Dominican Passport

What you should know about Dominican Citizenship

In light of the changes that have come about with the new immigration regulation, some have sought to establish citizenship in the Dominican Republic.  However, the changes in the regulation affect the time frame that makes citizenship possible.  In order to qualify for citizenship, the foreign national must meet one of the following qualifications or categories:

Permanent Resident

Foreign nationals who hold permanent residency status for two consecutive years qualify for naturalization.  The process must be initiated 6–8 months prior to the expiration date that appears on the residency card. Foreign nationals must speak and read Spanish. Applicants under this category must take the Dominican Nationality Test. The process takes eight to twelve months.


Married to a Dominican Citizen

Foreign nationals married to Dominican citizens must have residency status and be married for a minimum of two years prior to applying for citizenship. Those who apply under this category do not require the Dominican Nationality Test. The process takes eight to twelve months.


Child of Dominican Citizens

In order to apply under this category, the birth certificate/death certificate of the Dominican parent must be provided.  If the Dominican parent is alive, a copy of their Dominican cedula and a copy of the ID/passport of the other parent will also be required. This process takes approximately ninety days.

Things We Need From You

  1. Valid passport
  2. Birth certificate of applicant with apostille
  3. Police clearance from country of origin apostilled
  4. Permanent residency card
  5. Dominican cedula (Dominican I.D.)
  6. Title to property (if applicable)
  7. Title to vehicle (if applicable)
  8. Bank reference letter from a Dominican bank

  * All other aspects of the process is handled by our firm

When the process is finished, the applicant will obtain a naturalization certificate, which will allow for him/her to obtain a Dominican cedula and passport.  Please ask us about the benefit and the legal effects of obtaining a Dominican passport in detail.

Download Document You May Need for Dominican Citizenship

Naturalization Requirements (Spanish, PDF file)

Interview for Dominican Citizenship What you need to know Click Here…

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