Investment Visa Overview

Dominican Republic Residency & Citizenship options

Dominican Republic residency is a good option for investors for a number of reasons. First, the Dominican Republic offers a number of incentives for foreign investors, including tax breaks and duty-free importation of goods. Second, the Dominican Republic has a strong economy, with a growing tourism industry and a thriving manufacturing sector. Third, the Dominican Republic is located in the Caribbean, making it an attractive destination for retirees and second-home buyers. Finally, Dominican Republic residency provides a number of benefits, including access to quality healthcare and education.

Program 1
  • Name
    Person Of Independent Means
  • Description

    The Dominican Republic's Residency by Investment program is a legal privilege under the General Immigration Act and its rules, as well as the Foreign Investment Act. It exempts a foreign national from the temporary residence procedure. Applicants can obtain permanent residence in the Dominican Republic if they can demonstrate that they will receive a monthly passive income of at least US$2,000 from a foreign source for the next five years and that you will be able to transfer it to a local bank.

  • Requirements

    By investing in moveable or immovable property or bringing your regular passive income or pension to the country, you may be able to receive an instant permanent residence permit. One year after issuance, Permanent Residency must be renewed. Other renewals are required every four years. After two years of permanent residency, you may be eligible for citizenship under the program, provided that the investment/income requirements are still met. Keep in mind that the DR doesn't allow dual citizenship.

  • Validity
    1 year, renewable
  • Investment Type
    Real Estate, Income
  • Avg. Processing Time
    3 months
  • Investment Amount
    2,000
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    N/A
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    None.
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
Program 2
  • Name
    Residency by Investment
  • Description

    Dominican Republic Residency by Investment is a program that allows investors to obtain Dominican residency in exchange for investing in the Dominican economy. The program was created in order to attract foreign investment and to boost the Dominican economy. To qualify for Dominican Republic Residency by Investment, investors must make a minimum investment of US $200,000.

  • Requirements

    Applicants can acquire permanent residency in the country by investing US$200,000. The investment must be carried out in accordance with the Foreign Investment Act No. 16-95. Contributing to the capital of a Dominican entity, a fixed term deposit, stocks or securities, or even the purchase of a real estate property are all examples.

  • Validity
    5 years, renewable
  • Investment Type
    Real Estate, Stocks, Bonds
  • Processing Time
    3 months
  • Investment Amount
    $200,000
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    N/A
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    None
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
Official Government Website
Mobility Options
Passport Overview

According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Dominican Republic's passport is now ranked 77th. It allows visa-free travel to 67 countries. This results in an overall mobility score of medium-low. Visa-free travel and visas on arrival are available to Dominican passport holders in countries such as Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Israel, and Egypt. Dominicans, on the other hand, need a visa to visit around 162 countries throughout the world, which necessitates extensive travel planning. The European Union as a whole, the United States, and Australia are all visa-required destinations.

Passport Rank

77

Visa Free Countries

67

Mobility Stats
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed?
    No
  • Visa Free Destinations
    30
  • Visa on Arrival
    36
  • Visa Online
    1
  • Visa Required
    24
  • Visa Free Access
    Japan
  • World Surface Area Reachable
    34%
  • Unesco Heritage Sites Access
    27%
Passport Ranking Factors

Dominican Republic Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Dominican Republic passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those Dominican Republic passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization is added up to determine the Dominican Republic passport ranking relative to other global passports (eTA). There are now 30 visa-free countries for Dominican Republic passport holders, 36 visa-on-arrival countries for Dominican Republic passport holders, and 1 eTA destination. Dominican Republic passport holders can access a total of 67 countries without a visa, by visa on arrival, or using an eTA. As a result, the passport of the Dominican Republic is ranked 77 in the world. Apart from the Dominican Republic's visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 162 more countries where Dominican Republic passport holders will need a physical visa or an eVisa to visit (i.e. visa required countries).

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    No
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