Saint Lucia

Citizenship by Investment Program

About Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia is an Eastern Caribbean island nation with a pair of dramatically tapered mountains, the Pitons, on its west coast. Its coast is home to volcanic beaches, reef-diving sites, luxury resorts and fishing villages. Trails in the interior rainforest lead to waterfalls like the 15m-high Toraille, which pours over a cliff into a garden. The capital, Castries, is a popular cruise port.

Saint Lucia was inhabited by the Arawak and Kalinago Caribs before European contact in the early 16th century. It was colonized by the British and French in the 17th century and was the subject of several possession changes until 1814, when it was ceded to the British by France for the final time.

The spoken language in St Lucia is English and St Lucian Creole French.

Citizenship Options

National Economic Fund

  • St Lucia remains the most cost-effective citizenship fund for a single person.
  • The NEF route requires a payment of $100,000 USD. This is a one off, non-refundable payment to the Government on approval along with $9,500 USD (DD Application fee).
  • EC Holdings fees are between $5,000 – $7,000 USD, depending on single or family options.

Covid Relief Bonds

  • St Lucia is the only country in the Caribbean offering interest free, repayable COVID-19 relief bonds.

Real Estate

  • The Citizenship by Investment programme allows for persons applying to invest in approved real estate projects which require a minimum investment of $300,000 USD plus applicable admin fees.


A St Lucian Passport allows visa free travel to over 146 countries. Including the UK, Hong Kong the Shengen countries and many more. It also has intrinsic benefits of being a Commonwealth passport holder.

Equality of citizens with natural born citizenship and ability to pass on citizenship to family.

Non residency requirement and there is no need to travel to St Lucia throughout the process.

St Lucia has an attractive tax environment with no capital gains tax, no taxation on worldwide income when citizens spend less than 183 days on the island. There are also benefits of no estate or inheritance tax.

Key facts

Capital City



East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

Time Zone

UTC -4 (AST)






617 km2


Jonathan McNamara

Jonathan Mcnamara is a local citizen of St Lucia. Jonathan holds an Honours Law degree from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and completed the legal Practitioners Course for the purposes of becoming an English Solicitor in June of 2002. He then engaged in a training contract with the London firm of H. Montlake and Company where he gained experience and training in all aspects of the law and in particular Residential Property, Commercial Property, Probate Law, Intellectual Property and Employment Law. Jonathan practices as a Solicitor, Barrister and Notary Royal. His previous portfolio at McNamara & Co. also includes overseeing some of the High Court legal action commenced by the firms banking clients, including defending actions, seizure of property debt collection as well as conveyancing. Jonathan started heading up the Citizenship via Investment branch of his firm in 2016, to which he has proved to be very successful since, winning both Best St Lucian agency in 2021, and best Caribbean agency in 2022.