Published On: Tue, Jan 13th, 2015

Foreigners will now await their temporary residence abroad

immigration3WILLEMSTAD - The Minister of Justice Minister Nelson Navarro has decided to eliminate the so-called ‘exemption out of the country requirement’ since January 1 of this year.

This takes into account the fact that the time for processing of applications and the decision has been reduced to about three weeks or less.

The Admission Organization has processed in recent months a large number of applications for temporary residence permits and the minister sees no reason to give foreigners the opportunity to stay here in anticipation of the permit.

Once the application has been processed, the applicant will receive a notice of the Admission Organization and he / she should make an appointment to get the permit.

On the day of the appointment, the applicant must demonstrate the notice and all other required documents. For more information, please contact the Customer Contact Center at the telephone numbers 733-2000 and 733-2055 or via e-mail You can also mail to to make an appointment.

The office is located at the Mortiersweg and is open from Monday to Wednesday from a 7:45 am till 11:30 am and in the afternoon from a 1:45 till 4:00. On Thursdays and Fridays the office is closed in the afternoons.

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