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How It Works?

Saint Lucia Process and Timeline

*These fees are subject to change. These information should be used as a guide only. The payments are valid for one applicant.

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Step 1 Preparation Time

Pass initial due diligence checks and engage to proceed with application.

Sign GIS service agreement, pay a retainer and receive citizenship application package.

Collect required documents, and complete all government forms. Select qualifying real estate (if applying with real estate option).

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Step 2 First Payment

Upon receipt of application package, GIS will check it against requirements. At this stage, GIS will ask you to pay for GIS application fees in full (minus the retainer amount already paid), together with all government submission fees.

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Step 3 Application Processing Time

Upon receipt of the fees, the funds will be remitted to the escrow account and the submission of the application and fees will be coordinated by GIS. If you apply under the Real Estate Option, your application package should include a signed purchase and sale agreement.

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Step 4 Get Approval

The Citizenship by Investment Unit shall carry out due diligence tests on all applicants and shall return to their decisions. This is one of the following:

1) Approve

2) Deny

3) Delay for Cause

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Step 5 Make An Investment

In case of approval, GIS will ask you to:

1) Make the contribution to the National Economic Fund (NEF), or

2) Pay the remaining balance of the purchased Real Estate, or

3) Make the contribution in an approved Enterprise Project, or

4) Make the investment in non-interest bearing government bonds.

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Step 6 Receive Citizenship Document Package

Certificate of naturalization, permanent resident card (if applicable) and passport.

 

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

1. How much time does it take for Saint Lucia Passport?
It takes from 3 to 4 months to get the citizenship certificate and passport in case your registration is approved.
2. What is the reputation of Saint Lucia Passport?
Saint Lucia passport is ranked 31st of Passport Index with visa-free travel to 145 countries in the world according to IATA in 2019. The visa-free travel access includes the United Kingdom, European Schengen states, Hong Kong, Singapore and many more such as Germany, France, Switzerland, Ireland, etc. However, Economic Citizens of Saint Lucia (passport holders) still need a visa to travel to Canada and the United States.
3. What if Citizenship is refused?

You are only required to pay the full amount, only after receiving “Letter of Approval” from Government. You will have 60 days time to commit to the investment. If you are refused, it could be of the following reasons:

  • You have not passed background and due diligence checks done by the Government.

  • You have prior criminal convictions or visa denials.

  • You have lied or provided false information in your application.

  • Have been convicted of a criminal offense except for a minor traffic offense.

  • Have been denied any category of visa to a country to which Saint Lucia has visa-free access and been unsuccessful in subsequently obtaining visa.

  • Have been declared bankrupt by a court; and

  • Have been declared, by a court or qualified health practitioner to be mentally incapacitated.

4. Can I apply directly to the Citizenship Unit of Saint Lucia without approaching authorised agents?
Every applicant MUST use a licensed Authorised Agent to submit their application to the Citizenship by Investment Unit. The Unit will not process any application which has been submitted by anyone other than a licensed Authorised Agent.
5. What if application for Citizenship by Investment is denied?
You can appeal the denial of your application if you feel that there are good grounds to do so. Your Authorised Agent can advise you on how to make an appeal.
6. Is it possible to get citizenship under fast track option under the investment program?
There is no accelerated processing of an application. The maximum time frame is 4 months.

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