How to retire in Sint Maarten?

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Retiring in the Caribbean has never been easier, thanks to the Team at BrightPath!  We specialize in immigration services throughout multiple islands in the Caribbean and we can make retiring in St. Maarten a reality for you.

Have you been wondering about retiring in St Maarten? If yes, here are some things you should consider before making your move.


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    1-Retiring in St. Maarten is a great choice for many citizens of the United States of America.  As a retiree, you may be entitled to tax concessions and benefits, as well as to local banking options in United States dollars.  There is no obligation to bank in local currency.  This means you can collect your retirement funds in United States dollars and continue to bank on island in United States dollars – no currency conversion necessary.  

    2-Many Americans retire in the Caribbean and choose St. Maarten because the island is a cultural melting pot, with a very low incidence of violent crime, as well as lots of entertainment options and all of 37 spectacular beaches from which to choose.

    3-Not an American national? People from all over the world consider St. Maarten as a great retirement destination.  This is because a temporary residency permit can be applied for once the applicant can substantiate adequate savings (retirement reserves) and provide a letter of intent to retire in St. Maarten.  After this one-year temporary residency permit is granted, a real estate purchase of a minimum of USD 255,000 must be made in order to request the extension of the temporary residency permit.


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      Need assistance looking for the right property for you?  Contact our friends at BrightFuture Realty Group.  In collaboration with the team at BrightPath, your retirement in St. Maarten can be a seamless, guided process, with the answers to your questions all in one place!

      4-You can start the process from the comfort of your own home! As the most recognized and trusted immigration services provider, you can feel safe that with BrightPath you can start the process of retiring in St. Maarten right from your living room.  We can schedule your free consultation by video conference, obtain the required documents and legalizations, and ensure that the documents are collected at your home and sent to our main office by overnight mail. It’s as easy as sending your request to

      Let the team at BrightPath and BrightFuture Realty make your lifelong dream of retiring in St. Maarten a reality today!

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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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