Wouldn’t it be perfect if you could live in Aruba? A lot
of people fall in love with Aruba and are thinking about
spending (a part of) their lives here. In
order for you to actually be living in Aruba, you will
need to comply with some rules and regulations.
foreigner who wants to exercise a profession in
Aruba must have an work permit to do so. The work-
permit will only be granted if there are no qualified
Aruban citizens available.
only obtain a work permit if your employer requests one
for you. It is therefore important that you make clear
agreements on that with your future employer. The local
employer has to accept full responsibility for any
possible expenses related to the employee. It is forbidden
to work in Aruba without a work permit. The employer is
going to give the necessary papers
to DIMAS and
they will process your permit. Be aware that the
processing can take a long time, so make sure your
employer gives the request to DIMAS as early as possible.
Contact your employer for which documents are necessary.
permits are valid for only one year, after one year you
will need to renew it. As of 2002, the maximum renewal has
been set to 3 years.
are not planning on working in Aruba because you have
sufficient funds to support yourself without working (for
example for persons who are retired) you will have to be
able to prove this with bank references.
the exception of tourists, all other foreigners should
have a permit document to prove their legal presence on
the island. This means that one should not travel or be on
the island pending a request for a residence and/or work
Aruban government has recently changed its departments
that handle permits. We will try to keep you updated on
any changes in rules or regulations that may apply. Please
be aware that the above information is subject to changes
and that EnjoyAruba.com is not liable for any errors on any
of the sections found here. www.dimasaruba.com