Long Stay Dutch Caribbean / MVV - BES

Long term Caribbean visa:

An application for a consecutive stay for more than 90 days (for instance stay with partner or in order to work) must be submitted by the host in Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten. Applications for residence permits for Aruba, Curaçao, St Maarten cannot be submitted at missions of the Kingdom (Netherland’s Embassies or Consulates).

After receiving the VTA/landing permit/letter of summons, the person concerned should contact VFS for an appointment to submit the application at the Netherlands Embassy/Consulate General for a visa with the following documents:

  • A fully completed and signed visa application form + 2 passport pictures. Click here for the application form
  • A valid passport with at least two blank pages, valid at least 3 months after the end of the visa (original + photocopy of the holder + signature page)
  • Flight reservation (Note: Never buy a ticket before you know the visa will be issued!)
  • The original and a copy of the letter of summon for Curaçao.
  • The original and a copy of the VTA when traveling for Aruba.
  • The original and a copy of the landing permit for St Maarten
  • (The original will be given back to the applicant).

After verification of the authenticity by the Embassy, a visa will be issued. Verification may take five (5) to ten (10) working days.

MVV-BES:

For the Caribbean Netherlands (Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba) the application for a consecutive stay for more than 90 days is called MVV-BES.

The MVV-BES can either be submitted

  • by the host at the IND-BES in Bonaire/St Eustatius and Saba or
  • by the applicant at the Netherlands Embassy/Consulate General.
Applicationform MVV-BES