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The Immigration- and Naturalization Service CN

What is the IND? 

The Immigration- and Naturalization Service (Immigratie en Naturalisatiedienst, IND) is responsible for the execution of the aliens policy on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. The IND executes these duties in accordance with the Admittance and Deportation Act. 

That means that this IND-unit assesses all requests for a residence permit from aliens who want to reside on these islands. For example this regards people who want to work or study there. The IND-unit also processes requests of Dutch people who want to stay on the islands longer than 6 months. 

Beside that the unit processes requests of people who would like to become Dutch nationals.

What is the IND not responsible for? 

Subscription Civil Affairs:

Bonaire (in Dutch, Enlish version not availabe)




Visa for the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Work permit:

Social Affairs and Labor

Border surveillance:

Royal Netherlands Military Constabulary (De Koninklijke Marechaussee – KMar


Dutch Caribbean Police Force

Process for individuals who wish to establish themselves on the islands of the Dutch Caribbean

PDF fileBrochure RCN/IND (ENG)
Kabinetsreactie Spies
Eilandgids Caribisch Nederland (PDF)Blog Rv