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    Junior Member Raeleigha's Avatar
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    Smile A few questions from Canada!

    Hi all! New to the forum here and just have a few inquiries. My long term boyfriend has Dutch/Canadian citizenship and has some distant family in Aruba. We've talked about moving there in the future. From what I've read so far its definitely not easy!

    Wondering if I would have to be married to my boyfriend to be able to share the benefits of his Dutch citizenship? Or would I have to try and apply for my own work permit?

    Also curious how the restaurant and bar industry is out there? I currently work as a bartender in a night club, and my boyfriend has extensive experience managing restaurants. I also have over 5 years experience in commercial and residential trades painting (had my own company right out of high school), is there much construction there?

    Look forward to hearing your input! Thank you!

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

    It is almost impossible if you are not an Aruban or Dutch citizen. Knowing Dutch, Spanish, Papiamento and English are usually the requirements.

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    So if we were married it wouldn't make a difference?

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    contact aruba immigration

    i really have no idea.
    i do know non aruban work permits are very difficult to come by.
    as are full time residency permits.

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    Work permits are very hard to get. We did get ours, now we are waiting for the temporary residency papers. Its been a long long process..! But we are almost there.

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    I'll contact immigrations about being married to a Dutch citizen, thanks!
    luvsun, congrats! Yes from what I've read so far it's very difficult indeed!

    Is it possible to be sponsored by a business to work and stay there? As I mentioned my other half has family there, one of them he knows of has their own business.

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    That helps having the family member. Since we are American we needed a Arubian partner to start a corporation for our business.
    I have no idea if being married to your boyfriend makes a difference?

    Thanks for the congrats, its been a long draged out nightmare!!

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    Good for you for going through the process! It's well worth it in the end I bet though.

    Maybe I'll get the boyfriend to contact his family there and see if they can give us some help about it! Thanks for your reply.

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    I couldn't seem to find a contact for immigrations (links are broken on some pages) to ask about marriage into Dutch citizenship. Does anyone have an e-mail contact I could have to inquire about it?

    Thanks!

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    Fyi

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    The Dutch Embassy in Ottawa handles certain matters for Canadians on behalf on Aruba. Might be worth a call or email

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