Dominican Republic residence renewal is a process that takes place within 30 days prior to the expiration of the Dominican temporary residence. The Dominican Republic Temporary Residence is issued for one year and must be renewed annually.

Generally Depending on the type of residence to be renewed, the General Directorate of Migration of the Dominican Republic has certain types of requirements. In the case of the renewal of temporary residence, we can indicate the following requirements:

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Dominican Republic Residence renewal requirements.

  • Applicant’s passport with at least 18 months of validity. There are cases that the passports are expired and it is necessary to carry out a special process.

  • Dominican temporary residence permit card

  • Applicant’s identity card

  • Insurance policy

  • Certification of no criminal record in the Dominican Republic (It should be noted that the certification of no criminal record in the Dominican Republic is issued by the attorney general of the Dominican Republic)

  • 2×2 photograph of the applicant

Waiting time to Dominican republic residence renewal

The waiting time for the renovation of the Temporary Dominican residence is around 10 days. This is due to the time it takes to evaluate the documents and the appointment in Migration.

by the way, Once the renovation of the Dominican temporary residence is completed, you can renew the identity and electoral card at the Central Electoral Board.

Dominican Temporary Residence renewal cost

The cost to renew the Dominican temporary residence is approximately $ 15,000 Pesos or $ 300 Dollars divided as follows:

  • RD $ 5,000 pesos Immigration tax

    Tax Insurance policy $ 115 dollars

    RD $ 3,000 pesos Tax renewal Cedula

by the way In case you fall behind in Dominican republic residence renewal, immigration will charge you 600 pesos per month.

Special cases

Some times people change his name. If your name has changed in your passport of your country, it will be necessary to request a special authorization. This neccesary  to be able to appear in the renovation of your Dominican residence.

  in conclusion we must point out that the renewal of temporary residence must be carried out for five consecutive years. Once the five renewals have been reached, the foreigner can obtain a permanent residence permit in the Dominican Republic and in other cases it can be applied to Dominican Nationality.


If you are in the process of renovating your residence and need assistance, you can contact us with pleasure and we will assist you:

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