Guide to Doing Business
in Bonaire

Hiring requirements

Employees with a foreign nationality require a (temporary) residency permit as well as a work permit to be able to legally reside and work in Bonaire. These permits are obtained by filing an application with the governmental department in question. The length of this procedure varies and in general takes several months. Employing employees without the requisite permit is an offense for the employer and is punishable with imprisonment or a fine.