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    Extended stay on the island.

    What is the length of time you can stay on the island, is it 3 months for a vacationer and 6 months as a property owner? Can you leave the island for one day, then come back and stay another 3 or 6 months?

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    Tourist Visa Extension...My adventures with DIMAS
    the above link to a thread may answer your questions

    i am also looking for the "official" dimas stay information

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    http://www.aruba.com/sigma/Entry_Req-Eng.pdf

    here is the DIMAS information page

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    Thanks Andrea, as a property owner it seems so complicated to stay longer than 180 days.

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    even as a property owner, a non aruba resident cannot stay beyond 180 days per year

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    Thanks Andrea, as a property owner it seems so complicated to stay longer than 180 days.

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    I've read this over a number of times and still have a few questions.

    1. It states hotels or resorts. How does DIMA handle private villas or condos? We typically stay at Palma Real and rent from a private owner. Is Banana's considered a resort?
    2. What if your return air is beyond 30 days and your denied an extension?
    3. Travel insurance seems like a simple request. Has anyone purchased liability insurance? Any recommendations?

    I'd be interested in hearing from anyone that has gone through the experience. As we continue to extend our stay on the island it certainly sounds like we'll max out at 30 days, given our tourist status, being a non-owner and not staying in a resort or hotel and at this point we don't know a resident of Aruba that would guarantee our stay.
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    i think , and i could be wrong, that you show your confirmed reservation to immigration upon arrival.
    are you staying at bananas?
    Quote Originally Posted by schexc View Post
    I've read this over a number of times and still have a few questions.

    1. It states hotels or resorts. How does DIMA handle private villas or condos? We typically stay at Palma Real and rent from a private owner. Is Banana's considered a resort?
    2. What if your return air is beyond 30 days and your denied an extension?
    3. Travel insurance seems like a simple request. Has anyone purchased liability insurance? Any recommendations?

    I'd be interested in hearing from anyone that has gone through the experience. As we continue to extend our stay on the island it certainly sounds like we'll max out at 30 days, given our tourist status, being a non-owner and not staying in a resort or hotel and at this point we don't know a resident of Aruba that would guarantee our stay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    i think , and i could be wrong, that you show your confirmed reservation to immigration upon arrival.
    are you staying at bananas?
    Hi Andrea...No, we're not staying at Banana's. We have rented from a private owner in Palma Real our last seven trips. I was just making a comparison to a somewhat similar property.
    The more I review the extended stay requirements for our tourist status it appears that we could never stay longer than 30 days, without a declaration of guarantee from a resident of Aruba, unless Palma Real was considered a hotel or resort.
    Last edited by schexc; 06-13-2015 at 11:30 PM.
    TRIP 15 OCTOBER 2018


    OUR COUPLE'S RETREAT. THE PEARL CONDO HOTEL AT EAGLE BEACH. CONDO ACCOMMODATES TWO ADULTS. YOU MUST REQUEST UNIT #8. https://photos.app.goo.gl/lRquP1F4VtxyZhR42 RENTING DIRECTLY THROUGH http://www.thepearlaruba.com/.

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    a great question for DIMAS
    Quote Originally Posted by schexc View Post
    Hi Andrea...No, we're not staying at Banana's. We have rented from a private owner in Palma Real our last seven trips. I was just making a comparison to a somewhat similar property.
    The more I review the extended stay requirements for our tourist status it appears that we could never stay longer than 30 days, without a declaration of guarantee from a resident of Aruba, unless Palma Real was considered a hotel or resort.

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    Ugh...
    TRIP 15 OCTOBER 2018


    OUR COUPLE'S RETREAT. THE PEARL CONDO HOTEL AT EAGLE BEACH. CONDO ACCOMMODATES TWO ADULTS. YOU MUST REQUEST UNIT #8. https://photos.app.goo.gl/lRquP1F4VtxyZhR42 RENTING DIRECTLY THROUGH http://www.thepearlaruba.com/.

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