Don’t leave home without it.
Thinking of traveling to Curacao?, 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 Paper’s. 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 six 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.
Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the Curacao embassy to check visa requirements
Not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for stays of up to one month (for each visit), for not more than a total of 90 days a year. If nationals of these countries wish to stay for more than 30 days, they will need to report to the local police to obtain a long-stay permit.
Curacao Tourist Bureau in the USA
5810 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Florida 33137 USA
Tel: (305) 285 0511 or 1 800 328 7222.
Office of the Minister Plenipotentiary of the Netherlands Antilles
PO Box 90706, Badhuisweg 173-175, 2597 JP The Hague, The Netherlands
Tel: (70) 306 6111.
Curacao Tourism Development Bureau in the UK
c/o Axis Sales & Marketing Ltd, 4212 Finchley Road, London NW3 6HJ, UK
Tel: (020) 7431 4045.
Caribbean Tourism Organization in the UK
22 The Quadrant, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1BP, UK
Tel: (020) 8948 0057.