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Thread: 180 days on Aruba.....the rules?

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    I think there is a lot of misinformation on length of stay depending on websites. I have seen that you stay only 180 days a year and only 180 consecutive days. DIMAS doesn't have their info current. Their site actually says they are updating info after changes decided on in December. I know a couple who are not residents who are in Aruba for 4 months in the winter, two in the fall and two in the spring. That is more than 180 days. But then again, they might not be there as long as they claim.




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    Quote Originally Posted by robin View Post
    I think there is a lot of misinformation on length of stay depending on websites. I have seen that you stay only 180 days a year and only 180 consecutive days. DIMAS doesn't have their info current. Their site actually says they are updating info after changes decided on in December. I know a couple who are not residents who are in Aruba for 4 months in the winter, two in the fall and two in the spring. That is more than 180 days. But then again, they might not be there as long as they claim.
    Hi Robin... See if I can clear this up. The stay is per the calendar year. The calendar year ends December 31. So if you stayed 180 days in 2019 till December 31, then in 2020 you can stay another 180 as the calendar is reset. Personally, I had a situation here and needed to visit the minister responsible for DIMAS. I received a ministerial letter to provide at the airport on leaving that stated the reason ana approval for the long extended stay.

    Hope this helps, and yes the websites are a bit wonky. I showed the supervisor at DIMAS the info for the new rules. She rejected it and told me they only go by their official site.
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