Who Can Apply in Curacao

The U.S. Consulate General Curacao provides limited NIV processing.  Only applicants who meet the requirements below may apply in Curacao.  Individuals who do not meet these requirements must apply at another U.S. embassy or consulate.  Please read the following information carefully to determine if you are eligible.  Interviews are conducted in English and Spanish only.  Applicants wishing to interview in another language must bring an English-speaking translator.

Who Can Apply in Curacao?


The consular section only processes applications for Visitor Visas (B1/B2), Student Visas (F), Exchange Visas (J), Performer Visas (P), Religious Worker Visas (R), Crew member visa (C1/D) or Visas for Individuals with Extraordinary Ability (O). Additionally, we only see applicants who are either:

  • Residents of Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, St. Maarten, Saba, or St. Eustatius (proof of legal residency will be required at the visa interview); or
  • Dutch passport holders (Note: Dutch passport holders normally don’t need a visa for travel. See the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) for details.)
  • Crew members applying for a C1/D visa.

Who Cannot Apply in Curacao?


  • Applicants who are not legal residents of the Dutch Caribbean.
  • Applicants applying for immigrant visas.

Applicants who are not eligible to apply in Curacao may apply at any other U.S. consulate or embassy. Convenient locations in the region include: Barbadosthe Dominican RepublicPanama,  ColombiaJamaicaSuriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.