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By No owner — last modified Mar 22, 2017 03:38 PM

 Statia - Formalities

Clearance

Proceed ashore and check in with Customs and Immigration which is based in 3 modified white containers at the head of the main town dock (see the large "Customs" sign). The office is normally open 08:00-16:00, although there is often someone around out of hours.

Clearance is reported to be easy and straightforward with no fees. You can now clear out up to 24-hours before departure.

Last updated March 2017.

Immigration

Passports required for all visitors.

Visa are not required for citizens of most western and northern European countries as well Australia, New Zealand and Canada, for visits of up to 90 days. There is a long list of other countries for which they are required. Check with the Dutch representation in your home country.

Dutch and American citizens can visit for up to 6 months in a 12 month period.

Although Statia is now a municipality of the Netherlands, it is not part of the European Union nor part of the Schengen Agreement Area.

Last updated August 2017.

Customs

Statia is no longer a duty-free port.

Last updated October 2016.

Health

There are two decompression chambers on Statia

Fees

There are no clearance fees with Customs and Immigration.

The Port Authority charge a "harbour fee" of US$35 and will provide a receipt. Their building is next to Customs and Immigration.

Statia Marine Park charges US$10 per day (US$30 per week), which includes the use of a buoy. Pay at the Marine Park office, and be sure to tell them about the poor state of the mooring buoys.

Last updated March 2017.

Restrictions

The Statia National Marine Park was established in 1996 and surrounds the island (encompassing the entire coast) and extends from the high water mark out to a depth of 30 metres (100 ft). The total area of the park is 27.5 km2. Within the Marine Park, there are two actively managed reserves where anchoring and fishing are not permitted in order to protect pristine coral reef.

Diving is only allowed if you are accompanied by someone from the local dive centre.

See http://www.statiapark.org/parks/marine/ for more details.

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bobnlesley
bobnlesley says:
Mar 21, 2017 07:46 PM

No National Park Moorings to be seen now though the holding seems good and the Harbour Authority's check-in/out fees are now at $35 (for two people on a 35' yacht). Contrary to the Doyle Pilot Guide you can now clear out up to 24-hours before departure and you'd be well advised to do so; whilst posted Office hours are 08:00-17:00, we found that 09:30 to 15:30 were nearer to the actual hours.

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