About Saint Lucia
|CURRENCY:||EXCHANGE RATE:||GDP – PER CAPITA (2016):||GDP – TOTAL (2016):|
|East Caribbean Dollars (XCD)||1 USD = 2.7 XCD||USD 16,725||USD 916.9 million|
Benefits of St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship
Protected by the government citizenship law
Immediate access to 130+ countries without visa
Obtain irrevocable citizenship and passport
Take full control of your and your family’s wealth
Visa-Free Countries for Saint Lucia
(Visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries)
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Denmark and territories
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
United Kingdom and Crown dependencies
Steps of St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship
SA Consultants will pre-screen your passport copy for government pre-approval. A down payment of the professional fees is required to open your application. The response is in 24-48 hours.
SA Consultants' professional team will assist and advise you with the collection of the documents required according to the Government checklist.
Your application is then submitted together with the due diligence fees. If taking the real estate option, a reservation of your chosen property must be made at this time. The real estate investment is fully refundable should your application not get approved.
Due diligence report is issued to the Government. Based on the report the Government makes its decision on your Citizenship application.
Once accepted you are invited to pay the donation or if taking Real Estate option, pay the balance of your purchase is made.
A certificate of registration, citizenship certificate and passport are issued in your name. The balance of the professional fees is then paid.
Costs of St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship
There are two options for qualifying contribution for the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship-by-Investment Program:
1) Donation - Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF)
Cash donation to the Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF option), Government Escrow Account.
2) Real Estate Investment
Investment in real estate through one of the Government approved real estate asset classes: freehold property with title deed; hotel shares; fractional ownership or land.
USD 400,000 is the minimum value of investment qualifying you and your family under the real estate option. This property can then be sold after a period of 5 years. Should the next buyer wish to obtain citizenship, they need to pay you the same USD 400,000 for the property. There is now another option where real estate at US$200,000 plus government fees can be purchased, but this can only be resold after 7 years under the same conditions. This means a clear resale market and a level of capital guarantee. However, there will be some legal costs associated with the real estate purchase ranging from 1 – 5% of the property value, dependent on the property type. You can also rent out, re-finance and receive utility bills from some asset classes.
In addition to the purchase of real estate, there are Government fees to be paid:
Due Diligence & Background Checks
There are compulsory background checks payable to the Government preferred due diligence agency that will use Interpol, World-Check and other Government agencies to screen applicants based on their application.