Aruba ED-Card Online Application

Aruba ED-Card: Basic Information

Aruba ED-Card, also known as Aruba's Official Embarkation-Disembarkation Card, is an online form that all visitors to Aruba must now complete before arriving or leaving the country.

The implementation of the ED program in Aruba aimed to facilitate travel to Aruba for a number of travelers from all over the world. The online system gathers all essential information about visitors arriving and leaving Aruba. Previously, the Aruba embarkation card had to be completed in paper form, but now the system is fully digitalized.

All non-resident travelers, including visa-required nationals, are now obliged to obtain an online travel qualification using the online system.

Filling out the ED Card does not mean that a traveler is guaranteed entry to Aruba. It only functions as a pre-qualification to travel to Aruba and makes a traveler eligible to board a flight to Aruba. The respective Aruban authorities are entitled to on-arrival screening and interviews to determine whether a traveler is admissible to the country.

Completing the Aruba ED Card requires acknowledgment of legal disclaimers. All travelers must agree they will not make any false or fraudulent statements in the online application. Providing false information is subject to penalties and may constitute a violation of the Aruban criminal code.

List of eligible countries

The Aruba ED Card must be completed by every international visitor to Aruba as well as Aruban residents. Failure to obtain this document may result in entry denial.

Aruba ED-Card application process

Grab your smartphone or any other Internet-accessed electronic device and sit back in your chair. Next, go to the online application form and follow these few intuitive steps:

  • Complete the ED Aruba form: Provide all required details, including personal data and travel-related details, answer health questions, and accept all disclaimers and acknowledge statements.
  • Cover the processing fee: After double-checking all the provided data use one of the available methods of online payment and cover the fee.
  • Receive your ED Card confirmation: Refresh your email inbox and download the confirmation of your approved card.

Please note that you must be within the 7-day period of your departure to be able to submit the ED Card. You can submit your form earlier, and we will process it in a timely manner. All the time, you need to have all the necessary travel details to successfully complete the application form.

Transit information

Passengers only transiting through Aruba are exempt from filling out the online ED-Card for Aruba.

Nevertheless, this exemption does not apply to transit passengers who will clear immigration - they must complete the ED Card before the planned travel..

Requirements on arrival

Depending on individual circumstances, travelers may need to meet different entry requirements. Nevertheless, you should prepare the following documents:

  • a passport valid for the entire duration of the planned stay in Aruba
  • a valid visa (if coming from a visa-required country)
  • a valid return/onward ticket

Important: The final decision on whether a traveler may enter Aruba remains at the total discretion of immigration authorities at the border crossing or port of entry. Admission to the country can be refused if not entry requirements are fulfilled by a traveler.

Required documents

No documents are required to submit the online application for the Aruba ED-Card. However, all travelers must provide passport and travel details so it will be necessary to possess the following:

  • a valid passport
  • a flight ticket

In order to ensure successful online application, it is crucial to have access to:

  • an active email address
  • a valid means of online payment
  • a working electronic device with a stable Internet connection

Important Information

  • Aruba ED-Card is not the same as an Aruban visa - non-visa-exempt nationals may need to obtain both
  • Aruba ED-Card application must be completed within 7 days before the intended arrival in Aruba
  • No passport copy or any other document is required to be uploaded during the online application
  • Aruban ED-Card is valid only for one trip and is valid until the applicant is granted permission into the country
  • The requirement to submit the Embarkation/Disembarkation Card for Aruba applies to travelers of all ages, including children and infants
  • Once you receive the confirmation of the completed ED Card, make sure to print it out and take its physical copy with you to Aruba

Benefits of Evisa Express

  • Easy application processThere are three easy steps to get your Aruba ED-Card. Any issues during the application process can be addressed by contacting our support team
  • Qualified team of expertsA qualified team oversees the processing of each and every application
  • Guarantee of serviceIf an application is unable to be processed, reimbursement is provided according to the conditions set out by our Terms of Service

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FAQ about the Aruba ED-Card

  • What is the Aruba ED Card?

    Aruba ED-Card is the online Embarkation and Disembarkation document, including medical self-declaration that is mandatory for all travelers arriving in Aruba, including non-residents as well as legal residents of Aruba.

  • Is the online Aruba ED Card a visa?

    No. The online ED Card is not the same as an Aruban visa, and the card does not guarantee entry to Aruba. The ED card is an online alternative to the regular Embarkation and Disembarkation card, which is a request to enter Aruba as a tourist. Travelers who are nationals of non-visa-exempt countries may also need to apply for a visa apart from completing the Aruba entry form.

  • When should I complete the Aruba ED Card?

    The online application for the Aruba ED Card can be completed no earlier than 7 days before the intended arrival in Aruba. Do remember that the card should be completed once you already have all the necessary travel details, including flight information. Therefore, do not submit the form if you do not have all the required details of your travel.

  • How can I apply for an Aruba ED Card?

    Go to the online form and provide passport details and travel-related information. Answer health questions and accept and acknowledge all disclaimers. Review your application and, after making sure that all details were provided correctly, cover the processing fee. The confirmation will be sent to you via email.

  • How long does it take to apply for an Aruba ED Card?

    Completing the Aruba ED Card should take around 15 minutes. Once your application is submitted, one of our experts will review it before it is sent to the Aruban authorities. The moment they approve it, you will receive an email confirming the successful completion of the ED Card. Do remember to complete the card within 7 days of your planned travel date. 

  • How will I receive my approved ED Card for Aruba?

    Once your application is successfully processed, you will receive an email confirmation. Print it out and show it during the border control when entering Aruba.

  • What documents do I need for the Aruba ED Card?

    Prepare your valid passport, active email address, and valid means of online payment. You will also need to provide your travel details, so make sure you have your flight number and other essential travel information at hand.

  • What is the validity of the ED Card for Aruba?

    The online ED Card is valid from the moment the online registration is completed until the traveler has been granted permission to enter Aruba and until the given flight has arrived in Aruba. The new ED Card covers only one trip, so any time you wish to re-enter Aruba, you should complete a new entry form.

  • Do children also need to complete the Aruban ED Card?

    Yes. The ED Card requirement applies to all-age travelers to Aruba, including children and infants. There is no option for group/family applications, so legal guardians or parents should complete a separate application for every minor accompanying them on a trip to Aruba.

  • Do I need to take a PCR COVID-19 test before traveling to Aruba?

    No. Since March 19th, 2022, travelers arriving in Aruba no longer need to present a negative COVID-19 or vaccination proof.

  • Is it mandatory to complete the ED Card before traveling to Aruba?

    Yes. The requirement to complete the ED Card before traveling to Aruba applies to travelers of all nationalities, including residents of Aruba and non-residents. There are only a few exemptions for travelers who do not need to complete the card, including crew members and passengers in transit not seeking immigration clearance in Aruba.

  • Should I re-apply if I missed my flight or if it was canceled?

    Yes. You should reapply your Aruba ED Card in case of a missed or canceled flight and when traveling to Aruba on another flight so that all of your details are up-to-date and true.

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