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In order to apply for a business visa for employment purposes, you need to submit the following documents. All foreign documents must be notarized and translated into Spanish; both the original and the translation need to be apostilled:
- visa form
- frontal picture (2×2 inches, with a white background)
- passport valid for the duration of the visa or longer
- medical certificate
- criminal record certificate from your country of residence at the time of application
- photocopy of national identity document from your country of nationality, as well as a photocopy of your residence card if you’re residing in a second country
- photocopy of former Dominican visas or residence card (for visa renewal)
- visa application letter from you or from the company for which you are going to work, addressed to the consular section containing your name, nationality, place of residence, and occupation
Moreover, you need a so-called Resolution of the Ministry of Labor of the Dominican Republic. This document is issued by the Labor Department of the Ministry. It legitimizes the applicant’s employment contract and, therefore, their reason for moving to the Dominican Republic, and specifies the employee’s position within the company, contract length, and salary.
Nationals from certain countries who move to the Dominican Republic for short-term business meetings, site visits, or short training courses may enter the country with a Tourist Card, which is basically a USD 10 tax on visitors; a visa is not required in this case.
Please be prepared that the requirements can change daily. You should get legal help.