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Dominican Republic - Employment

In Dominican Republic, there is no such thing as a work permit. Any foreigner who has a visa or residency card is authorized to work in Dominican Republic, as well as any foreigner who has a work contract with legally established company, is eligible for Dominican residence.

Working hours.- In Dominican Republic the standard work week is 44 hours and the work day is 8 hours, although this can vary according to the companies.

The employee has the right to 36 hours of uninterrupted weekly rest, which is decided by the parties involved.

Is it easy to find a job in Dominican Republic?

The unemployment rate in the Dominican Republic is high, for that reason it is recommended that a foreigner who wishes to work in the country should explore with time and see the real possibilities to obtain an employment, make contacts, and try to get a real job offer, before actually moving to the country.

This guide was compiled with the help of Lindsay de Feliz, a British expat blogger living in the Dominican Republic. Visit her blog at yoursaucepans.blogspot.com.

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