Investor Permit Program

Curaçao is a Caribbean autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, a status that gives the island sovereignty over domestic affairs (including taxation), while matters of defense and foreign relations are the remit of the Netherlands. 

Crucially, however, there is no such thing as Curaçaoan citizenship. Curaçaoans are Dutch nationals and, by extension, EU citizens – with all the rights thereto pertaining. The CIIP, therefore, is an EU golden visa program and offers a path to Dutch citizenship in five years.


Program at a glance

Program TypeGolden Visa Program
Time to citizenship5 years
Time to permanent residency3 months
Minimum investmentUS$ 280,000
Physical presence requirement1 day a year (4 months per year for Dutch citizenship)
Application processing time3-6 months
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to187 destinations, including Schengen countries and the United States (Curaçaoans hold Dutch passports)
Contribution types availableProperty Investment, Business Investment,
Bond Investment, Public Shares Investment

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