Guide to Doing Business
in Curaçao

Hiring requirements

Foreign nationals require a (temporary) residency permit as well as a work permit to be able to legally reside and work in Curaçao. 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. As long as the work permit has not been granted, the foreign national may not perform any work for the local employer.