Immigration Process

We’ve outlined our Immigration Process here to make it fast and easy for you to begin your life at AUSOMA. We believe that having a wide range of students of different genders, races and walks of life creates a more vibrant culture here at our school. We accept students from across the world and believe that this healthy mixture of different people adds to the overall experience at our school.

Prospective students must gather all necessary materials as listed here before they begin the process. We’ve enjoyed the environment we’ve cultivated at AUSOMA because of our immigrant students, and believe that this creates a unique environment of learning here in Aruba. Make certain all your paperwork is up-to-date and correct, and that you tackle the different appropriate fees for each student.

Through the Apostille Process, the Government of Aruba will certify the public status of your documents to be used in another country. Let us know if there is any way we can help you through the process, as we are excited to have you here as one of our many students. If the immigration process seems daunting to you, please request assistance immediately so that we may move you through these first steps in joining AUSOMA.


AUSOMA awards the Student Visa for students studying in Aruba ONLY. We do not issue a US Student Visa

Documents are required before arrival & Take 4-6 Weeks to Process


Note: Immigrations fees vary per nationality of each applicant. Students enter Aruba on a student visa approved by DIMAS (The Department of Policy, Access and Integration Aliens). DIMAS will issue Inflight Permissions once all documents are submitted. nbsp;



The Apostille is certification of public (including notarized) documents to be used in another country. With this certification, documents are recognized by the Government of Aruba. The Apostille authenticates the signature and seal of the issuing public official or notary public. It does not authenticate the contents of the document. The Apostille is a single sheet of paper in a highly structured format bearing the state seal and is attached to your document.

Process for Citizens and Residents of all other countries

Documents need to be attested by the Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in your country.
Take the attested documents to the Dutch Consulate and they will Apostille (legalize) it for you.
Dutch Consulates in Canada:
Royal Netherlands Embassy
Consulate General Montreal
Consulate General Toronto