Living in the Caribbean is more like a tropical dream because who wouldn’t want to live and grow with their family in a place where there are soft sands and crystal blue waters. St. Lucia is situated in the Lesser Antilles region and it is considered to be the top destination for tourism but also the place where one like to settle in, as it gives you high quality life with lesser cost. The country is all about offering a luxurious lifestyle.
The country possesses a beautiful landscape and there is just so much more to just tropical beaches (though they are the best part). Starting from the Piton Mountains, rainforests, volcanoes, cities and a much laid back lifestyle; you would find a bit of culture and adventure around every nook of the corner on this island. The capital of the country is Castries and it is one of the largest cities which have many shopping malls and restaurants where you would find the scrumptious local cuisines. The island has great culinary offering which would give an amazing experience to your taste buds.
The food that you would mostly find in the island would be a mix of West African, European, and East Indian cuisine; including chicken, fish, potatoes, cornbread, coconuts and of course some peppers on the top.
On a nice day off one could easily pack their bags with their families and go to hike, explore, shop, swim or just lie on the beach watching the absolute gorgeous sight of the volcano with a bite to eat.
St. Lucia has the East Caribbean Dollar as their local currency and the economy of the country usually comprises of agriculture, banking and finance, petroleum industry but mostly tourism charting top the list. This is the reason why most of the people who come to look for employment in St. Lucia want to get a job in travel or tourism.
The property in St. Lucia is not that cheap and a good and well-furnished house starts at $1,000 but then having said that, it again varies with the location and there are some localities where the properties are much economical.
The cost of living in St. Lucia is much cheaper than any other countries in the Caribbean and you would be cutting the cost low on so many day to day life activities which would make it all worth it at the end of the day.
If you are someone who has a business mind then this island would be an ideal place for you to live with your family. The locals are extremely humble and friendly and they are very open to do talks and do business with anyone coming from a foreign land. Rodney Bay area is known to be as the business hub and in order to be lucrative in business; you would have to base your business here. There are absolutely no import duties so if you are making your products locally then it would give you great profit margins.
There are bountiful medical centres and hospitals in St. Lucia which are available if one needs medical attention. There are two biggest hospitals on the island namely, Victoria Hospital and St. Jude’s Hospital which handle the emergency care.
The education system of St. Lucia was based on the British model but since the two decades it has had its fair share of changes. There are about 75 secondary schools and 24 primary schools on the island which are all focusing on giving the children quality education and preparing them for the modern workplace.
St. Lucia is a safe place and promises to provide all the facilities which could give your family a better life with added luxuries.
Lalani& Associates brings you a chance to pack your bags and live in your dream place with the St. Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program. The applicants who are successful would be given St. Lucia citizenship and the best part is that one would not be required to live in St. Lucia or have a physical residency. The program also does not require any interview, education background or work experience. After getting the citizenship you can easily travel to 120 countries without any visa, including the Schengen zone.
The family members who can be included in the application are;
- Dependent children who are under the age of 25 (if they are students currently or have been since the age of 18)
- Dependent parents over the age of 65, also living with the applicant
- Mentally or physically challenged dependent children or parents
The citizenship can be passed down so the future generations can benefit from the investment too.
There are two investment options available to become eligible for this program.
- National Economic Fund Contribution
Individuals possessing high net worth can monetary contribution to the NEF organization through one of the listed prescribed level;
- US $ 100,000 for a single applicant
- US$165,000 for the main applicant along with spouse
- US$190,000 with entire family with up to 3 dependents (including spouse + 2 children)
- US$25,000 for each additional dependent
- Real Estate Investment
Purchase of property of property for a minimum of US $300,000 can be made by the applicant in a pre-approved real estate development area. However, the purchase property must be owned and maintained by the owner for five years. The incurred cost like registration, processing fees and taxes must be paid in advance before the purchase.
- The documentation along with the application would take around 4 months eventually depending on the responsiveness of the client
- The government of St. Lucia takes around 3 months to come to a conclusion or as for further information, after the application has been submitted
- After the applicant has made a donation or has invested in any of the given levels, he/she would receive a Naturalization Certificate
- A passport application is submitted then and the passport is received within 10 days