Saint Lucia Country Profile

For more details visit Saint Lucia Passport Ranking
  • Passport Grade
  • Passport Ranking
  • Passport Score
  • Visa-free Countries
  • Visa-required Countries
  • Access to the World's GDP
  • Access to the World's Surface Area
  • Access to the World's Population
  • Access to the Unesco Sites
Citizenship and Naturalization
Birthright citizenship (Jus Soli)
  • Birthright citizenship (Jus Soli)
    Unrestricted: Any child born in the country automatically becomes a citizen.
Naturalization - Standard Conditions
  • Minimum residency period
    7 years
  • Physical presence requirement
  • Language test
    Yes, English
  • Need to renounce original citizenship?
  • Can minor children naturalize?
  • Can naturalized parents pass citizenship to a child born abroad?
  • Can you lose naturalization due to prolonged absence/ naturalization elsewhere?
Naturalization - Your Spouse is a Citizen
  • Living IN the country: Residency/marriage requirement
    0 years / 0 years
    May apply immediately after marriage. Must reside in St Lucia when applying. Most likely, your spouse cannot be a CBI citizen.
  • Living ABROAD: Marriage requirement
  • Language test
    Yes, English
  • Need to renounce original citizenship?
Naturalization - Other Beneficial Provisions
  • Your child is a citizen
    No provisions
  • Citizens of specific countries
    No provisions
"–": The provision has not been analysed.
Visas and Residencies
Visas and Residencies
For more details visit Cost of Living
  • Taxation Type
A tax resident of a country with a TERRITORIAL tax system pays taxes on the income generated within the country only. Income generated outside of the country remains tax-free.
Schiff Sovereign's Take on Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia is yet another tropical paradise in the Caribbean, boasting stunning beaches and beautiful varied topography (just google “The Pitons mountains” to get a sense).

But the main reason why we are taking time to write about the country is its Citizenship By Investment (CBI) program, which we rather like. Through it, you can become a Saint Lucian citizen in a few short months – and without leaving your living room. 

The country’s CBI program is one of the best deals out there for single applicants. The country’s passport is reasonably decent, too, earning a “B- Grade” in the Sovereign Man Passport Ranking Index. 

The country employs a territorial taxation system, which means that if you ever become a tax resident there (by living there full time), any of your non-St Lucian income will remain tax-free.

(Most people who become Saint Lucian citizens through the CBI program chose to not live in the country, however.)

Several of our subscribers have become dual citizens by participating in the country’s CBI program. And we are happy to report that they became St Lucians cheaper than anyone else in the world, thanks to the deep supplier discounts we’ve negotiated for our Total Access members.

If you are considering Saint Lucia’s (or any other) CBI program, you will definitely do yourself a favor by joining Total Access. The discount you will receive will either match or exceed the price you’ll pay for the membership. 

(See all the applicable CBI prices and available discounts in our interactive CBI calculator.)
Schiff Sovereign's Rolodex
Service Providers available in Saint Lucia
  • Tax advice (attorneys and/or accountants)
  • Corporate services (company formation, etc.)
  • Citizenship by Investment
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Saint Lucia Overview
  • Region
    North and South America
  • Capital City
  • Largest City
  • Currency
    Eastern Caribbean dollar
  • Languages
  • Population
    178.7 thousand (182nd)
  • Life Expectancy
    79 years (62nd)
  • GDP (Nominal)
    $2 billion (184th)
  • GDP/Capita
    $11,036 (85th)
Useful Data
For more details visit Cost of Living
  • Cost of Living
    Inexpensive (3/7)
  • Climate
    Average (3/5)
  • Safety
    Dangerous (5/7)
  • Pollution
    Clean (2/5)
  • English Proficiency

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