Updated 2 months ago

Find in this article some useful contact information which will probably help during your relocation to the Dominican Republic and while you are living there. Most of the websites are in Spanish but some do give the English option.

Government institutions

Ministry of Interior and Police: For citizenship and legal weapons permits.
Customs Administration: For duty to be paid on imported items.
Taxation information and registration
Immigration: For residency and permission for minors to travel without both parents. (Some in English)
Passport office: For Dominican passports.
Transit Office: to check traffic fines and obtain driving licences
Attorney General with a list of courts and lawyers and for obtaining a police report from the DR
Presidency website for all government information
Foreign Office
Ministry of Education with school timetable

Transport

Main airports operated by Aerodom
Punta Cana Airport (private) (in English)
Caribe Express: intercity bus company
Metro: intercity bus company
Hertz: car hire

Communications

Claro (phone, TV, internet)
Altice (phone, internet)
Sky: satellite television

Banks

Central Bank (also in English)
Banco Popular: 1-809-200-5555
BanReservas
Banco BHD Leon
Scotiabank

Electricity

Eastern region
Northern region
Southern Region
Central electricity information: regarding blackout schedules for each area

Police

National Police
Emergency: Call 911
Tourist Police

Embassies

American Embassy
British Embassy
Canadian Embassy

Employment

Aldaba
Glassdoor

Real estate purchase and rental

Indominicana
Supercasas

Car purchase

Supercarros

Online classifieds

Corotos
Mercado Libre

English newspapers in the DR

DR1
Dominican Today

Spanish newspapers

Listin Diario
Diario Libre
Hoy
El Dia

Other useful websites

Post office
Yellow pages

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