Thanks for the prompt replies. His Dutch and Papiamento is rusty to say the least !! Iwill email the Dutch Embassy but doesn't Aruba deal with all its own 'internal' affairs now except 'security'. Appreciate the pointers in the right direction...
Well it's kinda strange - in order to get an Aruban/Dutch passport - you have to take the test in dutch ( the official language of Aruba) and not sure if it has questions about Dutch history/law or Aruban history/law - Not even
sure if there is an Aruban passport - looking at the website below
looks like it's dutch. Which does make sense because it is part
of the Netherlands ...
You might want to try the governor of Aruba - that does have info
about it -
Thanks Tom and Lizzardo.
I had thought it would be a far simpler process as he was born in Aruba and had an Aruba passport until it expired. Hoped that he would simply be able to renew the passport rather than apply to be a national again. Have looked at the links that you have posted and will send off a few emails. Thanks again for your suggestions.