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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 referred to in the chart above.


Visas for Curaçao 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. 

All tourists need an ongoing ticket and sufficient funds.

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

Types and Cost

Short-stay Caribbean visa: £30. The Caribbean visa 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.

Application to

Contact your nearest Dutch Embassy to make an appointment.

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, but processing times vary depending on the country. Applications can be made up to 3 months before the intended travel.

Extension of stay

You cannot extend the Caribbean visa.

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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