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Guide to Migrating to Saint Lucia

9/7/2016
Angelic Sealy

Relocating, Retiring & Vacation to St Lucia

Upon entering the St Lucia, here is a comprehensive guide to migrating to Saint Lucia. A visitor is given a maximum of 6 weeks to remain on the island. Prior to the expiration of this deadline and/or in the event the visitor plans to stay longer, a further extension may be granted after an application is made to the Immigration Department. The extension granted will be discretionary, based on responses given in an interview conducted by an Immigration Officer.

CITIZENSHIP OR PERMANENT RESIDENCE

Citizenship or permanent residence may be applied for, through the Ministry of Home Affairs and National Security, if a non-national is desirous of becoming a citizen or a permanent resident of Saint Lucia, after having resided in Saint Lucia for:

• (1) one to three (3) years, temporary residency

• (5) five years, in the case of permanent residence, or

• (7) seven years for citizenship.

 

Documents to be submitted include:

1. A completed application on prescribed form.

2. A bank statement (may be requested)

3. A police certificate of character.

4. An original birth certificate.

5. Four (4) passport size photographs with two (2) certified by a Justice of the Peace or local Lawyer.

6. A reference letter from a reputable person from the country of origin.

7. A letter stating date of arrival, purpose of visit, and the activities to be engaged in.

8. Clearance letter from the Inland Revenue Department

NB: The Minister for Home Affairs and National Security may also request additional information that is deemed necessary to process your application.

 

Cost

Type of Citizenship Cost in ECD$

Temporary Residency $1,050.00

Permanent Residency $2,550.00

Citizenship (CARICOM) $2,050.00

Citizenship (Commonwealth) $3,050.00

Citizenship (Non-CARICOM & Non Commonwealth) $5,050.00

Replacement certificate $50.00

 

VISITOR VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR SAINT LUCIA

Foreign nationals intending to visit Saint Lucia for business, pleasure or study are required to have a valid passport from their country as well as to obtain a Saint Lucian visa. The Immigration Department under the Ministry of Home Affairs and National Security is responsible for the issuance of Saint Lucian Visas.

Immigration Department, Visa Office

Telephone: (758) 456 3825 (758) 456 3825

Facsimile: (758) 456 3823

Email: immigration@rslpf.com

Saint Lucian Visas may also be obtained through the various Saint Lucian missions abroad (see listing below). Visa fees are non-refundable and subject to change without notice.

CLASSES OF VISAS IN ST LUCIA

Single Entry

• Valid for three months

• Cost $125 EC

• Processing of application takes minimum 5 working days, once the application is complete

Multiple entries

• Ideal for business persons and students

• Valid for up to one year

• Cost $ 190 EC

• Processing of application takes minimum 5 working days, once the application is complete

St Lucia Visa Application Requirement

• Completed application form

• Two certified passport size photographs

• A valid passport for up to six months

• A return ticket to port of origin

• Copy of travel itinerary

• Proof of hotel/private accommodation

• Letter of invitation (if invited by friend or relative) or Admission letter (if student)

Please see the requirements and prescribed visa form here.

EXTENDING YOUR STAY IN ST LUCIA

An extension may be requested by application to the Immigration department. The extension granted is discretionary based on the provision of required documents and responses given in an interview conducted by an Immigration Officer. The operating hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 12 noon and 1:30pm to 3pm.

Requirement for Extension of Stay in St Lucia

• Return ticket

• One passport size photo

• Valid passport

• Receipt of payment or Host person

Please note the following

• Cost $200 EC for each 30 day extension.

• The request for an extension should be made to the immigration office prior to the expiration of time allowed in Saint Lucia.

• Decisions are made at the time of the interview.

List of Countries Where Nationals Require Visas

A – E G – O P – Z

AFGANISTAN, (pta) GABON, (poe) PAKISTAN, (pta)

ALBANIA, (pta) GAMBIA, (poe) PALAU, (poe)

ALGERIA, (pta) GHANA, (poe) PALESTINE, (pta)

AMERICAN SAMOA* (poe) GUATEMALA, (poe) PAPUA NEW GUINEA, (poe)

ANGOLA, (pta) GUINEA, (poe) PARAGUAY, (poe)

ARMENIA, (pta) GUINEA BISSAU, (poe) PERU, (poe)

AZERBAIJAN, (pta) HAITI*, (pta) PHILIPPINES, (poe)

BAHRAIN, (pta) QATAR,(pta)

BANGLADESH, (pta) REUNION*

BELARUS, HONDURAS, (poe) ST. PIERRE & MIQUELON, (poe)

BENIN, (poe) INDIA, (poe)

BHUTAN, (poe) INDONESIA, (pta)

BOLIVIA, (poe)

ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN,

(pta) SAO TOME & PRINCIPE, (poe)

BURUNDI, (poe) IRAQ, (pta) SAUDI ARABIA, (pta)

BURKINA FASO, (poe) JORDAN, (pta) SENEGAL, (poe)

BURMA (MYANMAR), KAZAKHSTAN, (pta) SERBIA, (pta)

CAMBODIA (poe) KENYA, (poe) SIERRA LEONE, (poe)

CAMEROON, (poe) IVORY COAST, (poe)

CAPE VERDE ISLANDS, (poe)

KOREA (NORTH DEM. REPUBLIC

OF), (pta) SOMALIA, (pta)

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, (pta) KYRGYZSTAN, (poe) SRI LANKA, (pta)

CHAD, (pta) LAOS, (pta) SUDAN, (poe)

CHINA (PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF),

(pta) LEBANON, (pta) SYRIA, (pta)

COLOMBIA, (pta) LIBERIA, (pta) TAJIKISTAN, (pta)

COMOROS, (poe) LIBYA, (pta) THAILAND, (poe)

CONGO (REPUBLIC OF), (pta) MACAU, (poe)

TIMOR – LESTE (EAST TIMOR),

(poe)

CONGO (Democratic Republic of

the Congo), (pta)

MACEDONIA, REPUBLIC OF

(poe) TOGO, (poe)

COOK ISLANDS, (pta) MADAGASCAR, (poe) TUNISIA, (pta)

CROATIA, (poe) MALAYSIA, (poe)

DJIBOUTI, (poe) MALI, (poe) TURKMENISTAN, (pta)

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, (pta) MAURITANIA, (poe) UGANDA, (poe)

ECUADOR, (poe) MOLDOVA, (poe) UKRAINE, (poe)

EGYPT, (pta) MONGOLIA, (poe) UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, (pta)

EL SALVADOR, (poe)

EQUATORIAL GUINEA, (poe) MOROCCO (pta) UZBEKISTAN, (pta)

ERITREA, (pta) MOZAMBIQUE, (poe) VIETNAM, (poe)

ETHIOPIA, (poe) NEPAL, (pta)

WALLIS & FORTUNA ISLANDS,

(poe)

NEW CALEDONIA WEST BANK, (poe)

NICARAGUA, (poe) YEMEN, (pta)

NIGER, (pta) ZAIRE, (pta)

NIGERIA, (pta) ZIMBABWE, (poe)

OMAN, (pta)

Key:

(pta) = prior to arrival

(poe) = port of entry

*=Territory

 

SAINT LUCIA OVERSEAS MISSIONS

 

CANADA

Consulate General of Saint Lucia

65 Overlea Blvd.

Suite 250

Toronto ON M4H 1P1

Canada

Tel: (416) 203 8400

Fax: (416) 203 8408 / 8486

Email: infoslutorconsulate@rogers.com

Ambassador: H.E. Michael Willius

 

CUBA

Embajada de Santa Lucia en la Republica de Cuba

Calle 12 No. 551, entre 5ta y 7ma,

Miramar

Ciudad Habana

Cuba

Tel: (537) 206 9609

Fax: (537) 206 9610

E-mail: embslu@enet.cu, embslu@yahoo.com

Ambassador: H.E. Dr. Jovita St. Marthe

 

NEW YORK/UNITED NATIONS

Saint Lucia Permanent Mission to the United Nations

800 2nd Avenue

5th Floor, N.Y.10017

New York

U.S.A.

Tel: (212) 697-9360

Fax: (212) 697-4993

Email: slumission@aol.com

Ambassador: H.E. Menissa Rambally

Vice Consul: Mr. Julian Dubois

 

MIAMI

Consulate General of Saint Lucia

2 Alhambra Plaza

Suite 850

Coral Gables

 

MIAMI

Florida 33411, U.S.A

Tel: (786) 502-3351

Fax: (786) 502-3356

Email: hipkent@aol.com/ st.lucia.consulate.miami

Consul General: Mr. Kent Hippolyte

 

WASHINGTON

Embassy of Saint Lucia to the United States and OAS

3216 New Mexico Avenue, N.W.

Washington D.C. 20016

U.S.A.

Tel: (202) 364-6792/95

Fax: (202) 364-6723

Email: eofsaintlu@aol.com

Ambassador: H.E. Sonia Johnny

Minister Counsellor: Ms. Elizabeth Darius Clarke

 

UNITED KINGDOM

Saint Lucia High Commission

1 Collingham Gardens

Earls Court

London SW5 0HW

Tel: (44 207) 370-7123

Fax: (44 207) 370-1905

Email: enquiries@stluciacuk.org

Web site: www.stluciacuk.org

High Commissioner: H.E. Dr. Ernest Hilaire

Minister Counsellor: Mr. Albert Fregis

 

MARTINIQUE

Consulat Général de Ste Lucie

3 Rue de La Libération

97200 Fort de France

Martinique

Tel: (596) 718-350

Fax: (596) 638-258

Email: consulateofsaintlucia@wanadoo.fr

Consul General: Ms. Yasmine Walcott

Cultural Attache : Mr. Shazi Chalon

 

BELGIUM 
Embassies of the Eastern Caribbean States & Mission to the European Communities

42 rue de Livourne

1050 Brussels

Tel: 011 (322) 534 2611

Fax: 011 (322) 539 4009

Email: ecs.embassies@oecs.org

Ambassador: H.E. Ms. Shirley Skeritt-Andrew

UNESCO

Permanent Mission of Saint Lucia to UNESCO

21 Bis Avenue d’Lena

75116 Paris

 

France

Tel: 011 (331)5323 8023

Fax: 011 (331) 4070 1891

Email: dl.st-lucia@unesco-delegations.org

Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Gilber Chaguory

WTO & FRANCE

Permanent Representative of Saint Lucia to WTO

Albertlaan 22

3080 Tervuren

Tel : (322) 767 1013

Email : enquires@stluciacuk.org

 

CYPRUS

1 Ouralion Street

P.O. Box 53321

3302 Limassol

Cyprus

Tel: (357) 253434 / 357 9967 4407

Fax: (357) 2556 0948

Email : c.vorkas@cytanet.com.cy

Honorary Consul: Dr. Constantinos Andrea Vorkas

 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Consul de Santa Lucia

P.O. Box 816

Santo Domingo

Dominican Republic

Tel: (809) 544 3797

Fax: (809) 541 4781

Honorary Consul: Mario Koenig

 

GERMANY

Postfach 2304

D-61293 Bad Hamburg

Germany

Tel: 06172 302324

Fax: 06172 305314

Honorary Consul: Mr. Bernd O. Ludwig

 

JAMAICA

11 Forest View Road

Leas Flat

Kingston 19

Jamaica

Tel: (876) 960 1789

Fax: (876) 929 8093

Email: vevans@infochan.com

Honorary Consul: Vitas Titus Evans

 

LOS ANGELES & HONOLULU

2250 Century Hill

Century City

Los Angeles

CA 90067

Tel: (310) 557 9000

Fax: (310) 557 0712

Email: alohadenis@sbcglobal.net

Honorary Consul: Mr. Denis Alexander

 

NORWAY

Gaard Kolleroysvegen 30

1400 Ski

Norway

Tel: (47) 64 865 990 (h)

Email: bjertnaes@financier.com

Honorary Consul: Mr. Per Erik Bjertnaes

 

PUERTO RICO

P.O. Box 12008

San Juan

Puerto Rico 00922 22008

CA 90067

Tel: (787) 667 4748

Fax: (787) 708 1777

Email: oecs@coqui.net

Honorary Consul: Dr. Efrain Vazquez-Vera

 

ST. CROIX

P.O. Box 2462

Frederiksted

St. Croix

USVI 00841

Tel : (340) 773 1404 Ext. 4811

Tel : 1 (340) 772 0617 (h)

Tel : 1 (340) 713 9806 (c)

Email: lfrenee@yahoo.com

Honorary Consul: Mr. Luther Felix Renne

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