Saint Lucia is a sovereign island country in the West Indies in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. Fully independent since 1979, It covers a land area of 617 km2 (238 square miles) and reported a population of 165,595 in the 2010 census. Its capital is Castries. In 2015, the Saint Lucia government established the Citizenship by Investment Program to encourage foreign investment, making it possible to obtain your Saint Lucia citizenship by investment in only approximately 4 months. Citizens of Saint Lucia enjoy the comfort of traveling to over 146 countries without the need for a visa, including major business hubs in Europe, North- and Latin America as well as Asia, making a citizenship in Saint Lucia an extremely attractive choice. Applicants and their dependents are not required to live in Saint Lucia to obtain citizenship, meaning you can apply for and receive secondary passports without having to relocate the entire family or renounce your original nationality.