Upon becoming a citizen of St Lucia through the nation’s Citizenship by Investment Programme, an economic citizen can apply for a passport at the Immigration Department of the Office of the Royal St Lucia Police Force. It is also possible for that economic citizen to appoint a third party to apply on his or her behalf. Applications for a passport can be submitted as soon as citizenship is received.
St Lucian passports are CARICOM passports that are issued to citizens of St Lucia for international travel. They are biometric documents, ensuring a greater level of safety and facilitating cross-border procedures. Holders of St Lucian passports enjoy visa-free or visa-on arrival access to around 145 countries and territories worldwide.
Ordinary St Lucian passports are valid for five years. They can be renewed at the Immigration Department of the Office of the Royal St Lucia Police Force in Castries (St Lucia’s capital city) or at a St Lucia High Commission, Embassy, or Consulate.
The passport application process is separate from the citizenship by investment process, and requires the applicant to present a number of documents, including, but not limited to, a certified copy of the applicant’s Certificate of Registration – the document that is issued to an economic citizen at the end of the citizenship by investment process.
Every time St Lucia passport holders re-apply for a passport (for example, because their old passport has expired), they must present their old St Lucia passport. This will be cancelled upon issuance of the new passport.
CS Global Partners assists clients who wish to obtain citizenship of St Lucia, providing them with the guidance and commitment they need to see their application processed seamlessly. Our team then ensures that clients who obtain their citizenship also apply for, and receive, St Lucia passports.