Dominican Republic Residency, Visa, Tourist Card Information
What is a Tourist Card?
- A Tourist Card is considered a tax the Dominican Republic charges its visitors based on Law 199-67.
- A Tourist Card will allow you to stay for 30 days but no more than 60 days. If over 60 days a penalty fee will be charged when leaving the country. The amount of fee depends on length of stay over 60 days.
How Much Does it Cost?
- The cost is $10.00 per person.
How Do I Obtain a Tourist Card?
- Tour Operator
- Dominican Embassies and Consulate offices overseas
- Upon arrival at the DR airports, seaports
- Order online at www.dgii.gov.do.
What is the Benefit of a Residency?
- It is possible to stay in the Dominican Republic without obtaining the official residency permit there are many benefits to owning one.
- A legal resident can work and do business legally in the Dominican Republic – a non-resident cannot.
- A resident is allowed to bring in his household items, ranging from kitchen appliances, to furniture, tax free. A non-resident must pay all applicable import duties on these goods.
- In case of inheritance, a non-resident beneficiary must pay a 50% surcharge on applicable estate taxes – residents are not subject to this surcharge.
- For many foreigners interested in not paying taxes in their home countries on income earned outside their home country, it is a prerequisite to obtain residency status in another country.
- A resident can enter the Dominican Republic without having to buy a tourist card; a non-resident must obtain a visa or buy a tourist card.
- For more detailed information on obtaining your Dominican Residency & Citizenship please see Maria Abrue Immigration