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Old 11-04-2012, 05:19   #1
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St Lucia entry requirements?

We are departing from the UK and where wondering the requirements for entering St Lucia particularly if a exit stamp zarpe what ever it's called is required.
I am aware of the visa requirements all ready

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Old 11-04-2012, 06:01   #2
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Re: St Lucia entry requirements?

Did you check noonsite for this info? Noonsite: St Lucia
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Re: St Lucia entry requirements?

I've sailed in to St Lucia many times, and they always wanted the outbound clearance papers from my previous port. If you're planning to claim that the UK doesn't issue such papers to it's citizens, you might get away with it, but who knows. If you can have one issued, that's one less thing to worry about.

EDIT: I just saw your other thread about exit requirements from the UK. You will without question be required to produce outbound clearance papers in St Lucia.
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Re: St Lucia entry requirements?

There is a way around this..... The French islands don't require a clearance from the last port. Why not stop in Martinique, clear in (easy), reprovision there, Le Marin has a supermarket with dinghy dock!

Then head over to St Lucia, with a clearance from Martinique.

But: if for any reason landfall is in another island, they want to see your outbound clearance from the last port. Better get one.

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LeaseOnLife: sounds good but my wife is Philippine citizenship and would have to apply for a visa before going there.

Looks like I will try to get something from here in the UK the customs officer didnt seem to know anything about it or even know how to do it. Ill try again though.
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the port captain in plymouth should be able to issue you a clearance certificate,if you explain why you need it,generally very helpful.

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atoll: Just called them they said "they do not issue any kind of clearance certificates all they do is over sea the water"
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atoll: Just called them they said "they do not issue any kind of clearance certificates all they do is over sea the water"
see other thread!

was told keep the copy of 1331 form that you send off on departure.
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See other thread... keep your marina bill and present with your ships papers when your enter Spain/Portugal... they accept that as proof of clearance if dates look okay... (4month gap they get suspicious). Then when you clear out you'll get something more suitable... UK is so laid back its untrue...lol
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UK sounds like the US.

Coming in they give you a fine toothed comb, going out they don't want to be bothered.
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UK sounds like the US.

Coming in they give you a fine toothed comb, going out they don't want to be bothered.
LOL..... coming in all you do is collect a form from the local harbour master and fill it in.... then stick it in the mailbox... doubt you'll see anyone...
even if your name IS Osama... stick a B in there tho' and its another matter..
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LOL..... coming in all you do is collect a form from the local harbour master and fill it in.... then stick it in the mailbox... doubt you'll see anyone...
even if your name IS Osama... stick a B in there tho' and its another matter..

Ok only half like the US then.
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We are departing from the UK and where wondering the requirements for entering St Lucia (...)
I am not quite clear about how the discussion here goes. Correct me if I bubble nonsense.

If you are departing UK now (April?) and goint to St Lucia (when?). By boat? Not stopping along the way? Not waiting for the hurricanes to blow over?

Big boat then?

1. do not ask harbour masters, it is not their job, zarpe is issued by Customs (9/10),

2. unless you sail directly, you need zarpe from LAST port of call, not from the home port,

The French may accept you without zarpe but only if you are sailing a EU registered vessel. Your wife's passport does not matter - this is the immigration part, it is not directly related to the boat and the zarpe.

Apologies if I messed clear waters. It might be only I am puzzled by some answers. All know-how is dictated by experiences and mine is limited too.

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