If just planning on visiting Aruba, U.S. citizens do not need a visa for stays of up to 30 days.If looking to stay a little longer, U.S. and Canadian citizens can request an extension of this visa to 180 days if they have property in Aruba or have a declaration of guarantee from a resident of Aruba who will act as guarantor for and be liable for any costs incurred during their stay.

All tourists who apply for an extension of their stay beyond 30 days are required to have travel insurance (medical and liability) valid for the duration of the extended stay.

If you want to live and work in Aruba, you must have a valid residence permit from the Directorate of Alien Integration,Policy and Admission (DIMAS). Find more information at: www.dimasaruba.aw

*Prices as of 2013

From the Archives of Caribbean

Caribbean Islands

Caribbean Islands

Countries
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August 13, 2019

Mention the word Caribbean and most people think of Barbados, Puerto Rico, Antigua…crystal clear waters and white sand beaches. Great for a vacation, but moving there…just too expensive, right? Not necessarily. The Caribbean isn’t restricted to just those few islands. By broadening your horizons, and your perceived idea of “the Caribbean”, you can still find a home at an affordable price.

Saint Martin, Caribbean

Saint Martin, Caribbean

Beach Living
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November 27, 2018

It is rare to find such a diverse mix of cultures on an island as tiny as Saint Martin. Politically and strategically divided between the French Republic and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the country is considered a unique Caribbean gem with its rich cultural heritage on one side, and the amazing oceanic landscapes on the other. The island is pretty popular with tourists, particularly between March and July,..

Grenada, Caribbean

Grenada, Caribbean

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November 26, 2018

Grenada’s 133 square miles is composed of stunning beaches, steep cliffs, lush vegetation, rivers waterfalls, and miles of hiking trails. What really sets Grenada apart from its neighbors is the friendliness of its inhabitants, whether strolling down the beach or hopping on the bus, everyone greets each other with a wide grin and a “mornin.”...

How Canadians Can Live Rent Free in the Caribbean

How Canadians Can Live Rent Free in the Caribbean

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April 23, 2018

This Vancouver couple discovered a way to travel affordably in retirement, while at the same time exploring all that the Caribbean has to offer.  Their unique take on an increasingly popular travel trend allows them to soak up the sun in some of the Caribbean’s best retirement hotspots…and they’re doing it all rent free. Johanne Read more...: How Canadians Can Live Rent Free in the Caribbean

Retirees Sail the Caribbean for 8 Years On a $1,000-Per-Month Budget

Retirees Sail the Caribbean for 8 Years On a $1,000-Per-Month Budget

Gary and Julie discovered that learning how to sail, buying a sailboat, and cruising from island to island isn’t as difficult – or expensive - as they once believed. In fact, they wound up spending eight full years sailing the Caribbean on their own boat, without any major problems, and spent only $1,000 a month to do it.