Notariskantoor mr. Aniek H. Schouten
Street address: Kaya Gresia 13, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
Mailing box: Postbus 83
Phone: +(599) 717 8540
Fax: +(599) 717 8054
Monday through Friday from 7:45 AM to 12:30 PM and 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
You may contact us by telephone during office hours: +(599) 717 8540
Please send your e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bank Account Numbers
⋅ For transactions in dollars ($)
Maduro & Curiel’s Bank (Bonaire)
Kaya L.D. Gerharts 1
t.n.v. Stichting Derden Gelden mr. A.H. Schouten
Kaya Gresia 13
⋅ For transactions in euros (€)
NL16 INGB 0006 8639 37
Stg. Drg. Notarispraktijk mr. A.H. Schouten
Regulations to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing
The law for the prevention of money laundering and financing of terrorism (Wwft) applies to notaries, as well as to other independent professionals. According to this law, a notary is obliged to perform customer due diligence and report any suspicions of money laundering or terrorist financing.
As soon as you start using the services of a notary, he is obligated to check a number of facts. Your identity is established on the basis of an original proof of identity (passport/driving license/sedula). In case you are not on the island, it is also possible to establish your identity (legalization) through a notary in your hometown.
The identity of a legal entity – such as an association, foundation or company – can be established via an excerpt from the trade register. If you have more than 25% of the shares in a legal entity, your identity must also be established separately.
If the notary suspects that he is being asked to provide services that may be related to money laundering or terrorist activities, he is obliged to report this to the unusual transactions office, officially called FIU-Nederland. This can also happen when it concerns an intended transaction that has not (yet) been carried out. The notary may not inform his client about such a report.
Notaries are also obligated on the basis of these regulations to report cash transactions of $ 11,000.00 or more. This also applies if, at the request of a client, the notary pays out more than $ 11,000.00 in cash or has it paid by the bank.