Don’t leave home without it.
Thinking of traveling to Bonaire?, Your Passport will be the most important document you will be taking with you, it confirms your citizenship, I like to call it your World Citizenship Papers. It lets the world know that you are not from Alabama or California but you are a citizen of the United States, Germany or Brazil. A passport will be your best form of Identification when you are traveling. It is widely used when entering countries, checking into Hotels, you most likely will be asked to fill out a police card listing name, passport number, destination, reasons for traveling and a local address. The State Department’s Passport Bureau will have the information on obtaining a new or renewal passport. Many countries will require that the passport is valid for least 6 months after departure date from said country.
Certain countries will require in addition to a Passport a Visa; some require a tourist visa while others will require a work visa. Every country has different requirements. When I was flying to France I had to have a work Visa since I was a pilot flying into France, while at the time, if you were vacationing in France you did not need a tourist visa. Some countries will require a Visa for certain citizens; Brazil is an example that requires Visas for citizens of the United States only because the United States requires Visas from Brazilian citizens. Visas are available from the Embassy or Consulate of the country that you will be traveling to.
Passport valid for three months after the intended length of stay required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.
Additional Passport Information
Passports issued to children must contain a photo and state the nationality.
1. Canadian Nationals holding a birth certificate, baptismal certificate, valid drivers license, proof of Canadian citizenship or certificate of naturalization
2. Nationals of Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands holding a National Identity Card.
Czech Republic Nationals will require a special visa called an authorization for temporary stay of over three months.
Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the Aruba Embassy to check visa requirements
Bonaire Tourist Bureau
Basis Communicate BV
po bOX 472,nl 2000
Al-Haarlem, The Neteherlands
Bonaire Tourism Authority in the UK
c/o The Saltmarsh Partnership,
The Copperfields, 25d Copperfield Street, London SE1 0EN, UK
Tel: (020) 7928 1600.
Caribbean Tourism Organization in the UK
22 The Quadrant, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1BP, UK
Tel: (020) 8948 0057.