The Programme

Legal Framework

Saint Lucia’s Economic Citizenship Programme is governed by the:-

  • Citizenship by Investment Act No: 14 of 2015 (the Act);
  • Citizenship by Investment Regulations, No: 89 of 2015 (the Regulations); and
  • Guidelines published by the Unit (the Guidelines).

The Act provides for the establishment of the programme under which a person can apply for citizenship of Saint Lucia upon satisfaction of the requisite qualifying investment and other requirements under the Act and the Regulations. The Act established the Citizenship by Investment Board (the Board), to co-ordinate the administration and operation of the Citizenship by Investment Programme (the Programme).

The Act also established the Citizenship by Investment Unit (the Unit) to be responsible for the general administration of the Programme which includes the processing of all applications under the Programme.