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! 

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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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Reasons to Relocate to Dominican Paradise

Reasons to Relocate to Dominican Paradise

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Are you searching for the perfect place to settle down in paradise? Making the move to expatriate living is an exciting process, and finding your new home can be an incredible opportunity to make your dream of island living a reality. Each year, the Dominican Republic welcomes countless visitors to its pristine beaches, with plenty choosing to relocate permanently.

At Casa Linda Quality Communities, there’s nothing we love more than helping prospective homeowners from all over the world find their perfect villa for island living. With over 30 years of building experience and as one of the most trusted developers on the north end of the Dominican Republic, Casa Linda is here to make your dream of living in paradise possible! Read on to learn 5 fantastic reasons to move to the DR!

Beauty As Far As The Eye Can See

There’s no denying that one of the best parts of moving to the Dominican Republic is embracing all of the beauty and perks of tropical living. Known worldwide for gorgeous white beaches, crystal blue waters and mile after mile of lush greenery, the DR is the perfect shift for those looking to escape cold weather permanently. With daily temperatures averaging in the 80’s (°F)/High 20’s (°C) and over 300 days of sun each year, you can say goodbye to gloomy weather and settle into a warm, sunny paradise!

Affordable Living

Whether you’re locating to relocate after retirement or are a budget-savvy entrepreneur, the Dominican’s cost of living is hard to beat. Those moving from North America and Europe can expect their daily spending to be significantly less than what you spend back home, without having to compromise on quality or give up many of the brands you know and love.

At Casa Linda, we’re proud to make home ownership in the DR accessible, with breathtaking villas starting as low as $199,600 USD. Embrace the joy of island living without breaking the bank!

Community

Location and living standards are an undeniable priority when moving abroad, but so is finding a new community you feel comfortable settling into. The Dominican Republic is a vibrant locale with friendly locales and a bustling community full of fellow expatriates from all walks of life. No matter your lifestyle and interests, you’ll have no problem making new friends, especially within the incredible community that resides in Casa Linda’s gated community!

Stable Economy

Those worried about the stability of their investment and the political situation of a potential new home country can rest easy when considering the Dominican Republic. As one of the most developed, stable, and overall safe countries within the Caribbean and Latin America, the DR is a great fit for ex-pats that want a little extra peace of mind before moving. The government has remained stable for decades and remains incredibly welcoming to foreign buyers, making it easy to buy a home with confidence.

Great Healthcare

Finally, for those looking ahead to the future or with existing medical concerns, one of the lesser know facts about the DR is that we have a world-class, top-tier medical system that is accessible for expatriates. Individuals relocating from the United States tend to be particularly pleased to learn that the cost of care is significantly lower and that treatment is typically much faster to obtain than you may experience back home. Simply put, if you’re worried about the quality of care you’d receive after moving, you can rest easy knowing that the Dominican is home to countless world-class doctors that offer service in English and Spanish, as well as many state-of-the-art medical centres capable of treating all sorts of illnesses and ailments!

Discover YOUR Life in the Dominican Republic Today!

Are you ready to move to paradise? Contact Casa Linda today to learn more about our affordable and luxurious villas in the Dominican Republic!

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Work From Home: Dominican Republic Edition

Residency Requirements in the DR

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Are you eager to embrace the exciting adventure of moving abroad and making the most of your retirement from the luxury of a tropical island? As one of the most trusted spots for retirees, entrepreneurs, and those looking to enhance their lifestyle, the Dominican Republic is an unbeatable place to call home. With a vibrant ex-pat community and beautiful scenery all year round, the DR is an amazing spot to relocate to, and makes residency straightforward for foreign buyers. Learn more below!

Why Choose the DR?

There’s no shortage of reasons to consider the Dominican Republic as your new home, with over 200 days of sun, daily temperatures that average around 28℃/82℉, and plenty of activities to allow you to enjoy tropical living at your own pace. The Dominican also offers world-class healthcare, affordable cost of living, and all of the comforts you’re used to back home, meaning it’s easier than ever to settle down in paradise!

Residency Requirements

When moving abroad, it’s important to be aware of the country’s residency requirements. For the Dominican Republic, visitors are welcome to remain in the country for up to 60 days at a time (extendable to 120 days with a separate application); if you’re planning on staying in the Dominican longer, you’ll need to investigate the current residency requirements, which include:

Residency Visa

Residency visas are obtained from your country of origin and are stamped into your passport. Once received, you will have 6 days to enter the DR and move toward the next step in the process. DO NOT DELAY

Obtain A Provisional Residency

Those wishing to remain in the DR indefinitely must acquire a provisional residency, which permits them to stay in the country for up to 1 year. After the year is over, you may apply for a renewal for up to 4 years in a row. Once you have completed 4 years within the country, you may then proceed with an application for permanent residency (PR) status.

Create Your Dream Villa in the DR

If you are looking for affordable luxury in your new Caribbean home, Casa Linda Quality Communities has you covered! Our villas are crafted to your exact needs, come with a private swimming pool, and, best of all, features a welcoming community of fellow ex-pats. Our team is here to make island living, as well as the residency process, easy and carefree. Contact us today to learn more!

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