How to Get a Business Visa for Aruba

Aruba Business Visa

Aruba Business Visa

Are you planning to go to Aruba on a business trip?  You might need to get a business visa for Aruba.

Go to my Aruba visa page for information on other types of visas for Aruba.

I’ll break everything down for you below about how to go about getting the Aruba Business Visa.

Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to Aruba: No.

Visa required for non-U.S. citizens before you go to Aruba: If you are on this list, you need to get a visa to visit Aruba. If you need a visa to travel to Aruba, you can get one at an embassy or consulate of the Netherlands.

Find your closest consulate
Gather documentation

The official list of required documents if you are applying from North America or the Caribbean is posted here. Go to the section that says “Mandatory Documents.” Gather the documents that apply to the Business Visa for Aruba.

The main difference with this visa is that you will need to submit an official invitation letter issued and certified by a City Hall on the respective island and a copy of the relatives’ or friends’ Dutch passport or valid Dutch residence card.  If they are paying for your expenses, proof of financial means is required from your reference person on the respective island (3 recent monthly salary statements and 3 recent monthly bank statements).

If you are not applying from within North America or the Caribbean, go to the website of your consulate from Step 1 above.

Visa fee
  • The visa fees if you are applying from North America or the Caribbean are posted here.
  • If you are not applying from within North America or the Caribbean, go to your consulate or embassy website (see step 1) for the latest fees.
Submit materials
  • Submit your materials from Step 2 and visa fee from Step 3 to the consulate or embassy.
  • All Dutch diplomatic missions require visitors to schedule an appointment via the Dutch appointment system to apply in person.
  • If you are applying from within North America or the Caribbean, click here to schedule your appointment.
  • If you are not applying from within North America or the Caribbean, go to step 1 to find your consulate or embassy website.
Receive your visa

Congratulations! You will soon get your Aruba visa!

Processing time for visa applications can vary widely (3 business days to 3 weeks).

If you want to stay longer than the days you were granted on your visa, you can apply at the office of DIMAS for an extension of up to 180 days (if applicable).

Departamento di Integracion, Maneho y Admision di Stranhero (DIMAS)
The Directorate of Alien Integration, Policy and Admission Wilhelminastraat
31-33 Oranjestad, Aruba

The form for extending your visa is posted here at the DIMAS website.

You can file your extension application at DIMAS. Note that there is no filing fee for an application to extend a tourist visa.

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