Published On: Mon, May 20th, 2013

Diplomatic Corps received various valuable information on immigration

Corps ConsulaireWILLEMSTAD – The  Corps Consulaire of Curacao recently invited the interim director of the Admission Service to come and give information on the latest development in the new admission’s rules in Curacao. Mr. Herrera, during his eloquent speech,  spoke about the law and politics of immigration in Curacao; principles of the immigration politics in Curacao; types of residencies granted by the Admission’s Office; revision and adjustments made in the laws and regulations; application processes and some other important aspects.

According to Sr. Herrera the immigration laws in Curacao are determined by international agreements like e.g. Kingdom Statutes, Curacao State Regulations, Children’s rights convention, UN convention against torture and other inhumane and degrading treatment, the Convention against Human Trafficking and other national regulations like the National Decree on Admissions, the National Ordinance on Admissions, and Expulsion and the National Ordinance on Labor for Foreigners.

Curacao is still using the revised instructions given by the Minister of Justice to the island Governors in 2006. Mr. Herrera also explained the different types of residencies given to legal aliens in Curacao. There are e.g. admission by law, temporal residence permit, first petition for admission, status change, extension, proof of return and residence extension for tourists. The special permit to stay on the island is for those who come here for employment, those who have their own company in Curacao; those with enough funds to maintain themselves; pensioners; family reunification; education; internship; short stay for foreigners; visa extension while the foreigner does not need a visa to be in Curacao before the 30 day expiration.

Exception are for people from U.S.A. , Canada, Australia, New Zeeland, Japan and European Union, who can stay up to three months without any problems.

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