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Aruba: Labour Regulation

Work Permits

This page was last updated on 25 Feb 2019.

All visitors wishing to work in Aruba must have a written permit from the Directorate of Alien Integration, Policy and Admission (DIMAS). Tourist are not allowed to be in any form of paid employment by an Aruban employer. Applications must be filed by the potential employer who will bear the costs.

The principal documents to attach to the application include an official certificate from the police authorities in the country of origin certifying that the applicant has no serious criminal convictions, a medical certificate certifying that the applicant carries no contagious disease and has no mental illness, copies of job advertisements placed in local newspapers to which no suitable local applicants were found, certificates verifying the employee's qualifications and the contract of employment which must be in accordance with Aruban labour laws.



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