Good Evening Everyone,
Curious in regards to working and living in St.Martin/Maarten. I currently hold Canadian and British citizenships and was wondering how realistic it is for me try out a new life on this Island. I have no qualms about getting up and jumping ship.
I essentially would like to work in hospitality as that is currently what I do now however I am unsure of cost of living, wages/salaries etc as it is quite different from Canada. If I was to make this big decision I would have somewhere to live as I friend that already resides on the Dutch side. I am not a big spender and like to save and enjoy the simple things in life but of course do like to treat myself once in a while.
I know that my Canadian citizenship will allow me to stay on the island for up to 3 months with no ability to work. My question is, does holding a British citizenship (European passport) allow me to obtain work visits and necessary documents? I know it will be easier if I have a job lined up. I am thinking of a trip in September and wondering if it is acceptable or common for a non-resident to start applying for work in hopes of finding an employer that is willing to help out.
Hypothetically speaking, If I were to obtain these documents would I be allowed to work on the French and Dutch side or just one or the other?
Thank you in advance for your responses!