Places in St Maarten

St Maarten Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
Other EU Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No

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Passports

To enter St Maarten, a passport valid for at least six months beyond departure is required by nationals referred to in the chart above.

Passport note

An ongoing ticket is required.

Visas

Visas for St Maarten are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for stays of up to 30 days.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the Dutch Embassy to check visa requirements for St Maarten.

Types and cost

Short-stay Caribbean visa: €35. The Caribbean visa allows nationals who do require a visa to make short visits to Aruba, Curaçao, St Maarten, Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba.

Validity

The Caribbean visa is a multiple-entry visa valid for six months. During this time, travellers may visit any of the countries included under the scheme for a maximum of 90 days. Each continuous period in any one country may not exceed 30 days.

Application to

Contact your nearest Dutch Embassy.

Schengen visas

The Schengen visa is not valid for travel to St Maarten.

Working days

Applications for the Caribbean visa are usually processed within a week, but processing times vary depending on the country.

Extension of stay

Visitors who do not require a visa can extend their stay at the immigration office, usually up to a maximum of 180 days. You cannot extend the Caribbean visa.

Entry with pets

If bringing a pet, your animal needs a health certificate issued no more than 10 days before your arrival. You must also bring a list of inoculations, including proof of a rabies vaccination given no more than 30 days before your trip.

Embassies and tourist offices

Office of the Minister Plenipotentiary of the Netherlands Antilles
Telephone: (70) 306 6111.
British Embassy in Caracas (nearest British Embassy to St Maarten)
Telephone: (0) 212 267 1275. Website: www.ukinvenezuela.fco.gov.uk Opening times: Mon-Thurs 0800-1630, Fri 0800-1315.
Diplomatic representation

St Maarten is part of the Netherlands Antilles represented abroad by Royal Netherlands embassies - see The Netherlands section.

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