General Clearing Requirements

 

What you need to know about arriving in Saint Lucia by Yacht

The vibrant yachting sector in Saint Lucia offers visitors an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the island from a whole new perspective. From seasoned yachties on a world circumnavigation, to new sailors who are testing their sea legs for the first time, the island has something special to offer every seafaring visitor.

At a Glance: Clearance Requirements

  • Ship’s papers showing ownership and nature of business in which the vessel is primarily engaged.
  • Clearance documentation for last port prior to Saint Lucia inclusive of Customs Declaration.
  • Passports for all crew and passengers and any appropriate visas.
  • Customs clearance must be obtained within 24 hours of arrival in Saint Lucia. You must not leave your yacht prior to clearance.

 

 

Permits, Licences and Charges

 

Occasional License (Commercial Yachts)

 

Up to 40ft

XCD$200

USD$74

41 -70ft

XCD$300

USD$111

Over 70ft

XCD$400

USD$148

Annual License (Commercial Yachts)

 

 

An annual license is granted to vessels with special permission at the above rates.

     

Pratique

   

Under 100 GRT (at any time)

XCD$10

USD$4

Over 100 GRT (0800 to 1600)

XCD$20

USD$8

Over 100 GRT (1600 to 0800)

XCD$40

USD$15

 

   

Clearance

   

Under 40ft

XCD$5

USD$2

Over 40ft

XCD$15

USD$6

 

   

Navigational Aids

   

Up to 740 GRT

XCD$15

USD$6

51 to 4999 GRT

Tonnage x XCD$0.02

 

5000 GRT and over

XCD$100

USD$37

 

Mooring Permit XCD$25 / USD$9.

Permission given to moor at a point which is not a designated port of entry, must be received from a Customs Office at the time of the request.

Length Of Stay

Visitors may request up to 3 months stay. Application for extension must be made in person at the main Immigration Office in Castries and carries a fee of XCD$100 per 21-day period.

 

Business Hours For Customs (Central Office, Castries)

 

Monday to Thursday      8am to 12pm / 1pm to 4.30pm
Friday                                  8am to 6pm
Weekends & Holidays     8am to 4.30pm *

* Customs overtime fees apply on Saturday and outside weekday working hours at a rate of XCD$10 per hour; Sundays and holidays at XCD$15 per hour. A minimum overtime fee of 3 hours at the hourly rate of the duty officer will apply. See Points Of Entry for more information.