Schengen Visa

If you do not have the Dutch nationality you might require a visa to be admitted to the Schengen area. A visa is an authorization made visible by placing a sticker in a passport or other valid travel document. The visa indicates that at the time of issuing no objection was made to the entry for a temporary stay or transit to a third country. Possession of a visa does not confer automatic right of entry. Even when entering one must demonstrate that the conditions of entry are met.

The Consular section of the Cabinet of the Governor of Sint Maarten only handles visas for the Schengen area, if the main destination is the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Spain or Portugal. If you intend to travel through the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Spain or Portugal to a non-Schengen country, please ask the Consular section for an application for a transit visa.

The following rates apply for an application for a Schengen visa by the Cabinet of the Governor of Sint Maarten for 2017:

Adults                                                                           Naf 143.00
Children 12 years and older                                    Naf 143.00
Children 6 years to under 12 years old                 Naf  83.50
Children under the age of 6                                     Free

For more information about visa applications visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands:
This site can be consulted in English.

Here you can download the Schengen visa application form. This link guides you to the French version. This form must be completed and taken to the Consular Department of the Cabinet of the Governor of Sint Maarten, along with the required documents as stated in this checklist.

To apply for Schengen Visa you can visit the Consular Affairs department of the Cabinet of the Governor during office hours from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. For more information you can contact the Consular Affairs department during telephone consultation from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM on the number 542-1199.


Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is provided for general information and is only intended as such. The information provided is not legally binding. The Office of the Governor of St. Maarten is not liable for any damage that may occur due to ambiguity or incompleteness of the data contained in this website.