St Lucia Citizenship by Investment Amended

| Published on 13 Jan 2017

Amendments To St Lucia Cbi Programme

The Government of Saint Lucia has announced amendments to the Citizenship by Investment Regulations No. 89 of 2015. On the 22nd of December 2016, the Minister responsible for citizenship by investment signed a statuory instrument making amendments to the Citizenship by Investment Regulations No. 89 of 2015 which came into force from January 2017. These amendments bring the citizenship by investment programme of St Lucia in line with that of Dominica with respect to donations to to the national investment fund. 

Amendments to St Lucia CBI Programme

The major changes are meant to make Saint Lucia's Citizenship by Investment Programme more competitive. To summarise, the main changes are :: 

  1.       Donation has been reduced from US$200,000.00 to US$100,000.00;

  2.       The Threshold requirement for an Applicant to have a Net Worth of US$3 Million has been removed;

  3.       The capping of 500 passports a year has also been removed;

  4.       The Oath of Allegiance can now be taken in writing, before a Saint Lucia Ambassador, Honorary Consul, lawyer or Notary;

  5.       The Forms have been streamed lined and less complexed, so as to reduce the time for processing the applications;

  6.       The Government bond option starting from US$500,000 to be held for five years (interest free) has been reintroduced with an administration fee of US$50,000 per application. 

Donation Option

Under the recent amendments, those individuals who are accepted under St Lucia's Citizenship by Investment Programme are to invest:

  • US$100,000 - Main Applicant applying alone
  • US$165,000 - Main Applicant applying with spouse
  • US$190,000 - Main Applicant applying with spouse and two qualifying dependents.
  • Each additional dependent US$25,000

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