Saint Lucia is a Caribbean island located north of Trinidad and Tobago. The country has been an independent state since 1979 and is a member of the Commonwealth Realm. The Saint Lucia citizenship by investment program was launched in 2016 to promote and attract foreign direct investment on the island. The CIP overlooks and regulates the citizenship by investment program in Saint Lucia. The program offers a unique opportunity to invest in government securities and is popular amongst applicants wishing to make a low-risk investment in a government-owned asset. An investor may also qualify for citizenship by making a donation in a government fund or investment in real estate.