Life In-Depth: Cost of Living in the Dominican Republic

Life In-Depth: Cost of Living in the Dominican Republic

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Are you looking to relocate to a warm and sunny tropical paradise? The Dominican Republic’s citizenship by investment program and residency by investment program allows foreigners to obtain an instant residency permit when investing in a property in the DR. If you want to learn more about the Dominican Republic’s Citizenship-by-Investment Program or Residency-by-Investment Program, continue reading! 

Why the Dominican Republic? 

The DR’s beautiful weather, sandy beaches and sunny days all year round make it the most visited destination in the Caribbean. Many North Americans visit the Dominican Republic for tourism and cruise arrivals every year, and some even choose to live in the DR! Some of the reasons why the Dominican Republic attracts many visitors on a yearly basis are:

  • The availability of asset protection for ex-pats
  • Low costs on second passports
  • No taxes on foreign income
  • Rapidly expanding real estate market

Citizenship-by-Investment Eligibility Requirements

As a real estate investor in the Dominican Republic, you will automatically qualify for citizenship when you buy approved real estate in the DR. In order to be eligible; you must invest in a property of no less than 200,000 USD and maintain ownership of the property for a minimum of three years. Once you’ve purchased your property, you and your family are eligible to apply to the Dominica Economic Citizenship Program. When you have successfully become a Dominica citizen, you can then pass your nationality on to future generations by descent. 

Residency-by-Investment Eligibility Requirements

If you’re not looking to obtain dual citizenship and are only interested in living in the DR, you can apply for the Residency by Investment Program instead. There are two steps to becoming a resident of the DR:

  1. Apply for a temporary residency in the DR (valid for one year)
  2. Apply for a permanent residency in the DR (valid for two years)

To qualify for a residency by investment, you must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Good health
  • Sufficient financial means
  • Clean background check

Once you’ve obtained the information above, you can apply for a residency. 

Purchase A Property with Casa Linda Quality Communities

Casa Linda Quality Communities has been Dominican Republic’s leading real estate developer, providing unique custom-built villas for investors across North America. Our villas are built in gated communities that feature the following:

  • Gated Community with 24-hour security
  • 24-hour English Speaking Welcome Center onsite
  • Daily complimentary shuttle bus services to local beaches and towns
  • Thriving Social Community 
  • And more!

At Casa Linda, we offer customers professional guidance through every step of their buying process

Invest in Dominican Republic Real Estate today!

Contact Casa Linda to learn more about Dominican Republic citizenship or residency by investment!

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How to Relocate to The Dominican Republic

How to Relocate to The Dominican Republic

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Are you looking to relocate to a warm and sunny tropical paradise? The Dominican Republic’s citizenship by investment program and residency by investment program allows foreigners to obtain an instant residency permit when investing in a property in the DR. If you want to learn more about the Dominican Republic’s Citizenship-by-Investment Program or Residency-by-Investment Program, continue reading! 

Why the Dominican Republic? 

The DR’s beautiful weather, sandy beaches and sunny days all year round make it the most visited destination in the Caribbean. Many North Americans visit the Dominican Republic for tourism and cruise arrivals every year, and some even choose to live in the DR! Some of the reasons why the Dominican Republic attracts many visitors on a yearly basis are:

  • The availability of asset protection for ex-pats
  • Low costs on second passports
  • No taxes on foreign income
  • Rapidly expanding real estate market

Citizenship-by-Investment Eligibility Requirements

As a real estate investor in the Dominican Republic, you will automatically qualify for citizenship when you buy approved real estate in the DR. In order to be eligible; you must invest in a property of no less than 200,000 USD and maintain ownership of the property for a minimum of three years. Once you’ve purchased your property, you and your family are eligible to apply to the Dominica Economic Citizenship Program. When you have successfully become a Dominica citizen, you can then pass your nationality on to future generations by descent. 

Residency-by-Investment Eligibility Requirements

If you’re not looking to obtain dual citizenship and are only interested in living in the DR, you can apply for the Residency by Investment Program instead. There are two steps to becoming a resident of the DR:

  1. Apply for a temporary residency in the DR (valid for one year)
  2. Apply for a permanent residency in the DR (valid for two years)

To qualify for a residency by investment, you must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Good health
  • Sufficient financial means
  • Clean background check

Once you’ve obtained the information above, you can apply for a residency. 

Purchase A Property with Casa Linda Quality Communities

Casa Linda Quality Communities has been Dominican Republic’s leading real estate developer, providing unique custom-built villas for investors across North America. Our villas are built in gated communities that feature the following:

  • Gated Community with 24-hour security
  • 24-hour English Speaking Welcome Center onsite
  • Daily complimentary shuttle bus services to local beaches and towns
  • Thriving Social Community 
  • And more!

At Casa Linda, we offer customers professional guidance through every step of their buying process

Invest in Dominican Republic Real Estate today!

Contact Casa Linda to learn more about Dominican Republic citizenship or residency by investment!

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Work From Home: Dominican Republic Edition

Work From Home: Dominican Republic Edition

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Life during the lockdown opened many opportunities for employees to work from home. Individuals have gotten accustomed to having more flexibility in their schedules as their day-to-day life became easier to manage when working from home. In fact, many have chosen to continue working from home over working in the office post-lockdown as they found that their stress levels have decreased. While some found comfort in working at home in their city, others sought out more adventurous places to keep their days stimulated and fun! Read on to learn more about upgrading your work-from-home office to an exciting work-from-home environment! 

Explore The World

Why work in a small home office when you can enjoy your morning on a luxurious balcony, basking in the sun with a fresh cup of coffee as your office overlooks a beautiful view? Working from home does not have to be constraining; you have the opportunity to explore the world while you’re still at work! You have the option of going for a quick swim in the ocean right after work or even heading over to the mountains during the weekend! If you’re tired of a tight office space and looking for an expansion, the Dominican Republic is the place for you and here’s why:

1. Suitable Time Difference

Before deciding on working from home in another country, you must first consider the time difference. While there are many countries that offer fantastic weather, beautiful scenery and many adventures, they might be on the other side of the world! Granted, you can work from anywhere in the world, but if you’re in a completely opposite time zone, you might end up working all night and sleeping all day. You won’t get to enjoy your days and might even suffer from extreme sleep deprivation throughout your stay.

With that said, not all tropical countries are far from North America. You can work from home in the Dominican Republic and only experience a 3-4 hour time difference! You can easily integrate your working hours throughout the day in the Dominican Republic without experiencing a reversed sleep schedule.

2. Simple Visa/Permit Process

Unlike other countries, the visa and permit process is quite simple in the Dominican Republic. There are currently three types of visas you can apply to if you’re planning to work from home in the Dominican Republic: entry for 60 days, multiple entries for one year (max. two consecutive months at a time) or a full business visa that is issued for up to one year.

The process of getting a visa is straightforward, regardless of how long you plan to work from home in the Dominican Republic. If you’re looking to work from home in the Dominican Republic for more than two months, you will need to apply for a temporary residency permit for work purposes. Similar to the visa process, residency permits are also relatively easy to obtain and allow you to have the same rights as a legal Dominican Republic citizen under the Labor Code. 

3. Beautiful Tropical Weather All Year Round

If you’re working in North America, you probably understand how unforgiving cold winter months can be. Whether you’re working from home or going into the office, you won’t be able to avoid the chilly mornings or the frosty nights. Wouldn’t you rather wake up to the sun rays illuminating your window and enjoy the cool tropical breeze as you grab your morning coffee on the terrace?

With beautiful sunny weather all year round in the Dominican Republic, you can enjoy more than 12 hours of sunlight every day! With the DR’s stunning topography, beautiful beaches and large mountains, you’ll enjoy working there no matter where you are! Whether you’re staying at a hotel, Airbnb or in your personal luxury villa, you will be living in paradise! 

Ready To Make The Move?

Ditch the cold and move to paradise today! Contact Casa Linda to learn more about moving to the Dominican Republic and finding the perfect property for you! 

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3 Reasons to Consider Living in the Dominican Republic

3 Reasons to Consider Living in the Dominican Republic

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Are you looking to move abroad and experience the next big adventure? Or do you want to slow down and take life at your own pace? Either way, Casa Linda Quality Communities can help! Our in-house architects and designers can work with you to craft the perfect luxury villa for your new life in the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic is a beautiful destination to start anew. With numerous benefits, such as the affordable cost of living and the opportunity for new hobbies and experiences, Casa Linda is sure you will love living in the Dominican Republic. Suppose you’ve been considering taking the leap to live abroad but are hesitant to consider the Dominican Republic below. In that case, we’ll cover three benefits of living in the Dominican Republic. Keep reading to find out more!

1. Affordable Cost of Living

Often, when people think about moving abroad, their most significant concern is the cost of living in their new country. When you live abroad, you want to adjust to your new lifestyle without compromising the comfort, safety, and affordability you’re already used to. However, the Dominican Republic is incredibly affordable. The Dominican Republic has healthcare, shopping, and dining experiences comparable to most North American countries in both quality and affordability. The Dominican Republic has affordable housing, inexpensive farm-grown groceries, and cost-effective infrastructure. So if you’re considering moving abroad but don’t want to compromise on your budget, the Dominican Republic is a great place to make new roots!

2. A Welcoming Expat Community

A new life on an island paradise sounds like a dream come true. Having a community to spend time and experiences with is a great way to enrich your life in paradise. At Casa Linda, our gated communities are incredibly friendly and welcoming to expats from all walks of life. Making new friends in the Dominican Republic is easy! Casa Linda’s communities regularly host events and dinners so that you can get to know your neighbours better. In addition, our communities are the perfect place to feel at home. If you’d like to meet some new neighbours and friends, consider living in the Dominican Republic with a luxury villa from Casa Linda!

3. Opportunities for Adventure

One of the benefits of living in the Dominican Republic is that there are endless opportunities to experience something new. From relaxing on the beach and soaking up the sun to hiking, surfing, historical tours, and more, there’s always something to do in the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic is an island paradise full of exciting activities and new hobbies. If you’re looking for a paradise adventure, the Dominican Republic is calling your name!

Ready to Move to Paradise?

Are you looking for a fresh start in a tropical paradise? Casa Linda is here to help! For over 20 years, our team has assisted expats like you to move abroad to the Dominican Republic and live a life of luxury in one of our beautiful villas. If you’re ready to move overseas and live in the Dominican Republic, contact our team today! We look forward to seeing you in paradise.

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Dominican Republic Residency via Real Estate Investment

Dominican Republic Residency via Real Estate Investment

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Did you know that you can apply for residency when you invest in the Dominican Republic? Below we’ll discuss the different options for obtaining a Dominican Republic Residency as an investor.

What is the difference between residency and citizenship?

One of the most common questions asked when investing in the Dominican Republic is whether the individual will receive residency, citizenship or tourist visa. Typically, visitors from the USA, Canada, EU and UK do not require a visitors visa to enter the DR as a tourist. As long as you have a valid passport and show proof of return travel, you can be granted a 30-day tourist visa.

For those unfamiliar with the process of residency and citizenship, it might be somewhat confusing to determine the difference between them. Generally speaking, citizenship enables you to apply for a passport and become an official citizen in the country, whereas obtaining residency is usually applying for a travel document that will enable you to travel to the country more freely and offer you a few benefits. When buying property in the Dominican Republic, you are considered an investor, which then allows you to apply for a Dominican Republic residency. Below are two ways to obtain a Dominican Republic Residency:

Option 1: Temporary Residency to Permanent Residency

If you intend to live in the Dominican Republic and shop around for villas, you can apply to the Migration Office for a “provisional residency” through a temporary residency permit at your local Dominican Consulate. This permit will allow you to reside in the Dominican Republic for a year, which will then permit you to apply for a permanent residency. It’s important to know that Permanent Residency Cards are valid for only two years and can be renewed at the Immigration Department for a range of periods.

Option 2: Investor Residency

As an investor in the Dominican Republic, you are eligible to apply and obtain a permanent residence by investing $200,000 USD in the DR. Instead of spending a year in the DR on a temporary residency and going through the process of applying for a permanent residency; you can invest in the DR and fast-track the application process. Most homeowners who have decided on moving to the DR apply for an investor residency to be able to visit their homes any time of the year. Rather than coming down every other month for 30-days, property owners prefer to closely follow up with the construction of their dream home.

Casa Linda Quality Communities

For over 40 years, Casa Linda has been home to many European, American and Canadian citizens. We have helped many couples move from the cold winter countries to the beautiful sunny Caribbean island throughout the years. Not only do we help homeowners plan their trips and design luxury villa, but we also provide them with all the help they need when applying for a residency. Casa Linda Quality Communities is not your average real estate company; we help our clients with the buying process, provide them with ex-pat support and information and offer them different options to rent their villa.

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Stay, Play, and Unwind in Cabarete

Stay, Play, and Unwind in Cabarete

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Are you looking for the perfect destination to settle down and relax in paradise? Nestled on the northern end of the Dominican Republic the Cabarete and Sousa region is one of the best places in the Caribbean for expatriates hoping to rest and rejuvenate their lifestyle. With beautiful beaches that are sheltered during hurricane season, a vibrate local community, and plenty of spots to explore, Cabarete truly has something for everyone. Casa Linda Quality Communities is proud to be a preferred builder on the island, and to welcome you to our community here in Cabarete.

Below, we’ll cover just a few of the many reasons to call Cabarete home!

Relaxation Starts Here

There’s no shortage of perks to living in the Caribbean, and the Dominican Republic stands out as a one of the gem of the tropics For many reasons. Cabarete is a vibrant community situated on the north end of the Dominican, just a short distance away from Sousa. As a sunny and welcoming destination, you’ll find everything you need is never that far away. Regardless of whether you’re here to relax or adventure, you’ll always find something new to do!

At Casa Linda, our gated community offers comfort, luxury, and convenience, meaning that you’ll always feel at home in your new paradise! Perks to settling down in Cabarete include:

Year-Round Warm Weather

 

Tired of dealing with long, unrelenting winters? We don’t blame you! There’s nothing worse than getting up early to shovel snow, handle a slow morning commute, just to wake up and do it all again tomorrow! In the DR, shoveling snow is a thing of the past! The island stays warm all year round, with an average of 200 days of sunny 28℃/82℉ weather! Work on your tan and relax on the beach…you’ve earned it!

Affordable Living

Cost of living is an understandable concern for those choosing to relocate abroad. For those focused on maintaining a healthy budget, you’ll be happy to hear that the DR is incredibly affordable. Couples living in Cabarete can often live very comfortably on as little as $2500 USD a month and are pleased to find that local grocery stores and retail locations carry many of your favourite brands and items, often for the same price you’d expect back home!

World Class Healthcare

Moving to Cabarete or the Dominican Republic doesn’t mean having to sacrifice your healthcare. The DR is home to an outstanding medical system that features world-class doctors, exceptional facilities and cost-effective support you can trust. Expatriates can pay for private health insurance for as low as $1200 USD annually and expect much shorter wait times than you typically experience in the United States.

Build in Cabarete with Casa Linda Quality Communities
Casa Linda makes Caribbean living easy! Our affordable floor plans are full of stand-out features like your very own swimming pool, the opportunity to make each villa the perfect custom fit for you, optional guest houses, and more! Starting as low as $199,600, our homes are always designed with you in mind.

Ready to Live in Cabarete?

Cabarete living and life in the Dominican Republic has so much to offer. Contact Casa Linda today to learn more about making your dream of owning an island home a reality!

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