Tourist entry is generally only for 30 days, but a maximum of 90 days may be given. Extensions are available at immigration. Dutch passport holders may stay for up to 180 days,
but must get an extension first from immigration. Tourists who apply for an extension beyond the 30 days must have travel insurance (medical & liability) for the duration of their extended stay.
Entry Requirements - Passport validity
You must hold a valid passport to enter Curaçao, a return or outward ticket on arrival, sufficient funds for accommodations and food and the necessary documents for returning to the country of origin,
or further travel elsewhere.
For further information on exactly what will be required at immigration please contact the Dutch Embassy or Consulate in your country.
Visas for the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
As of 10 October 2010 it is possible to visit more than one Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands using a single visa. The visa is valid for all parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the
Caribbean for a visit as a tourist or for a short stay in the countries Aruba, Curaçao and St Maarten and for the Dutch Caribbean islands Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba.
If you need a visa for the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Caribbean and how to apply: www.netherlandsandyou.nl
Nationalities not required to obtain a visa & the visa waiver programme
For the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (the countries of Aruba, Curaçao and St Maarten) and the Caribbean Netherlands (the Dutch public bodies Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba)
NB: Russian nationals living in the Baltic States who hold alien’s passports issued by Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania do not require a visa for Curaçao, but do require one for Aruba.
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Peru (visa required for Curaçao only)
Guyana (Guyanese nationals do require a visa for St Maarten)
Hong Kong (holders of a British National (Overseas) passport or a Special Administrative Region passport)
Jamaica (only for Curaçao – Jamaican nationals do require a visa for Aruba, St Maarten and the Caribbean Netherlands)
Macao (holders of a Special Administrative Region passport)
Peru (visa required for Curaçao and St. Maarten only)
St Christopher and Nevis (St Kitts)
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
Visa waiver programme for certain categories of nationals
Below follows a summary of visa exemptions applicable to certain groups of nationals of third countries that usually require visas.
- Holders of a valid multiple-entry short-stay visa for the Schengen Area
All holders of a valid multiple-entry visa for the Schengen Area are exempt from the visa requirement for the Caribbean part of the Kingdom.
- Holders of a valid multiple-entry visa for the US and/or Canada Nationals of the following countries are exempt from the visa requirement for the Caribbean part of the Kingdom on condition that they hold a valid multiple-entry visa for the United States of America and/or Canada.
|Nationality||Aruba||Curaçao||St. Maarten||Caribbean NL|
|Colombia||no visa required||no visa required|
|Guyana||no visa required||no visa required||no visa required|
|Jamaica||no visa required|
|Peru||no visa required||no visa required|
= waiver applies if condition described is met
- Holders of a valid residence permit for the Schengen Area, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
- Holders of a valid multiple-entry visa for the United Kingdom and Ireland.
- Aliens who have an authorisation to stay/residence permit for one or more of the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom valid for more than six months.
- A person who requires a visa who holds a certificate of right of return for the Netherlands in the Caribbean. 1*
- Holders of a laissez-passer issued by the United Nations and/or one of its specialist organisations.
- Passengers of cruise ships which moor at the island/in the country in question for a maximum of 48 hours (NB in Aruba, 24 hours).
- Crew of civil aircraft who are on the ground for a maximum of 48 consecutive hours.
- Crew of civil ships who are on land for a maximum of 48 hours, in accordance with the Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (London, 9 April 1965).
- Holders of a visa for Saint Martin do not require a visa for St Maarten, but do require one for the other Caribbean parts of the Kingdom.
- Holders of a valid residence permit for Saint Martin do not require a visa for St Maarten, but do require one for the other Caribbean parts of the Kingdom.
1*A certificate of right of return (terugkeerbewijs) is a document which enables an alien who has applied for authorisation for temporary stay to temporarily travel abroad from and
return to Aruba, Curaçao and/or Saint Martin.
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