Residency and Immigrating to the Dominican Republic

Residency and Immigrating to the Dominican Republic

Residency and Immigrating to the Dominican Republic

In general, Dominican law reflects the welcoming nature of the Dominican people, permitting entry of most foreign nationals whether visiting for pleasure, business, or retirement.

Depending upon your circumstances, there are multiple avenues to living in the Dominican Republic. It is best to initially consult your local Domincian embassy in your home country and if needed, a Residency / Immigration lawyer.

In addition, many foreign nationals can obtain residency or citizenship by submitting properly prepared documents, completing legal formalities, and waiting prescribed time periods.

The principal laws regarding immigration are the Constitution, General Immigration Law 285-04, its predecessor Law 95 of 1939, Immigration Regulation No. 631-11, and Law 171-07 regarding special incentives to retirees.