Persons seeking a permanent residency permit must have an Aruba-valid passport. Three passport photos of them in their real likeness A valid smallpox immunization certificate must be no older than three years. In addition, the applicant must fulfill other requirements including having been born in another country and having a good reason for wanting to move to Aruba.
Immigration law allows certain qualified individuals to gain permanent resident status by investing capital in new businesses or employment training programs on the island. You can apply for this program known as "Aruban Entry Permit."
The cost of the application is $300 (2016) which must be paid before your application can be processed. The fee goes towards processing costs only and does not include attorney fees should you be selected for the program. There is also a medical examination required of all applicants before they can be approved for a permit. This exam requires that you pay $100 up front with the remainder due upon approval of your application.
Those without investment funds or who cannot afford the application fee may be eligible for a special visa called "Conditional Residence Permits". It is issued after a successful application has been made for a residence permit. To be considered for this second type of permit, an applicant must prove that they are unable to obtain employment in Aruba because there are no jobs available for foreign workers.
Naturalization leads to citizenship. You must fulfill one of the following conditions in addition to having an Aruba resident permit: A criterion for residence You have lawfully resided in the Netherlands, Aruba, Curacao, or Sint Maarten for the past five years. Your presence in the country was not due to the fact that you were granted asylum or some other type of protection.
Your reason for leaving your previous country of nationality should not be related to the fact that you are unable to obtain a residence permit. For example, if you are fleeing civil unrest or violence, then this would not be a valid reason to be denied a residence permit.
If you meet the condition regarding residence, you will need to apply for citizenship. The process is simple and can be done at any embassy or consulate of Aruba. You only need to submit evidence of having been registered as a resident in Aruba and pay a fee.
In addition to meeting the requirement of residence, you may be able to qualify for citizenship if you are the child or grandchild of a native Dutch person. You must prove that you are entitled to inherit property in order to be granted citizenship. In addition, you must fulfill some education requirements to be eligible for citizenship. For more information about this option, contact an attorney who specializes in immigration law.
Aruba entry requirements if you do not require a visa Your passport cannot be older than ten years. Your passport must be valid for the duration of your visit to Aruba. You must show documentation of your ability to return to your country of origin or transit via another nation. Proof of your purpose for visiting Aruba. You must have enough money to cover your stay as well as any additional charges.
In addition, all travelers are required by law to have travel insurance before traveling abroad.
For American citizens, there is also a form called "Aruba Certificate of Citizenship". This form must be presented when entering Aruba from the United States. American citizens can obtain this certificate at no charge from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The process takes about two weeks and it has to be done by mail.
American citizens who do not possess this document may be denied entrance into Aruba. They can apply for the certificate but it will take some time (about two months) before they receive it.
Also, all American citizens are required to complete an online course on Global Infectious Disease Threats within the last eight weeks prior to traveling to Aruba. This course can be found on the DHS website.
In conclusion, American citizens need to have proof of citizenship in order to enter Aruba. If you do not have this document, you might be denied entry into the country.
Aruba entry requirements if you do not require a visa
Aruba residents can enter using travel documents that are valid upon arrival. 1. American children born in the United States of America must have a passport or a state-issued birth certificate if they are 17 years old or less. 2. Children who were born outside of the USA but lived there for at least one year must have a passport or a country-specific identification document.
3. For other children, at least 13 years old is required. The minimum age varies by type of documentation: a passport requires to be at least 10 years old; an ID card, two years old; and a driver's license, 18 years old.
4. If you are not a citizen of Aruba, you will need a visa from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.
5. It is advisable to bring along your original birth certificate when traveling overseas.
6. Check with your local embassy or consulate about the requirements for entering their country. They may not accept all passports or even ask for proof of identity.
Ten years old Aruba entry requirements if you do not require a visa Your passport cannot be older than ten years.
If you are traveling with children, make sure to bring their passports too because sometimes when you go through security they will ask you to put them in a separate bin so they can be scanned separately from you and your belongings. This is useful if you have heavy items that prevent you from having an easy time getting through security.
In addition to these rules, all travelers under 18 years old must have a parent or guardian give written permission to enter into any other country. This includes crossing international borders and visiting cities during off-hours. If someone under 18 years old does not have this type of permission, they will not be allowed to enter the country.
You must have the following items with you when you arrive in Aruba: