Civil registry sets dates for approved BTA applicants to register

POSTED: 12/27/11 4:26 PM

St. Maarten – The Civil Registry has set aside seven days between January and February for approved BTA applicants who will be registering for the first time. All other people with BTA renewals will be given further information at a later date.

As of Wednesday, December 27 and in the coming weeks, the names of the approved BTA applicants along with the registration day will be published in the Government Information Page (GIP) in both daily newspapers. The people listed are requested to visit the Civil Registry Office on the registration days between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The dates set aside for approved BTA applicants are: January 4, 11, 18 and 25; February 1, 8 and 15.

The registration is for approved BTA applicants who are registering for the first time with the Civil Registry. They will have to bring several original documents in order for the registration to take place, namely a legalized birth certificate (apostille), legalized marriage certificate (apostille), legalized divorce certificate (apostille), valid passport, legalized birth certificates of children (apostille); legalized proof that children and or spouse are living “attestatie de vitae” (those who are not residing on the island), recent passport photo, US$20 to pay for the ID Card application, and proof of address (rental contract with copy of landlord’s ID Card, or written permission from the landlord with copy of the landlord’s ID Card).

Everyone who registers for the first time must have a completed registration form along with the aforementioned documents. Incomplete files and or copies will not be accepted and all legalized documents should not be older than two-years.

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