Moving to St Lucia

Old Oct 30th 2013, 5:24 pm
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Hello,
I was wondering if anyone can advise me.
I'm moving to St Lucia next year, I am marrying a local.
I have just sold my house in the UK and can not decide what to do with my household contents and car.
I am being quoted around £4000 for the transport of my contents. Basic household items, no large furniture items except my 3 & 2 Seater sofa.
Is it worth the cost or can I replace the items for less in St Lucia??
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Hi Pomboms,

Welcome to BE!!

I can't help with you query, but I've moved your post to our St Lucia forum for you and I'm sure one of our members will be along soon to give your some pointers.

Oh and congratulations on your upcoming wedding!!
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Originally Posted by Pomboms View Post
Hello,
I was wondering if anyone can advise me.
I'm moving to St Lucia next year, I am marrying a local.
I have just sold my house in the UK and can not decide what to do with my household contents and car.
I am being quoted around £4000 for the transport of my contents. Basic household items, no large furniture items except my 3 & 2 Seater sofa.
Is it worth the cost or can I replace the items for less in St Lucia??
This link may be of interest to you. There may be a duty on items you bring into the island. http://www.un.int/stlucia/Concessions.htm

Cars are generally expensive in the Caribbean as they have to be exported. Best bring a reliable Japanese car which they can service easily and have readily available parts for. Suzuki, Nissan, Toyota etc. Depending on where you are going to live a 4x4 may be a better option but generally the roads are not too bad.
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This link may be of interest to you. There may be a duty on items you bring into the island. http://www.un.int/stlucia/Concessions.htm

Cars are generally expensive in the Caribbean as they have to be exported. Best bring a reliable Japanese car which they can service easily and have readily available parts for. Suzuki, Nissan, Toyota etc. Depending on where you are going to live a 4x4 may be a better option but generally the roads are not too bad.
Looks from this post as though one should get married first and then get the duty-free concession on a car, which can be imported or bought locally.

BTW, since I am planning to leave St Lucia next year, I have been in touch with Customs about the duty free clearance so that there are no issues regarding that on sale onwards and they were clearly not aware that a spouse of a St Lucian counts as a Returning National, nor are Nissan (Peter & Company Ltd.) for that matter .

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Originally Posted by Pistolpete2 View Post
Looks from this post as though one should get married first and then get the duty-free concession on a car, which can be imported or bought locally.

BTW, since I am planning to leave St Lucia next year, I have been in touch with Customs about the duty free clearance so that there are no issues regarding that on sale onwards and they were clearly not aware that a spouse of a St Lucian counts as a Returning National, nor are Nissan (Peter & Company Ltd.) for that matter .
Yes indeed Pete. Have to be legally married to get the concessions.
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Originally Posted by Pistolpete2 View Post
Looks from this post as though one should get married first and then get the duty-free concession on a car, which can be imported or bought locally.

BTW, since I am planning to leave St Lucia next year, I have been in touch with Customs about the duty free clearance so that there are no issues regarding that on sale onwards and they were clearly not aware that a spouse of a St Lucian counts as a Returning National, nor are Nissan (Peter & Company Ltd.) for that matter .

Hey Pistolpete2 so why are you leaving St.Lucia? Where is the next destination?

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Hey Pistolpete2 so why are you leaving St.Lucia? Where is the next destination?

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