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How much do I need to invest to become a resident in Sint Maarten

How much do I need to invest to become a resident in Sint Maarten


BrightPath specializes in immigration services for persons who are wishing to relocate to the Caribbean. Our head office is based in St Maarten and our network expands throughout the Eastern Caribbean region. BrightPath’s immigration and relocation services are also available on the islands of Dominica, St. Kitts, and Antigua.

For most of our clients wishing to invest abroad, having access by way of citizenship or residency is of great importance. In the Caribbean island of St Maarten, for residency by way of investment, it is important to consider the following:

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A real estate purchase of a minimum amount of USD 510,000 is required prior to applying for residency under the Investor program. If you are a passport holder of the United States of America, under the Dutch American Friendship Treaty, we may request legal residency prior to making the real estate purchase. For more information on the Dutch American Friendship Treaty and how you BrightPath may be able to obtain legal residency for you under the program.


Work with a licensed, experienced, and recognized real estate broker that will be able to ensure that your purchase is done in a way that is duly registered and recorded so that you can advance to request your legal stay in St Maarten through your new investment. We recommend our affiliate BrightFuture Realty Group to properly guide you along the way and secure your property in a manner that benefits you and your long-term goals.


Thinking of retiring on the island of St Maarten? If your answer is yes, it’s important to consider that under the Pensioner program you are allowed to request temporary residency on the island for up to a one-year period without having to purchase real estate up front. It is a requirement, however, that for the renewal of your temporary residency permit under the Pensioner program that you purchase property for a minimum amount of USD 225,000 within that first year.

If you’re interested in relocating to the Caribbean island of St Maarten, or if you have made an investment in St Maarten and you wish to explore legalizing your stay contact the experts at info@brightpathcaribbean.com As the Caribbean region’s most recognized and trusted immigration services provider – with complete solutions all under one roof – rely on BrightPath to make your dream of living in the Caribbean a reality.

If you wish to have more than one managing director, additional fees will apply. Therefore, it is important to keep in mind what type of investment or company you wish to incorporate in St. Maarten and the costs associated with each type of business. BrightPath Caribbean recommends having a budget of USD $6,800 – $10,000 that when incorporating a business in St. Maarten, depending on the type of business being incorporated and the number of managing directors that are to be established.

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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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