|By Mitzi Trawick (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #2) on Monday, July 19, 2010 - 9:11 pm:|
OK, I know that if I purchase a home on Bonaire that I can stay there up to 3 mo without getting an extended visa, but does anyone know how long you have to be off of the island between visits? My goal is to keep my home in the states and purchase a home there, also. Don't want to change my residency, but do want to spend as much time as possible down there. Thanks for any help you can give!
|By Everett Preece (BonaireTalker - Post #18) on Monday, July 19, 2010 - 9:32 pm:|
I think you can stay up to 90 days a year.So if you spent the first 3 months (Jan-March) you'd have to be off the island for 9 months.If you spent the last three months of the year in Bonaire, then go off the island for a couple days,you could reload and spend another 3 months on the island.If you time it right you could spend almost 6 months straight with a few days off the island.I have also heard that property owners can spend 180 days a year on the island....I would check with immigration
|By Pauline Kayes (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #289) on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 8:31 am:|
Mitiz, there is a "friendship agreement" between the U.S. and Holland that has recently been interpreted in a court to apply also to the Netherland Antilles Islands. So that means, as a U.S. citizen, you can have 6 months on Bonaire. But you must apply at Immigration.
|By Pietri Hausmann (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #432) on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 8:50 am:|
10/10/10 bonaire is not part of the Netherlands Antilles but one of the BES islands and in direct relationship with Holland ... the laws are changing almost daily ... go to immigration and get the correct facts and papers ....
|By Mitzi Trawick (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #3) on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 10:51 am:|
Thanks so much for all the comments! I did see where there was going to be some big changes for the island with the new govt deal. Of course, it will be easier for me with the US dollar... But, most people don't like change of any kind. I am a little confused about what the differences will be now and what it all means, but then again, I don't live there, so... guess I will find out soon enough.
|By Bob - RE/MAX Bonaire - bonairehomes.com (BonaireTalker - Post #31) on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 11:34 am:|
|By Fid Chinoy (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #224) on Saturday, August 7, 2010 - 12:15 am:|
It used to be that you needed to leave the island within 90 days, and then return in a couple of days. I went to Aruba for a weekend and returned for another 90 days and never had any problems. Just make sure you do not go over the 90 days or you will end up on their radar.
|By Dennis and Patti (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #185) on Monday, September 27, 2010 - 11:13 pm:|
Latest word we have from the central office is that if you own property on island you can stay 90 days in every 180 day period, great news!
|By Chris (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #316) on Monday, October 25, 2010 - 3:39 pm:|
The 180 days are based on the date of your first arrival, not the calendar year.
|By Trevor Naylor (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #244) on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 10:27 am:|
Dennis and Patti From what I am reading you do not have to own a property to stay 90 days.
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