DR Foreign Branch Registration

Dominican Branch registration may be possible for foreign companies interested in doing business in the Dominican Republic (DR). To begin the process, qualified legal counsel is required for evaluating the company incorporation documents, drafting, preparing and filing the required corporate documents for branch registration and requesting, responding, following up and obtaining a Taxpayer Identification Number […]

DR employees registration

The Dominican Ministry of Labor reminded employers on January 1st, 2021, 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 […]

Dominican Republic Law Overview

A Dominican Republic Law overview allows us to understand why Dominican Republic is the Caribbean‘s leading foreign investment, air and sea transportation, export free zones, and tourism destination. The main factors which helped Dominican Republic to attain this position are its geo strategic position in the very center of the Caribbean and between the United […]

DR Export Free Zones

The Dominican Free Zones system establishes at least three categories of free zones which offer opportunities for investors and exporters at the different levels of industrial processing, taking into account their location, number, qualification of job posts and the origin of the raw materials and of the products to be processed or finished. Dominican Free […]

DR Individual Limited Company

The Dominican Individual 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 […]

Dominican Real Estate Property Inheritance

Dominican real estate property inheritance is subject to the application of Dominican Law. Under Dominican Law, there are two very important aspects of Dominican property inheritance which have an impact on Dominican property inheritance of real estate assets of a deceased individual: the time and domicile of the deceased. The time of opening of a […]

Dominican Residence for Retirees and Rentists

Residence by investment in Dominican Republic, or special residence 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 for the requester, such as a more expedite process […]

Dominican Company Incorporation

Dominican Company Incorporation main steps are the following: Search before the Dominican Trademark Office, draft and file the request of registration to obtain a company trade name. Draft by-laws, minutes of the incorporation meeting and related incorporation documents. These may be drafted as private documents or as a notary public act for signing by the […]

DR Tourism Law

Dominican Republic Tourism Law 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 of 1969 was enacted at a time when most Dominican Tourism was of local nature and the country’s wide array of pristine beaches and […]

Imported Food Products Health Ministry Registration

Dominican Ministry of Health Permit Registration of packaged foods and beverages is required prior to their import, distribution and supply to the general public. The Dominican Ministry of Health controls the sanitary process of foods, alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages, beer, medicines, cosmetic products, personal hygiene and household cleaning products; including the importation, exportation, evaluation, […]