Reminder: Hurricane Pass Application Process Underway.

Deadline is May 17
The application process for the annual Hurricane Passes for the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season is well underway. This serves as a reminder that the deadline for submitting all relevant documents is May 17.
There are two types of passes, the Disaster Pass and the Hurricane Pass. No passes will be issued to business
owners, only with some exemption categories as noted below.
The pass allows the bearer to access the public road to visit the place of business to assess possible damage to the
property. No company passes will be accepted during curfew hours. This can only take place during certain hours that will be stipulated and announced by the Prime Minister in a curfew situation.
The crucial organizations as listed above (disaster & hurricane passes) can request personal passes for their key
The Office of Disaster Management that falls under the Ministry of General Affairs is handling the application process
for the passes on behalf of the Prime Minister.
The Hurricane Pass is valid for the 2023 and 2024 hurricane seasons and will remain the property of the Government of
Sint Maarten.
Please note that company passes will be accepted during curfew hours from the following institutions: Sint Maarten
Medical Center, and White & Yellow Cross Foundation.
An application form can be requested by sending an email to: hu******************@si************.org Emails
should include the following: Name of business or organization; A short description of activities of the business
or the organization; Request for either disaster or hurricane pass.
When submitting the application, the following documents need to be attached:

  • copy business license fee paid (or receipt) for 2023 for businesses.
  • proof of 2023 registration at the Chamber of Commerce, for organizations.
  • copy valid Sint Maarten ID-card of applicant.
  • Nafl. 50,- in leges stamps per application (to be obtained at the Receiver’s Office or the Simpson Bay Public
    Service Center), this is a non-refundable handling fee; a copy of a digital payment transfer is accepted as well.
  • One (1) passport picture for new applicants, to be sent in JPEG-format to hu******************@si************.org
    with the name of the person clearly indicated.
    The application form has to be completed and submitted to the offices of the Fire Department & Disaster Management – in print form, to the attention of the secretary located at Jackal Road 5 (Office hours Monday-Friday 9.00AM to 4.00PM), Cay Hill, by May 17, 2023, with all necessary documents attached.
    Applicants will be informed by email or telephone when to pick up the pass at the aforementioned address.