The St Lucia citizenship by investment program (CIP) recently has gained more popularity with americans acquiring passports under the investment scheme.
Currently St Lucia requires only $100,000 donation to Government fund or buy a real estate for $300,000 to qualify for citizenship
US citizens have also show increased interest in St Lucia since the launch of the scheme in 2015. The Below table represents top country nationals applying for St Lucia passport under CIP
Americans can acquire St Lucia citizenship with ease, without visiting the country within a couple of months.
They must provide clean criminal record and FBI background check report along with the application.
Application process can be started upon paying $10,000 in advance (application fee + retainer deposit) and ONLY after receiving approval from the citizenship unit, the main investment of $100,000 must be made to the government account.
Why St Lucia is so popular with americans?
1. Natural Paradise
Stunning mountains, sandy beaches and lush rain forest attract nature lovers for magnificent views. Saint Lucia is the only island in the world that contains a drive-in volcano. The two Piton Mountains are perhaps the most photographed feature on the island.
St Lucia recorded 1.2 million visitor arrivals, of which an estimated 175,000 americans visited the country in 2018 mostly through cruise ships. More Americans visit St. Lucia than any other national group.
St Lucia is the No. 1 most popular destination for honeymoons and vacations among americans. Tourist industry accounts for approximately 65% of GDP and highest foreign exchange earner.
3. Fewer Hurricanes
Fewer hurricanes due to its geographical location prevents the country from receiving damage from Hurricanes.
4. Direct flight connections
Direct flight connections from major US cities is available to Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) in Vieux Fort, which is located 40 miles south of Castries. From North America, direct service to Saint Lucia is available on
- American Airlines from Miami; Charlotte and Philadelphia
- JetBlue from New York and Boston;
- Delta from Atlanta; and on
- United Airlines from New Jersey and Chicago.
5. Low Taxes
There are no inheritance, estate, or gift taxes in Saint Lucia.
6. Quality of Life
Saint Lucia has a quality of life that is rivaled by very few places in the world with relatively low crime rate, access to modern facilities, services and infrastructure, world class restaurants and hotels and prime real estate.
Rodney Bay known for its internationally acclaimed restaurants, offering a variety of cuisines to the tranquil natural surroundings of Soufrierre
Saint Lucia features an exciting calendar internationally renowned summer music festivals
- May – Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival in May
- July – Lucian Carnival
- August – Mercury Beach
- October – Oktoberfest / Jounen Kweyol
- November / December – Atlantic Rally for Cruisers