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Having travel headaches? Get a Saint Lucia passport

Imagine that you have a very important business meeting in a few weeks and need a visa to travel overseas. Now imagine the long, tedious chain of events you need to follow to get that visa, including filling out a long, complicated form that requires a list of the countries you have visited over the past few years. 

What if getting that visa requires you spending thousands of dollars to travel to a consulate or embassy for the interview? Factor in the lengthy period of time you will need to wait for your passport and/or visa to be sent to you. Even if you are granted the visa, imagine the length of time during which the passport on which the visa is stamped is not available can delay your travel schedules. 

Sounds very complicated and worrisome, right? It is.

Whether or not you appreciate the above scenarios, the fact is that life can get complicated when the passport you have can only get you to a limited number of countries. The above scenarios are just a snapshot of why it’s important to have a second passport that allows you more freedom to travel to more destinations at any time, hassle-free.               

Political instability in many countries across the globe has made it increasingly difficult for many citizens to travel abroad. Many citizens are faced with visa restrictions whenever they try to enter certain foreign countries. Moreover, nationals whose passports usually allow them easy access to most countries may still require a visa to travel to some countries. Some even find it impossible to obtain visas due to temporary travel restrictions during bitter trade sanctions and other geopolitical disturbances. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that having a second passport essential because it can make all the difference in you and your family’s future. In fact, since the pandemic began, the demand for people seeking a second citizenship has skyrocketed as many people rush to protect themselves from any further unpredictable situations that may arise.

In the countries where it is offered, the Citizenship by Investment Programme offers an alternative path to securing a second citizenship, aside from the traditional means of marriage or descent. The programme is now a popular option for many people – especially businessmen and businesswomen – who are either pressed for time or want a change of scenery. Other important reasons for having a second citizenship include (1) personal security, and (2) investing in a safe and sound future.

  • Personal security: Having a second citizenship in a politically stable country can serve as a golden passport to a place of refuge should instabilities, such as civil unrest, break out in your home country.  
  • Investing in a safe and sound future: Investing in a second citizenship is basically investing in a safe and secure future as it affords you the freedom to plan long-term without having to worry about political instability and other social disruptors. You also benefit from the legal and other benefits that come with your second citizenship and second passport.   

For nearly six years now, Saint Lucia has been offering people from across the globe the chance at having personal security while investing in a safe and sound future. Through its Citizenship by Investment Programme, nearly 600 people from across the globe have gained citizenship in Saint Lucia, a Saint Lucia passport, and a new lease of life! They have done so via one of the following attractive offers:

  • Government Bond Investment: A minimum investment US$500,000.00 
  • National Economic Fund Investment: A minimum investment of US$100,000.00 
  • Real Estate Investment: A minimum investment of US$300,000.00 
  • Enterprise Investment: A minimum investment of US$3,500,000.00
  • COVID-19 Bond Relief: A minimum investment of US$250,000.00 (Limited time offer) 

Benefits of having a Saint Lucia citizenship and passport

The Saint Lucia passport, which is valid for five years before being renewed, is ranked number 26 on the 2021 Passport Index. This high ranking translates to a mobility score that has been steadily increasing since the COVID-19 outbreak.

By becoming a citizen of Saint Lucia and the holder of a Saint Lucia passport, you benefit from a wide range of opportunities that are worth your initial investment. These benefits all contribute to making life easier for you and your family.  

  • Visa-free travel or visa-on-arrival to more than 146 countries, including the European Union Shengen countries, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom.
  • Equal citizenship and rights with native-born Saint Lucians, including the right to pass on citizenship to family members and the right to vote.
  • No residency requirement, no need to travel to Saint Lucia during the application process, and a quick processing turnaround within 3 months.
  • Dual citizenship is recognized in Saint Lucia.
  • No country restrictions.
  • Unique Government Bond investment option not offered by other CIPs in the Caribbean, which must be held for 5 years and is non-interest bearing, but refundable after 5 years.    
  • Saint Lucia, which is modeled after the British parliamentary system of government, enjoys stable political and economic democracy.
  • Saint Lucia offers a favourable tax environment with no capital gains tax, relatively low income and corporate tax, no taxation on worldwide income (once resident for under 183 days), and no estate or inheritance tax.
  • Saint Lucia boasts a favourable international financial services sector.
  • Via its Hewanorra International Airport located in the southern part of the island, Saint Lucia offers good airlift into and out of the island to most cities across the world and many non-stop flights to and from the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe, the United States, and Canada.

Whether you plan to participate in Saint Lucia’s Citizenship by Investment Programme via either the Government Bond Investment, National Economic Fund Investment, Real Estate Investment, Enterprise Investment, or COVID-19 Bond Relief option, McNamara Citizenship Services Inc. will assist you in making the process hassle-free and efficient.

As a full-service advisory agency, McNamara Citizenship Services Inc. provides all the relevant services associated with your acquiring citizenship in Saint Lucia. We are an approved authorized agent under the Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Programme, and we use our intimate knowledge of the Programme to guide you through the process of obtaining your citizenship.

McNamara Citizenship Services Inc., the largest law firm in Saint Lucia, takes great pride in the hallmarks of excellence and professionalism. We also keep you informed throughout the entire process -- from the initial application stage to you becoming a Saint Lucian citizen. 

The McNamara Citizenship Services Inc. team has witnessed firsthand the great satisfaction and positive feedback from clients we have represented successfully on their path to having dual citizenship in Saint Lucia.

Contact McNamara Citizenship Services Inc. today and let’s help you make it easier to travel, work and play across the globe. Now’s the best time to get your Saint Lucia passport and enjoy the endless possibilities of its benefits!

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