Netherlands Worldwide

Applying for a short-stay Caribbean visa in Switzerland

The Netherlands embassy in Bern does not issue visa.

Switzerland is part of the Schengen area. Do you have the nationality of Switzerland? Or do you have a valid Schengen visa or a residence permit for Switzerland? Then you do not need to apply for a short-stay Caribbean visa to travel to the Caribbean part of the Netherlands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St Eustatius or St Maarten).

Read the requirements for travelling to the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom without a visa

In case you do need a short-stay Caribbean visa, please make an appointment at the Netherlands embassy in Bern.

Attention: Please note: It is not possible to make an appointment via the online appointment system due to technical issues. You can make an appointment by sending an email to, stating the desired date for your appointment. The embassy will then contact you as soon as possible.