Saint Lucia Entry Requirements

Saint Lucia Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Turkey Yes no Yes
Other EU countries Yes no Yes
Switzerland Yes no Yes
Austria Yes no Yes
Germany Yes no Yes

Passport information

Generally required, must be valid for at least 6 months when you leave the country.

Visa information

Generally required, with the exception of citizens of the following countries listed in the table above for stays of up to 90 days (or the maximum length of stay allowed to be determined at the time of entry) within a period of 180 days (unless otherwise stated): ( a) Germany, Austria and all other EU countries (note: Ireland visa-free for up to 42 days), (b) Switzerland and (c) Turkey (up to 42 days visa-free).

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single entry: EC$125; multiple entry: EC$190.

Visa types and costs

Tourist and Business Visa.


different; Extension possible on site.


Travelers who otherwise require a visa and who travel on to a third country on the same day and do not leave the airport do not require a transit visa. Personally at least 4 weeks before the start of the trip at the High Commission of St. Lucia in London or at the British Embassy in Vienna or at the “Visa Application Centers” in Geneva or in Zurich, which are contractual partners of the responsible diplomatic missions in Geneva and Zurich.

Application required

(a) Application Form. (b) 2 passport photos. (c) Passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the visa. (d) Return/Onward Ticket. (e) Proof of travel history (e.g. booking confirmation from travel agency). (f) Proof of Accommodation. (g) Invitation to private accommodation with friends/relatives. (h) Students: Certificate of Enrollment/Registration. (i) Sufficient Funds. (j) Certificate of employment, if applicable. (k) Possibly residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland. All other documents can be obtained by calling the St. Lucia High Commission.

Temporary Residence

inquiries to the consulate; applications are processed by the Foreign Office in Castries.

Processing time

Depending on the nationality of the applicant, i. In general, however, 3-5 working days for personal applications and 5-7 working days for postal applications. You should contact the honorary consulate or the High Commission at least 4 weeks before departure.

Proof of sufficient funds

Foreigners must have sufficient funds.

Entry with children

German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. (Caution: When traveling to and from the USA, only your own passport with ESTA approval entitles you to transit without a visa.) Austrians: Your own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Minors traveling alone require an officially certified declaration of consent from the legal guardians. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Entry with pets

Dogs, cats and other animals may not be brought to St. Lucia in tourist traffic.

Saint Lucia Entry Requirements