FAQs

Below are some of the most common enquiries received..

How do I acquire a copy of my marriage certificate?

Description: Foreign nationals from some countries intending to visit Saint Lucia for business, pleasure or study are required to have a valid passport from their country and to obtain a valid Saint Lucian visa.
Category: Tourism Services
Office: Royal Saint Lucia Police Force
Fee: EC$125.00 for single entry (within a 3 month period); EC$190.00 for multiple entry (multiple entries over one year period).
Process: Complete the application form and submit to the Immigration department at least two (2) weeks prior to travel date. In some circustances, application for a visa can be made at the airport on entry to Saint Lucia (please note the possibiiity that the application for visa may be refused).

 

How do I file my company’s annual return ?

Description: Businesses exceeding the threshold for taxable supplies must register with the VAT section of the Inland Revenue department as a VAT – Registered business.
Category: Taxation
Office: Inland Revenue Department, VAT Section
Deadline Date: None
Processing Time: within 15 working days of receipt
Email:
Phone:
Fee: None
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Process: The applicant must submit the completed application form together with any other information required by the Controller.
Requirements: Businesses trading in taxable supplies must within ten (10) days, register with the VAT Section of Inland Revenue Department if their taxable supplies or sales (goods and services) meet or exceed the threshold of ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($180,000). Additionally, businesses must regi
Notes: Businesses trading in taxable supplies must within ten (10) days, register with the VAT Section of Inland Revenue Department if their taxable supplies or sales (goods and services) meet or exceed the threshold of ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($180,000). Additionally, businesses must register if in the first three months of trading their taxable supplies exceed in the previous twelve months or less; or is expected to meet or exceed the threshold at the beginning of any period of three hundred and sixty – five days

 

How do I Register a Business Name (by an Individual )

Description: This process is required by an individual who wishes to carry on business under a business name.
Category: Business/Commerce
Office: Registry of Companies and Intellectual Property
Deadline Date: None
Processing Time: Two (2) business days
Email:
Phone:
Fee: EC$125.00
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Process:
  1. Complete the Business Name Search process.

 

  1. On approval of the Business Name Search, complete the Business Registration Form (Application for Registration by an Individual) ? Form 1.

 

  1. Complete the Statutory Declaration Form (Form 11) and have this Statutory Declaration notarised by an Attorney-at-Law or a Justice of the Peace.

 

  1. Submit the following documents together with the requisite application fee and stamp to the Registry: (a) Approved Business Name Search Form; (b) Completed Business Registration Form (Form 1); and (c) Notarised Statutory Declaration Form (Form 11).

 

  1. The Certificate will be issued by the Registry
Requirements: ·  In addition to the above application fee, a stamp valued at EC$2.50 – purchased at any local post office – must also be submitted with the application.

·  Applicants must be 18 years and older.

·  Only one individual can register a business name

Notes: ·  In addition to the above application fee, a stamp valued at EC$2.50 – purchased at any local post office – must also be submitted with the application.

·  Applicants must be 18 years and older.

·  Only one individual can register a business name

Do I need a visa to visit Saint Lucia?

Apply for Saint Lucia Non-Immigrant Visa

Description: Foreign nationals from some countries intending to visit Saint Lucia for business, pleasure or study are required to have a valid passport from their country and to obtain a valid Saint Lucian visa.
Category: Tourism Services
Office: Royal Saint Lucia Police Force
Deadline Date: None
Processing Time: 5 working days
Email: immigration@rlpf.com
Query: stluciagovt.info
Fee: EC$125.00 for single entry (within a 3 month period); EC$190.00 for multiple entry (multiple entries over one year period).
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Process: Complete the application form and submit to the Immigration department at least two (2) weeks prior to travel date. In some circumstances, application for a visa can be made at the airport on entry to Saint Lucia (please note the possibility that the application for visa may be refused).
Requirements: ·  2 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 with

Notes: ·  2 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 with

 

Where can I get information on filing my tax returns (as an individual)?

Description: Every resident individual who is in receipt of income of over $17,400 in any year must file an annual tax return for the previous financial year (January to December). All self-employed individuals, notwithstanding the amount of the income or loss. must also file -individuals in this case include taxi and mini-bus owners or drivers, doctors, mechanics, shopkeepers, vendors, lawyers, hairdressers, shopowners, contractors, etc.
Category: Taxation
Office: Inland Revenue Department
Deadline Date: March 31st
Processing Time: Varies
Email:
Phone:
Fee: None
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Process: The completed Individual Tax Return form together with the requisite supporting documentation must be submitted to the department by the deadline date. Please see the website of the department for further details
Requirements: None
Notes: The completed Individual Tax Return form together with the requisite supporting documentation must be submitted to the department by the deadline date. Please see the website of the department for further details