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Curaçao Visa and Passport Requirements

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


To enter Curaçao, a passport valid for at least six months after the intended stay is required by all nationals.

Visitors must also have an onward or return ticket, proof of sufficient funds, and proof of lodging accommodations.


Dutch and Americans can stay up to 180 days within a year without a visa.

Other nationals referred to in the chart above can stay up to 90 days within 180 days.

Nationals not referred to in the chart should contact the nearest Dutch embassy.

Visa Note

At least 24 hours before departure, all travelers who stay in Curaçao for a maximum of 90 days must fill out the Embarkation/ Disembarkation Card online.

Types and Cost

Short-stay Caribbean visa: €80.

The Caribbean visa is a multiple-entry visa. It allows travellers to make short visits (minimum 15 and maximum 90 days in a 180-day period) to the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten).

Application to


Schengen Visas

The Schengen visa is not valid for travel to Curaçao.

Working days

Applications for the Caribbean visa are usually processed within 15 calendar days.

Extension of stay

Visitors who have the Caribbean visa will not be able to extend the visa.

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

Entry with pets

If bringing your pet to Curaçao, you must ensure your animal has a microchip ID, up-to-date rabies vaccination and veterinary certificate of good health (completed no more than two weeks before arrival).

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Netherlands in the USA

Telephone: 1 877 388 2443.
Address: NW, 4200 Linnean Avenue, Washington, DC, ,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0930-1230 (consular section, by appointment).

Embassy of the Netherlands in the UK

Telephone: (0)20 7590 3200 ; 0906 753 0313 (consular services).
Address: , 38 Hyde Park Gate, London, SW7 5DP,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1200 and 1300-1700 (consular services by phone).

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