Curacao Residence Permit

Islands of the Netherlands Antilles: Bonaire, Curaçao, St-Maarten, St-Eustacius (Statia), Saba

Foreign citizens who intend to stay in the Netherlands Antilles for a period longer than 3 months (90 days) need to apply for a residence permit.

Foreign citizens that would like to work in the Netherlands Antilles need an employer that sponsors their work permit. The work permit is in addition to the residence permit, these are two separate requirements. In general, a residence permit does not allow employment.

How to apply for a residence and/or work permit

Residence and work permits should be applied for at and are issued by the Lieutenant Governor of the concerning island territory, see addresses below.

* The person concerned can apply for a residence person him/herself. One of the requirements is that you need to submit proof of your financial means to cover the intended stay
* The future employer needs to arrange / apply for the work permit.

Please verify the detailed requirements of each application with the authority concerned. Expect the application process to take 3 months.

Department of Foreign Affairs
Ford Amsterdam 4
Willemstad
Curaçao, N.A.
Tel. + 5999 461 3933
Fax. + 5999 461 7123

Lieutenant Governor of the island territory of Curaçao
Concordia street 24
Willemstad
Curaçao, N.A.

Lieutenant Governor of the island territory of Bonaire
Plaza Reina Wilhelmina 1
Kralendijk
Bonaire, N.A.

Lieutenant Governor of the island territory of St. Maarten
Philipsburg
St. Maarten, N.A.

Lieutenant Governor of the island territory of St. Eustatius
Oranjestad
St. Eustatius, N.A.

Lieutenant Governor of the island territory of Saba
The Bottom
Saba, N.A.