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Why can’t the permits be in English?

The law and official language of the Rijksdienst is Dutch. Because the islands are trilingual, we are working hard to make the ...

Frequently asked questions

May I work before I have my work permit?

According to the Wet Arbeid vreemdelingen BES, a person of foreign nationality cannot work as long as the employer has no work ...

Frequently asked questions

What is the next step once I have my residence permit?

When you have your permit, you can contact the Civil Affairs department for registration and your ID card (Sedula). Once you have ...

Frequently asked questions

Why do I have to hand in all these documents?

All requested documents are required to review your application against the legal requirements and conditions. With each ...

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to make an appointment to submit an application?

On Bonaire you do not have to make an appointment to submit an application. However, you should make one at our offices in Saba ...

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Will I get my money back if an application is rejected?

No fees will be refunded in case of rejection because we have reviewed the application against all legal conditions and ...

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Why do I have to wait for the MVV application abroad?

The MVV application must be dealt with abroad because after examination and verification of all documents you must be physically ...

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How long will it take before my permit is ready?

The statutory term is six months but the IND Caribbean Netherlands seeks to complete the permit in three months.

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Can I submit an application for someone else (acquaintance, family member, etc.)?

For persons with a foreign nationality, the first application may be submitted by a relative or employer when the applicant has ...

Frequently asked questions

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Report | 31-10-2017