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How to Get Residency in the Dominican Republic?

Sep 18, 2023 | News, Relocating to the Dominican Republic

Deciding to uproot your old life and start fresh abroad marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter in your life. As a trusted destination for retirees, entrepreneurs, and adventurers, the Dominican Republic (DR) is a slice of paradise waiting for you to call home! With a lively expat community and stunning tropical views, Casa Linda can make your new life in the DR a dream come true. But to do so, it’s essential to first look into the residency requirements of the Dominican Republic. Next, we will cover more about how to get permanent residency in the DR. Keep reading to learn more! 

Getting Your DR Residency

In the Dominican Republic, tourists can legally spend up to 60 days (extendable to 120 days) in the country. However, if you plan on spending more time in the DR, obtaining your legal residency status is best. To do so, there are some essential documents you will need to provide to the DR’s government to prove that you can sustain yourself, are in good health, and do not have a criminal record. These documents include the following:

  • Bank statements for the last three months.
  • Two frontal photos
  • Lab Test and a letter from your doctor
  • Birth certificate 
  • Certificate of good conduct from the police 
  • Copy of your valid passport
  • Specific documentation related to your visa category (work, retirement, investment, married to a Dominican or a resident) 

Suppose you are facing challenges obtaining these documents or the DR’s residency requirements. In that case, the DR consulate in your home country can assist you with your residency application. Or, the team at Casa Linda can recommend several quality law firms specializing in the immigration process. 

First, Obtain a Residency Visa

Once you have your documents in order, the first step you’ll need to take to enter the Dominican Republic is obtaining a residency visa. This visa can be granted from your country of origin and is then stamped into your passport. Once you have this visa, you have 6-days to enter the DR and start the next phase of your residency process.

Provisional Residency Leading to Permanent Residency

The next step for expats to stay in the Dominican Republic indefinitely is obtaining their provisional residency. This residency classification is for folks looking to reside or work in the DR for up to one year. After that first year, you can apply for a renewal up to 4 years in a row. Finally, once you have lived in the DR for four years, you may then continue with an application for permanent residency (PR) status. 

Find Your Dream Villa in the Dominican Republic

Starting your dream life in the Dominican Republic is straightforward, as this Caribbean country is very welcoming to expats and foreign investors. So, if you’re considering calling the DR home, Casa Linda is here to help by offering you the opportunity to live in luxury with one of our beautiful villas. Our villas are crafted to your preferences, feature a private swimming pool, and are in a welcoming community of fellow expats. Casa Linda is here to make your new home a paradise and make the residency process as simple as possible. 

Contact us today to learn more about obtaining residency in the Dominican Republic!

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