What are the advantages to getting a residency?
To become a legal resident in the DR, foreigners need to obtain a residence visa, provisional residence card and finally a permanent residence card. The entire process will take over a year and a half. Many persons contract the services of an experienced Dominican migration lawyer because it is a very time-consuming process. Following is the listing of requirements as indicated at the Ministry of Foreign Relations (Residence Visa) and the Department of Migration (Provisional Residence and Permanent Residence).
A permanent residence can be obtained in a minimum of 18 months. It takes about four to six months to obtain the provisional residence. Provisional residences are granted for a year and only at the expiration of that year can the application for the permanent residence be filed. It takes 2-3 months to obtain the permanent residence after paper work is submitted.
|Government Department: Ministry of Foreign Relations.|