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Saint Lucia Passport: The Ultimate Guide

Saint Lucia is a Caribbean island country located in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary of the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the Windward Islands, named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse. The island nation consists of two main volcanic mountain ranges and a number of smaller hills. Boasting a membership with the Commonwealth and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the country is also well-known for its natural beauty, lush rain forests, and white-sand beaches. The island has a rich culture which is evident in its music, food, and festivals.

St Lucia passport ranking

31st

Passport ranking index in 2022

146

Visa free Destinations

Saint Lucia passport holders can travel to 146 countries visa-free, putting the country in 31st place on the global passport rank. The Caribbean island nation achieved its high placement thanks to recent changes including the addition of countries such as Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates to the list of countries Saint Lucia passport holders can visit without a visa, as well as other countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK, and the EU Schengen counties, among others. The index is based on data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains a comprehensive database of security conditions at airports around the world

How to acquire a Saint Lucia passport

Launched in 2015, the Saint Lucia Citizenship-by-investment program (CBI) offers foreign investors the possibility of obtaining a Saint Lucian citizenship and passport, in return for a substantial contribution to the country's economy. In this case, interested investors are required to invest a minimum of US$300,000 in real estate or donate to a government-approved business. The Saint Lucia CBI programs include:

  • Saint Lucia National Economic Fund (NEF)
  • Real estate investment
  • Business Investment
  • Government bond

Option 1: Saint Lucia National Economic Fund

Under this option, investors are required to make a non-refundable donation of $100,000 to the national economic fund for Saint Lucia.

See the breakdown of the investment amount below:

Single applicantUS $100,000
Applicant + SpouseUS $140,000
Applicant + Spouse + 2 ChildrenUS $150,000
Applicant + Spouse + 4 ChildrenUS $150,000 (with $15,000 each for the additional 2 children).

Extra fees and Due diligence

Main Applicant – Due diligenceUS $7,500
Spouse – Due diligenceUS $12,500
Applicant + Spouse + 2 ChildrenUS $7,500 for the main applicant and $5,000 for each of the family members — aged 16 and above.

Option 2: Real Estate Investment

For the real estate investment, foreign investors are to invest at least $300,000 to acquire the Saint Lucia passport and citizenship. The Saint Lucia real estate investment option is considered the best choice because investors can resale the property after 5 years. Below are the extra government fees payable:

Main applicantUS $30,000
Main applicant + spouseUS $45,000
Dependents aged 18 and aboveUS $10,000
Dependents aged 17 and belowUS $5,000
Other dependents after the sixth family memberUS $10,000

Option 3: Investment in Business

This option enables an investor to invest in a government-approved business project to secure a Saint Lucia passport and citizenship. See the required amounts to be invested below:

The minimum investment for a single applicantUS $3.5 million
Group investmentsUS $6 million at least with $1 million for each applicant
Government processing fee for the main investorUS $50 million
Government processing fee for other dependentsUS $25,000 each

Option 4: Investment in Government bonds

Another way to secure Saint Lucia citizenship and passport is by buying government bonds. Valid until December 31st, 2022, foreign nationals can take advantage and buy the Saint Lucia Covid-19 Relief Bond for $250,000 to acquire a second passport and citizenship from the Caribbean country. See details of extra processing fees below:

ApplicantUS $250,000
Applicant + Spouse + 2 ChildrenUS $250,000
Applicant + Spouse + 4 ChildrenUS $280,000
Government processing feesUS $30,000, including a family of up to 6
Due diligence – main applicantUS $7,500
Due diligence for applicant + spouseUS $12,000
Due diligence for a family of 4US $7,500 for the applicant and $5,000 for each family member aged 16 and above.
Due diligence for a family of 6US $7,500 for the applicant and $5,000 for each family member aged 16 and above.

Benefits of getting a Saint Lucia passport

There are many benefits of getting a Saint Lucia passport and these include:

  • Visa-free travel and visa-on-arrival to over 146 countries.
  • Saint Lucia passports for adults are issued valid for a period of 10-years but 5-years for children
  • Saint Lucia passport can be renewed after expiration
  • Dual citizenship allowed
  • Tax freedom
  • No residency requirement
  • Investment is recoverable
  • Family members included

Steps to take to apply for a Saint Lucia passport

  • Contact us or fill out our form below and we will get in touch with you.
  • After the first step, we will set up a meeting with you to discuss further.

How long does it take to get a Saint Lucia passport?

  • It takes just about 3 to 4 months to obtain the Saint Lucia passport but depending on some cases, the process can take up to 6 months.

After investing in Saint Lucia and completing all the necessary documentation, what do you get?

  • The government will issue you a passport and certificate of naturalization, which automatically grants you citizenship in the Caribbean country.

What is the Validity of the Saint Lucia passport?

  • The Saint Lucia passport is valid for 10-years for adults and 5-years for children but can be renewed thereafter.

General eligibility for the Saint Lucia Citizenship-by-Investment program

  • Investor must hold a clean criminal record.
  • You must have excellent health
  • Be of outstanding character
  • Must be able to verify the source of income
  • Be above 18-years old
  • No false information
  • Financial investment
  • Lowest tax rates

Requirements for Antigua and Barbuda passport renewal

You can apply to renew your Saint Lucia passport without any help from an agent. The processing time for the passport renewal usually takes 2 to 3 weeks. But however, there is an option for emergency processing at an extra cost. To apply, simply visit the nearest Saint Lucia consulate and present the following documents:

  • Passport Copy (old passport).
  • Copy of naturalization certificate
  • A filled and completed passport application form.
  • Two (2) recent passport-size photos.
  • Copy of the Birth certificate
  • Notarized copy of valid identification

How much does it cost to renew a Saint Lucia passport?

  • The official fee for Saint Lucia passport renewal is USD $115 per person but $185 for the expedited renewal fee.

More about Saint Lucia

  • Language — English
  • Capital — Castries
  • Passport rank — 31st position
  • Population —  185,181
  • Local Time — UTC-04:00
  • Phone code — +1
  • Currency — Eastern Caribbean dollar
  • Year of independence — February 22, 1979

VISA FREE COUNTRIES FOR St Lucia PASSPORT HOLDERS

Here is a list of countries that Commonwealth of Saint Lucia passport holders can travel to, either without a visa, where a visa on arrival will be issued or where free entry is given for a fixed period.

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Oceania AsiaAmericasAfricaEurope
Cook IslandsBangladesh *ArgentinaBotswanaAndorra
FijiCambodia *BelizeCape Verde Islands *Austria
French PolynesiaHong Kong (SAR China)BermudaComoro Islands *Belgium
KiribatiIndonesiaBolivia *Egypt *Bosnia and Herzegovina
MicronesiaLaos *ChileeSwatiniBulgaria
New CaledoniaMacao (SAR China) *ColombiaGuinea-Bissau *Croatia
NiueMalaysiaCosta RicaKenyaCyprus
Palau Islands *Maldives *EcuadorLesothoCzech Republic
Samoa *Nepal *El SalvadorMadagascar *Denmark
Solomon Islands *Pakistan **French GuianaMalawiEstonia
Tonga *PhilippinesGuatemalaMauritania *Faroe Islands
Tuvalu *SingaporeGuyanaMauritiusFinland
South KoreaHondurasMayotteFrance
Sri Lanka **NicaraguaMozambique *Germany
Taiwan (Chinese Taipei)PanamaReunionGibraltar
Timor-Leste *PeruRwanda *Greece
UzbekistanSurinameSenegalGreenland
Armenia *VenezuelaSeychelles *Hungary
Iran *AnguillaSierra Leone *Iceland
IsraelAntigua and BarbudaSomalia *Ireland
Jordan *ArubaSt. Helena *Italy
Palestinian TerritorBahamasTanzaniaKosovo
BarbadosThe GambiaLatvia
Bonaire; St. Eustatius and SabaTogo *Liechtenstein
British Virgin IslandsTunisiaLithuania
Cayman IslandsUganda *Luxembourg
CubaZambiaMalta
CuracaoZimbabweMoldova
DominicaMonaco
Dominican RepublicMontenegro
French West IndiesNetherlands
GrenadaNorway
HaitiPoland
JamaicaPortugal
MontserratRomania
St. Kitts and NevisSan Marino
St. MaartenSlovakia
St. Vincent and the GrenadinesSlovenia
Trinidad and TobagoSpain
Turks and CaicosSweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Vatican City

The List above is just as a Guide and everyone must check before travel.

Disclaimer: This list is intended only as a guide which is current at the time of posting. Any future changes in visa-free travel countries after posting on CTrustGlobal may not be available and CTrustGlobal will not be responsible for a discrepancy. However, Travellers are advised to visit the relevant embassies’ official website or contact the nearest Embassy/Consulate for country he/she is interested to travel.

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