Emigrating to Aruba: What do I need to do myself?
When emigrating to Aruba, there is a lot to think about. At Transpack, we do our utmost to help you as much as possible. However, there are several matters that you will need to address yourself. Are you arranging your emigration via Transpack? We will guide you through these matters and help you with any complicated documents and applications,
Importing your household goods
Goods must have been in the person’s possession for at least 6 months before the date that he/she is moving from his/her place of residence in the country of origin. Goods must have been used in so far as they are “non-consumable” goods in his/her former residence. Goods must be intended for use by the person concerned for the same purpose in his/her new residence.
Furthermore the person concerned must submit an itemized list signed by him/her, which contains a description of the goods for which an exemption is requested. Goods must be declared for import within a period of 6 months from the date which the person concerned has obtained his place of residence. Click here for the checklist
Import of motor vehicles to Aruba
Personal vehicles must have been in the person’s possession for at least six months before the date that he/she is moving from his/her place of residence in the country of origin. (The vehicle must have been on the person’s name for at least 6 months and insured for more than 6 months before shipping, i.e. registration papers must be in the name of the person who is insured.
Importing new goods to Aruba
The movers must be notified of any newly purchased goods; import duties will need to be paid for these goods. The amount to be paid will be calculated by local customs on the value of the goods and the freight charges. The amount to be paid will be calculated by local customs on the value of the goods and freight charges. (Plus additional costs. It is based on the CIF value = Costs – Insurance – Freight value)