Curaçao: Country and Foreign Investment
Entry and Residence
This page was last updated on 20 August 2019.
Nationals of the Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil, Germany and Luxembourg, Mexico, San Marino, Trinidad & Tobago and Venezuela can enter Curaçao with a national identity card. US nationals can enter with voter registration cards or a birth certificate and Canadians with birth certificates or proof of citizenship. All other nationals need passports.
Tourists do not require a visa to enter Curaçao except for nationals of most Eastern European countries, China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, North Korea, Libya, Cambodia and Vietnam. Tourist entry is for 14 days, and another 14 days on local application, except for tourists from Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, the UK, the US, Spain and a number of South American, African and other countries, for whom it is 90 days (and another 90 days on local application).
NB These lists can change, and you should check with your travel agent before travelling. Visas can be obtained from Dutch embassies around the world. In all cases of tourist entry a return or onward ticket is required.
Longer stay, for work or residence, requires residence and/or work permits, unless you are from the former Netherlands Antilles or already a long-time resident (more than 10 years). Residence permits have to be applied for in person at the governor's offices; a good deal of personal, medical and financial information and documentation is required. Work permits have to be applied for by employers, after advertising a position in local newspapers and failing to fill it.