Immigration Requirements

On admissions, students will receive the immigration information package. All students are required to send the following documents to the JFK Campus for immigration purposes. The immigration documents need to be submitted at least 1 month prior to your travel to Curacao. Also, all the documents need to be sent in one (1) package/envelope. The immigration department will not accept any applications if there are documents missing. Make sure that you have all the documents before sending the package to the campus to prevent any unnecessary inconvenience.


  • Copy of your valid passport (picture and signature page) DO NOT SEND YOUR ACTUAL PASSPORT!
  • 4 Passport size photographs (35mm x 45mm (width x height))
  • Police report/clearance (not older than 3 months)
  • Health Declaration Form (not older than 3 months – Physician needs to state that you are physically and mentally fit to attend the University.)
  • Proof of sufficient funds – bank letter or student’s statement or sponsor proving available funds of at least $7,000.00 to cover living expenses. You may also submit a loan/scholarship letter proving financial aid coverage of tuition and living expenses. If the bank statement is not in your name, the guarantor needs to provide a letter of guarantee and a copy of his/her passport.
  • Birth certificate (not older than one (1) year) or Naturalization Certificate/Certificate of Citizenship: Birth or Naturalization/Citizenship certificates must be either apostilled or legalized by the ministry of foreign affairs to be used in a foreign country such as in Curacao.
    • U.S. citizens: They can contact the State Department of the state that issued their birth certificate, or the U.S. State Department to apostille their naturalization certificate, or contract a third party apostille service that handles that. The birth certificate cannot be older than one (1) year—request a certified copy to the proper issuing department and then either request an apostille or legalization
    • Other Countries: Citizens from other countries must contact the Department of State or Foreign Affairs of their own countries to have their birth certificates legalized if their country is not part of the Apostille Hague Convention. If you are submitting an apostilled or legalized Naturalization Certificate/Certificate of Citizenship, you will still need to provide a copy of your birth certificate.

Please send all the documents through courier (UPS, DHL, FEDEX) to the campus address in Curacao:

John F Kennedy University School of Medicine US Office:
190 N Main St
Natick, MA 01760

John F Kennedy University School of Medicine:
World Trade Center Of Curacao
Piscadera Bay

Prior to Departure

Student Health Insurance

What to bring?

Prior to your departure to Curacao you will need make sure that you have the following documents in place:

  • Acceptance letter;
  • Student temporary residence documents;
  • Tuition, and seat deposit;
  • Student health insurance*;
  • Valid passport;
  • Return ticket or outward ticket (on arrival)

Missing document can cause you to be unable to register with JFK University School of Medicine.

It is mandatory for all students to present an international health insurance certificate on registration day. If students do not present the certificate, they will be automatically admitted to the Student Health Insurance that the JFK University provides, and will be charged accordingly.

We recommend you to bring the following items to the island.

  • Study backpack;
  • Notebooks, colored pens, high lighters and pencils;
  • Ear plugs – recommended for home studying and sleeping;
  • Student Planner;
  • Personal Calculator;
  • Scrubs;
  • Laptop;

Light clothing for four months of campus life (summer weight shirts, shorts, jeans, bathing suits).

  • Sandals, flip-flops, sneakers;
  • Sweater/sweatshirt (air-conditioned classrooms can be cold);
  • Formal clothing for official ceremonies and conferences;

Students should be well equipped to handle minor medical problems. Common student problems are:

  • Digestive irregularities;
  • Sunburn;
  • Cuts, sprains, bruises;
  • Insect bites (mosquito);

Consider having the following:

  • A well-supplied first-aid kit;
  • Band-aids, antiseptics and ace bandages;
  • Sunscreens and insect repellents;
  • Digestion and irregularity remedies;
  • Be sure to have a recent, thorough physical examination before your arrival, including your blood type and up-to-date immunizations, such as tetanus, diphtheria, typhoid, Hepatitis B and yellow fever.
  • Available prescription medications can vary from country to country. If you are on any medication, be sure to bring enough to last longer than your anticipated stay. The particular medication you require may not be available on Curacao.
  • Contraceptives are available through local pharmacies. However, particular brands and dosages of oral contraceptives are often limited. It is advisable to bring sufficient supply with you.
  • If there are over-the-counter products that you prefer, bring them with you. These particular items may not be available

John F Kennedy University School of Medicine

Pareraweg 45,
Curacao Netherlands, Antilles

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