If you are a resident of a country with a visa requirement, you can apply for a visa at the embassy or consulate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in your country. You can use that visa to visit all parts of the Kingdom in the Caribbean, including Curaçao. As of 10 October 2010 you only need to apply for one visa for all Caribbean parts of the Kingdom, even if you want to visit several Caribbean parts of the Kingdom.
You also need to apply for a visa if you are legally in the Netherlands but do not yet avail of a residence permit. In this particular case, you can apply for a visa at a Dutch embassy abroad. The nearest Dutch embassy if you live in the Netherlands is in Brussels.
Duration of visit
With your visa you may stay up to 30 consecutive days in one of the parts of the Kingdom in the Caribbean. If you are travelling to different islands (island hopping) your stay in the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom is limited to no longer than 90 calendar days per year.
For general questions about the extension of a visa for the Caribbean (tourist or short stay for Aruba, Curaçao, St Maarten, Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba) you can apply to:
Toelatingsorganisatie Curacao (Admissions Organization for Curaçao)
Pietermaai Parking Mall Unit 21-11
Telephone: (+5999) 7332000
If you need further information about:
- Traveling to the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
- The visa requirements for the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
- A longer stay than 90 days.
- Working in the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.