Visas for the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
The visa for the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom is a non-Schengen visa. The visa is valid for all parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Caribbean
For a short stay in one of the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom, you may require a Caribbean visa. A Caribbean visa is valid in Aruba, Curaçao, St Maarten, and the Caribbean Netherlands (Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba).
Countries whose nationals do not require a visa for the Caribbean part of the Kingdom can be found here.
When you receive your visa, please read it carefully and inform the Netherlands Visa Application Centre if you find an error. Correction of any errors discovered after leaving the Visa Application Centre will require new visa registration and payment of new handling fee.
Application for a Minor
Please note that if you are applying for a Caribbean visa for a minor, there are specific requirements regarding the documents that need to be submitted. For more information, please see the tab ‘Documents Required’.
Visa fees applicable with effect from 1 November 2018 for various visa types are listed in the table below:-
|Visa Category||Visa Fee in Euros||Visa Fee in PKR|
|Children up to 6 years||Gratis||Gratis|
- The applicable visa fee in Pakistan Rupees is as per the current exchange rate. The visa fee needs to be paid in cash when submitting the application and is subject to change without prior notice.
- In addition to the Visa processing fee stated in Fee table above, Gerry’s service charges PKR 4000 (€28,-) per application. As of the 17 November 2017, the Service Fee has to be paid online when scheduling an appointment to submit the application; without pre-payment of the service fee, you will not be able to secure an appointment. For more information about the pre-payment of the service fees, click here
- The SMS service is also available at Rs. 250/- per application. This is an optional service.
- All fees are non-refundable.
Your application must in any case include:
- a recent colour passport photograph, which meets international standards for size and composition;
- proof that you have booked your return journey;
- proof that you have booked a hotel or apartment (unless you have arranged other accommodation);
- a valid travel document (such as a passport), which must be valid for at least three months beyond the validity of the visa;
- a copy of the travel document’s personal information/signature page and any previously issued visa.;
- a guarantor's declaration if the purpose of your journey is a family visit or if you intend to stay at the invitation of a resident, organisation or other entity;
- Proof of sufficient means of support (e.g. bank statements of last three months, letter of employer, recent tax return);
- a copy of your residence permit if you are not a national of the country where you live;
- proof that you have healthcare and/or travel insurance (including healthcare insurance) with a coverage of at least USD 15,000.
- *Please note: You are requested to submit all documents on A4 sized paper. Please also use a minimal amount of staples to keep the submitted pages together.
Application for a Minor
Please note that if you are applying for a Caribbean visa for a minor, there are additional required documents (not necessarily mentioned on the checklist):
- a Caribbean application form that is signed by BOTH parents of the minor;
- the birth certificate of the minor (please bring the original and a clearly readable copy; the original will not be sent with the application but will be checked when submitting the application);
- a copy of the identity documents of BOTH parents. IMPORTANT: the original identity document must bear/contain a signature of the holder and the copy of the identity document should also show this signature. For example, if in the passport of the parents, the signature is on a different page than the personal details page, the copy of the identity document should be of both the personal details page and the page with the signature. If the identity document is an identity card that is signed on the back, the copy of the identity document must be of both the front and back of the card. If the original identity document of the parent(s) of the minor does not bear a signature of the parent(s), the parent(s) will have to submit a notarised copy of their signature to confirm that the signature on the application form of the minor, is indeed the signature of the parent(s).
- a declaration from the minor’s school consenting to their absence if the minor is travelling outside of school holidays.
If the minor will be travelling alone or with only one parent, the application should also contain a signed declaration of consent from the parent or parents who will not be travelling with the minor, stating that the minor has permission to travel.
If one of the parents has been allocated parental responsibility for the minor, you need to submit a copy of the signed identity document of the parent with parental responsibility, the court judgment stating that the parent has been allocated parental responsibility for the minor, the application form for the parents signed by the parent with parental authority and, if the minor is travelling alone, a letter of consent from the parent with parental responsibility. The birth certificate of the minor and the letter of consent from the school (if travelling outside school holidays) are also required.
One photograph must be submitted with each application. As per the following instructions
Processing a Caribbean visa application usually takes up to one week.
Applicants are advised to make an appointment well in advance of their departure date, to ensure that the application is submitted at Gerry’s at least 3 to 4 weeks, but no more than three (3) months , before their departure to the Caribbean. Please be aware that in the run-up to holidays (generally the period March up to and including July) and festive seasons the waiting time to get an appointment increases considerably.
Please note: After applying for your visa, you will not be able to borrow your passport back while your visa application is being processed.Also, kindly only make travel plans that you can cancel until your passport has been returned to you.
If you wish to apply for a visa for the Dutch Caribbean, you can download the Visa Application Form here.