Health Alert: BOOK NOW  Humanitarian Flight Information for Sint Maarten – U.S. Consulate General Curacao (July 9, 2020)

The U.S. Consulate is pleased announce that Spirit Airlines will operate a humanitarian flight on July 18, 2020.  The flight will depart from Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) in Sint Maarten and proceed to Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport (FLL) in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. This Spirit Airlines flight has been made available to allow U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents to return to the …

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Security Alert: U. S. Consulate General Curacao (June 26, 2020)

Location: Curacao Event:  The security situation in Curacao continues to be unpredictable after nightfall.  Unannounced demonstrations have occurred the past two nights that have included the burning and destruction of property and the blocking of traffic and bridges. U.S. government personnel and U.S. citizens are strongly advised to shelter in place before 7:00pm regardless of …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Consulate General Curacao (June 24, 2020)

Location: Curacao: Gathering points include, but are not limited to Isla Refinery, Punda District, and routes between the points. Event:  A demonstration protesting salary cuts and layoffs at Curacao’s Isla Refinery is taking place Wednesday, June 24, 2020 beginning at approximately 12:00 p.m. The demonstration was not announced beforehand nor have demonstrators announced an end time. …

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Travel Alert: Commercial Airline Flights Return Options to the United States

The governments of Aruba and Sint Maarten have announced plans to reopen commercial airline service between those respective islands and the United States. Commercial airline flights to the United States from Aruba are set to resume on July 10, 2020.  Commercial airlines flights to the United States from Sint Maarten are set to resume July …

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U.S. Consular Officer to Hold Appointments in Sint Maarten on March 11, 2020

The U.S. Consulate General Curaçao is pleased to announce that a Consular Officer will visit Sint Maarten on March 11, 2020. Appointments will be held at Government Building at Soualiga Road#1. Conference room #1 on the ground floor from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The officer will provide U.S. Citizens Services and accept applications for U.S. passports, …

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U.S. Consular Officer to Hold Appointments in Aruba on January 31, 2020

The U.S. Consulate General Curaçao is pleased to announce that a Consular Officer will visit Arruba on January 31, 2020. Appointments will be held at Aruba Directie Buitenlandse Betrekkingen (DBB) Office, Wayaca 33-E, Oranjestad from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. The officer will provide U.S. Citizens Services and accept applications for U.S. passports, Consular Reports of Birth …

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New, increased fees for international students, exchange visitors, SEVP-certified schools

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has finalized changes to fees charged by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to international students, exchange visitors and SEVP-certified schools.

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Passport Fee Increase

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Customers applying with the DS-11 …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Avoid non-essential travel to Sint Maarten while Hurricane Irma recovery efforts are underway

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens:  Avoid non-essential travel to Sint Maarten while Hurricane Irma recovery efforts are underway. On September 9, 2017, Hurricane Irma struck Sint Maarten as a Category 5 hurricane, causing catastrophic damage to the island’s infrastructure.  While the Government of Sint Maarten is working to restore order and security, hotel capacity is …

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Notice for U.S. citizens – Aftermath of Hurricane Irma – Sitrep 10

The Department continues to monitor requests from U.S. citizens in Sint Maarten. Concerned citizens may contact the Department at IrmaEmergencyUSC@state.gov The Department received information that the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line ship Majesty of the Seas will make a humanitarian visit to Sint Maarten to deliver supplies and board passengers seeking to depart the island. The …

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Notice for U.S. citizens: Aftermath of Hurricane Irma – Sitrep 9

Planned Flights for Wednesday, September 13: Bring your passport and travel documents to the airport if you have them. U.S. citizens may still proceed to the airport for processing if you no longer have your documents. Dutch St. Maarten:   Several flights are planned to fly out of St. Maarten on Wednesday morning, September 13, by …

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Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas Ports in Curacao with Evacuees from St. Maarten

On Sunday, Royal Caribbean International’s Adventure of the Seas made a humanitarian stop in St. Maarten to drop off supplies and evacuate more than 300 people following Hurricane Irma. Before reaching Puerto Rico, the final destination of the cruise, the ship docked in Curacao today, before heading to Aruba. Staff of the U.S. Consulate General …

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Notice for U.S. Citizens: Aftermath of Hurricane Irma – Sitrep 8

We encourage U.S. citizens who have successfully evacuated the hurricane affected areas to update their friends and family via social media. Friends and family of U.S. citizens in hurricane affected areas should continue to monitor the social media accounts of their loved ones. You can inform the Department of State about U.S. citizens affected by …

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Notice for U.S. Citizens: Aftermath of Hurricane Irma – Sitrep 7

Evacuation flights have resumed today, September 12. Proceed to the airport immediately. Expect long wait times. There is no running water at the airport. If possible, bring enough bottled water with you to last the day. Passengers may be allowed one small carry-on bag. Medications and other essential items should be carried on your person. Only service …

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Notice for U.S. Citizens: The aftermath of Hurricane Irma – Sitrep 5

“The U.S. Consulate in Curacao wishes to remind U.S. citizens to continue to shelter in place if in overseas area impacted by Hurricane Irma & Hurricane Jose unless you have confirmed evacuation plans. If you have not already done so, please provide your location information to the U.S. Department of State by visiting  tfa.state.gov  or calling …

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Notice for U.S. Citizens: The Aftermath of Hurricane Irma – Sitrep 4

The safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas is our top priority.  Over the last 24 hours, Department of State has worked in close coordination with the Department of Defense to  assist over 500 American citizens with air evacuations from St. Martin, beginning with those needing urgent medical care. These operations will expand as weather …

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Notice for U.S. Citizens: The Aftermath of Hurricane Irma – Sitrep 3

We are considering every option to assist U.S. citizens in St. Martin, in close coordination with Dutch and French partners. Hurricane Jose is predicted to pass near St. Martin on Saturday, which has severely limited the window for safe departures. The airport remains closed to commercial traffic. U.S. citizens in St. Martin should not go …

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Notice for U.S. Citizens: The Aftermath of Hurricane Irma – Sitrep 2

Please visit  https://travel.state.gov/…/travel/en/news/HurricaneIrma.html  for the latest updates on the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. If you receive an error registering at  https://tfa.state.gov/ , please send an email to IrmaEmergencyUSC@state.gov. To alert us to U.S. citizens affected by Hurricanes Irma and Jose, including yourself, visit  travel.state.gov  and click Task Force Alert. For further inquiries about U.S. citizens, you can email …

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St. Maarten, Saba, and St. Eustatius Hurricane Update – Sitrep 1

The Consulate is closely monitoring the situation in Sint Maarten, St. Eustatius, and Saba. Hurricane Irma struck yesterday morning as a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 185 mph (295 km/h) with higher gusts. Initial reports indicate widespread damage, flooding, and power outages in Sint Maarten. Princess Juliana International Airport is closed and …

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Wanted by the FBI: Missing Woman Amy Lynn Bradley

March 24, 2017, is the 19th anniversary of Amy Lynn Bradley’s disappearance from Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody of the Seas.  The FBI remains committed to solving this missing person case and has announced a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to her recovery and information that leads to the identification, arrest, and conviction of …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens Regarding Insel Air

The U.S. Consulate General Curaçao informs U.S. citizens that it has temporarily prohibited U.S. Consulate personnel from flying on Insel Air. The Consulate adopted this policy following an internal review of safety-related considerations. This policy applies only to the official travel of U.S. Consulate personnel and will be reevaluated as Insel Air’s safety condition improves. …

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