Curaçao Permit

Although Curaçao belongs to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, you will still need a permit to be able to stay and work here.

They also call this the Verklaring van Rechtswege or the Tewerkstellingsvergunning if you are going to work as a volunteer or as an employee.

To get this permit, you have to collect quite a bit of paperwork and then submit the application digitally.

There is a special website for this where you can apply for your permit. Do not panic! We can also do this for you and that can be very easy because we have already done this for many people.

In this case, you have two types of legal declarations that we can request for you, namely for an internship and for a worker/volunteer.

Internship permit

When you do an internship on Curaçao you also need a Verklaring van Rechtswege. You can request this for the exact duration of your internship. With this internship permit you can legally do an internship on Curaçao, which is really nice. The internship company is then also insured for you. So if you come for an internship for 1 month, you still need this internship permit.

We at CuraStage know all about the laws and regulations regarding this Verklaring van Rechtswege, so you are in good hands with us! We can apply for this internship permit for you so that you don't have to figure out how it all works.

Work permit

Working and living on Curaçao who doesn't dream of that!

In addition to the fact that it is of course very nice to have fun in advance, something very important must also be arranged, namely an Tewerkstellingsvergunning. You need this work permit the moment you start working for an employer and therefore earn wages.

With this Tewerkstellingsvergunning you demonstrate that you can provide for your own living facilities and therefore will not appeal to the government for money.

For this work permit you also need papers from your employer, a so-called employer statement. If you have your work permit applied for by CuraStage, we will help you so that you do not make any mistakes with this paperwork.

Volunteer work

Are you going to do volunteer work? For you it also applies that you need an Tewerkstellingsvergunning because the government also wants to know if you earn / own enough money to provide for your own life needs.

With the final work permit you can possibly register yourself on Curaçao!

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Not all accommodations on Curaçao have standard linen available. That is why we offer this service. That saves a lot of space in your suitcase ;-) 

The linen consists of a pillow, bottom sheet and duvet cover. On Curaçao we do not sleep under blankets because of the heat. There are no towels. 

If you use our pick-up service, you will receive your linen directly at Hato, otherwise you can pick it up at our office.  


Calling each other on Curaçao is very expensive. That is why a local SIM card is definitely recommended. 

You put this SIM card in your phone, but you keep your normal WhatsApp number. This way you can call and app with the home front & friends via WhatsApp as you are used to.

You can then call each other on Curaçao at a local rate with your new local telephone number.

If you have a pick-up service, you will receive your SIM card directly at Hato, otherwise you can pick it up at our office.