ 25,000: Per additional dependent.

2. Real Estate Investment

The purchased property must be minimum US$ 300,000 in a pre-approved real estate development area. The property must be owned and maintained for a minimum of 5 years. Property registration, processing fees and taxes must be paid in addition to the property purchase.

3. Government Bonds

Upon approval an applicant and accompanying family may opt to invest in Saint Lucia government bonds, which must be held for 5 years. The bond amount will vary depending on the size of the family as follows:

  • US$ 500,000: Single Applicant
  • US$ 535,000: Main Applicant and spouse
  • US$ 550,000: Family with up to 3 dependents (spouse + 2 children)
  • US$ 25,000: Per additional dependent.

4. Enterprise Project Investment

An applicant must invest a minimum of US$ 3,5M in an approved enterprise project and create atleast 3 jobs. Two applicants can share an investment of US$ 6M and create 6 jobs to qualify. Approved enterprise projects must fall under one of the following categories: Specialty Restaurants, Cruise ports and marinas, Agro-processing plants, Pharmaceutical products, Ports, bridges, roads and highways, Research institutions and facilities, or Offshore universities.

Appointed by the Government of Saint Lucia, Arton Capital is an authorized marketing agent for the promotion of its Citizenship by Investment Program responsible for the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Oman, Palestine (West Bank and Gaza), Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.