Dominican Real Estate Register new Requirements

On March 31st, 2021, Dominican Real Estate Register and Cadastral Measurements Office established technical provisions on the requirements for applications and the receipt and delivery of Dominican real estate services requests before Dominican Title Registrars, Regional Measurements Offices and Dominican Real Estate Register offices. Such provisions seek the unification and standardization of technical requirements for […]

DR employees registration

On January 1st, 2021, The Ministry of Labor reminded employers that they must submit to the Labor Department a certified list of staff employed on a fixed-term basis for an indefinite period, within fifteen days following the starting of their activities. According to article 15 of regulation number 258-93 annually, every employer is obliged to […]

DR Single Owner Limited Company

The Dominican Single Owner Limited Liability Company or EIRL belongs to an individual and is an entity provided with its own legal personality, with capacity to be owner of rights and obligations, which form an independent and separate patrimony from all the other assets of the individual owner of such enterprise. It may conduct all types […]

DR Tourism Incentives Law 158-01

Dominican Tourism Incentives Law 158-01 of October 1st, 2001, as amended, provides that all individuals and enterprises that venture, promote or invest capitals in designated tourism zones, for tourism activities such as hotels, resorts, cruises, conventions, congresses, festivals, shows and concerts facilities, infrastructure for basic services, entertainment, bio and theme parks, port and maritime infrastructure, […]

Dominican Residence for Retirees and Rentists

By Maria Arthur (marthur@aclaw.com) Applying for a special residency by investing the Dominican Republic, or a special residency for pensioners or rentiers of foreign source income, constitutes a legal privilege that exempts its beneficiary from the procedure of previously applying for a temporary residence in the Dominican Republic. This implies a series of administrative facilities […]

Commercial Debt Collection

In Dominican Republic, the suit for debt collection is the mechanism used by creditors to pursue the collection of moneys derived from a debt by means of the Dominican judicial system. Suing for debt collection should be most useful whenever the creditor considers that his credit is in danger of becoming unrecoverable. Under Dominican Republic […]

DR Tourism Law

Dominican Tourism Law 541 of 1969 of the Dominican Republic declares of national interest the promotion of Dominican tourism, whether, historic, religious, archaeological, of natural resources and all other forms and its related activities. Tourism Law 541 was enacted at a time when most Dominican Tourism was of local nature and the country’s wide array […]

Trademark Registration in Dominican Republic

A trademark in the Dominican Republic is defined as any sign or combination of signs that may be graphically symbolized and are suitable to distinguish the products or services of a business from those of others. Although the registration of trademarks is not mandatory in the Dominican Republic, there are many benefits derived from registering […]

DR Immigration, residence and work visas

Any foreigner that enters the Dominican Republic falling within the several Dominican immigration categories is considered a (temporary or permanent) “resident” or a “Non Resident”. Generally, a valid Passport and a Tourist Card which may be purchased upon arrival at the airport is sufficient to enter the country. All nationals of countries that are able […]

Buying Real Estate in Dominican Republic

The purchase of Real Estate in the Dominican Republic is governed by Real Estate Property Registration Law No. 108-05 of 2005 and its regulations, the Dominican Civil Code and other special Dominican laws which may apply depending on the type of transaction. General Requirements of Form and Substance Among the requirements of form to make […]