This idyllic Caribbean island offers an enticing perspective for foreigners seeking a second residence. With a strong economy, stable political environment, and favorable tax policies, it’s an attractive destination for international investors. Aruba’s breathtaking beaches, vibrant culture, and warm climate provide an exceptional lifestyle. While Aruba does not have a formal residency by investment program, the ease of doing business and the willingness of authorities to welcome expatriates make it an appealing choice.

Aruba Golden Visa

With the popularity of the Caribbean citizenship by investment programmes, it is often asked whether Aruba may be next to offer such a scheme. However, as an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Aruba does not issue its own passport. All Aruba citizens are considered Dutch nationals. So while we will not see a citizenship by investment programme in Aruba we may find that Aruba follows a similar path to Curacao at some point in offering some form of golden visa programme. Such programmes often allow individuals to obtain residency rights through substantial investment, typically in real estate, national development funds, or local businesses.

Aruba Residence and Citizenship

Aruba’s immigration policies primarily rely on various categories for temporary residency, including employment, study and family reunification.

Despite having no direct citizenship by investment or residence by investment program, Aruba, like many other countries, does have procedures for obtaining residency based on certain qualifications and investments, such as establishing a business in the country. These pathways often have specific requirements and may lead to temporary or permanent residency, but they do not typically lead to citizenship by investment.

Citizenship and Residency by Investment Programmes

See below a selection of Caribbean countries offering citizenship investment programmes.