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 […]

Dominican IP Law Regulation Commercial Name Registration Decree 260-18

On July 11, 2018 the Dominican Republic Executive issued decrees 258-18, 259-18 and 260-18 for the purpose of making more efficient some government procedures and optimizing the country’s institutional regulatory scheme. Executive Decree 260-18, amending articles 65 and 66 of Decree Regulation 599-01 of Dominican Intellectual Property Law 20-00 of May 10, 2000. Through this […]

Registration of Wills in Dominican Republic

Notary Law 140-15, created a Register of Wills to protect the interests of the parties involved in a will prepared in the Dominican Republic. As a result, all notaries that provide notarization services for the preparation of a will must register an extract of such will, before the corresponding judicial authority, within a period of […]

Dominican Construction Permits Single Window Decree 259-18

On July 11, 2018 the Dominican Republic Executive issued decrees 258-18, 259-18 and 260-18 for the purpose of making more efficient some government procedures and optimizing the country’s institutional regulatory scheme.  Decree 259-18 creates the Single Window of Building Construction Permits in the Dominican Republic. The Ministry of Public Works and Communications of the Dominican […]

Dominican Regulation Improvement Decree 258-18

On July 11, 2018 the Dominican Republic Executive issued decrees 258-18, 259-18 and 260-18 for the purpose of making more efficient some government procedures and optimizing the country’s institutional regulatory scheme. Decree 258-18 begins the first stage of the National Regulatory Improvement Plan. Among the main objectives of Decree 258-18 of Regulatory Improvement is to […]

AC Law partner featured in ABA Real Estate Publication

Felipe Castillo, partner in Arthur & Castillo has been featured in the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law publication “The Year in Review” 2017 for Cross Border Dominican Republic Real Estate Practice. The publication consists of an annual survey of international legal developments in different areas of international and national law and includes the […]

Employment Law in Dominican Republic

Employment in Dominican Republic is regulated by the provisions of Law 16-92 of May 29th of 1992, which approves the DR Labor Code, to establish the rights and obligations of employers and workers and promote the means to reconcile their interests. Among the topics covered in the labor code are minimum wages, maximum hours of […]

Purchasing Dominican Real Estate From Government

On September 27, 2016, the Dominican Republic (DR) Executive Branch issued Decree No. 268-16 creating the Evaluation Commission of Real State Lands Registered as Owned by the Sugar Mills belonging to the Dominican State Sugar Council or Consejo Estatal del Azucar (CEA). The Decree recognizes the DR’s economic transformation, where Government lands originally dedicated to […]