Saint Lucia Goes Seamless
Beginning March 1, 2023, Saint Lucia’s entry process will be even more seamless with the introduction of an online Embarkation/Disembarkation (ED) form that allows for the electronic processing of travelers.
The introduction of the online ED form is delivered by the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission and funded through the 11th European Development Fund.
It is also in line with initiatives by the Saint Lucia government towards a digital conversion of public sector services, for the continued improvement of the island’s operational competencies and simplicity of conducting business.
The electronic ED Form will replace the written form, providing real-time information to Immigration, Customs, and Port Health, and will significantly reduce the processing time of arriving passengers. The system has been comprehensively tested at the George F.L. Charles Airport (SLU) and at the Hewanorra International Airport (UVF), with overwhelmingly positive feedback from the executing agencies.
Completion of the online ED form is only applicable to air travel and is not a requirement for boarding; however, passengers should submit prior arrival in Saint Lucia for swift processing on arrival. If the electronic form has not been completed by the time a passenger arrives in Saint Lucia, then the written form, provided by the airline or in country, will be required.
The simple four-step process requires travellers to;
- Visit stlucia.org/entry
- Complete and submit the user-friendly ED form.
- Receive a QR code by email.
- Present the QR code (one a device such as a phone, laptop, tablet etc., or a printed copy) and travel document (passport) to officials on arrival.