Visas for the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

The visa for the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom is a non-Schengen visa. The visa is valid for all parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Caribbean

For a short stay in one of the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom, you may require a Caribbean visa. A Caribbean visa is valid in Aruba, CuraƧao, St Maarten, and the Caribbean Netherlands (Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba).

Countries whose nationals do not require a visa for the Caribbean part of the Kingdom: http://www.government.nl/issues/visa-for-the-netherlands-and-the-caribbean-parts-of-the-kingdom/documents-and-publications/leaflets/2012/10/04/countries-whose-citizens-do-not-require-a-non-schengen-visa-for-the-caribbean-parts-of-the-kingdom-of-the-netherlands.html

Requirements and Visa Application Form: http://www.government.nl/issues/visa-for-the-netherlands-and-the-caribbean-parts-of-the-kingdom/visas-for-the-caribbean-parts-of-the-kingdom-of-the-netherlands/applying-for-a-caribbean-visa

Conditions for a Caribbean visa

Your application must in any case include:

  • a recent colour passport photograph, which meets international standards for size and composition;
  • proof that you have booked your return journey;
  • proof that you have booked a hotel or apartment (unless you have arranged other accommodation);
  • a valid travel document (such as a passport), which must be valid for at least three months after your visa period ends;
  • a copy of the holder's page of your passport;
  • a guarantor's declaration if the purpose of your journey is a family visit or if you intend to stay at the invitation of a resident, organisation or other entity;
  • documents showing that you have enough money to cover the cost of accommodation, a transit journey and/or the return journey;
  • a copy of your residence permit if you are not a national of the country where you live;
  • proof that you have healthcare and/or travel insurance (including healthcare insurance) with a coverage of at least USD 15,000.

Visa Fees

Visa fees applicable with effect from 4 April 2017 for various visa types are listed in the table below:-

Visa Category Visa Fee in Euros Visa Fee in PKR
Dutch Caribbean 35 3900
Children (between 6 - 12 Years) 35 3900
Children up to 6 years Gratis Gratis

Please note:

  • The applicable visa fee in Pakistan Rupees is as per the current exchange rate. The fees need to be paid in cash and are subject to change without prior notice.
  • In addition to the Embassy Visa processing fee stated in Fee table above, Gerry’s service charges PKR 3173/- per application to be paid with the Visa fee at the Gerry’s cash counters.
  • The SMS service is also available at Rs. 200/- per application. This is an optional service.
  • Children below 6 years of age are exempted from visa fees for short-stay Schengen visa to The Netherlands.
  • All fees should be paid in advance and are non-refundable.

Processing Time

It is advisable to submit applications well in advance before the intended journey.

Short stay

The legal time frame to issue a Caribbean visa is 10 working days.

Download Forms

If you wish to apply for a Netherlands Visa, you can download the Visa Application Form here.


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