The Caribbean is a paradise for anyone who even sees pictures of it. The Dominican Republic is right in the middle and is a dream with endless possibilities, from cool mountain tops to warm sandy beaches where you come into contact with the most fantastic species of wildlife.
The Dominican Republic is an island nation at the interface between the Atlantic and the Caribbean. A third of the island is part of Haiti and despite its small size is home to more than 10 million people. The national language is a different form of Spanish, but French is also widely spoken. The first hermits were mostly Spaniards and slaves. Today there are only about 500,000 left on the island of Haitian origin.
Health and Culture
On Hispaniola, the island of Haiti and the cathedral. Rep., 67% of the people live in urban areas. 31.5% of the total land area belong to nature reserves. For everyone with health insurance, there are places and medical facilities that can be used, but there are also private hospitals that do not meet the standard of public hospitals.
Work and economy
Agriculture is a huge part of income in the Dominican Republic. Mainly sugar cane, bananas and coffee are grown. Tourism is a thriving business in the cathedral. Rep., It mainly takes place on the east coast of the island. More than 4 million tourists come to the country every year, but this number is expected to increase in the future. From a dive in the fish swarmed reefs of the island to a hike on the Pico Duarte, everything is included in the tourist offers.
Stay in the Dominican Republic
If you want to fly to the Dominican Republic you need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months. If you don’t want to stay longer than 60 days, you don’t need a visa. Minors may only enter with the consent of both custodians.
A permanent residence visa costs between € 400 and € 500. The first visa is valid for 60 days, with this one must go to an immigration office in order to enable further processing. The costs are as follows.
- Residencia temporal - Cost: RD $ 20,000, turnaround time 90 days to 6 months. This can often be extended. There are different costs for this.
- Residencia permanente - Cost: RD $ 16,500, turnaround time 90 days. After having owned the Residencia temporal for 5 years, you are entitled to apply for the Residencia permanent.
- Informal application letter in Spanish
- Visa application
- passport photo
- Original passport (valid for at least 18 months)
- Photocopy of the identity card
- Original certificate of good conduct with translation into Spanish
- Original birth certificate with translation into Spanish
- marriage certificate (in case of family reunification)
- documents on economic solvency
- Letter of guarantee (guaranteed to cover living expenses and repatriation costs)
- Certificate from the Ministry of Labor
- An additional income of US $ 250 must be proven for each family member who comes with you
All documents must be legalized by the consulate of the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Berlin.
Please note that the information on this website does not constitute legally binding advice. Only a specialist lawyer can guarantee one hundred percent legal security. All information is non-binding and without guarantee as it can change constantly.
Status: October 2019