The St Lucia program is regulated by the Investment Act No 14 of 2015 , and any subsequent amendments to same and the Statutory Body responsible for managing the program is The Citizenship by investment Unit (CIU) which is tasked with processing all applications.
“It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to this website and I know that choosing the right Authorized Agent is a key decision in the Application process. I believe that at McNamara Citizenship Services Inc. we will make this decision easy for you by providing you with a quick, confidential and efficient service resulting in legal citizenship and a second passport. This will then enable both you and your family to enjoy all the benefits of citizenship offered by a safe haven like St. Lucia, together with visa free travel and peace of mind in just a few months. Let our family take care of you and your family.”
Stephen McNamara was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn, in London England and in St Lucia in 1972. The Barrister/Solicitor specializes in the representation of foreign investors in St Lucia in Tourism, Manufacturing and Banking sectors. He served as Chairman of the St Lucia Tourist Board for nine years and continues to serve as Director on a number of regional boards.
Stephen was appointed Chairman of the Sagicor Financial Group, in January, 2010, and is the Chairman of several subsidiaries within the Group including Sagicor Life Insurance Company based in the United States. Additionally, he serves as the Chairman of St. Lucia Electricity Services and is the President of the St. Lucia Tennis Association. Stephen is a senior partner at McNamara and Company, Attorneys-at-Law of St. Lucia, and has been an attorney for over 40 years. In 2015, he was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by her Majesty the Queen of England at Buckingham Palace and was also awarded an Honorary doctorate from the University of the West Indies in the same year. Stephen along with son Jonathan oversees the operation and Management of McNamara Citizenship Services Inc..
Jonathan McNamara is a member of the Investment Migration Council and is the Chief Operations Officer of McNamara Citizenship Services Inc. and holds an Honors 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. Jonathan spent two years working in a Boutique practice in London. Jonathan has a particular interest in Citizenship by Investment and has researched many of the other programs offered in the Caribbean and this has provided him with valuable expertise and knowledge applicable to the new St Lucia program. Jonathan is the lead contact on all queries and client applications and will personally walk you through any queries and questions.
Zinaida is the Chief Communications Officer for McNamara Citizenship Services Inc. and obtained her Honors Law degree from the University of the West of England and was then called to the English Bar at Lincoln’s Inn. Zinaida was called to the Bar of St. Lucia on 5th October 2007 and works primarily within the areas of Divorce and Banking matters. Zinaida is McNamara Citizenship Services Inc. Media and Client Relations Officer and deals with the processing of client applications, carrying out due diligence measures and liaises with promoters and marketing agents.
Zaynah is the resident linguist at McNamara Citizenship Services Inc. and is our consultant to the Middle East, due to her familiarity with the culture and customs in this Region of the World. Her background is rooted in Management. Zaynah has managed some of the largest retail stores in South Florida and several of the bigger retail stores in St Lucia. Zaynah speaks English, Spanish, Arabic and Conversational French.
Femi resides in Hong Kong, he is our Consultant in the Far East Region. He worked as a Negotiator for some of the largest investment banks in the world, in which he negotiated the terms and conditions that governed derivatives trades they entered into. He worked in the legal department of HSBC, both in London and Hong Kong as an ISDA Negotiator. He worked on the trading floor of Morgan Stanley Asia within the Fixed Income Department. He has also worked in the legal department of Deutsche Bank in London, where he negotiated documentation for the trading of a variety of commodities derivatives. Femi obtained a law degree from Keele University in Staffordshire and attended the University of Law, the main provider of a solicitor qualification in the UK, colloquially referred to as law school.