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Residence permit for foreigners entering the Dominican Republic for religious or missionary purposes, exclusively. The validity of this permit is for one (1) year.

To whom this service is intended

Religious foreigners or missionaries belonging to churches or congregations in the country.


Immigration Department / Evaluation Unit.

Contact Info

Dirección: Autopista 30 de Mayo, Esquina Héroes De Luperon, Santo Domingo República Dominicana
Teléfono: +1 (809) 508 2555


•Requirements to obtain the service:
• Passport valid for a minimum of (18) months. According to the application regulation 631-11.
• Multiple Business Visa (NM1).
• Birth certificate unexteded.
• Four (4) recent photographs, of the same set: two (2) of front and two (2) of right profile, size 2×2, without jewels or accessories and bare ears, with the white background.
• Certificate of No Criminal Record of your country of origin or of the country where you have resided in the last five (5) years.
• Letter of introduction of the church or congregation belonging.
• Marriage certificate, declaration of singleness, (if applicable), apostilled or legalized.
• Guarantee policy contracted with Seguros Reservas. CLICK HERE
• Medical examinations, in one of the institutions authorized by the DGM.

Procedure to follow

1- Enter the DGM service portal. (https://personal.migracion.gob.do).

2- Register your username and password in the system. (If you have previously registered, enter your previous username and password).

3- Service Selection:

3.1- Choose the “APPLICATION LIST” option.
3.2- In the “AVAILABLE SERVICES” option, select the LOCATION-OFFICE where you will receive the service.
3.3- From the “LIST OF SERVICES”, choose the service you will request.
3.4- Complete all the information required in the “INFORMATION QUESTIONNAIRE FOR APPLICANT”.

4- The scanned documents must be in JPG format for the application via web.

5- The medical examination must be carried out within three (3) days after payment (including the day of payment), otherwise you must make the payment again. You must wait (10) ten days to know their results.

6- All documents deposited in the DGM must be original and must be notarized, legalized and apostilled, as appropriate.

Hours of service

M-F | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


File deposit RD$7,000.00

Adult medical examination (over 10 years old) RD$6,300.00

Extension for file deposit RD$7,000.00

Processing time

Ninety (90) working days

Service channel

Online: Application and payment of service tax

Face-to-face: Delivery of the card.

Additional information

URL to process the service: https://personal.migracion.gob.do


I- For this type of residence, a Personal Identity Card is not issued.
II- Deposit the original documents in an 8½ x 11 folder.