Once you have selected us as your Authorized Agent we will assist you in preparing documents for Submission to the CIP Unit. The Applicant / Qualifying Dependants will need to complete the Official Forms.
Application Forms (these can be sent to you and inserted here)
These require the Applicant/ Qualifying Dependants to attend a medical examination, and obtain certain supporting documents – all of which must be submitted in English and be appropriately legalised. McNamara Citizenship Services Inc. will be able to advise you as the applicant on the preparation of the documents and on how to have them legalised.
When all forms are complete, McNamara Citizenship Services Inc. submits the application to the CIP Unit. McNamara Citizenship Services Inc. The then becomes responsible for liaising with the CIP UNIT in relation to all correspondence, queries, or questions that may arise with respect to the applicant’s file. There is currently no mandatory interview requirement for the St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment Programme.
Each application is vetted by the Government through a thorough due diligence background check, during which time submitted information is examined and verified. The CIP unit considers application files in light of this due diligence check, and then issues a recommendation about the application. Final approval is in the hands of the Minister, who generally follows the CBIC’s recommendation. Upon the Minister making a decision, the applicant is issued a letter (through McNamara Citizenship Services Inc.) detailing whether the application was successful, delayed for further processing, or rejected.
If the application is successful, the CIP unit issues a letter instructing the applicant (through McNamara Citizenship Services Inc.) to either make the requisite investment under the investment option the applicant has chosen. The principal applicant must make the qualifying investment within sixty (60) calendar days after notice by the Unit to the authorised agent of approval of their application. In the case of an investment in an approved real estate or enterprise project, the principal applicant must pay the government administrative fees due within 60 full days after notice by the Unit to the authorised agent of approval of their application. Upon receiving proof of payment, the CIP UNIT issues the certificate of registration, establishing that the applicant has received St. Lucian citizenship
Every successful applicant must take the oath and/or affirmation of allegiance before a lawyer / notary to then receive their Certificate Of Registration (COR). An applicant who is granted citizenship by investment enjoys all the rights of a citizen and is also subject to the laws of Saint Lucia.
Upon the grant of citizenship, the applicant (and dependants where applicable), will apply for a Saint Lucian Passport.
The following are the requisite forms to complete the application for the St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program:
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