For persons who want to visit Aruba as a tourist, the following applies. Persons who are considered a
tourist are those who travel to Aruba for one of the following purposes: vacation and relaxation, sport,
health reasons, family matters, study, religious purposes or a business visit.
During their stay in Aruba tourists are not allowed to work.
Upon arrival in Aruba a tourist must have:
The final authorization for admission to Aruba remains with migration officer at the border-crossing/port
of entry. The migration authorities at the border-crossing/port of entry have the authority to grant or
Admission can be refused if not all admission requirements are fulfilled by the time of entering Aruba or if the tourist has been blacklisted.
The maximum period of time that a person can be admitted to Aruba as a tourist is in principle 30 days. The total amount of days a person can stay in Aruba as a tourist cannot exceed 180 days per year.
Upon entry in Aruba, the following persons can apply for an extension of their stay for more than 30 days but not exceeding 180 days:
All tourists who apply for an extension of their stay beyond 30 days are required to have travel insurance (medical and liability) valid for the duration of the extended stay.
If a tourist wants to stay longer then the number of days granted by the immigration officer on the ED-card upon admission, he or she can apply at the office of Dimas for an extension for up to 180 days if applicable. The form for tourist stay extension is available at the office of the DIMAS, and can also be downloaded. An application for an extension of stay can be filed at the DIMAS from Monday to Thursday, from 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM. There is no filing fee for a tourist extension application.
The following documents have to be presented:
Anyone wanting to stay longer than 180 days in Aruba will need a residence permit and will not be considered a tourist.
As of 10 October 2010 it is possible to visit more than one Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands using a single visa. The visa is valid for all parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Caribbean for a visit as a tourist or for a short stay in the countries Aruba, Curaçao and St Maarten and for the Dutch Caribbean islands Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba.
If you need a visa for the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Caribbean and how to apply: www.government.nl
For the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (the countries of Aruba, Curaçao and St Maarten) and the Caribbean Netherlands (the Dutch public bodies Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba)
*1 - Guyanese nationals do require a visa for St Maarten)
*2 - holders of a British National (Overseas) passport
*3 - Hong Kong – holders of a Special Administrative Region passport
*4 - only for Curaçao – Jamaican nationals do require a visa for Aruba, St Maarten and the Caribbean Netherlands
|Nationality||Aruba||Curaçao||St. Maarten||Caribbean NL|
|Guyana||no visa req.||no visa req.||v||no visa req.|
|Jamaica||v||no visa req.||v||v|
More information can be found at: www.government.nl
A visa-required tourist needs a declaration of guarantee/invitation to apply for a visa if he has been invited to participate in a sports event by an organization on Aruba or if he’ll be staying at the home of a relative or an acquaintance. The person or organization in Aruba who will act as guarantor for the tourist’s stay has to declare that they’ll guarantee all costs than can arise from the short stay of the tourist in Aruba. The guarantor is responsible for sending the declaration of guarantee/invitation to the visa-required tourist. Please note that having the declaration doesn’t mean that the visa will be issued. It is only one of the requirements that the visa applicant has to submit.
The declaration of guarantee/invitation form is available at the office of the DIMAS and can also be downloaded from www.dimasaruba.com, as well as the instructions about the relevant procedure.
Persons who want to live and work on Aruba must have a Valid residence permit from the Directorate of Alien Integration, Policy and Admission (DIMAS).
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