Would anyone happen to know if I can apply for a residence permit for Aruba while living outside of Aruba? I hold a Dutch passport but the application process can take months to go through.


The Directorate of Alien Integration, Policy and Admission (DIMAS): has an online system through which you can make an appointment.

After Registration, it allows you to register for an appointment for three types of services:

  • Long Stay (temporary/permanent)
  • Short Stay (and other products)
  • Information and Helpdesk

The appointment calendar shows time slots available 60 to 90 days in advance, so you should be able to register and make the request prior to arrival.

Paardenbaaistraat # 11
Oranjestad, Aruba
Tel: +(297) 522 1500
Fax: +(297) 522 1505
E-mail: dimas@aruba.gov.aw
Website: www.dimasaruba.com
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    This doesn't answer the question. The linked source is for those applying in Aruba; the question is about applying elsewhere.
    – phoog
    Aug 10 '17 at 12:20

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