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How to Get Residency in St. Maarten

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How to Get Residency in St. Maarten

WE CAN HELP YOU GET RESIDENCY IN ST. MAARTEN!

BrightPath Caribbean are experts in immigration to St. Maarten, so before you move to the island, get in touch with us to find out how we can simplify your move to St. Maarten. Immigrating to St. Maarten can be a complicated process, but if you have the necessary documents in order and can pay the associated fees, you should be able to obtain residency in a few months!

The list of documents needed to apply for residency in St. Maarten below is a generalized, comprehensive overview of documents required for most residency permit applications in order to legally reside in St. Maarten. Requirements may vary depending on how the applicant chooses to obtain residency (e.g., investment, business start-up, local employer, etc.). For more information about how BrightPath Caribbean can assist you in your move and help you obtain temporary or permanent residency in St. Maarten.

Required Documents for St. Maarten Residency Application:

1-A copy of your valid passport.

  • All pages of the passport must be copied.
  • The information page must be copied in full color.
  • No cut-offs are allowed on the copies.
  • The copies should preferably have been scaled to size.
  • The validity of the passport must be at least six-months out, from the date of application.

2-An original birth certificate.

  • This document has to be legalized by a Dutch Embassy or bearing an apostille stamp from the country of issuance.
  • This document cannot be older than 3 years.
  • If issued in a language other than English or Dutch, a certified translation of the document is required. This translation must also be legalized.

3-An original police record.

  • This document cannot be older than 6 months.
  • A legalization by a Dutch Embassy or an apostille stamp from the country of issuance is not a formal requirement, but we encourage obtaining one when possible.
  • BrightPath Caribbean reserves the right to refuse police records that are not in original format, such as a downloaded version of an internet report or one that cannot be readily verified by our staff.

4-If married, an original marriage certificate.

  • This document has to be legalized by a Dutch Embassy or bearing an apostille stamp from the country of issuance.
  • This document cannot be older than 6 months.
  • If issued in a language other than English or Dutch, a certified translation of the document is required. This translation must also be legalized.

5-If divorced, an original divorce decree.

  • This document has to be legalized by a Dutch Embassy or bearing an apostille stamp from the country of issuance.
  • This document cannot be older than 3 years.
  • If issued in a language other than English or Dutch, a certified translation of the document is required. This translation must also be legalized.
  1. If widowed, an original death certificate of spouse.
  • This document has to be legalized by a Dutch Embassy or bearing an apostille stamp from the country of issuance.
  • This document cannot be older than 3 years.
  • If issued in a language other than English or Dutch, a certified translation of the document is required. This translation must also be legalized.

Additional Requirements for St. Maarten Residency Application

1-If applying for your spouse.

  • Items 1 through 3 apply for the spouse.
  • Evidence of sufficient income from the petitioning applicant to support the request, and to stand as guarantor for the same may also be required.

2-If applying for your minor children.

  • Items 1 through 2 apply for the children.
  • Evidence of school registration in St. Maarten must be provided. This is applicable for each child over 4 years of age.
  • If one of the parents of the minor child is remaining abroad, an original, notarized letter of consent along with a valid passport identification of that parent is also required.

3-Proof of sufficient income.

  • Letter of foreign financial institution stating the financial position (assets, liabilities, equity) addressed to St Maarten Immigration & Border Protection Services – an amount must be explicitly stated in United States dollars or its equivalent.

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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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