FAQS: Answers to Common Questions about St Lucia and its CBI program

The answers of the most frequently asked questions related to St Lucia investment and real estate are given below. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further information.

Once you are interested in applying for St Lucia citizenship, contact Guide Consultant’s directly to begin your St Lucia immigration process, which usually takes 4-6 months to complete!

There is so much to do on Saint Lucia. From swimming through its crystal-clear waters, to relaxing on its white sand beaches, to hiking its lush tropical jungles, to enjoying vibrant Caribbean cuisine, St. Lucia has something for everyone. The country has an abundance of wildlife, particularly under its seas, which host a diverse array of beautiful tropical fish, coral reefs, and other aquatic wonders. In contrast to most of its Caribbean neighbors, the island is densely forested; over 2/3 of its terrain is covered by lush rainforests. One of the best ways to experience the magic of the jungle is by zip lining above its towering trees and waterfalls. Its canopies are home to a wide variety of colorful birds, including a number of endemic species, making it a birder’s paradise.

The cost of living on Saint Lucia is low given the high quality of life on the island. The country takes the East Caribbean Dollar (ECD) which is has a favorable exchange rate to the USD, to which it is pegged.

There are numerous financial, personal, and mobility advantages that attend Saint Lucia second citizenship. A tax haven with minimal income tax and zero taxes on wealth, inheritance, or capital gains, Saint Lucia offers investors the opportunity to grow their money far from the reach of predatory tax schemes. For those seeking increased travel mobility, the St Lucia passport provides visa-free (or visa on arrival/e-visa) access to over 140 countries and territories around the world. If you ever wanted to visit Europe without a visa, a St Lucia passport can help you do this, and more! Travel visa-free to the UK, France, Germany, and Italy, and the majority of countries in Europe with just your St Lucia passport—no visa required! In addition to Europe, your St Lucia passport can take you to Singapore, Egypt, Argentina, and other top tourist and business destinations in Asia, Africa, and South America. Finally, St Lucia is one of the most beautiful and pristine countries in the world—living in such a place can have incalculable health and wellness benefits outside the reach of those living in congested cities and mundane suburbs. In summary, the advantages of Saint Lucia second citizenship are too numerous to list!

Actually, there are none! Happily for investors who wish to live abroad, St Lucia does not require participants in the island’s CBI program to reside on the island. You can go through the entire citizenship application processes without ever visiting the island, and once you get it, you can keep your citizenship even if you never end up setting foot in the country!

No. St Lucia’s East Caribbean Dollar (ECD) has low exchange rate to the dollar and other European currencies, making the cost of goods and services low for foreign investors. Those who choose to relocate to the island can take advantage of the island’s healthcare and public school system. The island primarily relies on tourism, agriculture, and its vibrant manufacturing industry for revenue, making it one of the most prosperous Caribbean nations

Saint Lucia is known for being a top tourist destination due to its reputation as one of (if not the) most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. The island is famous for its nature and wildlife, its iconic white sand beaches, and idyllic island landscape. Its verdant volcanic mountains, which jut out of the sea, are known as the Pitons, and are some of the most photographed sites in the entire Caribbean.

Alternatively a French and English colonial possession, St Lucia’s complex history has resulted in a culturally diverse, bilingual population. English is widely spoken on Saint Lucia, where the local population also speaks a dialect of French, known as Saint Lucian Creole.

Yes! St Lucia is a politically stable, democratic country with few serious crimes. An island in the Caribbean sea, it has complete control over its own borders. Saint Lucia is also financially secure, meaning that you can have peace of mind over your investments and long-term financial relationship with the island.

Yes! Unlike other economic citizenship programs around the world, St Lucia allows investors in its CBI program to maintain their original citizenship alongside their new St Lucia nationality.

The lowest price you can pay for a Saint Lucia passport and Saint Lucia citizenship is $100,000 USD, through the country’s CBI program. Keep in mind that this price is for an individual applicant and is not inclusive of mandatory associated fees related to due diligence and other processing costs. 

There are two main ways you can get a Saint Lucia passport. The first is by making a minimum (minimum) $100,000 USD investment in the country’s National Economic Fund (NEF). This is called the donation option. The second is by making a monetary investment of $300,000 USD (minimum) in the St Lucia real estate market. Both options fall under the St Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program; an economic citizenship scheme in which applicants effectively pay money in exchange for a St. Lucia passport. (A third option involving the purchase of government bonds is also available for a limited time).


Saint Lucia is an island located in the Caribbean Sea, in the West Indies. Sandwiched between the northerly island of Martinique and the southerly Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia is about equidistant between Puerto Rico and Venezuela. The island, which is a four-hour flight from Miami, also offers direct flights to the UK and other major destinations in North America, Europe, and South America.