Punta Cana Real Estate, Vacation Rentals & Property Management 
Maria Williams Plaza Artistica 2-2
Av. Alemania
El Cortectio
Bavaro - Punta Cana, LA 23000
Phone: 1-809-362-7935 Mobile: 1-829-274-1637 Fax: 1-810-213-1474 Email Maria

Relocation and Residency Resources


If you are planning to relocate, retire, or live in the Dominican Republic for up to 6 months at one time, it is recommended that you apply for Dominican residency. You don’t have to give up your home country citizenship and residency entitles foreigners to live, work, and open businesses in the DR. The process is not difficult, takes about 6-8 months with a reputable DR attorney, and costs around $1,200.00 - $1500.00 U.S. per person. Temporary certificates are provided during the waiting period. New foreign businesses also need to be registered and incorporated. This is an easy process that takes about 6 weeks and costs around $1,200.00 - $1500.00 U.S.  Please contact us for a list of reputable Attorneys who speak, read, and write fluent English (and Spanish of course :).

Extensive task-by-task outline on how to relocate or retire in the DR

General Residency Legal Information

Residency Requirements

Required Relocation Documents

Becoming a Legal Resident from DR1/Legal

Relocation / Residency Information

Bank Requirements for Obtaining a Mortgage or Bank Account in the DR

Retirement Law Overview- Tax 171

Importing Personal Items

Setting up a Dominican Corporation

US Expatriate Tax Returns- Filing Abroad

U.S. Embassy to the Dominican Republic

Canadian Embassy to the Dominican Republic

U.K. Embassy to the Dominican Republic