Relocating within the Kingdom

If you wish to relocate within the Kingdom of the Netherlands (more specifically, between the European part of the Netherlands and the Caribbean part of the Kingdom), you must sometimes meet certain requirements.

Living in Aruba, Curaçao or St Maarten

Do you have plans to live in Aruba, Curaçao or St Maarten, or do you want to work or do an internship on one of these islands? If you weren't born in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom, you will need – among other things – a Declaration of Automatic Admission (Verklaring van Rechtswege or Toelatingsverklaring van Rechtswege). You must also be able to provide for yourself.

You can find more information on the websites below:

Living in the Caribbean Netherlands

Do you have plans to live in the Caribbean Netherlands (Bonaire, St Eustatius or Saba)? Entry rules apply to Dutch nationals from the European part of the Netherlands. You must also be able to provide for yourself. If you want to stay longer than 6 months, you will need to apply for a Declaration of Automatic Admission (Verklaring van Rechtswege). This includes proving you have somewhere to stay and enough funds to support yourself. You will also need a certificate of conduct covering the last 5 years. You can find more information about the procedure on the website of the National Office for the Caribbean Netherlands (RCN).

Living in the European part of the Netherlands

There are no restrictions on Dutch nationals from Aruba, Curaçao, St Maarten and the Caribbean Netherlands who wish to live in the European part of the Netherlands.