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    I know Canadians can stay 3 months.... But I am not clear when the 6 month period starts? Does this mean I can stay for 3 months , leave for 3 months and then come back for another 3 months in the same year ?

    Tourists that do not have a Dutch passport can stay on Bonaire:


    • in the event no visa is needed: 3 months per 6 months period. Please note: the 6 months period starts upon entering Bonaire the first time.

    Thank you , Anne

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    Hi Anne,
    Dutch and American passport holders can stay on Bonaire up to six months a year. Other nationalities, including Canadian, can stay for 90 days, unless they receive an extension (such as "overwintering" on Bonaire, which can lead to a longer stay) The time does not have to be consecutive, but you can't use up all the time, then leave for a short while, then come back and start the time over again in the same calendar year. Since the rules tend to change here, I'd contact the immigration office and ask about your particular situation. (if you're in on a work permit, visitor, overwintering, etc.)

    Hope this helps!
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    Thank you Kate, yes, I will check it out with an official.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sorobonanne View Post
    Thank you Kate, yes, I will check it out with an official.
    Hi Anne,
    Glad you're going to check it out with an official, because I've seen it go both ways with friends of ours, and the immigration websites are not always the most up to date. Hope you can stay as long as you want!
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    Good morning ,

    Here are a couple of links I found that may be of help for Canadians. I will check once I arrive next week with local authorities.
    https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/schengen-area


    https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/borders-and-visas/border-crossing_en


    https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/co...-calculator_en

    And then there is this :

    https://globalnews.ca/news/5046880/c...GBhTSo3VtqGAnM


    Quote Originally Posted by Kate B View Post
    Hi Anne,
    Glad you're going to check it out with an official, because I've seen it go both ways with friends of ours, and the immigration websites are not always the most up to date. Hope you can stay as long as you want!
    Last edited by sorobonanne; 03-13-2019 at 08:38 AM.

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    Hi Anne,

    Did you get clarity on your question? I'm also interested in what you've discovered. I was in Bonaire for 2 weeks in March and I'm back now again.

    Cheers,
    Patrick

    Quote Originally Posted by sorobonanne View Post
    Good morning ,

    Here are a couple of links I found that may be of help for Canadians. I will check once I arrive next week with local authorities.
    https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/schengen-area


    https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/borders-and-visas/border-crossing_en


    https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/co...-calculator_en

    And then there is this :

    https://globalnews.ca/news/5046880/c...GBhTSo3VtqGAnM

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    That Government Canada website on the Schengen Area reads like the 180 days does not in fact have a start date, but rather is a sliding window.

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    Not completely clear, I did learn that I need to be out for 90 days to clear the clock and start again.I was here in Novemeber 3 weeks , then Jan 3 weeks and now I am here again fro 3 weeks. I will not be able to come back for at least 3 months now...... I will see someone at customs to clarify.

    Quote Originally Posted by SeekingParadise View Post
    Hi Anne,

    Did you get clarity on your question? I'm also interested in what you've discovered. I was in Bonaire for 2 weeks in March and I'm back now again.

    Cheers,
    Patrick

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    I believe that you will be charged what other Canadian's called a "staying fee" for anything over 90-days so be careful and ask the question....yes you can stay but it does cost you and why.......who knows as just another rule from Bonaire officials. for some reason $750 USD was the amount that sticks in my mind of what they said it would cost and not certain if it was a 1-time fee or monthly after 3-month.

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