The following documents are required by the government of Curaçao and are essential in order to obtain a residence permit.
* Valid passport (Copy of all pages, even blank pages).
* Original health certificate not more than 2 months old.
* Four color 2x2 passport-size photographs, signed on the back.
* A letter of good conduct from the student's local police department, not more than 2 months old.
* Birth certificate: copy authenticated by apostille.
- by the embassy or consulate of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in your country of origin if your country of origin does not adhere to the Treaty of The Hague.
- by the office issuing your birth certificate if your country of origin adheres to the treaty
of The Hague.(See list here : http://www.state.gov/m/a/auth/c1268.htm)
* Marriage/partnership license (original or copy with apostille) (if applicable).
*Proof of roundtrip airplane ticket to the country of origin.
We strongly advise that accepted students and newly recruited foreign employees do check with the consulate and/or the embassy of The Kingdom of the Netherlands in their country of origin, for the latest information regarding residing and/or working in Curacao
Once these documents have been processed by the immigration authorities, a landing-permit and a residence permit will be issued. It is essential that all documents (except passport) be submitted to the University at least 10 weeks prior to arrival on the island of Curaçao. This allows sufficient time for processing. Please note that all final decisions rest with the immigration authorities and not with St.Martinus University.
Passport & visa
All foreign citizens need upon entering Curacao a valid passport, and a return ticket home.
European Union, U.S.A and Canadian citizens excepted, most other foreigners require a visa. Please note though, that the above applies to persons visiting the island for a short stay as tourists. Students and faculty interested in living and working on Curaçao will have to request and obtain residence permits and work permit. We recommend you to check with the Consulate or Embassy of The Netherlands in your country of origin for any changes regarding visa regulations.