Published On: Thu, Apr 17th, 2014

Have you requested a business permit between 2011 and 2013?

WillemstadWILLEMSTAD – The Ministry of Economic Development wants to be up to date with all the business license requests made before 2014. All those who have requested a permit in the period between 2011 and 2013, should contact the Ministry before May 2 if they still want the permit. They will have to apply for it again.

The Ministry of Economic Development is continuing with its trajectory of eliminating backlogs in processing business permits. Currently there are 500 applications pending.

It is evident that the Ministry wants to process these applications with due diligence. If you have applied for a permit between 2011 and 2013, we invite you to contact us. The Ministry wants to know if the petition is still valid, meaning if you are still in need of the permit.

To contact the Ministry, please send an e-mail to informing if you are still interested in the permit.

The Ministry will also publish on its website a list of pending permits. The website is and the list is found under the Ministry of Economic Development. The Government urges everyone to consult the website.

All those interested have till May 2 of this year to contact the Ministry. After this date you will have to apply again for the permit.

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