How long Can I stay in SXM as visitor?

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St. Maarten is a top Caribbean destination for travelers coming from Canada, United States, Netherlands, France, United Kingdom and many other places! If you’re hoping to visit St. Maarten in the near-future, you may be wondering to yourself, “How long can I stay in St. Maarten as a visitor?”

How long can visitors stay in St. Maarten?

Most visitors may remain in St. Maarten for a maximum of 30 uninterrupted days. Dutch nationals and American nationals are allowed to stay for a maximum of 6 months uninterrupted with a possibility for extension.

Canadians, European Union nationals, Australians, New Zealanders and Japanese nationals have an allowable stay of maximum 3 months uninterrupted with a possibility for extension.

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Requesting an extension of stay

Any tourist who wishes to stay longer than their allowed time may request an extension; however, the possibility to obtain an extension can differ for those travelers who require a visa to enter St. Maarten.

All tourists who have received an approved extension of stay must have medical insurance valid for the duration of the extended stay.

Source: The Government of St. Maarten

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Disclaimer: Our articles are not intended as (legal) advice and do not take your personal circumstances into consideration. BrightPath does not accept any liability for damages resulting from using the provided information. We highly recommend you to seek personalized advice from us or before you act or fail to act because of the content of our articles. BrightPath is a privately-owned consulting firm that assists clients with filing applications for residence permits and/or business licenses at the relevant government departments. None of our directors, employees or agents hold or have held any position with the government of Sint Maarten and our service does not provide for any preferential treatment with regards to any application. All information provided and statements made only serve to provide you with a general understanding of immigration, residence and business incorporation procedures on Sint Maarten.

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