The Immigration and Border Protection Service (IBP) is an agency within the Ministry of Justice of Sint Maarten.
The IBP is one of the most vital agencies within Government as it pertains to national security. The organization is dedicated to securing the borders of Sint Maarten through;
- effective immigration control
- combating illegal immigration
- facilitating the travel of bonafide visitors
- detecting immigration-related crimes
In addition to controlling the movement of people in to and out of Sint Maarten, the IBP also provides services to citizens including the issuance of residence permits and extensions of stay.