Visa regulations

Not everybody visiting Curaçao needs a Caribbean visa.

No visa necessary

You do not need a visa if one of the situations listed below is applicable to you. You must, however, avail of other travel documents.

  • You are a resident of the Netherlands and you have the Dutch nationality
  • You avail of a valid residence permit for
    1. A country within the Schengen treaty area
    2. the United States
    3. Canada
    4. the United Kingdom
    5. Ireland
    6. Switzerland
    7. the French part of St Maarten
    8. or you are a foreigner with a residence permit valid for longer than 6 months in (1 of) the Caribbean territories.
  • The country where you reside or for which you have a residence permit is exempted for a visa for Curaçao. Check this list for that purpose.
  • You are part of a crew of a ship or airplane and you will be in Curaçao for less than 48 hours.
  • You are a passenger of a cruise ship and will be in a harbor in Curaçao for less than 48 hours.
  • You are in the possession of a laissez-passer, issued by the United Nations and/or affiliated organizations.
  • You are required to have a visa but are in possession of proof of return or a return visa (BES). With this you can travel back and forth to amongst others Curaçao.

Visa required

You will need a visa if you are staying 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. If you are staying in the Netherlands, the nearest Dutch embassy is in Brussels.

For further information about the rules concerning visa requirements and the provision of visa, please contact the AJZ Department via +31 (0)70-3066111.

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