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Living in Dominican Republic guide

Find out all you need to know to relocate and live in Dominican Republic with the expat guide

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Generalities

General information
  • Located in the Greater Antilles archipelago, the Dominican Republic, with its 10 million inhabitants, is very welcoming towards foreigners.

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Formalities

Visas, passports and entry requirements
  • Over the years, many foreigners have chosen to spend their retirement years in the Dominican Republic due to its environment and benefits.

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  • The Dominican Republic is very open to foreigners wishing to travel or settle there, provided they fill in required formalities.

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Visas

Work visas, work permits, working holiday visas and residence permits
  • If you intend to make a more than 90 days stay in the Dominican Republic, you will need a visa. There are different types of visas to travel there.

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Work

Labour market, how to find a job
  • The Dominican Republic attracts not only tourists worldwide but also students and young professionals seeking internship opportunities.

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  • Santiago de los Caballeros, the Dominican Republic's second biggest city, is quite open towards foreign expertise is several fields.

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  • San Pedro de Macoris is one of the Dominican Republic's most dynamic cities, providing many job prospects for foreigners.

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  • San Francisco de Macoris, which is found in the Duarte province, is one of the country's biggest and most developed cities, providing jobs for expats.

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  • La Vega is one of the Dominican Republic's major provinces. Its economy mainly relies on agriculture and tourism.

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Accommodation

How to rent a house or an apartment, leases and rental agreements
  • Santiago de los Caballeros is the Dominican Republic's second biggest city, hosting a large number of foreigners as well as accommodation for them.

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  • Located in the North of the Dominican Republic, San Pedro de Macorís is one of the major and most popular destinations with expatriates.

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  • San Francisco de Macorís, which is one of the Dominican Republic's major cities, provides a range of accommodation options for foreigners.

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  • San Felipe de Puerto Plata, better known as Puerto Plata, is the capital city of the province with the same name. It provides many accommodation options.

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  • La Vega, one of the major Dominican provinces, provides a range of accommodation options for foreigners wishing to settle there.

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Study

Student visa, University registration
  • The Dominican Republic attracts not only tourists and expatriates in large numbers, but also young foreigners wishing to study there.

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Health care

Public and private health systems
  • Health care is undeniably a key issue when it comes to expatriation. The Dominican Republic does not lag behind thanks to its health care system.

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Bank

Open and manage a bank account

Tax

Tax system, income tax
  • Whether you are retiring, going to work or investing in the Dominican Republic, tax will be one of your main concerns.

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Transports

Train, bus, plane, car rental
  • To travel from one place to another in the Dominican Republic, you can choose from common means of transport and traditional ones.

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Driver's licence

Driving requirements
  • Driving in the Dominican Republic can be very different from what you are used to. You had better be very careful while setting out.

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Removal

moving, formalities and useful tips
  • Relocating to Dominican Republic requires appropriate planning. It is better to hire removal experts who will take care of all related formalities.

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Communications

Phone line, internet provider, post office

Leisure

Sports, leisure and cultural activities
  • If you have moved to Santo Domingo, which is the Dominican capital city, you can choose among various leisure activities to keep yourself busy.

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  • Various leisure activities are available for foreigners in the Dominican Republic, from nature to culture, including parks and places of attraction.

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