Dominican Fast Divorce Law 142

LAW  142 dated June 9 of 1971, which amended Law 1306-BIS of Divorce, enacted the fast divorce process for foreigners and Dominican residents abroad. Amendments to the Divorce Law mainly consisted of including new Paragraphs IV and V to Article 28, and Paragraph I to Article 31, within Chapter IV which establishes The Procedure 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 […]

Dominican Joint Ventures

Dominican Republic Law recognizes business entities which are contractual in nature and which are called “joint participation” entities. They are considered as business entities as long as their purpose and scope of activities are commercial in nature. These entities are incorporated through a contract by which two or more persons who have the condition of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Incidence of AML Laws in Cross-Border Real Estate Transactions in Dominican Republic

Incidence of AML Laws in Cross-Border Real Estate Transactions in Dominican Republic[1][2] The conveyance or transmission of rights over real property in the Dominican Republic (DR) is governed by freedom of contract principles, coupled with the requirement of a notarized written document to satisfy statute of frauds considerations and a series of property transfer and […]