Admission Curaçao of individuals to which the National Admission and Deportation Ordinance does not apply (NA'er)

The Landsverordening Toelating en Uitzending (LTU) stipulates that every foreigner that wishes to be admitted to Curaçao must be in possession of a residence permit issued by the government.

Article 1 of the National Ordinance is NOT applicable to:

  • Dutch persons born in Curaçao.
  • Dutch persons that: 
    - were born in Aruba before 1 January 1986. 
    - lived in the Netherlands Antilles on 1 January 1986.
    - resided in Curaçao before 10 October 2010.
  • Dutch persons that:
    - were born in Bonaire, Saba, St Eustatius or St Maarten before 10 October 2010. 
    - lived in Curaçao on 10 October 2010.
  • the children of the above Dutch persons.

If you belong to one of these categories, you are a so-called NA’er. Generally speaking, you do not need a document to prove that the LTU is not applicable to your situation but in practice it is advisable to be able to produce a NA-declaration.

For example: a child of a Dutch person born in the Netherlands Antilles has the Venezuelan nationality and was born in Caracas. Third parties (such as duty officers) cannot directly determine whether this child is a NA'er or not. Therefore, it is advisable to apply for a NA-declaration with the Toelatingsorganisatie (Admissions Organization).

Anyone falling under the scope of Article 1, particularly those covered by Article 1c LTU, can obtain a statement that the LTU is not applicable to him or her. This NA-declaration is valid on all islands. Only upon presentation of a NA-declaration can these persons be registered in the civil registry.

To obtain a NA-certificate, follow these steps:

  • Contact the Toelatingsorganisatie (Admissions Organization) (TO) in order to receive a payment instruction.
    For that purpose call (+5999) 733 2000 or send an email to info@immigrationcur.org.
  • Money should be transferred to the Girobank on Curaçao. For a list of charges click here.
  • All applications should be submitted personally or by a duly authorized person. For the application form for a NA-declaration click here.

    An issued NA-declaration may be withdrawn, for example, if it appears that false information has been provided that led to obtaining the NA-declaration.

    Withdrawal means that the pertaining person is regarded as a foreigner and therefore falls under the scope of the LTU. That means that that individual must meet the requirements of the LTU in order to qualify for a temporary residence permit.