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Investment in an approved enterprise project

The Saint Lucia’s Government offers citizenship by naturalisation to affluent foreign investors and their families in exchange for their investment in a designated, officially approved enterprise project.

Currently, approved projects fall into seven categories:

  • Specialty Restaurants
  • Cruise ports and marinas
  • Agro-processing plants
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Ports, bridges, roads and highways
  • Research institutions and facilities
  • Offshore universities

A single applicant must invest at least $3,500,000 in an approved enterprise project and create not less than 3 permanent jobs.

If it is a joint investment, then every applicant must contribute at least $1,000,000 to the whole investment of minimum $6,000,000. Besides, at least 6 permanent jobs must be created.

Investment and fees

Investment Due diligence Processing fees Government fees*
Main applicant $3,500,000 (single applicant)

$6,000,000 (joint application)

$7,500 – main applicant

$5,000 – per each qualifying dependant aged 16 and over

$2,000 – main applicant

$1,000 – each qualifying dependant

Dependant aged 18 and over $35,000
Dependant under 18 $25,000

* Government fees are payable only after approval in principal.

General Requirements

  • Main applicant should be at least 18 years old.
  • Applicants aged 16 and over must pass Due Diligence checks.
  • Applicants should have no previous criminal record and be of good character.
  • All applicants must be in good health.
  • Payment of non-refundable processing, due diligence and administrative fees upon application.


  • Spouse
  • Minor children under 18
  • Financially dependent children from 18 to 25 years of age who are full-time students
  • Mentally or physically challenged children who are living and fully supported by the main applicant
  • Parents aged 65 and above living with and fully supported by the main applicant
  • Mentally or physically challenged parents of any age who are living and fully supported by the main applicant

What you need to do

Once you decide to apply for a Saint Lucian passport through investment in an approved enterprise project and we sit down with you to talk about your case, we shall proceed as follows:

  1. You sign an agreement and power of attorney for representation of your interests under the programme.
  2. We fill in the forms, gather and prepare paperwork and documents.
  3. We select a project where the funds will be invested.
  4. Submission of application to the CBI Committee.
  5. Due diligence checks and processing of application by the government (90 days).
  6. Approval of the application in principle.
  7. You complete the investment and pay government fees.
  8. You are issued with a certificate of citizenship.
  9. We apply for St Lucia passport.
  10. Passport is issued.
  11. Oath of allegiance is taken in person.

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