Applying for a P4- reciprocal is easy. You need to apply for a license at least TWO MONTHS in advance. Just follow these steps:
There has been a price increase as per January 1, 2004 on all ham licenses for both local and visiting operators. On May 1, 2005, parts of the licensing fees were lowered.
All license fees must be paid at a local bank.
Note: To date, Aruba is not a member of CITEL or CEPT, and thus there are no automatic reciprocals. Also, third party traffic is not permitted.
The DTZ has been streamlining what prefixes are issued and they can be categorized as follows:
Note: The license fee includes the government stamps, telecom tax, and the new handling fee (Jan, '04). If you receive your invoice by mail or fax, pay your license fee at a local bank before arriving at the DTZ. The DTZ does not accept any payments at the counter; only a local bank receipt is valid as proof of payment.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO DTZ (new location in 2009)
From the airport:
At the airport traffic circle, turn left. It's about 1 km on your right (drive past Aruba Bank and Toyota) to the SIAD (tax dept) building, just before you reach the round-about. Look for the yellow building in the back, as the DTZ has moved there in late 2009.
There is a Caribbean Mercantile Bank (CMB) at the arrival terminal (once you exit with your luggage, it's on the outside of the airport overlooking the taxi stand). CMB is open from 8 am - 3.45 pm, but has an outside counter open until 4:45 pm weekdays, and until noon on Saturdays.
Or you can visit Aruba Bank in Camacuri from 8 am - 4 pm Mondays to Friday. On Saturdays, they are open from 9:00 am - noon. At the airport traffic circle turn left, and you will see the bank on your right hand side.
Make sure you have a copy of your invoice handy when you reach the bank.
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