Remember that purchasing a business is one of the most significant investments you will make in a lifetime.
All businesses in Aruba, are required to register at the Aruba Chamber of Commerce within one week after their commercial activities have started
Every business must have a business license before initiating their activities. The only exemption to the business license requirement is a sole proprietorship or a general partnership consisting of Aruban born adults with the Dutch nationality. In all other cases a business license is required.
The business license is issued by the Department of Economic Affairs after the Aruba Chamber has been heard. The Chamber will give a positive or negative advice to the Minister for the granting of the business license for a corporation, of which at least 60% of the shares are owned by locals.
For more information on the business establishment license, consult the Department of Economic Affairs’ website,
In addition to a business license, company directors not born in Aruba, and hold the Dutch nationality, should apply for a director’s license at the Department of Economic Affairs
Once all the official documents are in place, we at ASBA can help you in obtaining the necessary permit to representing you at the official authority in Aruba