Marriage to a Saint Lucian Citizen
Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to a Saint Lucian citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps.
If you want to bring your Saint Lucian spouse or partner to live in Canada, you must then file a sponsorship application for them to become a permanent resident. If they would like to visit you in Canada while their application is in process, they must also apply for a visitor visa. For more information, please see our family sponsorship page and our visitor visa page.
If you file a Canadian sponsorship application for your Saint Lucian spouse or partner, this application takes an average of 10-12 months.
A visitor visa application for your spouse or partner to visit you in Canada while the sponsorship applications are processing takes an average of 3 –14 days.
Saint Lucian Marriage Basic Requirements
It's easy to get married in St Lucia. You just need to stay in the country for 2 days before the wedding.
After you've been in the country for 2 days a local Solicitor can apply for a license on your behalf. You need to have received the license within 2 working days before the wedding date. Most tour operators can make all the arrangements. All you need to bring is the following documentation:
- Birth Certificate
- Decree Absolute (if one of the parties is divorced)
- In the case of a widow/widower a Death Certificate of first spouse is required
- If a name has been changed, a Deed Poll is required
- If one of the parties is under the age of 18, evidence of a consent of parents is required in the form of a sworn affidavit stamped by a Notary Public
- If any required documents are not in English, an authenticated translation must be available
If your Saint Lucian spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Saint Lucian Marriage document application.
If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry a Saint Lucian citizen.
Costs of the Process
To learn about the costs of the sponsorship process, click here.
Other Fees - Disbursement Fees
Because the only language recognized in Saint Lucia is English, documents must all be translated into English to be included in an application. Documents are also sent to Saint Lucia and Saint Lucian embassies by courier to ensure security, confidentiality, and confirmation of delivery. These costs are known as disbursement fees and are unique to each case; however the total is typically less than $500 Canadian dollars.
List of Saint Lucian Consulates in Canada
Calling Saint Lucia from Canada
Saint Lucia is part of the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) just as Canada is. It's a normal long distance call:
1 - 758 - local number
Calling Canada from Saint Lucia
Dial 1 - area code - local number
List of Canadian Area Codes
403 / 587 (southern Alberta)
587 / 780 (central and northern Alberta)
236 / 250 / 778 (majority of BC)
236 / 604 / 778 (Metro Vancouver)
226 / 519 (southwestern Ontario)
249 / 705 (northeastern Ontario)
289 / 365 / 905 (Greater Toronto Area)
343 / 613 (eastern Ontario)
416 / 647 (Toronto)
807 (northwestern Ontario)
|Manitoba||204 / 431||PEI||782 / 902|
418 / 581 (eastern Quebec)
438 / 514 (Montreal)
450 / 579 (Greater Montreal)
819 / 873 (remainder of Quebec)
|Newfoundland and Labrador||709||Saskatchewan||306 / 639|
|Nova Scotia||782 / 902|
Saint Lucia on Atlantic Standard Time. Due to their proximity to the equator, they do not observe Daylight Saving Time.
|Canadian Time Zone||
# of Hours Saint Lucia is Ahead or Behind
# of Hours during DST
|Pacific (BC, Yukon)||4 hours||3 hours|
|Mountain (Alberta, western Nunavut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan)||3 hours||2 hours|
|Saskatchewan||2 hours||2 hours|
|Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario)||2 hours||1 hour|
|Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec)||1 hour||Same Time|
|Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec)||Same Time||1 hour behind|
|Newfoundland||30 minutes behind||90 minutes behind|
Emergency Information for Canadians in Saint Kitts and Nevis
There is no Canadian diplomatic mission in Saint Lucia. For assistance, contact the High Commission in Barbados.
High Commission of Canada in Bridgetown
Bishop's Court Hill, St. Michael
Telephone: (246) 629-3550
The Government of Canada's Travel Alerts for Saint Lucia
Sponsoring Your Saint Lucian Spouse to Come to Canada
The sponsorship application process is long and can be frustrating. To learn more about it, click the button below:
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