Bonaire Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
EU Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No

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A passport valid for at least six months after departure from Bonaire is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Visitors must also have an onward or return ticket, proof of sufficient funds, and a copy of their hotel booking.


Dutch and Americans can stay up to 180 days within a year without a visa.

Other nationals referred to in the chart above can stay up to 90 days within 180 days.

Nationals not referred to in the chart should contact the nearest Dutch embassy.

Types and cost

Short-stay Caribbean visa: €80.

The Caribbean visa is a multiple-entry visa. It allows travellers to make short visits (minimum 15 and maximum 90 days in a 180-day period) to the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten).

Application to
Schengen visas

The Schengen visa is not valid for travel to Bonaire.

Working days

Applications for the Caribbean visa are usually processed within 15 calendar days.

Extension of stay

Visitors who have the Caribbean visa will not be able to extend the visa.

Visitors who do not require a visa may extend their stay at the immigration office, usually up to a maximum of 180 days.

Entry with pets

All pets must be accompanied by a Bonaire veterinary certificate. This should be certified by a licensed practitioner.

Embassies and tourist offices

Office of the Minister Plenipotentiary of the Netherlands Antilles
Telephone: (70) 306 6111. Website:
Diplomatic Representation

Bonaire is part of the Netherlands Antilles represented abroad by Royal Netherlands Embassies - see The Netherlands section.

British Embassy in Caracas (nearest British Embassy to Bonaire)

Torre La Castellana, Ist Floor, Avenida La Principal de la Castellana, La Castellana, Caracas 1061, Venezuela
Tel: (0) 212 267 1275.
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 0800-1630, Fri 0800-1315.

Telephone: (0) 212 267 1275. Website: Opening times: Mon-Thurs 0800-1630, Fri 0800-1315.

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.