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Work permit for Curaçao

Are you considering working in Curaçao or doing volunteer work? For this, a work permit for Curaçao must be applied for.

Sign up at CuraBon and we will guide you through the entire permit process.

Is applying for a work permit for Curaçao mandatory?

If you choose to (voluntarily) work in Curaçao, it is important to know that applying for a work permit, a Declaration of Law, is mandatory. This is regardless of the length of your intended work period.

Curaçao attaches great importance to maintaining a balanced labor market policy. In doing so, it protects the rights and opportunities of local workers. 

At CuraBon we understand better than anyone the importance of a smooth permit process. Our dedicated team is ready to guide you fully. From the very first moment you contact us until the moment we have applied for your work permit for Curaçao. We have extensive knowledge of local laws and regulations. In addition, we have years of experience in applying for work permits for Curaçao.

When you choose CuraBon as your partner in the application process, we make sure you are well informed about the specific requirements that apply to your situation. We help you collect all the necessary documents and forms. In addition, we take the submission of your application completely out of your hands.

Whether you are a professional, a volunteer or an expat who wants to explore the possibilities of working in Curaçao, we will guide your work permit application properly and professionally.

The difference between a Work Permit and a Declaration of Law

A special arrangement applies in Curaçao for people with a Dutch or American nationality. They do not need a separate work permit to work and stay on the island. Instead, they must apply for a Declaration of Law (VRW).

With a Declaration of Law you can live and work in Curaçao without having to apply for a separate work permit and/or residence permit. This is due to historical and legal ties between Curaçao, the Netherlands and the United States.

In practice, people often talk about a work permit, but if you have the Dutch or American nationality, we will apply for a Declaration of Law for you.

CuraBon's working method

At CuraBon we understand how important it is for you to get started quickly with your plans in Curaçao. We strive to make the process of obtaining the Declaration of Law (VRW) as simple as possible.

Our approach is designed to provide a smooth and hassle-free experience for our clients, from the moment of registration to the submission of the application.

As soon as we have received your application and payment has been completed, we will immediately make every effort to process your permit application as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Why apply for your work permit via CuraBon?

Why apply for your work permit via CuraBon?

Engaged team

Fast communication

Transparent & fixed rates

We only stop after your (volunteer) work permit has been approved!

The additional costs for a work permit

The additional costs for a work permit in Curaçao

It is important to know what costs are involved in obtaining a work permit. At CuraBon we want to be transparent about the costs that are not included in our package.

fees: The fees are administrative costs that are calculated by the Admissions Committee of Curaçao for the processing of the work permit application. The legal costs for obtaining a Declaration of Law on the basis of work are ANG 615 (Gulden – the currency of Curaçao).

Document costs: In addition to the administrative costs, there are also costs associated with obtaining the necessary documents, such as a birth certificate, etc. The costs for these documents vary depending on where you obtain them.

Contact us today to learn more about costs and how we can help you apply for your work permit for Curaçao.

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