Preparation of applications
Promoters/Agents/Applicants should familiarize themselves with the required document. All the documents must be included in the application package in order for applications to be processed.
Submission of application
An application for citizenship by investment may be submitted in electronic, typed or printed form by an authorised agent on behalf of the applicant. The Unit shall have the right to require additional documents to establish whether an applicant satisfies the mandatory qualification criteria, including information pertinent to financial resources and qualifying dependants.
Proof of financial resources
An application may be considered when all the requisite criteria in relation to financial resources are satisfied by the applicant. Qualifying investments of cash shall be paid into the Saint Lucia National Economic Fund.
Due diligence checks
The Unit may engage the services of independent, professional and qualified persons or bodies as necessary to conduct due diligence checks on any applicant. A qualifying dependant who is 16 years of age or older shall undergo a mandatory due diligence background check before any decision is made in relation to his or her application. An applicant may also be required to attend an interview in Saint Lucia or at an embassy or High Commission of Saint Lucia prior to the consideration of his or her application for citizenship by the Board.
Approval, denial or delay of application
The Board shall after consideration make a decision and notify the applicant and the Minister in writing of the decision made regarding the application.
Where an application is approved the Board shall notify the applicant of the approval within 30 days of the decision and shall require:
(a) payment of any other fees within 60 days; and
(b) commencement of all qualifying investments as described in the application within the period specified in the Regulations
Taking of oaths & naturalization
Every successful applicant shall attend in person, such office in Saint Lucia or before any Saint Lucian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate, to take the oath or affirmation of allegiance in whatever form as may be approved by the Minister in accordance with the laws of Saint Lucia. An applicant who is granted citizenship by investment shallenjoy all the rights of a citizen and also be subject to the laws ofSaint Lucia including exemption from the requirements of the Alien (Licensing) Act.