At our law firm, we have a deep understanding of the work permit process for individuals and businesses in Curaçao. With years of experience, we have helped many clients successfully apply for work permits and understand the requirements and specifications.
It is important to note that employing foreign workers without a work permit is illegal in Curaçao and can result in penalties including jail time of up to three months and fines of up to ANG 100,000. There are, however, exceptions for those with indefinite permits or those married to Dutch nationals. American and Dutch citizens are not required to obtain a work permit.
The employer is responsible for submitting the work permit application, and all required information, evidence, and fees must be provided. The position must also be reported to the labor department at least five weeks prior to the application being submitted. The processing time for a work permit decision is typically six weeks.
There are several reasons why a work permit may be denied, including if local workers are available to fill the position, if there is a violation of the law in the work agreement, if the job falls under a category not permitted for foreign workers or if the employer cannot prove sufficient efforts were made to fill the job with local workers. If the work permit is denied, an objection must be filed within four weeks.
Our team of experienced attorneys is here to help with any questions you may have about getting a work permit in Curaçao. Contact us today for a consultation by visiting our contact page. We are committed to guiding you through the process and ensuring the success of your work permit application. Please note, terms and conditions apply.
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