In order to be eligible for the BES Healthcare Insurance you must register with Care and Youth Caribbean Netherlands (in Dutch: Zorg en Jeugd Caribisch Nederland, ZJCN). You can obtain a registration form at the ZJCN office or download the form here. There are several rules and requirements related to registration. The main requirements are:
Newborns and minors are registered on presentation of a certified extract from the population register. This extract must in any event state the nationality.
Registration on the basis of residence
Persons can register if they lawfully reside in one of the islands and have a sedula / ID card.
Registration on the basis of a residence permit or a Declaration of Admittance by Law (in Dutch: Verklaring van Rechtswege)
Persons who have a Declaration of Admittance by Law, or a temporary regular or permanent residence permit, can register for the duration of the declaration/permit.
Registration on the basis of an application for extension of a residence permit
Persons who have submitted an application for extension of their permit to the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (in Dutch: Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst, IND) in time, can register until the decision on the application is final.
Registration on the basis of an employer’s statement
Persons with an employment contract who receive wages under this contract which are subject to the Wet Loonbelasting (BES Wage Tax Act) can register for the duration of the employment contract.
- Attach aforementioned documents of proof to your registration so the ZJCN can process your registration within 24 hours.
Persons with a regular provisional residence permit
Persons with a regular provisional residence permit (in Dutch: Machtiging tot Voorlopig Verblijf, MVV) cannot be registered as an insured person and therefore are not entitled to healthcare either. Only after these persons have been granted a residence permit by the IND, can they register with the ZJCN.
Persons with a first IND sticker (residence endorsement sticker)
Persons who have registered with the IND and are waiting for a decision of the IND cannot be registered as an insured person and therefore are not entitled to covered healthcare either. Only after these persons have been granted a residence permit by the IND, can they register with the ZJCN.