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Buying Property in St Lucia

Buying Property in St Lucia

Guide to Buying Property in St Lucia St Lucia is home to many investment opportunities. When buying property in St Lucia, you can choose from a wide range of properties on offer from plots of land ideal for single-family homes and luxury villas to lavish developments in spectacular yet serene locations. Now that you’ve decided […]

Why 2018 is the best time to Invest in St Lucia

Why 2018 is the best time to Invest in St Lucia

The progressive, business-minded Prime Minister of St. Lucia, Alan Chastanet, is actively seeking qualified investors to participate in the rapid growth of this unique island nation. Significant incentives are available to any honest, professional investment partner. The St. Lucia Government has specific requirements that an investor and developer must satisfy. INVEST St. Lucia and other […]

St Lucia CIP Authorised Agents

Persons wishing to apply for St Lucia Citizenship by Investment  must do so through a licensed government of Saint Lucia Authorized Agent. Each applicant will be provided with  A Document Checklist. The SL1 document checklist details what each applicant must provide in order for their application to be complete. Below is a list of approved […]

St Lucia Labour Legislation & Laws

The Labour Code sets guidelines for employment of persons, dismissal and payment of severance and other benefits. Hours of Work 1. Maximum Weekly Hours – 40hrs work Week 2. Maximum Daily Hours – 8 hrs 3. Maximum overtime Hours – No limit (overtime issued at the discretion of Employer) Overtime Over 40 hours per week […]

St Lucia Citizenship or Permanent Residence

St Lucia 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, […]

Migrating to St Lucia

Upon entering the country, a visitor is given a maximum of 6 weeks to remain on 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, […]

Land Development Permit in St Lucia

An investor, who is desirous of developing land, must apply for permission from the Planning Department of the Ministry of Physical Development, Housing and Urban Renewal. The application must be made in triplicate and should be accompanied by maps and plans. Failure by the authorities to give a decision for development approval within ninety (90) […]

Alien’s Landholding License in St Lucia

All non-nationals are required to obtain an Aliens Landholding License, in order to purchase property in St Lucia. The license is obtained from the Ministry of Physical Development, Housing and Urban Renewal, and must be registered by a local solicitor. 1. The Applicant’s lawyer writes to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Physical Development […]

St Lucia Customs & Excise Procedures

Customs Procedures 1. Certain products being imported in St Lucia require licenses, which are obtainable from the Ministry of Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs. 2. Duty free importation of raw materials, equipment, machinery and spare parts is available under the incentive regime for the development of industry. 3. Goods can be shipped either […]

St Lucia Banking and Finance

Saint Lucia is home to major international banks providing financial supports services. Additional information on these banks can be obtained here from the Bankers Association of St. Lucia Inc. Special request has to be made to the Government for permission to operate a US Dollar account. Bankers Association of St. Lucia Inc Members 1ST NATIONAL […]