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This contracted assignment with the St. Lucia Bureau of Standards involves the conducting of pre- export road worthiness inspection of used motor vehicles from Japan, Singapore, UK, and UAE, destined for use within the Commonwealth of St. Lucia.
This enables only roadworthy and environmentally friendly vehicles to enter the country, thereby ensuring that St. Lucia does not become a dumping ground for poor quality used vehicles.

St. Lucia Flag  St. Lucia Inspection Requirements and Country Regulations

 Required documents for applications (one of the following)
  • Vehicle inspection certificate (shakensho) copy OK
  • Temporary cancellation registration certificate (ichiji masho) copy OK
  • Export certificate (massho) copy OK
 Timing of CoC issuance
  • Can be downloaded within 3 working days after inspection passed
  • (This applies to Clients who have registered for e-Cert Portal access)
  • Otherwise e-Certificates will be emailed to Exporter
 Expiration Date of the Certificate
  • Valid for 6 months from the date of inspection
  • Based on arrival date into St. Lucia
 Period during which re-inspection is free
  • Within 30 (calendar) days from the date of the first inspection.
  • (Please note these are calendar days and not business days)
  • (e.g. vehicle fails inspection on 5/01/2023 should be re-inspected by 4/02/2023)
 Availability of on arrival inspection
  • Available (however not recommended)
  • Inspection fee of $150.00 plus a penalty applies
  • If vehicle does not pass the on-arrival inspection, must be removed at Importers cost
 Export regulations
  • No model year restrictions (no age limit)
  • Odometer tampering is not allowed
  • Right-hand and Left-hand drive is allowed
  • No winter or snow or studless tyres – (All season tyres OK)
  • Tyre age can be no more than 4 years at time of inspection
 Cost of Inspection
  • Japan – US$150.00 (converted to Japanese Yen)
  • Singapore – US$150.00 (converted to Singapore Dollars)
  • UAE – US$150.00 (Converted to Dirham)
  • UK – US$200.00 (Converted to British Pounds)
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