Aliens

ARTICLE 53:
The conditions under which aliens may be admitted to or remain in the country are established by law.

ARTICLE 54:
Aliens in the territory of the Republic shall enjoy the same protection accorded to Haitians, under the law.

ARTICLE 54-1:
Aliens enjoy civil, economic and social rights subject to legal provisions on the right to own real property, the practice of a profession, engaging in wholesale trade, serving as a commercial representative, and engaging in import and export operations.

ARTICLE 55:
The right to own real property is accorded to aliens resident in Haiti for the needs of their sojourn in the country.

ARTICLE 55-1:
However, aliens residing in Haiti may not own more than one dwelling in the name Arrondissement. They may in no case engage int he business of renting real estate. However, foreign companies engaged in real estate promotion shall receive the benefits of a special status regulated by law.

ARTICLE 55-2:
The right to own real property shall be accorded also to aliens residing in Haiti and to foreign companies for the needs of their agricultural, commercial, industrial, religious, humanitian or educational enterprises, within the limits and under the conditions prescribed by law.

ARTICLE 55-3:
No alien may be the owner of a building bounded by the Haitian land order.

ARTICLE 55-4:
The right terminates five(5) years after an alien ceases to reside in the country or the operation of this companies have terminates, pursuant to the law establishing regulations to be followed for the transmission and liquidation of property owned by aliens.

ARTICLE 55-5:
Violators of the above provisions and their accomplices shall be punished as provided for in the law.

ARTICLE 56:
An alien may be expelled from the territory of the Republic if he becomes involved in the political life of the country, or in cases determined by law.

ARTICLE 57:
The right to asylum for political refugees is recognized.