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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Commercial Debt Collection

Commercial debt collection in Dominican Republic can be achieved through a lawsuit for debt collection, which 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 […]

DR Real Estate Property Due Diligence

Dominican real estate due diligence is the first step for verifying that the title to a prospective real estate property is clear and marketeable. The purchase of Dominican Republic real estate property is governed by Real Estate Property Law 108-05 of 2005 and its regulations as well as the Dominican Civil Code and other special […]

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, […]

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 […]