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Aruba Visa and Passport Requirements

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


A passport valid for at least six months after departure from Aruba is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Visitors must also have an onward or return ticket, proof of sufficient funds, and a copy of their hotel booking.


Dutch and Americans can stay up to 180 days within a year without a visa.

Other nationals referred to in the chart above can stay up to 90 days within 180 days.

Nationals not referred to in the chart should contact the nearest Dutch embassy.

Types and Cost

Short-stay Caribbean visa: €80.

The Caribbean visa is a multiple-entry visa. It allows travellers to make short visits (minimum 15 and maximum 90 days in a 180-day period) to the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten).

Application to


Schengen Visas

The Schengen visa is not valid for travel to Aruba.

Working days

Applications for the Caribbean visa are usually processed within 15 calendar days.

Extension of stay

Visitors who have the Caribbean visa will not be able to extend the visa.

Visitors who do not require a visa may extend their stay at the immigration office, usually up to a maximum of 180 days. Visit

Entry with pets

Pets may only enter Aruba if they have 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. 

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy 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.

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