A person with dual citizenship is a citizen of two countries at the same time, which has many advantages, including the ability to possess two passports. People with dual citizenship can also live and work freely in both countries, own property in both countries, and travel between the countries with relative ease.
Since its introduction in 2015, Saint Lucia’s Citizenship by Investment Programme has been gaining momentum globally, thanks to the island’s irresistible appeal, welcoming climate and fertile business environment.
Known for its high level of political stability, the island also offers its citizens many unbridled freedoms not available elsewhere: a place to live, work and prosper in a generally peaceful environment. It’s no surprise, then, that hundreds of people from across the globe have already bought into Saint Lucia’s Citizenship by Investment Programme.
And so should you.
A person can become a citizen of Saint Lucia via the following ways:
BY BIRTH: This category includes (1) persons who are born within Saint Lucia, except if the parent has diplomatic immunity or is a national of a country at war with Saint Lucia; (2) persons who are born abroad to at least one parent who was born in Saint Lucia; and (3) persons born upon aircraft or ships registered in Saint Lucia or unregistered aircraft or ships belonging to the government.
BY REGISTRATION: Nationality by registration includes persons who have familial or historic relationship affiliations with Saint Lucia. It also includes a scheme to acquire nationality through investment, namely the Citizenship by Investment Programme. Persons who acquire nationality by registration include:
Since gaining independence from Great Britain on February 22, 1979, Saint Lucia has recognized dual citizenship for nationals from the Commonwealth and the Republic of Ireland, and British protected citizens. Under Saint Lucia’s Citizenship Act, having dual citizenship is allowed and Saint Lucian citizens do not lose their citizenship status of another country.
Imagine being a citizen of a country whose history is as deep as the Caribbean Sea and beauty as magnetic as the dominating twin peaks, the Pitons. Your fellow Saint Lucians will make your stay here a welcoming one. As a popular tourist destination, Saint Lucia is known for its great hospitality, which has the island won many global accolades. Named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse (A.D. 283-304), Saint Lucia is the only sovereign nation in the world named after a woman. Imagine that!
Located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, Saint Lucia has a tropical climate, is hot all year round, with relatively cool, dry season from January to mid-April and a hot, humid and rainy season from mid-June to November.
Saint Lucia is 238 square miles (or 616 square kilometres) in size and is 27 miles (or 43 kilometres) long with a maximum width of 14 miles (or 23 square kilometres). The island is home to nearly 180,000 people. Its capital, Castries, is located in the island’s north and is the main business hub and seat of government.
Now that you have a better idea of how having dual citizenship can make your life easier and more exciting, you’ll definitely need an agency that can handle all the intricate processes towards acquiring your Saint Lucian citizenship. That’s where McNamara Citizenship Services Inc. comes in.
At McNamara Citizenship Services Inc., we offer a full-service advisory agency providing all the relevant services associated with your acquiring citizenship in Saint Lucia. As an approved authorized agent under the Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Programme, we use our intimate knowledge of the Programme to guide you through the process of obtaining your citizenship.
Not only is McNamara Citizenship Services Inc. the largest law firm in Saint Lucia, but we also take great pride in our hallmarks of excellence and professionalism. From the initial application stage to you becoming a Saint Lucian citizen, we keep you informed throughout the process.
Having witnessed firsthand the immense satisfaction from clients whom we have represented successfully on their path to having dual citizenship in Saint Lucia, McNamara Citizenship Services Inc. can certainly speak to the overall benefits of the Citizenship by Investment Programme offered in Saint Lucia.
Contact McNamara Citizenship Services today and let us help you towards becoming a dual nationality citizen.