Registering a vehicle in the Dominican Republic

Certainly better and more efficient than the "mail" (or lack of mail) service here.

Bob K

Bob I understand the value of the vehicle determines the cost of the transfer documents?

The value of the vehicle determines the amount of tax to be paid when registering.  So yes it will effect the amount you will pay when  you register it.

Bob K

Do you know what the rate or percentage is Bob?

No I don't but it is quite a bit. I bet over the 18% ITBS rate and  again based on the value of your car which many times has  nothing to do with the real value but is inflated.  Remember ALL vehicles here are valued at least 35% higher than in the US (Kelly blue book as an example)

Bob K

Hi, we just went to our lawyer and she wants 250USD plus 2% of the value of the car we want to buy, just to get it into our name!  Is that right?

It sounds is a very reasonable rate she´s giving you

Sounds about right to me too.  2% is the tax.

Yep works of me as well

Bob K

Please note that the value of the vehicle is determined by DGII (Dominican Tax Agency). The amount of the tax payed will be a percentage of this value and not the actual purchase price for the vehicle.

And the worst part is that many times they make up their own value on imports including cars and all other items.

Sometimes the number they come up with are not based on reality and have nothing to do with what you paid for the item

Bob K

And they are all subject to "rethinking the value" based on a "propina"   -  Use a lawyer who knows what they are doing and are well connected!

Ok guys bought my finca in Monte Plata my car has new law exemption 167.8 i believe cause my spouse is Dominican. I called MAPFRE and got a quote full cover. I'll  see you guys in DR. BTW I'm  a retired Navy vet and worked for Military Order Of The Purple Heart for the past 9 yrs ANY questions on VA comp. and its laws let me know

Welcome to the forums and  congrats on the  purchases......  Thanks for offering your help to others!

You're welcome

AXEL welcome to the forum

Bob K

Gracias Bob K

Hello folks,  does anyone know how long it is supposed to take to receive your matricula from a NEW motorcycle purchase?  I've been waiting for 90 days so far and still no matricula...


should take  3 weeks honey. Something is wrong.

Yep 2-3 weeks.  Did you pay the full amount on the bike?  Most will hold back a certain amount till the papers are delivered.

Bob K

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