Note that applications for the Citizenship of Saint Lucia by Investment program are accepted and continue to be processed through a special system. It is accessed by employees of the Saint Lucia Investment Citizenship Office, as well as licensed agents such as EMG Possession. The passport office in Saint Lucia continues at the moment its work as before. The authorities consider it a priority to maintain the effectiveness of this agency. Registration through a licensed Partner of an official Program Operator, such as EMG Possession, excludes third parties, saving you time. You can get a free consultation on this program from our specialists - by sending a request for consultation. >>. HOW TO GET ST. LUCIA CITIZENSHIP The authorities of Saint Lucia issued an act on June 23, 2020, which also amends the conditions for obtaining Saint Lucia citizenship by investment. Let's clarify the key facts from this decree. So, for the children of the main applicant, the age threshold was raised to 30 years. And also there is no need to provide evidence that the child is studying in a higher education institution if he is over 18 years old. The age requirement for the parents of the main applicant or her / his spouse has been reduced from 65 to 55. Means that parents who are at least 55 years old can be included in the application for Dominica citizenship. At the same time, parents should be completely dependent on the investor. Similar to the changes in Dominica's rules, the authorities of Saint Lucia have introduced a new category of dependents. Accordingly, an unmarried sister or brother of the main applicant who is under the age of eighteen and who has obtained the consent of their parent or guardian may apply for Saint Lucia citizenship. More >> The Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program was formulated by the country's authorities during 2015 and launched on January 1, 2016. Initially offering multiple investment options, including a 5-year return on government bonds, it is now the Caribbean's most lucrative investment citizenship program. In the summer of 2016, the authorities of the Caribbean state of Saint Lucia decided to temporarily suspend the issuance of government securities for one of the options of the Citizenship by Investment program. Applications for the redemption of such bonds were not accepted after August 8, 2016 until May 2020, when the option with bonds was revived. The state guarantees the return automatically after the agreed period of 5-7 years. At the moment, not a single development project worthy of attention has been approved for the program. While the opportunity to make a non-refundable contribution works well. In total, registration takes about 6 months, and the passport of Saint Lucia can be obtained in Moscow, at the office of our official Operator in Saint Lucia, the licensed Partner of which is EMG Possession. The Saint Lucia program is valid for the applicant's spouse, children under 25 and parents over 65. Saint Lucia citizenship entitles you to visa-free travel to more than 120 countries around the world. Among them are Great Britain, Hong Kong and all EU countries that are members of the Schengen Agreement. Citizenship of Saint Lucia, unlike citizenship of Dominica or Saint Kitts, does not give the right to visa-free entry to the Russian Federation. We recommend taking this fact into account when choosing a program for citizens of the CIS countries. For example, to the citizens of Belarus. If you are interested in visa-free travel to the PRC and the possibility of applying for an E-2 nonimmigrant visa, we advise you to choose the citizenship of Grenada. The company's specialists will provide professional legal support, advise at all stages, while obtaining the citizenship of Saint Lucia, and will also prepare all the necessary documents. EMG Possession is a licensed Agent of the official Operator of the State of Saint Lucia for work with investor citizenship programs. Emg Possession services The first is legal support for obtaining citizenship of Saint Lucia. The second is overseas property management. Including rental, payment tracking and repairs. Third - advice on tax planning and assistance in obtaining the status of a tax resident of Saint Lucia. Fourth - services for relocation to another country and related lifestyle support. 2021 Saint Lucia Citizenship by Returnable Investment In 2021, the citizenship of Saint Lucia, according to the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers, can be obtained for a refundable (!) Contribution to government bonds. That is, the work of The Special COVID-19 Relief Bond has been extended until December 31, 2021. Thus, Saint Lucia retains its status as a founding country of the investment citizenship program with a unique offer in the market. The opportunity to guarantee the return of the investment after the agreed period. The return on investment depends on the number of people in the application. For one investor it is 5 years, for an investor with a spouse - 6 years, for 4 people - 7 years. In the application for citizenship of Saint Lucia, you can include, in addition to the investor, the spouse, children of about 30 years old and parents over 55 years old. And also for brothers and sisters under the age of 18 (single, no children). Note that apart from investing in government bonds, there are additional costs. These are government fees and legal fees. How to apply for Saint Lucia citizenship remotely? Now you can apply for Saint Lucia citizenship remotely. Following the global trend, the authorities of Saint Lucia took responsible measures to stop the development of the pandemic on the island. The first case of coronavirus was reported in Saint Lucia on March 20, 2020. As a result, the authorities initiated the closure of educational institutions and the suspension of the activities of those organizations that do not solve basic problems. The restriction will be in effect from March 23 to April 5, 2020. At the same time, measures were taken by the Office of Investment Citizenship of Saint Lucia. So, since March 24, 2020, management employees have been working remotely. Applications for the St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment program will be processed through a special system. It is accessed by employees of the Saint Lucia Investment Citizenship Office, as well as licensed agents such as EMG Possession. The passport office in Saint Lucia continues at the moment its work as before. The authorities consider it a priority to maintain the effectiveness of this department. “It is important to understand that in a difficult situation with the forced closure of borders, Saint Lucia has lost its main source of income - tourism. Therefore, the authorities will do their utmost to ensure that the Citizenship by Investment program continues its work with foreign investors. We hope and believe that soon enough we will return to ordinary life, which now seems to us just a miracle. When we could not only leave home, but also cross borders, travel, visit our loved ones, hold business meetings. Once travel is possible and safe again, investors with a Saint Lucia passport will be able to travel the world without visas to many countries, ”says Francis Letang, lawyer, Citizenship by Investment in Saint Lucia. Saint Lucia Citizenship: Conditions The Caribbean citizenship of Saint Lucia is the most popular option with a charitable contribution to a government fund. As with other programs in the region, this is a sunk investment. However, the rate on it is significantly lower than the share in real estate. The St. Lucia State Fund (NEF) contribution is $ 100,000 (USD) per applicant. And for an applicant with a spouse $ 165,000 (USD). For over $ 190,000 (USD) for a family of 4. In total, registration takes about 6 months, and the passport of Saint Lucia can be obtained at the Moscow office of our Partner - the official Operator in Saint Lucia. It is important to understand that the specified investment amount for Caribbean citizenship programs does not include government fees, notary fees, document apostille fees and licensed agent fees. In addition to the investor, dependent family members can be included in the Caribbean citizenship application. Fees are calculated in the application depending on the number and age of people. Saint Lucia citizenship entitles you to visa-free travel to more than 120 countries around the world. Among them are Great Britain, Hong Kong and all EU countries that are members of the Schengen Agreement. Citizenship of Saint Lucia, unlike citizenship of Dominica or Saint Kitts, does not give the right to visa-free entry to the Russian Federation. We recommend taking this fact into account when choosing a program for citizens of the CIS countries. For example, to the citizens of Belarus. If you are interested in visa-free travel to the PRC and the possibility of applying for an E-2 nonimmigrant visa, we advise you to choose the citizenship of Grenada. Apply for a free consultation to our experts - send us a Request for consultation. Saint Lucia citizenship and Dominica citizenship under new conditions Literally one day apart, on June 23 and 24, 2020, the two Caribbean countries announced changes to the terms of their programs. So, citizenship of Saint Lucia and citizenship of Dominica can now be issued under new conditions. Changes in both cases concern dependents, that is, those relatives whom the investor can enter in the application for citizenship. Why is it important? An investor can take care of a larger number of relatives, while this is a single investment. Recall that in the event that a family member does not fit the rules that allow him to be registered as a dependent, he will need to act as an investor himself in order to obtain Caribbean citizenship by investment. And with the citizenship of Dominica or Saint Lucia, it will be possible to travel to the EU countries when the Schengen borders are opened again. And also to visit the UK and stay there (even continuously) 180 days a year without additional visas. And finally, with Caribbean citizenship, you can get a tourist visa in the United States for a period of 10 years at once. Dominica citizenship for adult children, sisters, brothers, investor's parents June 24, 2020 the government in the Commonwealth of Dominica has expanded the definition of dependent as part of its Dominica Citizenship by Investment Program. The changes allow the main applicant (investor) to add adult children, parents, grandparents, siblings. At the same time, all dependent family members over 16 years old must undergo due diligence. Now the innovation allows a child between the ages of 18 and 30 to be included in the application, without confirmation of his employment in a higher education institution. And also without proof that he lives with his parents. Under the new rules, it is sufficient to demonstrate that the main applicant or his spouse is supporting the child. Likewise, the main applicant's parents and grandparents or their spouse no longer need to show that they are living with the main applicant. Their financial dependence on the investor is sufficient to qualify a parent or grandparent as an appropriate dependent. It should be especially noted that along with these changes in the rules for obtaining Dominica citizenship, a new category of "brothers and sisters" has appeared. So who fits this category? They can be biological or legally adopted siblings who are 18 years of age or older. Moreover, they must be single and childless in order to qualify for the citizenship of Dominica. It does not have to be a brother or sister of the main applicant, it can be relatives on the part of the main applicant's spouse. “The changes we are announcing are very important. They are designed to accelerate family reunification in a time when being in a safe, stable and welcoming environment is more important than ever, ”commented Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit. Saint Lucia citizenship for parents from 55 years old, for brothers and sisters of the investor The age requirement for the parents of the main applicant or her / his spouse has been reduced from 65 to 55. Means that parents who are at least 55 years old can be included in the application for Dominica citizenship. At the same time, parents should be completely dependent on the investor. Similar to the changes in Dominica's rules, the authorities of Saint Lucia have introduced a new category of dependents. Accordingly, an unmarried sister or brother of the main applicant who is under the age of eighteen and who has obtained the consent of their parent or guardian may apply for Saint Lucia citizenship. Who can be added to the existing Saint Lucia citizenship application? We remind you that family members dependent on the investor can be added to the existing application for citizenship of Saint Lucia. In particular, it can be a newborn or legally adopted child after applying by a citizen of Saint Lucia. And also the spouse of a citizen of Saint Lucia who got married after the application was submitted by a citizen. There is a maximum of 5 years for additional dependents to apply after the main application for Saint Lucia citizenship is submitted. Saint Lucia: The Most Beneficial Caribbean Citizenship Program We especially note that as an anti-quarantine measure, the authorities of Saint Lucia have reincarnated the option with a return on investment in securities. You can get this citizenship in the Caribbean by choosing the option with government bonds in the amount of USD 250,000 for 5-7 years (the number of years depends on the number of people in the application). It was this option that initially distinguished Saint Lucia from its neighbors in the region, and now it has been made operational again, but only until December 30, 2020. It is important to note that this is a returnable investment, and the state guarantees the return automatically after the agreed period. In other Caribbean Citizenship programs, only the option with real estate is refundable, but the developer has no obligation to buy out the investor's share. Apparently, the authorities of Saint Lucia decided to collect all the most unique advantages in the program. The dependents' innovation equates it with Grenada's program, which was the first to offer the option to include siblings in an application. We draw your attention to the fact that our specialists continue to work with the programs "Citizenship by Investment" in a safe mode for themselves. Citizenship in the Caribbean countries such as Saint Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, Grenada and Saint Lucia can be obtained remotely. And you can also start remote registration of citizenship of Montenegro and citizenship of Cyprus. Clearance through a licensed agent, such as our company, excludes third parties, saves you time. You can get a free consultation on this program from our specialists. Send us a request for consultation. You can first familiarize yourself with the conditions of the Citizenship by Investment programs in a special section of the resource >>. Our experts constantly receive from the founders of the programs up-to-date lists of documents, accurate data on the amount of fees. In addition, our company directly submits the documents of applicants for consideration to special departments in countries where programs have damaged.
PROGRAM 1 ⇓ STATE BONDS (RETURNABLE) contribution in the amount of $ 250,000 (USD) Temporary promotion. You need to invest in bonds until December 31, 2021. * The investment return period depends on the number of people in the application. For one investor it is 5 years, for an investor with a spouse - 6 years, for 4 people - 7 years. PROGRAM 2 ⇓ CONTRIBUTION TO THE STATE FUND (NEF) contribution in the amount $ 100,000 (USD) per applicant. $ 140,000 (USD) for applicant with spouse. (The amount for the option for two is reduced by $ 25,000) $ 150,000 (USD) for a family of 4. (The amount for the option for two is reduced by $ 40,000)