FromSpain, here is an excerpt from the link I posted last night, Arubalisa posted the link again as well.
Originally Posted by fromspain
In general, it boils down to:
- do you have enough money to take care for yourself and your family
- will you not take a job away from an Aruban resident.
You probably have to prove that you make enough money from your clients abroad (outside Aruba). However, there will also be lots of job opportunities on Aruba when you move there. With only a Permanent Residence Permit, you are not allow to take that opportunity. It would be great if you could convince the Aruban authorities to get both, a Working Permit and Residence Permit. I think you have a good shot. If you plan on going to Aruba, it might be good to apply in person, bringing the required documentation along. JMO.
Permanent Residence Permit
When requesting a residence permit without a working permit, one must submit:
1 bank references indicating that the applicant is financially self-supporting or any other proof that he will not become a financial burden to the local government or community; Persons desiring a permanent residence permit must be in possession of:
2 the home and business addresses for the last ten years;
3 the reasons for wanting to reside in Aruba, and
4 a certificate of police clearance (“good conduct” document), not older than 2 months.
1 a passport valid for Aruba;
2 three passport photographs of true likeness;
3 a valid vaccination certificate for smallpox, not more than three years old;
4 a medical certificate that the holder is not suffering from any contagious disease or mental illness, issued within 30 days before the trip started, and
5 a proof of payment of the required legal fee.