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Immigration support for hiring expats in Dominican Republic via PEO

Among many other issues companies face when expanding globally is global HR. This includes hiring local citizens and expats, and payrolling them, paying taxes and getting work permits and visas so that expatriates were eligible to work in a foreign country.

If you are a company that is already hiring or planning to hire international workforce for your international projects, you must be aware of how hard it may get to onboard the person if they are miles away. Things can get even more complicated if expats are to be onboarded in a foreign country.

Whether it is to serve your company’s clients in Dominican Republic or to tap into a new market, Acumen’s ‘work permit and hiring expats through a Global PEO’ is here for you.

Attention: we are not an immigration service! We do not provide a work permit and immigration support as a standalone solution to individuals willing to work overseas.

Our solution is a one-stop shop service for the official employment of expats in Dominican Republic after they have received a work permit or a visa. Our Global PEO for hiring expats is aimed at employer companies that want to transfer selected candidates or individuals whose employers are ready to finance their immigration and foreign employment.

Note: having one provider that sponsors a work permit or visa on your behalf and then employs the expat, minimizes risks of visa rejection and takes the hassle associated with immigration procedure off your head.

Unlike other global Professional Employer Organizations, we can provide a bunch of extra benefits in addition to immigration support and onboarding in full compliance with local labor legislation. This includes housing, office, mobile phone and car provision to meet-and-greet, dependents relocation, and others.

Focus on your primary business goals. And let us take care of the work permit and immigration procedures for you. Use our all-in-one solution:

  1. For long-term assignments in Dominican Republic, allowing to payroll expats with full legal compliance
  2. As an interim solution before incorporating in the country

Hiring and payrolling expats in Dominican Republic

Acumen’s approach to global mobility and expats employment in Dominican Republic is backed with years of field expertise. Our team of seasoned professionals has managed to guide the whole bunch of companies of different sizes and sectors through the challenging immigration and onboarding and offboarding procedure.

We have helped companies to easily onboard, payroll and withdraw employees at the end of the employment agreement when it was needed based on their needs.

If you want to quickly and without risk get a work permit for your expatriate candidate, Acumen International can be your dedicated partner. We will guide you through all steps and advise on the documents required.

Note: we cannot shorten or affect the immigration procedure. However, we can make all necessary preparations so that you can onboard the employee immediately the permit or visa have been received.

We will ensure 100% compliance with the in-country labor legislation during the expats’ employment with Acumen International. Contact us for details on visa processing timelines and documents required to get a work permit in Dominican Republic.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

Typically, the standard procedure of work permit issuance in Dominican Republic takes from 4 to 8 months until entrance, and a further 7 to 8 months before the entire process is completed.


Major steps to get a work permit in Dominican Republic

  1. NM1 Visa Application
  2. Entry to Dominican Republic
  3. Residence Permit Application at the Immigration Department
  4. Residence Permit Approval
  5. Work Permit Application
  6. Residence Card Issuance

Documents for work permit in Dominican Republic, main applicant

NameNotesCopies
Passport valid for at least 6 monthsOne original
1 Passport Photograph 4cm x 5cmFace forward with white background.One original
Visa FormDuly completed and signed. This form is available from Dominican Republic consulates.One original; one original
Medical CertificatesMust be issued by the health authorities of the last country or residence and must indicate a general diagnosis of the applicant’s health and that the applicant suffers from no contagious diseases. They will be valid for 1 year.One legalized and translated original
Police Clearance CertificatesIssued within the last year, and preferable through fingerprint verification. Police clearances are required from the country where the applicant has held legal residence for the last five years or, if the applicant has moved to the country of residence within the last five years, from the country of nationality (as stated in the birth certificate). Both the document and the translation into Spanish must be legalized/apostilled. If the country of residence is different from the country of nationality, the applicant must also provide the immigration authorities with proof of residence in that country for the last five years.One legalized and translated original
Certification of last entry to the countryIssued by the Immigration Department to anyone who has travelled to Dominican Republic before the date of application.One original
Copies of previous Dominican visas or residence cardsFor those who have applied before for any other category of visa or residency in the Dominican Republic.One clear copy
Proof of Identity/Legal ResidenceCopy of the National Identity Card or residence card as proof of legal residence in the country where the visa application will be made.One clear copy
Birth CertificateOne legalized and translated original
Full Passport CopyComplete copy of all pages of passport.One clear copy
Copies of NM1 VisaFour clear copies
Passport CopyFour clear copies
10 Passport Photographs5 photos with face forward and another 5 photos of the applicant’s right profile. White background.Ten originals
Deportation InsuranceIt is required to buy an insurance policy (bond) to cover deportation expenses. The insurance price is US$100.00 and must be bought from a designated insurance company in the Dominican Republic.One original

If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in Dominican Republic without having to set up your own business entity for that, trust us to assist you with work permit and immigration support, and then employ your expats locally on your behalf.

Contact our team to let us take up your foreign employees’ immigration matters and relieve you of the responsibility of getting work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary permits, as well as provide you with a detailed update on the progress of the process.

Contact us for more details about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in Dominican Republic.

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