Collect outstanding fines at the airport

ORANJESTAD - The Public Prosecution Service will intensify the collection of outstanding fines as of July 1, 2023.

In principle, this concerns all fines imposed by the court that have not yet been paid by a convicted person. When imposing the fine, the judge has determined that if it is not paid, a convicted person can be imprisoned as a replacement. This is called substitute custody.

In this context, travelers with outstanding fines will be stopped by the border police at the airport. They will not be able to travel (further) until they have paid. Persons who are unwilling or unable to pay their outstanding fine(s) will also be arrested to subsequently undergo alternative detention. In addition to the fact that the person will thus be locked up, it also means that the person will miss their flight. This is entirely at the own risk of the person who has not paid his fine.

For your payment convenience, the border police has a mobile pin device from the Public Prosecution Service.

To prevent you from being arrested and imprisoned and missing your flight, the Public Prosecution Service is making an urgent appeal to people who have outstanding fines to pay them. You can pay online via account number 4000905 of the ArubaBank, stating the parquet number. You can also swipe at the counter of the Public Prosecution Service after making an appointment via the website

Payment arrangements for people who go on a trip are no longer possible, with the exception of a trip for medical reasons. To this end, written evidence must be submitted with the application for the payment scheme to the Public Prosecution Service and a down payment of half of the fine imposed will be requested.

We work together on an informative, accessible and user-friendly Government Portal for Aruba.
Report something? Click here

Page options