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  1. Sticky: Updated Info Sheets from Bonaire Help Desk

    Here are recently updated Info Sheets from Bonaire Help Desk (bonairehelpdesk.com).
    These are downloadable PDF files, and they have links to the relevant government websites and forms.

    Residency...
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    THE expert on US/Bonaire taxation is Bruce Zavon...

    THE expert on US/Bonaire taxation is Bruce Zavon (website: www.zavontax.com)
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    U.S. Citizens Absentee Voting Information

    U.S. Citizens Living in Bonaire: For information about how to participate in this year's election, please visit www.FVAP.gov.

    (From Doug Searle, U.S. Consular Warden for Bonaire)
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    Info posted by me on this thread has gotten a...

    Info posted by me on this thread has gotten a little out of date. Bonairehelpdesk.com no longer posts a list of local banks on our website, but you can find such a list on the Info Bonaire website at...
  5. Dive Friends is on site at Courtyard-- new, full...

    Dive Friends is on site at Courtyard-- new, full service facility. They also have five other locations, so relatively convenient for picking up tanks. Boat diving is available from the dock at the...
  6. According to both the FBI and US State Dept...

    According to both the FBI and US State Dept websites, you would NOT be able to obtain a state government apostille for this document. It is a federal document, so it needs a federal apostille.
  7. New COG/VOG requirements for US citizens applying for residency

    OK. Research complete. Here's the full scoop:

    For United States citizens applying for residency in Bonaire.

    One of the documents required for your application for Admission by Operation of Law...
  8. Bonaire Residency for U.S. Citizens: FBI Check Now Required

    As of January 1, 2017, to satisfy the Good Conduct Certification requirement, IND now requires a national background check for U.S. citizens. "Certificates of good conduct that have been...
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    Pay attention to mpement. Three cubic feet of...

    Pay attention to mpement. Three cubic feet of emergency air is really not enough. I ran the numbers based on my own surface breathing rate (0.45 cubic feet per minute) which is pretty normal. Using...
  10. Thread: Car insurance

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    Here's a list of car insurance websites. They all...

    Here's a list of car insurance websites. They all let you calculate premiums.
    https://www.ennia.com/en/insurances/personal/car-insurance/...
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    Tanya, You need to contact the office of vital...

    Tanya,
    You need to contact the office of vital records in the state you are moving from. I you are divorced, you need a certificate of divorce with apostille attached. If you have never married,...
  12. Tanya, The process, as Kevin indicated, is much...

    Tanya,
    The process, as Kevin indicated, is much simpler than it used to be. If you contact me through www.bonairehelpdesk.com (or you can call me at 615-649-4452) I'd be glad to send you the form...
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    Satellite TV service?

    Can anyone tell me how to get satellite (not cable) TV service in Bonaire? is it even possible?
  14. US Consulate: American Citizen Services in Bonaire September 16

    With a bit more advance notice this time...
    For U.S. citizens in Bonaire: the Consulate in Curacao will have representatives in Bonaire on SEPTEMBER 16 from 9 AM to 1 PM to provide American Citizen...
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    Avoiding import tax when moving to Bonaire

    I'm interested in hearing from people who recently relocated to Bonaire from the US. Can you briefly describe the process of shipping your stuff and/or your car to Bonaire? Do you have to obtain your...
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    There's also a page on facebook called Bonaire...

    There's also a page on facebook called Bonaire Cars 4-Sale. mpement is right; you will find inflated prices and lots of rust.
    Some people I know tell me they have saved money by purchasing in the...
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    Andy, Banks are similar in the red tape required...

    Andy, Banks are similar in the red tape required to do business with them, but they differ in interest rates and especially in fees. Most of the websites (listed on the Bonaire Help Desk page) will...
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    Consular Visit Cancelled

    The Consulate in Curacao has announced the cancellation of tomorrow’s trip due to lack of demand. As of yesterday morning, they had no appointment requests so it simply did make sense to make the...
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    Anthony, you can find a complete list of what you...

    Anthony, you can find a complete list of what you need to open a local bank account as a non-resident at http://www.bonairehelpdesk.com/?page_id=424. These requirements are the result of bank...
  20. One Man's Common Courtesy

    I'd like to point out that what is considered "common courtesy and good manners" varies from culture to culture. In the U.S. we have an extremely customer-centered approach to business. As a "new...
  21. My personal favorites (from North to South):...

    My personal favorites (from North to South): Playa Frans, Karpata (or La Dania's to Karpata drift), Bari, Something Special, Angel City or Alice in Wonderland (or in-between), Salt Pier, Fish Hut,...
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    A little research

    Did a little research...

    From the CDC website: "Mosquitoes that spread chikungunya, dengue, and Zika are aggressive daytime biters, but they can also bite at night. Mosquitoes become infected when...
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    From the CDC website...

    From the CDC website:

    Mosquitoes that spread chikungunya, dengue, and Zika are aggressive daytime biters, but they can also bite at night.
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    As mentioned, American citizens now enjoy the...

    As mentioned, American citizens now enjoy the status of Dutch nationals for purposes of immigration in Bonaire. I'm pretty sure, however, that the "one year" mentioned on the RCN website...
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    Hey KOB, Yes, if that's even possible. I'm doing...

    Hey KOB,
    Yes, if that's even possible. I'm doing my best to help people who have questions through bonairehelpdesk.com. Also, I am a (maybe the) consular warden for Bonaire.
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