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Dominican Republic

How To Apply For A Visa In The Dominican Republic

Wednesday March 04, 2020 (15:07:45)

In order to enter the Dominican Republic, you will first need to obtain a tourist visa, unless you are a resident of the United Kingdom (UK) or currently hold a visa for entry into the United States (US), Canada or any country in the European Union (EU). There are other types of visa available, but standard working visas and permits do not exist.

In order to work in the country, you simply need to hold a residence permit, either a temporary or a permanent one. Your temporary permit entitles you to live and work in the Dominican Republic for up to a year, at the end of which you are eligible to reapply. Once you have repeated this process for five years, you are able to apply for a permanent residence permit.   more ...

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Dominican Republic

How To Find A Job In The Dominican Republic

Tuesday March 03, 2020 (11:30:10)

The Dominican Republic is popular amongst adventurous expats seeking employment. It is a beautiful location on the island of Hispaniola, and offers opportunities for different kinds of work. The Republic operates a number of Free Trade Zones, in which expats can either set up their own businesses or work for an employer. These Free Zones operate 74 industrial parks, which are home to 705 companies. Secondment from your existing employer, if they have a base in the Dominican Republic, is also a possibility. Several multinationals are based there, including Canadian mining companies and the World Bank. Teaching and working in the hospitality industry are also options.

However, expats aspiring to work in the region should note that this can be a challenging working environment. Although the Republic is comparatively prosperous compared to its neighbours, it has a high rate of poverty and unemployment, and working conditions outside urban centres can be tough. Wages are also low, so if you’re looking to take up employment, it may be more for the experience than the salary. Be aware, too, that the region is prone to climate shocks.   more ...

Dominican Republic > Education

Dominican Republic

Finding A School In Santo Domingo For Your Children

Monday March 25, 2019 (19:04:17)

With some three million residents located in the city and the surrounding suburb area, Santo Domingo – the capital of the Dominican Republic – is the largest city in the Caribbean. The city also has an established expat community, and it’s highly likely that if you’re being relocated to the Dominican Republic, you will be based in Santo Domingo. It’s an attractive place to live for many reasons, from the low cost of living and pleasant weather to the easily accessible amenities and infrastructure, especially in comparison to other Caribbean counterparts.   more ...

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Dominican Republic

An Expat Guide To Schools In The Dominican Republic

Friday December 08, 2017 (14:45:23)

The Dominican Republic has plenty to offer expats who come to live and work within its shores. It has some of the best natural scenery in the world, a pleasant tropical climate, and an affordable cost of living. Its expansive coastline is home to beautiful beaches, and there is great diversity in the interiors, in the form of mountains, deserts and lush rainforests. The Dominican Republic is especially popular among expat retirees, who find that real estate in the country is inexpensive and the healthcare system adheres to a high standard.   more ...

Dominican Republic > Moving

Dominican Republic

Expat Residency Requirements For The Dominican Republic

Friday November 03, 2017 (14:44:27)

Swaying palm trees, pristine beaches, colorful abodes and plenty of sunshine are just a few aspects of the good life that you are bound to enjoy if you decide to move to the Dominican Republic. This Caribbean nation shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, which is located to the west. It offers residents and visitors a taste of tropical paradise at relatively affordable rates. Moreover, the local people are extremely warm, friendly and hospitable. However, you will need to know at least some Spanish to be able to interact with local people.   more ...

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Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic - Recommended Blogs

Friday November 04, 2016 (14:34:37)
(c) Anton Bielousov on Wikipedia
At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at the Dominican Republic and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

Dominican Republic > Links

Dominican Republic

Interview With Lindsay de Feliz, British Expat Blogger in the Dominican Republic

Tuesday November 17, 2015 (16:34:30)
Lindsay de Feliz
Interview Transcript

Expat Focus: Okay, Lindsay, you're a British expat.

Lindsay de Feliz: Yep.

Expat Focus: Living in the Dominican republic.   more ...

Dominican Republic > Living

Dominican Republic

Why The Dominican Republic Is The Best Place To Be An Expat

Friday October 09, 2015 (15:24:36)
Image © Ted Murphy on Flickr
The Dominican Republic is one of the better known countries and territories in the Caribbean, and also one that draws quite a large number of expats. It shares the island of Hispaniola with its smaller neighbor, Haiti. The Dominican Republic is the second largest nation in the Caribbean after Cuba, in terms of both land area and population. It is also the largest economy in the Caribbean, and ranks higher than any other Caribbean nation in the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s ‘World Tourism Rankings’.   more ...

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Dominican Republic

The Dark Side Of Expat Life In The Dominican Republic

Wednesday October 07, 2015 (12:45:03)
Image © Ken Curtis on Flickr
Making a new life on a Caribbean island is a common expat dream. The Dominican Republic tends to be one of the more common choices, for a number of different reasons. In many ways, life in the Dominican Republic is great – expats love the sunny weather, the relaxed pace of life, the natural beauty, the local culture, and the warmth of the people. However, every place has its darker qualities, and many would see that the Dominican Republic has more than its share of them.   more ...

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Dominican Republic

Moving To The Dominican Republic With Children

Monday October 05, 2015 (11:22:30)
Image © 何塞埃利亚斯(何塞·克鲁兹 on Flickr
The Dominican Republic, on the island of Hispaniola, is the second largest Caribbean nation. Despite its small size, it is a country with a diverse landscape. It is especially known for its typically Caribbean white sand beaches. Expats will also be treated to abundant natural beauty in the tropical rainforests, valleys, lakes, rivers and semi-desert areas that are found across the country. The Dominican Republic draws a steady number of expats, and its popularity has only been increasing in recent decades.   more ...



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