St Maarten Visa and Passport Requirements
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A passport valid for at least six months after departure from St Maarten 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.
The complete list of countries whose nationals can visit St Maarten without a visa are as follows: Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Grenada, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Nicaragua, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine (holders of a biometric passport), United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay and the Vatican City.
Nationals not referred to in the chart should contact the nearest Dutch embassy.
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).
The Schengen visa is not valid for travel to St Maarten.
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 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.
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
Office of the Minister Plenipotentiary of the Netherlands Antilles
Telephone: (70) 306 6111.
Address: Badhuisweg 173-175, PO Box 90706, The Hague, 2597 JP,
British Embassy in Caracas (nearest British Embassy to St Maarten)
Telephone: (0) 212 267 1275.
Address: 1st Floor, Torre La Castellana, Avenida La Principal de la Castellana, ,
Mon-Thurs 0800-1630, Fri 0800-1315.
St Maarten is part of the Netherlands Antilles represented abroad by Royal Netherlands embassies - see The Netherlands section.
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