Business Visa for employment purposes

 

DESCRIPTION

Business visas are issued for work purposes to those who by nature of their occupation will remain in the Dominican Republic for a year without necessarily having to leave the country. This visa is usually awarded to individuals who are fulfilling fixed-term contracts in public or private companies established in the country and may be renewed for further periods of one year while the employment contract is still valid. Beneficiaries of this visa can apply for driver's license, open a bank account and enjoy applicable customs facilities.

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Visa Form filled and completed in type or clearly printed.

  • One (1) frontal picture size 2 x 2 inches, with a white background.

  • Original passport valid for at least the duration of the requested visa or longer.

  • Resolution of the Ministry of Labor of the Dominican Republic. This resolution is issued by the Labor Department of the Ministry, legitimizing the applicant's employment contract in the Dominican Republic, which specifies the employee's position within the company, contract length and salary to be received.

  • Medical Certificate showing a diagnosis of the overall health of the applicant, indicating if he or she suffers from any contagious disease. It must be issued by the health authorities of the country in which the person resides at the time of application. This document must be notarized, translated into Spanish and both the original and the translation Apostilled. Alternatively, once the original document is Apostilled it can be sent for translation by the Consular Section.

  • Criminal Record Certificate issued by the appropriate authorities of the country in which the person resides at the time of application. This document must be notarized, translated into Spanish and both the original and the translation Apostilled. Alternatively, once the original document is Apostilled it can be sent for translation by the Consular Section. If the applicant has previously resided in the Dominican Republic that document must be issued by the Attorney General's Office.

  • Legible photocopy of National Identity Document of the country of nationality and legible photocopy of the Residence Card if residing in a second country.

  • Legible photocopy of former Dominican visas or residence card (if renewal).

  • Visa application letter from the beneficiary or from the company or institution for which the applicant works addressed to the Consular Section containing name, nationality, place of residence and occupation.

 

PROCESSING TIME

Between 10 and 15 working days depending on date of travel, prior requests and staff availability.

 

PROCESING FEE

US$125.00

 

COMMENTS

 

If the application includes spouse and children applying for a dependent visa, marriage certificate and birth certificate of children, must be attached to the file. These documents must be notarized, translated into Spanish and both the original and the translation Apostilled. Alternatively, once the original document is Apostilled it can be sent for translation by the Consular Section (see translation services).