Growing demand for the cultural St. Martin ID-Card and especially for less bureaucracy in the process, has led to a simplification.
Consequently, no longer, will it be necessary for applicants to provide an official (notarial) statement, confirming their roots to the island of St.Maarten/St.Martin dating back to the Landmark Year of 1963 or before.
In fact, the new procedure will allow for the applicants themselves to prove such, by filling out a simplified application-form and returning it to the office of the organization.
Approval for the ID-card, will be therefore mainly based on the information provided by the applicant him-/herself.
Once the application-form has been filled out, it can be sent in the the office via email, fax or mailbox or otherwise.
To make it even easier to obtain an application-form, copies can be made of the form (See attachment) or can be picked up from a number of yet to be listed addresses.
In filling out the forms, the following caveat should also be taken seriously into consideration.
While the process is based on trust, that the correct information will be provided by applicants, every application is subject to internal verification by our office.
Consequently, false information will lead to the application being rejected.
In addition, even if a card has already been given out and subsequent investigation proves that false information was provided in the process by applicant, the card can be publicly revoked using our website, once it is up and running properly.
As of December 1, 2011, or possibly earlier the process will officially start.
Again for the record.
The Cultural St. Martin ID-card can be issued based on either one's proven St.Maarten/St.Martin heritage (roots) to 1963 or before or it can be issued to non-St.Martiners based on merit, honorary recognition and having an added value for the island and its people.
Those falling in the last group, need not filling out our forms.
Either they are recommended and they can apply themselves.
For more information contact Leopold JAMES.