The St Lucia citizenship by investment program was launched in 2015. The Citizenship by Investment Act and its amendments regulate the
program rules. The minimum investment is $100,000. Applicants choose from four options. There is a contribution to the state fund, purchase of government bonds or real estate and business investments. Investors get citizenship under a simplified procedure. They don’t have to obtain a residence permit, live in the country, or take a language proficiency test. The main applicant can include his/her family members, spouse, children, parents, and siblings, in the application within certain terms and conditions.