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Moving to the Dominican Republic from the United States


If you are moving between the Dominican Republic and the USA, International Sea & Air Shipping can make your Dominican Republic relocation smooth and seamless with sea or air containers for your personal belongings.

When Moving to the Dominican Republic


An International Moving Specialist will help you by outlining your moving options based on our moving criteria such as:
  • When do you need to be in the Dominican Republic?
  • Will you be renting or purchasing real estate?
  • Are you moving alone or with family? For business or personal reasons?

The Cost of Moving to the Dominican Republic


The cost to move to the Dominican Republic from the United States varies considerably based on the cubic footage of your belongings and your proposed destination arrival time.

Make an appointment for a home survey and consultation on your move to the Dominican Republic - including a site inspection of your home and belongings to get the most accurate cubic feet estimate & moving services to help expedite your relocation to the Dominican Republic.

About Dominican Republic


Known as a fabulous beach-wedding destination all over the world, Dominican Republic has gained much popularity in terms of travel and tourism in the country. In fact, this is the largest destination in the Caribbean. Apart from the turquoise sea and pristine beaches, Dominican Republic is also internationally known for its all round the year availability of golf courses.

The Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean nation after Cuba and sharing a land with Haiti as border country. The Dominican Republic leading emigrating countries are Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Japan and Europeans are represented mostly by Spain, Germany, Israel, Italy, Portugal, United Kingdom, Denmark, and Hungary.

In Dominican Republic, sport and music go hand in hand and have created a vibrant cultural scenario. Located on Hispaniola island, Dominican Republic shares its border with Haiti. Once dominated by the sugar industry, the present economic scenario has observed a boom in the service sector along with the spur in tourism, in this country.

The Dominican Republic has the second largest economy in Central America and the Caribbean. The largest Importers of Dominican Republic are Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, USA, Taiwan, and Germany.

Custom Regulations for Dominican Republic:
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
  • Visa’d Passport (for Customer and each member of the family) must be at least one year old, otherwise previous passport is required
  • Detailed inventory (original in English or Spanish)
  • Marriage Certificate (if married)
  • Birth Certificate of children living in same house
  • Dominican Consular invoice
  • In addition to the above documents, foreigners must have the following:
    • Work Permit
    • Customs Bond
    • Residence Visa
    • Work Contract
    • Dominican Residence Card
    • Bank guarantee or affidavit
    • Contracts for house or apartment rental as well as electrical and water service
  • All documents must be originals
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
  • CUSTOMER MUST BE PRESENT FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
  • A physical examination is required prior to applying to the Department of Exoneration for clearance of goods
  • Only one shipment allowed
  • Used household goods duty-free, if used and owned for over two years
  • Dominican citizens may be allowed one time exemption if they have lived abroad a minimum of one year
DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS
  • All new items (invoices required)
  • Duplicate electrical appliances (i.e.. refrigerators, washers, dryers, air conditioners)
  • Computer equipment and machinery
PROHIBITED ITEMS
  • Weapons, ammunition and explosives
  • Drugs and narcotics (shipment subject to confiscation if included)
  • Pornographic material
  • Alcohol and tobacco products must NOT be shipped with household goods, but separately and requires consular documents
MOTOR VEHICLES
  • CUSTOMER MUST BE PRESENT FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
  • One auto per person
  • Autos must be registered/owned by Customer for at least one year
  • If Dominican citizen, Customer must have lived abroad a minimum of two years
  • Limited to no larger than 2000 cc and maximum of six cylinders
  • "Luxury" autos not allowed
  • Documents required:
    • Original title must be certified by the Department of Vehicles and legalized by the nearest Dominican Consulate
    • Original of registration for past three years
    • Residence Visa
    • Original Dominican Consular invoice stamped at the nearest Dominican consulate
    • Original Drivers License
    • License Plate
    • Passport
  • All documents must be originals
PETS
  • Veterinary Certificate issued within 90 days of departure (no quarantine required for dogs and cats)
    • Birds have a quarantine period of 10 days
NOTE - Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, International Sea & Air Shipping cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

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Dominican Republic

FlagEmblem
Motto : God, Country, Liberty
Capital : Santo Domingo
National Anthem : "Himno Nacional" ("National Anthem")

Geography

Location : Caribbean, eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Haiti
Area : Total : 48,670 sq km

Land : 48,320 sq km
Water : 350 sq km

Climate : Tropical maritime; little seasonal temperature variation; seasonal variation in rainfall

People

Nationality : Dominican(s)
Population : 19,956,648 (July 2011 est.)
Major Cities : SANTO DOMINGO (capital) 2.138 million (2009)
Languages : Spanish (official)

Economy

GDP : $84.94 billion (2010 est.)
Exchange Rates : Dominican pesos (DOP) per US dollar - 36.92 (2010), 36.027 (2009), 34.775 (2008), 33.113 (2007), 33.406 (2006)

Transportation

Airports : 35 (2010)
Roadways : Total : 19,705 km
Waterways : N/A
Ports & Terminals : Andres (Boca Chica), Puerto Haina, Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo


    

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