CIP Saint Lucia has made its mark as a highly respected global citizenship by investment program. The CIP has received international accolades for its governance, transparency and efficient vetting process. The Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) has made no secret of its commitment to governance and transparency.
The exciting news is the application processing times are cut to just 56 days currently, making SL the fastest CBI programs in the Caribbean.
We are proud to state that our average processing time from receipt of an application to the grant of citizenship is an average of 56 days
– Nestor Alfred (CEO of CIP Saint Lucia)
The Government to attract foreign investments has adopted international slogan “Let Her Inspire You” to inspire confidence among international investors and their families who wish to obtain the benefits of Saint Lucian citizenship.
The Government has set Brand Pillars and tagline of the CIP: Authentic – Respected – Secured.
The three main pillars is at the heart of the CIP legislation are good governance, transparency and the conduct of rigorous due diligence making it a flagship CIP product in the world.
The Citizenship by Investment Act No. 14 of 2015 and the Citizenship by Investment Saint Lucia Regulations No. 89 of 2015 with their respective amendments, allows an eligible person to acquire citizenship of Saint Lucia pursuant to a successful application and upon the payment of a qualifying investment and signing the Oath of Allegiance.
The CIP legislation in Saint Lucia offers four key routes to acquire citizenship..
- COVID-19 Bond Relief: Minimum investment US$250,000 (limited time offer)
- Government Bond Investment: Minimum investment US$500,000
- National Economic Fund Investment: Minimum investment US$100,000
- Real Estate Investment: Minimum investment US$300,000
- Enterprise Investment: Minimum investment US$3,500,000
Making key investments in Saint Lucia, opens the way to citizenship and a passport to the world, opening doorways to new horizons. The immediate benefits of Saint Lucia citizenship, including a passport that allows visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to more than 146 countries. The CIP is also a complete citizenship program with full voting rights for investors.
The Saint Lucia CIP programme continues to attract high net worth individuals who are looking for a well-run and reputable citizenship programme. After 5 years of since the launch, the CIP is well poised to capitalize on an increased demand for investments via its citizenship programme.
Saint Lucia’s uncompromising commitment to the highest standards of good governance along and dedication to ensuring rigorous due diligence, has set the CIP uniquely apart from CBI programs in the Caribbean.
What really sets us apart from other offerings in the region is our uncompromising commitment to the highest standards of good governance along with our dedication to ensuring rigorous due diligence.
– Nestor Alfred (CEO, CIP Saint Lucia)
CIP has contributed to the GDP of Saint Lucia improving the country’s net worth and credit rating, injecting investments into national fund, tourism and real estate and reducing public debt, at a time when industries such as tourism have taken a blow, with recovery not expected for another 18-24 months.
The revenues generated from the CIP programme is managed by a National Economic Fund independent of the CIP Board within a very clear charter and legislation..
CIP has certainly opened new doors, and the tax regime has been positive for us. It’s given us opportunities we didn’t think possible.
– CBI Citizen
Saint Lucia CIP is very popular and interest is high with Wealthy Americans, Middle East and in Africa (eg. Nigeria)
The Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) has made unwavering commitment to governance, transparency with constant improvements in administering the investment citizenship program. The CIP Unit has worked tirelessly in ensuring that our processing time is within manageable expectations of applicants.
As a result of this tireless hard work, the average application processing time from receipt of an application to the grant of citizenship is an average of 56 days making it one of the fastest CBI program in the World. The efficient streamlined online application process moves efficiently from assessment to the grant of citizenship and issuance of a Saint Lucia passport.
Currently Saint Lucia is the only citizenship-by-investment program to have a unique, wholly owned and managed e-payment platform cutting delays from international bank transfers from abroad due to pandemic.
Saint Lucia is also only caribbean country that offers Covid Relief Government bonds in exchange for citizenship by investment. The Zero coupon COVID-19 Bond issued for a minimum investment US$250,000 for 5 to 7 years.
The Saint Lucia passport a well-respected travelling document across borders. This passport allows visa-free, or visa-on-arrival travel to more than 146 counties.