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 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 […]

DR Immigration, residence and work visas

Dominican Republic Immigration, residence and work visas are subject to different legal requirements. 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 […]

Registration of Wills in Dominican Republic

A Register of Wills to protect the interests of parties involved in a will made in Dominican Republic was created under Notary Law 140-15. 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 Trusts Law

Dominican Republic Trusts Law for the Development of the Mortgage Market and of Trusts in the Dominican Republic creating a legal framework for promoting the development of the mortgage and securities market and incorporates the legal institution of the trust (“fideicomiso”) in the Dominican Republic was enacted on July 16th of 2011. Trusts Law 189-11 […]

Dominican Private International Law

Dominican Republic Private International Law 544-14 was enacted on October 15th of 2014, and is now considered one of the most advanced references in the Caribbean. The objective of Private International Law 544-14 is to regulate the private international relationships of a civil and commercial character in the Dominican Republic, in particular those related to […]

Tax Regime of Trusts in Dominican Republic

Tax Regime of Trusts in Dominican Republic was issued under Tax Authority Ruling 02-12 with the purpose of establishing the regulations and procedures to be complied with by trusts and the parties thereto involved, with respect to their tax duties and obligations. Pursuant to the provisions set forth under Law No.189-11 for the Development of […]