St Maarten Visa and Passport Requirements
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To enter St Maarten, a passport valid for the duration of the intended stay is required by nationals referred to in the chart above.
An ongoing ticket is required.
Visas for St Maarten are not required by the nationals referred to in the chart above for stays of up to 90 days within a 180-day period. Dutch and US-nationals can stay up to 180 days within a year without a visa.
Nationals holding passports from 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, 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, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vatican City and Venezuela do not require a visa to enter St Maarten.
Types and Cost
The short-stay Caribbean visa allows nationals who do require a visa to make short visits to Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten for up to 90 days in a 180-day period.
The long-stay Caribbean visa allows nationals who do require a visa and wish visit Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten to apply for a residence permit. A residence permit is required for visits lasting more than 90 days.
The cost of a Caribbean visa is EUR€35.
The Caribbean visa is a multiple-entry visa. Visa holders may visit any of the countries included under the scheme for a maximum of 90 days within a 180-day period.
Contact your nearest Dutch Embassy to make an appointment.
The Schengen visa is not valid for travel to St Maarten.
Applications for the Caribbean visa are usually processed within 15 calendar days, but processing times vary depending on the country. Applications can be made up to 3 months before the intended travel.
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.
You cannot extend the short-stay Caribbean visa. If you wish to stay for more than 90 days, you must apply for a residence permit.
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.
Our visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing,
We strongly recommend that you verify critical information unique to your trip 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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