Are you on vacation and do you want to apply for an extension as a tourist on Curaçao? Luckily this is possible.
As a non-Dutch or American citizen, you may stay on the island for a maximum of 30 days or as long as the duration of your visa has been issued because you have a nationality that requires a visa.
You can request an extension of your tourist stay for Curaçao via CuraBon and we will help you with the application process.
In principle, you can stay on Curaçao for 30 days as a tourist. So your return ticket or your onward flight ticket must be booked on the thirtieth day from arrival. Customs will always look into this so make sure you have booked this properly even if you want to apply for an extension of a tourist stay. The Admissions Committee distinguishes between two types of tourist accommodation.
Visa-free countries: If you fall under a country that does not require a visa, you can simply book a ticket to Curaçao and request an extension. You do not have any paperwork in advance for the outward journey.
Visa-requiring countries: There are several countries that require a visa before you can travel to Curaçao. Here you can apply for a visa in your own country and it will be issued for a certain period of time. This depends on the country and you may stay on Curaçao as a tourist for the entire duration of this visa, even if this is longer than 30 days.
Wondering if you are required to have a visa? The national government has a handy Overview made of this.
Yes! If you want to stay longer than 30 days or the duration of your issued visa as a non-Dutch or American citizen, you have no other option than to submit an application for an extension. Aren't you doing this? Then you are on the island illegally on the 31st day.
It is important to know that an extension of a tourist stay in Curaçao must be submitted between 7 and 5 days before the expiry date of the tourist stay. You cannot therefore submit the application earlier or later. The decision on the application follows quickly so that you know where you stand.
As soon as your application has been received at CuraBon and your payment has been completed, we will immediately start working on your permit application.
We make sure that you receive all the necessary documents, together with a comprehensive step-by-step plan that guides you step by step through the permit application process.
At CuraBon, we not only provide the necessary documents and guidance, but we also actually submit the permit application on your behalf. We take care of the administrative process and ensure that your application is submitted correctly and on time.
It is important to know what costs are involved when extending a tourist permit on Curaçao. These are costs that are not covered by the CuraBon package.
fees: These are the administrative costs charged by the Admissions Board of Curaçao, only for processing the permit application. The fees for an extension of a tourist stay are 525 ANG (Gulden – currency Curaçao).
Document costs: There are costs associated with obtaining the necessary documents, such as a guarantee statement, etc.
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