According to the Business Licensing Ordinance and Business Licensing guidelines it is prohibited to act as managing director of a corporation, without a license of the Minister of Economic Affairs, with the exception of an Aruban born Dutch national or a person nationalized as Dutch citizen in Aruba and who is 18 years or older.
Request for one or more (new) managing director(s) subject to a license
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 director.
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 due.
Where to request? / More information at
The division Establishment of business - helpdesk, office no. 15. Tel. 521-2400 ext. 250 of the Department of Economic Affairs, Commerce and Industry.
How to request? / What must I do?
The application must contain the data of the director(s), as well as of the to be established business (business activities, address etc.). Request can be submitted at the Helpdesk of the Department of Economic Affairs, Commerce and Industry.
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.