Emergency Financial Assistance

Americans who find themselves destitute in Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Sint. Maarten, Sint. Eustatius, and Saba may request the assistance of the Consulate to communicate with family or to return to the United States. With your permission, the Consulate can call your family and friends to explain how money can be sent to you from the United States.  You will need to complete a Privacy Act Waiver (PDF – 28kb) first.  If no other resources are available, citizens can apply for a repatriation loan to purchase a one-way ticket directly back to the United States. In these cases citizens will have to sign a promissory note agreeing to repay the loan to the United States Government.

For more information about emergency financial assistance, please contact the American Citizens Services Unit at ACSCuracao@state.gov