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Land of opportunity

The Dominican Republic is among the best places to buy real estate in 2016, and certain areas in this country are the absolute best places to be shopping for affordable beachfront retirement. In addition, for a CD with a bank in this country to earn as much as 5% for U.S. dollars and double digits on a Dominican Republic peso deposit.

World Bank review

The Dominican Republic has the largest economy of Central America and the Caribbean. The country has weathered the global economic crisis well and in 2010 experienced one of the highest growth rates in the region. The DR remains the most rapid economy in the region in 2014 and 2015, with a GDP hovering at 7 percent.

About Us

Our primary objective is to use our knowledge, experience and expertise regarding life in the Dominican Republic along with safe and sound business practices to assist all of our clients in creating the life they desire in the Dominican Republic.

Things to know

The Dominican Republic is fast becoming a popular destination for expats. Each year, more and more people from Europe and the US are lured to this part of Hispaniola by the tropical climate, inexpensive properties and high rates of return on investments. Locals, who are known for their friendliness, curiosity and warm hospitality.

Abreu & Associates is one of the leading immigration law firms in the country.

We look forward to helping you in making the right decisions and empowering your future in the Dominican Republic.

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Need a Dominican Driver’s License?

Your international driver’s license may last a while, but it might be better for you to eventually get a Dominican license.

Driver’s Permit Info

Those interested in obtaining a driver’s permit must fulfill the following requisites:
  • Possess a Dominican ID (Cedula).

  • Demonstrate moral quality proven by obtaining a Certificate of Good Conduct from the Attorney General.

  • Undergo an eye examination and blood type tests to be carried out in the National Institute of Transit (INTRANT in Spanish) headquarters in Santo Domingo.

  • Display theoretical and practical knowledge of driving and driving laws by taking a written driving test which is given at the INTRANT offices.

  • Provide receipts from the Banco de Reservas to prove that you have paid the taxes and fees necessary to obtain a driver’s license.

Required Documents

To obtain a learner’s permit

  • Possess a Dominican ID (Cedula)

  • Receipts from the Banco de Reservas verifying payment of taxes and services.

  • Eye examination and blood type tests done at the central and regional INTRANT headquarters.

  • Proof of passage of the written, theoretical test given by the INTRANT.

To Obtain Your First Driver’s License
  •  Possess a Dominican ID (Cedula)

  • Receipt of payment made to Banco de Reservas corresponding to the fee for a Driver’s License.

  • A Learner’s Permit issued at least 45 days prior with at least one year left before expiration.

  • Proof of attendance at the Drivers Education class given at the central and regional headquarters of the National Institute of Transit.

  • Certification of proof of having taken the Practical Test given by the INTRANT.

To Renew a Driver’s License
  • Possess a Dominican ID (Cedula)

  • Receipt from the Banco de Reservas verifying payment of taxes and services.

  • Proof of eye exam administered at the central or local INTRANT offices.

  • Expired driver’s license.

Change of Origin (from a foreign to a national driver’s license)
  • Possess a Dominican ID (Cedula).

  • Certification from the Embassy or Consulate of the country of origin stating the validity of the applicant’s driving license, duly confirmed and legalized in the Dominican Foreign Ministry.

  • Proof of eye exam administered at the central INTRANT office.

  • Receipt from the Banco de Reservas verifying payment of taxes and services.

Where can all of these procedures be carried out?

In Santo Domingo:

Central Office of the Transit Office.

COST: US$200.00

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