Although many of the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programmes in the world are modelled after the St. Kitts and Nevis (SKN) Programme, one thing that cannot be copied is that the SKN Programme was established in 1984 and is the oldest CBI Programme in the world.
National Economic Fund (NEF) Option Investing in the National Economic Fund is a straightforward way to apply for citizenship and has the benefit of enhancing the infrastructure and utilities of St. Lucia.
Real Estate Investment Option Applicants can invest the minimum of US$300,000 in approved real estate projects under the following categories:
The property must be held for 5 years.
Government Bond Investment Option One of the unique offers under the Saint Lucia CBI Programme is the option to purchase non-interest-bearing government bonds. The bonds must be registered and remain in the name of the applicant for a five-year holding period from the date of first issue. The following minimum investment in Government Bonds is required after approval:
Enterprise Investment Option The Saint Lucia CBI Programme also includes the option of investing in a government-approved enterprise project that creates at least three permanent jobs, or in a joint venture that creates at least six permanent jobs. Once an application for citizenship through Enterprise Projects has been approved, the minimum investment of US$3,500,000 for a sole application or US$6,000,000 for a joint venture must be made.