Request for a company governed by foreign law with one or more managing director(s) subject to a license

  • Description

    According to the Business Licensing Ordinance it is prohibited to establish and to operate a business, to take over or to continue a business, without a license of the Minister of Economic Affairs. A business is defined as any organization involved in the trade of goods and/or services. An Aruban born Dutch national or a person nationalized as Dutch citizen in Aruba and who is 18 years or older, does not require a business license to act as director, according to this ordinance and the Business Licensing guidelines

  • What are the requirements?

    When submitting an application one must take into account aforementioned regulation and the applicable guidelines.

    • Granting of a license according to the Business Licensing Ordinance does not imply automatic approval of other required licenses. 
    • According to the Regional development ordinance all business types are required to have an adequate place of business.
    • The activities per location should as much as possible be related to one another.
  • Where to request? / More information at

    The division Establishment of business - helpdesk, office no. 15. Tel. 582-1181 ext. 250 of the Department of Economic Affairs, Commerce and Industry.

  • What to take with me?

    The application form with an Awg. 4,00 stamp and the required documents (if applicable) mentioned in the guidelines.

  • What are the costs involved?

    The fee for this license application is Awg. 400,00 for each company/legal entity and for each director subject to a license.
    According to the regulation of fees DEACI the fees due have to be paid for processing. By or on behalf of the director of the DEACI a statement will be issued regarding the amount of the fee.

  • How to request? / What must I do?

    The application must contain the data of the company/legal entity, the director(s), as well as of the business to establish (business activities, address etc.). Request can be submitted at the Helpdesk or by filing an online form: