Vacancies on Curaçao
Looking for work, internship or volunteering in Curaçao?
Is your dream to work or internship to run on Curaçao? Working hard during the week and at the weekend on the beach lie? Then you are at Fun Curaçao to the right place. On the platform vacancies for all kinds of functions and job types. Take a quick look at Fun Curacao's website and find a job that suits you.
Can I just work in Curaçao?
Yes this is quite easy! You don't have a visa but a "Declaration by operation of law" needed to be able to work or internship in Curaçao, just applying for this is enough to enter the country. You can apply for this online and it costs 615 NAF, the documents required are; Passport, birth certificate and VOG. As a Dutch citizen you may officially 6 months per year stay in Curaçao without deregistering in the Netherlands. Will you stay longer than 6 months? Then you must register your deregistering in the Netherlands and register in Curaçao.
Internship on Curaçao
Doing an internship in Curaçao is very popular among Dutch youngsters. The island is full of young people between 18 and 25 who come to Curaçao for an internship period of 3 to 6 months under the Caribbean sun. This island is obviously the best place to spend some of your student time to spend; always sunshine, lots of parties, lots of young people and a good working atmosphere.
If you want to do an internship on Curaçao of course, a lot has to be arranged. Think about; Transport, housing, a good internship placement where you can learn a lot, a work permit and insurance. Via Curastage this can all be arranged, they are an internship mediation agency that will help you have the perfect internship experience here in Curaçao.
Interested in a vacancy on our platform? Then apply easily online and you might find your dream workplace here in beautiful Curaçao.
FAQ working/internship/volunteering on Curaçao
What is the average salary in Curaçao?
The salary in Curaçao is about 70% of what you would earn in the same industry in the Netherlands. So that means that instead of 1000 euros, you will earn 700 euros.
From 1 Jan 2023, a minimum wage of 10.70 guilders has been set from 21 years of age (so roughly divide this by 2 for euro). So with this minimum wage for full-time employment, you would come out roughly at 1850 guilders (about 975 euros). So this is lower than in the Netherlands, but you do get the advantage of always having nice weather and beaches at the weekend!
Need help arranging paperwork etc? Check out the site of CuraStage
Can I just work on Curaçao?
No not just like that but it is a lot easier with a Dutch Passport. You have to apply for a Declaration of Legal Right (VRW) from the government and with the proof of this application you enter Curaçao and can start working. You can live and work in Curaçao for a maximum of 6 months in a 12-month period without registering. So do you want to get away from the Netherlands for a few months and enjoy the sun in your free hours? Then Curaçao is definitely a must!
Need help arranging paperwork etc. around working in Curaçao? Check out the CuraStage website and they can help you!
How does an internship in Curaçao work?
This goes the same way as working, you need a Declaration of Legal Right and you can stay here for up to 6 months without registering in Curaçao.
Curaçao is a very popular island among students who come for internships for 3 or 6 months. For students, this is the perfect place, doing an internship during the week, partying at night and in the weekend going to the beach, going out and exploring the island.
Need help arranging your internship? The necessary papers, accommodation and transport etc? Check Curastage for more information.
What is the working atmosphere like in Curaçao?
The working atmosphere in Curaçao is different from what we are used to in the Netherlands. On Curaçao, everything is a bit less hurried and there are fewer rules to adhere to. Of course, it depends on the company and whether your employer is Antillean or Dutch, but in general it is a lot more relaxed than in the Netherlands.
Where can I volunteer in Curaçao?
You can do volunteer work in many places on Curaçao, poverty and street dogs are examples of problems on Curaçao. So you can, for example, work at a street dog shelter or at an organisation that helps street dogs in another way. On Curaçao, there is no financial safety net (benefit) like in the Netherlands, so many people live in poverty. You could work for an organisation that fights poverty and collects clothes or provides meals, for example. Or at a women's rights organisation, for example! So there are plenty of places to volunteer! More information on how to come to Curaçao as a Dutch volunteer? Then check out CuraStage's site and they will help you out.