Dominican Republic

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We can currently offer residency, citizenship, and passport brokerage services for the Dominican Republic, which is situated in the Caribbean.

If you’re currently interested in applying for this citizenship, you may like to read through our comprehensive guide below, before contacting our Swiss broker at the bottom of this page.

Program of Residence and Citizenship for Foreign Investors in the Dominican Republic

This citizenship program is based upon the Dominican Republic’s constitution, and various laws passed on foreign investment, naturalisation, and migration.

Main Benefits

  • Within the limited number of economic citizenship programs currently available around the world, the Dominican Republic program is relatively inexpensive and relatively quick
  • Citizenship by investment, described below, grants the same legal rights to the investor as any native Dominican
  • The Dominican Republic allows dual citizenship
  • Dominican citizens are taxed only for profits generated within the Dominican Republic
  • Dominican Republic tax law prevents double taxation

Pathways to Citizenship

There are two main investment options, which take you to citizenship, both via a pathway of residence.

Option 1 – Commercial Investor

An investment of at least US$200,000.00 is placed in a local company, bank deposit, or commercial bond.

Option 2 – Rentier Investment

The investor must open a local bank account and each month transfer in a minimum of US$2,000.00 into this account. The investor will remain the owner of the account and keeps control of the money.

Beginning the Process

  • Having chosen one of the two investment options above, and having submitted the initial application, the investor can apply for permanent residence after four months
  • Once permanent residency is granted, after another six months the investor can apply then for full citizenship
  • The time frame to gain this citizenship is approximately another twelve months

Adding these three steps together, the full pathway, from initial application to being granted a passport, usually takes somewhere between 18 months and two years.

Our Charges

The Euro Vigilante will charge an initial non-refundable up-front administration charge of US$5,000.00.

We will charge a further administration fee of approximately US$20,000.00 to cover the rest of the process. The exact full administration fee will be dependent upon your current personal regulatory situation. We will provide you with full details about our fee structure, when you contact us below.

The Road to Citizenship

Once the fees, application forms, and other administration steps have been submitted and initiated, the following process describes the general pathway towards gaining citizenship, which will involve several Caribbean visits to the Dominican Republic. Before visiting the country, you must obtain and provide the following documents:

  • An original birth certificate duly authorised by a Dominican embassy or consulate. (The birth certificate can be replaced by a family record book, also to be authorised.) Where you have previously obtained naturalisation from another country, other than your place of origin, you must send in the original document or an authorised copy of the naturalisation certificate.
  • A colour copy of your whole current passport. This passport must have at least one year remaining before its expiry date.
  • A letter issued by a public or a private institution stating your income. This must be certified by the Dominican embassy in your country.
  • Six face-on pictures and four side-on passport-style pictures
  • A document of good behaviour or good conduct issued by your current local police authority. This must be certified by the Dominican embassy in your country.

Having achieved the steps above, we can now move on to obtain Dominican residence:

  • You must schedule a visit to Dominican Republic, which may or may not need a travel visa.
  • Once in the Dominican Republic, you must undergo a full medical examination. This examination will take three days.

While on this trip, we recommend that you open a local Dominican bank account and set up a Dominican corporation, to assist in the subsequent citizenship process. (The Euro Vigilante can help you with that, as a separate service.)

You must visit the country again six months later to obtain the residence card, along with an identification card. Six months after obtaining this residence, you can then apply for Dominican nationality. The same documents as already described above, will also be needed to accompany this citizenship application:

  • Four months after applying for citizenship, you must travel to the Dominican Republic again for an interview at the Ministry of Internal Affairs
  • The interview will mainly consist of a questionnaire about the Dominican Republic
  • Two months after this interview, a decree will be issued by the Dominican Republic’s president, to grant your citizenship
  • One month after the decree, you must visit the Dominican Republic once more, to celebrate your new citizenship with an oath-taking ceremony at the Ministry of Internal Affairs
  • One month after taking of this oath, the Ministry of Internal Affairs will issue the certificate granting you Dominican nationality
  • Two months after obtaining this certificate, you should schedule a final visit to obtain your Dominican identification card and your new Dominican Passport

Also note that any task outside the scope of the above will be regarded as additional legal services and will be subject to further legal expenses. And one final important thing…

PLEASE NOTE THAT EVERYTHING ON THIS PAGE IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON AS LEGAL ADVICE

Having understood that, what would you like to do next?

I Would Like to become a Citizen of the Dominican Republic

If you would like to know more about the first steps in arranging your Dominican Republic citizenship application, please contact our Swiss broker below, who will be happy to help you take this forward.

theeurovigilante.com

Consequens Bono Ltd.
20 Rue Adrien-Lachenal
1207 Geneva
Switzerland

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