SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Police Force of Sint Maarten KPSM had been overwhelmed with over one (1) thousand requests for curfew waivers over the last 24/48 hours, KPSM announced on Monday evening in a statement.
We still have a very large backlog of forms, but we are doing our outmost to process all request that were sent in. Due to the magnitude of requests we will not be able to process all requests on the same day, the statement explained.
A deadline has now been set, being Tuesday 7 April, 2020 at 10 a.m. for processing the backlog of same day requests at the police station.
As of Tuesday April 7th, 2020, the police will not handle anymore request when it comes to travel for medical reasons. These requests must the directed to Ministry of VSA (Public Health, Social Development, and Labour) who will process these forms.
After this police will only deal with real emergencies request, and the applicant should be aware that same day processing cannot be guaranteed.
During her press briefing held earlier today April 6th, the Prime Minister of Sint Maarten made the following announcements concerning the waiver requests.
1) From now on everyone can only ask for permission through the three types of waivers that were used earlier, and that can be filled in online. Only these waivers will be processed, stamped and signed by the Chief of Police or the Prime Minister.
2) These three waiver forms can be found on the government website www.sintmaartengov.org on the Coronavirus page, at Laws and Protocols for personal, work and border crossing.
4) These forms will be reviewed then signed by the Chief of Police or the Prime Minister of Sint Maarten and subsequently returned to the requester by mail.
Waiver forms that have already been signed cannot be modified, a new application will have to be filled in requesting the changes.
Urgent medical visits to your personal doctor or to the Sint Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) will require a signed certificate from the doctor.
The police are making it clear that Hurricane passes are NOT valid for COVID-19 curfew.
ARCHIVE - SUNDAY, APRIL 05 - SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - The Sint Maarten Police Force is currently overwhelmed with requests for a curfew waiver, the police said in a statement on Sunday evening.
During the state of emergency and the 24 hours’ curfew, the Police is entitled to give out waivers for essential businesses only.
We will handle all waiver requests with the priority of the most essential businesses first. All waivers will be handled as soon as possible.
The request must be made on your business letterhead indicating:
1. your type of service or your type of emergency.
- which districts you need to go and put the address of your residential area.
- the vehicle(s) with the license plate number.
- name from all the employees and make sure they have their ID on them and they need to wear their company clothing.
- the letter must be addressed to Mr. Carl John MBA, Chief of Police.
- if approved your letter will be signed and stamped and via scan emailed back to you.
- after this make copies and put one in each vehicle that is mentioned in the letter.
Disaster passes from 2019 are extended during this crisis until further notice.
Stay home and save lives.