Aruba Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
Other EU Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No

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Passports

Visitors to Aruba require a passport valid for the duration of stay.

Visas

Visas to Aruba are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for stays of up to 30 days. The total amount of days a person can stay in Aruba as a tourist cannot exceed 180 days per year.

Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.

Visa note

Cruise ship passengers of any nationality do not require a visa for stops of up to 24 hours in Aruba.

Types and cost

Short-stay Caribbean visa: €35. The Caribbean visa allows nationals who do require a visa to make short visits to Aruba, Curaçao, St Maarten, Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba.

Validity

The Caribbean visa is a multiple-entry visa valid for six months. During this time, travellers may visit any of the countries included under the scheme for a maximum of 90 days. Each continuous period in any one country may not exceed 30 days.

Application to

Dutch Embassy/Consulate.

Schengen visas

The Schengen visa is not valid for travel to Aruba.

Working days

Applications for the Caribbean visa are usually processed within a week, but processing times vary depending on the country.

Extension of stay

Nationals who do not require a visa can request an extension of stay up to 180 days at the immigration department (www.dimasaruba.com).

You cannot extend the Caribbean visa.

Entry with pets

Pets may only enter Aruba if they've lived in a country with a low incidence of rabies for at least six months. Your animal needs a microchip, veterinary certificate of good health issued no more than 14 days before travel, and a rabies innoculation certificate issued no more than 30 days before travel. 

Embassies and tourist offices

Diplomatic Representation

Aruba is a dependency of The Netherlands and represented abroad by Royal Netherlands Embassies - see The Netherlands section for Embassy contact details. The nearest British Diplomatic Mission for the ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao) is the British Embassy in Caracas.

Edited by Jane Duru
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