Number of employed people born elsewhere

Employers in the Caribbean Netherlands must make a number of mandatory efforts to always fill vacancies with local staff first. Only if this fails will employers be allowed to hire people from outside the islands. For Dutch nationals coming from Aruba, Curaçao or St Maarten, for European Dutch nationals and for US nationals, no work permit is needed in this regard. With the exception of some activities, however, this permit is required for people from other countries.