Many people in the United States and Canada are looking into other, warmer countries to live in, especially as they grow older. If you are planning for retirement or seek a home base with a lower cost of living, it’s time to check out the Dominican Republic! There is a welcoming and vibrant ex-pat community in the DR, and you’ll fit right in. This tropical country is home to a lot of retirees, former military personnel, and entrepreneurs looking for a more relaxed and enjoyable lifestyle. Learn more about making a permanent move to the Dominican below!
Living in the Dominican Republic
A lot of ex-pats are drawn to the DR because of its safety and stable economy. The country is known for its high-quality medical care with a high percentage of practitioners who speak English. There are also a lot of similarities with home, but with much better weather! The people are friendly and the beaches are some of the best in the world. You will be able to play golf and tennis year-round and enjoy embracing the life tranquilo! With soaring mountains, gorgeous rain forests, and world-renowned beaches, it’s time to discover life in the DR.
Requirements for Residency in the Dominican Republic
While visitors can remain in the country for up to 60 days at a time (extendable to 120 days), if you’re planning on staying in the Dominican longer, you may want to look into residency requirements. First steps towards residency include:
Obtaining a Residency Visa
Residency visa are obtained in 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.
Obtain A Provisional Residency
Provisional residency is a requirement for anyone wishing to reside and work in the Dominican for a period of up to 1 year. After obtaining residency, the foreign national has the option of renewing provisional residency on a yearly basis until the fourth year. On the fourth year the foreign national will qualify to apply for permanent residency.
While the process is relatively straight forward, working with an immigration lawyer or professional can help to further eliminate confusion and help you move closer to your dream of living in paradise!
Casa Linda, Your Home in the DR
If you are looking for affordable luxury in your new Caribbean home, Casa Linda is the place to be! Our villas are well-appointed, come with a private swimming pool, and are a part of an active and friendly community. This gated community offers a high level of safety and convenience. If you want to live among like-minded ex-pats who are seeking a tranquil lifestyle, you will love Casa Linda. Life in the DR is on a different level! With the low cost of living, you will be able to spend more time enjoying yourself than worrying about money. The Casa Linda community offers activities to keep you busy, and there’s plenty to do and see in the DR.
Just think, before you know it, you could be living in a tropical paradise in your dream luxury villa! Residency in the Dominican Republic offers the best of both worlds. Anyone who is looking for the perfect place to retire should have the DR at the top of their list. The country is also a haven for entrepreneurs and those looking for their next professional challenge. Life in this beautiful and friendly country may be exactly what you’ve been dreaming about! Contact us today to learn more!