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    Applying for Residency

    I was hoping that someone could answer the questions my husband & I have about moving to Aruba. First is about permanent residency, how long is the process? Is it difficult to receive? We want to start a business of our own, are there any restrictions?

    Thanks!

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    Info regarding relocating/working in Aruba:

    http://www.arubachamber.com/relocation.htm

    It is difficult (but not impossible) if you are not an Aruban or Dutch citizen. Plus there are the additional language requirements most jobs in Aruba have - speaking Dutch, Spanish, Papiamento and English.
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    http://www.aruba.com/forum/tags/residency.html
    http://www.aruba.com/forum/tags/moving+to+aruba.html

    Permits & Procedures

    Director’s license bottom of the page
    "The director’s license is necessary for each of the corporation's (NV, AVV or VBA) managing directors, who were not born in Aruba, do not have the Dutch nationality and/or are younger than 18 years. This is also valid for managing directors of foundations and cooperative associations holding a business. The application must be directed to the Minister of Economic Affairs. In case the applicant is a not an Aruban born Dutch national, a residency and work permit is required as well when intending to take up residency in Aruba and to be employed by the NV. The application for the work & residency permit must be directed to the Department of Foreign Admission (DIMAS)."


    http://www.arubachamber.com/business-in-aruba/establishing-a-business-in-aruba
    See details at the bottom of the page regarding "authorized capital" or "so-called minimum issued capital."

    http://www.arubachamber.com/business...ating-to-aruba


    Additional resources:
    http://www.cbaruba.org/ Centrale Bank van Aruba (Aruba's Central Bank)
    http://www.arubachamber.com/ Chamber of Commerce and Industry Aruba
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    Thanks Amy and Arubalisa for your quick response. I will check out the information provided on the links. We would love to raise our children
    somewhere as beautiful and relaxing as Aruba. Thank God for this forum, I'm learning so much about the Island!

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    We were also wondering if it's possible to grow our own fruits and veggies. Does anyone have a succesful vegetable garden? Is the climate conducive for a raised bed garden? I imagine all we would need is sun, dirt, water and seeds ofcourse!

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    There are very few things that you cannot grow, but with the price of water being what it is (combined with very little rain, and sun all the time), it just don't make any financial sense to do it.
    But Yes you can

    Carsten

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    For starting a business or to take over one, you can ask http://www.catcaruba.com/ they can help you with permits and legal advice

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    i have a friend that grows tomatoes in 5 gallon buckets
    she is very successful!
    (she lives in aruba 9 mos of the yr)

    one of her concerns was the watering
    and that has turned into a non issue

    she also has grown cukes and brocolli but is only real successful with the tomatoes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunsmom View Post
    We were also wondering if it's possible to grow our own fruits and veggies. Does anyone have a succesful vegetable garden? Is the climate conducive for a raised bed garden? I imagine all we would need is sun, dirt, water and seeds ofcourse!

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    hi all,

    i am interested in moving to aruba with my dutch fiance. I am a filipina, and me and my fiance finds it hard to stay in netherlands after the wedding since i had to go back here in my country and wait for 6 months for the residence permit, and worse is that the issuance of the visa is not guaranteed. we are both frustrated about immigrating in netherlands, and we would like to live where we cannot be restricted so much of the rules and we can extend our stay as well without taking those exams. and also, i would like to know the budget of a tourist in a day, and if aruba has hostels also, and cheao places to rent..please give me advice on this

    thanks,
    marjorie

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    We grow tomatoes at certain times of the year when it's
    considered 'colder' at night. Otherwise it's too warm
    for some varieties and the buds fall off.

    We have to have a tomato cage because iguanas love to
    take 1 bite from them. I think it's because they are red.
    But I think they taste them and say 'yuk'.

    Marjorie -
    Process for perm. residency is the same as holland. You
    have to take the exam but I think you might now
    have the option of taking it in dutch or papimento.
    So you will not find it any easier in Aruba than Holland.

    Sunsmom -
    This is the perfect place to raise kids. If I had moved here younger,
    I would have seriously considered having kids. I enjoy
    watching the local kids wind and kite surfing especially. There
    is one young boy who I think is one of the cutest kids I have
    ever seen. The kids aren't raised to be 'afraid' and are
    able to have a childhood full of play and fun. The kids
    here (generally) are really polite and well behaved.

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