St Lucia is located in the Eastern Caribbean. As an English-speaking island it enjoys a pleasant tropical climate all year round with beautiful beaches, lush rain forests and mountains.
Now a member of the Commonwealth, the region has been influenced over the years by Africans, British and French, declaring independence from Great Britain in 1979.
The island is promoted as a luxurious Caribbean escape, and whilst tourism is its major source of income together with banana sales, the educated workforce has contributed to great improvements in transport links, communications, water and sewerage, and port facilities.
These developments have in turn attracted foreign investment in petrol storage and transhipment, offshore banking and its tourism.
A purchase of real estate in an approved project with a purchase price of at least 300,000 USD together with the payment of government processing fees and due diligence fees, from 50,000 USD for a single applicant.
Investment of at least 3,500,000 USD in an approved Enterprise Project together with the creation of three permanent jobs or more.
Investment of at least 6,000,000 USD by two or more investors in a government approved business venture, with each investor individually contributing at least 1,000,000 USD together with the creation of six permanent jobs or more.
With either investment choice, there will also be the payment of government processing fees and due diligence fees, from 50,000 USD for a single applicant.
A donation of at least 100,000 USD towards the National Economic Fund for a single applicant; 190,000 USD for a family of four, and additional donations for other family members.
Ownership of the real estate must be retained for at least 5 years.