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PERSONAL EFFECTS

Before coming to St. Lucia Marine Terminals Limited (SLMTL) at Port Vieux Fort.

1. Ensure that your shipper sends you one of the following:
   1. A copy of the Bill of Lading
   2. A Cargo Receipt

2. Wait for your shipping/cargo agent to notify you that your package has arrived in St. Lucia.

3. Upon instruction from your shipping/cargo agent, proceed to their office to get all your relevant documents. Collect your original copy of your "BILL OF LADING" from your local shipping agent who will also advise you on fees that need to be paid.

   a. Your agent will notify you of all the documents you will need. They will include one of the following:
      i. "OUT OF CHARGE NOTE" and "ENTRY FORM"
      ii. "OUT OF CHARGE NOTE" and "BILL OF SIGHT"
        1. An Out of Charge note contains the information on your package; the name of the vessel it is on; the arrival date; quantity and description of goods. Ensure that the agent signs and stamps this document.
        2. An Entry Form is a document where the importer declares the description, value, quantity, rate of duty and various other details about the goods.
        3. A Bill of Sight is a simplified declaration to Customs.

4. After you have received all relevant documents, you can now proceed to St. Lucia Marine Terminals Ltd (SLMTL) to begin the process of clearing your goods.

Entering the Port


 1. When you arrive at SLMTL, present Ports Police with a valid Photo Identification, which can include any one of the following:
   i. National Identification Card
   ii. Passport
   iii. Drivers License

2. Present all the documents you obtained from your Shipping Company /Cargo Agent to the Ports Police.

3. The Ports Police will issue you with a "TEMPORARY PASS". This pass must be displayed above your waist belt (e.g. on shirt pocket or sleeve) at all times when on Port compound.

4. Ports Police will also direct you to a suitable parking spot. Parking will be determined on the availability of space.

5. After you have obtained your Temporary Pass and parked your vehicle where instructed, proceed to the Cargo Shed. Directional signs will be provided.


Cargo Shed

1. If your package DOES NOT NEED examining:
   i. You are to proceed to the Customs Cashier to pay Customs charges and then to the Customs Officer where you will be issued with an "EXIT NOTE".
   ii. Once you have received your Exit Note, go to the SLMTL cashier if you have excess storage or rent to pay.
   iii. Once you have paid your excess storage fees and received your Exit Note, proceed to the Port counter where the Port Attendant will generate your Gate Interchange Receipt (GIR) for the delivery of your goods .

  b. If your package NEEDS examining, you will be directed to the Examination Area where your package will be examined by a Customs Officer.

2. After examination, the Customs Officer will evaluate your goods and you will proceed to the Customs Cashier to pay for your goods and receive an "EXIT NOTE".
       a. The "Exit Note" is a customs document which indicates that you have met all the customs requirements.

3. After you have received your "Exit Note" proceed to the SLMTL Cashier if excess storage is due.

4. If excess storage is not due, proceed to the Port counter where the Port attendant will generate your Gate Interchange Receipt(GIR) for delivery of your goods.

5. After paying your storage fees/rent, proceed to the Port Attendant where they will generate your Gate Interchange Receipt (GIR) for delivery of your goods.
       a. The GIR will be given to you only when you have met ALL requirements, including payment of all fees and your transportation is ready.

6. If your vehicle is not readily available, you are allowed to leave the shed and advised to RETURN ON THE SAME DAY BEFORE 4:00pm.

7. Upon re-entry, present your documents to the Ports Police.

8. Once Ports Police gives you permission to reenter, proceed to the Cargo Shed with your documents, and hand them to the Port Attendant, who will inform you of your next step.

9. Once you have completed all of your transactions, exit through the "Customer Exit" to receive your package and check with the Customs Guard for verification of your documents and goods.

10. Once you have received your package, approach the gate for exit from the compound. Give your documents (gate pass, temporary pass etc) to the Ports Police who will verify that your goods correspond with your documents.

11. A copy of the gate pass will be returned to you and you are then allowed to exit the compound with your goods.



REGULAR CARGO

Before coming to Port Vieux Fort


1. Ensure that your shipper sends you one of the following:
     1. A copy of the Bill of Lading
     2. A Cargo Receipt

2. Wait for your shipping/cargo agent to notify you that your package has arrived in St. Lucia.

3. Upon instruction from your shipping/cargo agent, proceed to their office to get all your relevant documents. Collect your original copy of your "BILL OF LADING" from your local shipping agent who will also advise you on fees that need to be paid.
        a. Your agent will notify you of all the documents you will need. They will include one of the following:
             i. "OUT OF CHARGE NOTE" and "ENTRY FORM"
            ii. "OUT OF CHARGE NOTE" and "BILL OF SIGHT"
      1. An Out of Charge note contains the information on your package; the name of the vessel it is on; the arrival date; quantity and description of goods. Ensure that the agent signs and stamps this document.
      2. An Entry Form is a document where the importer declares the description, value, quantity, rate of duty and various other details about the goods.
        3. A Bill of sight is a simplified declaration to Customs.

4. After you have received all relevant documents, you can now proceed to St. Lucia Marine Terminals Limited (SLMTL) at Port Vieux Fort to begin the process of clearing your goods
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5.

Entering the Port

1. When you arrive at SLMTL, present Ports Police with a valid Photo Identification, which can include any one of the following:
      i. National Identification Card
      ii. Passport
      iii. Drivers License

2. Present all the documents you obtained from your Shipping Company /Cargo Agent to the Ports Police.

3. The Ports Police will issue you with a "TEMPORARY PASS". This pass must be displayed above your waist belt (e.g. on shirt pocket or sleeve) at all times when on Port compound.

4. Ports Police will also direct you to a suitable parking spot. Parking will be determined on the availability of space.


5. After you have obtained your Temporary Pass and parked your vehicle where instructed, proceed to the Cargo Shed.

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