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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 not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the Dutch Embassy to check visa requirements for St Maarten.
Types and Cost
The short-stay Caribbean visa (£30) allows nationals who do require a visa to make short visits to Aruba, Curaçao, St Maarten, Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba.
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 one year. Each continuous period in any one country may not exceed 30 days.
Contact your nearest Dutch Embassy to make an appointment.
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.
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 AntillesTelephone: (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.
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