Saint Lucia is a sovereign island state located in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean. This is a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy. Saint Lucia gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1979 and became a member state of the Commonwealth with Queen Elizabeth II as the head of state. The Queen is represented here by the Governor-General. Local currency is the East Caribbean dollar. Official language is English. Saint Lucia is a member of the United Nations, CARICOM, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, and the Organisation of American States.
Saint Lucia’s economy is based on tourism, manufacturing, and financial services. The island managed to attract foreign investors in the offshore banking industry. Services sector take up more than 82% of GDP. Tourism accounts for about 65% of GDP, and local authorities prioritise its further development.
Saint Lucia used to be in the EU black list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes, but was removed due to making commitments to abolish the current “harmful” taxation regime. OECD describes Saint Lucia as “largely compliant” in tax cooperation matters, and its progress in this area is carefully monitored. Unlike some other prominent offshore jurisdictions, Saint Lucia does not have any “citizenship for investment” programs – to get a passport here you need to be a resident for at least 8 years.
Business activities in Saint Lucia are regulated by the 1867 Civil Code and other relevant laws.
Main types of businesses in Saint Lucia
- Private Limited Company
- Private Company Limited by shares
- Company limited by Guarantee
- Unlimited Company
- Public Limited Company
There are also international business companies, import/export businesses, and partnerships.
What is a commercial register?
In our video we explain the definition and function of a commercial register and how you can verify the reliability and solvency of your foreign business partner.
Should you wish to check the sincerity of your foreign business partner’s request, Schmidt&Schmidt will gladly assist you.
We offer extracts from the commercial registers of more than 100 different registers in countries spread all around the globe. Additionally, we offer annual statements for a variety of companies. The original extract from any commercial register can be sent to you by mail or as a pdf-file via e-mail. Besides that, commercial register extracts can be authenticated with an apostille.
Registration of companies in Saint Lucia is a task of the Registry of Companies & Intellectual Property (ROCIP), a department of Ministry of Justice and Attorney General’s Chambers of Saint Lucia. ROCIP was established by a special Act of parliament in 2000. In 2008 ROCIP and the World Bank launched a platform for online registration of companies.
Contents of the register
Main extract available from the business register of Saint Lucia is a company profile. It comes in the English language and contains information about a company, relevant at the moment of the request.
- Full legal name
- Registration number and date
- Type of business
- Registered capital
- Current status (active/inactive)
There is no information about owners of companies available in the register.
Other available documents
Certificate of Good Standing – an official document that confirms a company’s solvency, reliability, and right to do business in Saint Lucia. This certificate is only issued to companies that fully comply with the requirements in terms of taxation and financial reports submission.
Certificate of Incorporation – confirms company’s registration in Saint Lucia.
NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable.
Search in the register is not free of charge. Search results are sent to you within 7-14 days after request submission. Given the confidentiality laws of Saint Lucia, it is necessary to check availability of a company in the register first.
To get a required document, we will need the following information about a company:
- Full legal name
An extract from the business register of Saint Lucia can be used in order to:
- Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
- Negotiate foreign trade agreements
- Register legal entities with foreign participation
- File legal claims
Saint Lucia acceded to the The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents on 5 December 2001.
Therefore, the documents issued in Saint Lucia are subject to a simplified apostilling procedure, thus the documents gain full legal value in Convention member states after notarised translation.
In addition, you can order notarised translation from English.
We provide extracts from the register in strict compliance with the legislation of Saint Lucia and the General Data Protection Regulation.
Inquiries are processed within one working day. Courier delivery of apostilled documents is paid separately by courier service tariffs.
You can order free preliminary availability check of required information on our website.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an Electronic Extract||from 119,00 €||from 100,00 €|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 714,00 €||from 600,00 €|