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Welcome to the Section for Applying for a Business License

Dear client,

We are pleased to announce that in order to facilitate your application for a business license, all application must be requested digitally using the forms (e-Forms) available on this website. Our goal is to facilitate you through this process in the most efficient way possible. You can apply for a business license from the comfort of your office or home on a 24/7 basis, however in order to accomplish this we will require your cooperation. We ask you to read the instructions carefully before starting to fill in the e-Forms. This will allow you to have all the needed documents scanned and ready to add to your digital application.

Once your application is submitted and reviewed by our business advisors you will be informed if your application and documents submitted are complete and accurate. If your application is not complete and accurate you will be informed of what was missing and you can submit a new application when you are ready. If your request is complete you will receive an email with the payment information. You will have 10 working days to complete the payment and submit the proof of payment. When you have completed the payment, the process of evaluation starts and you will be informed of the result on average in 3 weeks depending on the type of request and/or business. Keep in mind that business requests in the aviation and tourism accommodation sector will require more time as we need to receive advise from other government departments.

Amendment “Business Licensing Guidelines” to establish a business in the field of health care (March 2022)

In connection with the introduction of new rules in the field of health care in Aruba and taking into account the legal requirements and regulations in this area and quality in health care in general, it has been agreed in collaboration with the Department of Public Health that before the interested party/legal person submits a request to obtain a license pursuant to the “Business Licensing Ordinance” to establish and operate a business with activities in the aforementioned field, it must first receive a “Declaration of no objection” from the “Quality Institute for Healthcare” of the Directorate of Public Health.

In particular, these activities include, but are not limited to, the establishment of businesses that will be engaged in Pharmacy or medicine business, Physicians or other healthcare professionals, Nursing homes and other healthcare related institutions or services.

The interested party/legal person can submit an application thereafter to obtain a license according to the “Business Licensing Ordinance” with all the required documents. This request has to comply with the Business Licensing Guidelines.

Contact details: “Kwaliteitsinstituut Gezondheidszorg” / “Quality Institute Healthcare”:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +297 522-4256

Amendment “Business Licensing Ordinance” with the introduction of Book 2 on Legal Entities in the Civil Code of Aruba

In connection with the introduction as of January 1, 2021 of Book 2 on Legal Entities in the Civil Code of Aruba, the “Business Licensing Ordinance” has been amended insofar as it concerns what is stated in article 1, second paragraph, and all other articles, where the words “Aruba Exempt companies” has become due, and “cooperative associations” have been replaced by “cooperatives”.

It has also been determined that the aforementioned companies, i.e. the “Aruba Exempt Company”, must change their articles of association at the next amendment of the articles of association, at the latest within three years thereafter (as of 1 January 2024), in accordance with the provisions stated in that book, by converting it into a company with limited liability or another legal form”.

Video Tutorials

Please find below video tutorials (in Papiamento) that covers the process of application for a business license.

Video Tutorials in Papiamento

Application for licenses in accordance with the Business Licensing Ordinance

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Join Information Portal (JIP)

Did you already apply for a business license and would like to follow the request and get additional information about the process, use our Join Information Portal.

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