Permanent Residency 

Foreign nationals who wish to remain in the country for an indefinite period of time must apply for Permanent Residency.  Foreign nationals who maintain provisional residency status for four consecutive years will qualify to apply for permanent residency on the fifth year.



  • Three photocopies of the provisional residency card and cedula (Dominican I.D.)

  • Affidavit by two residents of the Dominican Republic regarding the moral standing and good behavior of the applicant.

  • Notarized letter of guarantee from a Dominican person or corporation or a permanent resident.

  • A certificate of good behavior from the Dominican authorities.

  • Medical exam performed in the Dominican Republic (blood test, urine test and chest x-rays)

  • 4 photos 2 x 2 (front), and 4 photos 2 x 2 (profile)

  • Marriage certificate

  • Original provisional residency card

  • Application form

  • Copy of passport

  • Bank letter and bank statement


Upon approval of petition, the applicant will receive a permanent resident card valid for a four year period, renewable for an additional four year period.

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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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.

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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.

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