• Resident Permit Applications Must be Submitted Within 30 Days of Entry
  • May 15, 2014
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • Foreign nationals seeking to work and reside in the Dominican Republic are now required to submit their residence permit applications within 30 days of entering the country.

    Foreign nationals who will reside in Dominican Republic first must obtain a residence visa prior to traveling to the country. After entry, they must submit an application for a residence permit. Previously there was no time limit for when the residence permit application had to be filed.

    What This Means for Employers

    Employers should begin gathering supporting documentation in advance of foreign employees’ entry in order to allocate sufficient time to prepare the application and collect the necessary company and foreign national signatures. Advance planning will enable employers to file resident permit applications as quickly as possible after entry.