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No Visas Needed To Travel Between D.R. And Guatemala And Honduras

BAVARO, PUNTA CANA. -- The countries of Guatemala and Honduras today joined the nations with which the Dominican Republic agrees to the abolition of visas for its citizens to travel as tourists. Similar agreements were announced yesterday with Paraguay and El...


A growing concern of foreign nationals that are of retirement age is where to retire. With the current financial crisis affecting many countries retirees are looking for alternative destinations in order to make sure they can live comfortably on their pension income....

Foreign Residents Urged To Finish Legalization Process

SANTO DOMINGO.- Foreign residents in the Dominican Republic with an unfinished legalization process payments or penalties pending or incomplete documentation, from 2015 and 2016, must pass "soon" by the Directorate General of Immigration (DGM) to regularize their...

DGM Clarifies AutoGate Registration Is Free And Not Mandatory

SANTO DOMINGO, D.N. - The General Directorate of Migration (DGM) today clarified that the registration of Dominican passengers with the new equipment checks, Auto Gate, installed in the Las Americas Airport to expedite the process of arrival and departure of...


Dominican Republic has been making reforms in order to attract foreign nationals looking to retire and invest in the country.  One of these reforms known as the fast track residency involves issuing those who qualify as retirees and investors permanent residency...


There are many readers of this article that have already decided they want a second passport in view of the economic crisis affecting a good number of countries around the world. The question that begs answering is why the Dominican Republic. The following are some of...


One cannot talk about the DR without addressing the proverbial elephant in the room, the situation with the Haitians. Now a good number of people from foreign countries who are of course, looking from the outside in have labeled the Dominican Republic as prejudiced...

Setting The Record Straight

Hello folks just wanted to dedicate a few lines to clarifying a common misconception regarding Dominican immigration. In a previous article, I mentioned that those who obtain residency as retirees, foreign or domestic investors can qualify for naturalization within...

DGM transfers Eastern Regional Office in Punta Cana

The General Directorate of Immigration (DGM) makes public the transfer of the Eastern Regional Office to the Plaza Galerias Punta Cana, Local No. 69, second floor, in Punta Cana. This Sub-Direction provides immigration services and permits for minors. For more...

New Immigration Bill- A Plan To Protect All

Dominican Republic’s New Immigration Bill

The U.S. isn’t the only nation grappling with the challenges of immigration reform, along with the complexities of addressing the undocumented who live within their borders.

Amnesty To Haitian Children Born In The DR Rejected

Children Born Of Illegal Immigrants On Dominican Soil Are Not Dominican The Director of Immigration, José Ricardo Taveras, insists that media pressure should not permit an institutional crisis, in reference to the Constitutional Court's announcement that children born...

DR Issues Warning To Employers Of Foreigners

As published in a full page ad in the Listin Diario on the 17th of September of 2013, the Migratory Agency issued a warning to all persons who employ foreign workers to make sure that all of them are legally documented and have all their papers in order. The statement...

DR Government reviewing all births from 1929 to 2007

Santo Domingo -- The DR government  began to search and catalog all hard-copy books and records of births since 1929 to 2007. This was prompted by a request of the National Immigration Council (CNM) to list all foreigners that appear in the civil register. The CNM had...

Consulate of Haiti Makes changes In Issuing Documents

Haitian Consulate Introduces New Legal Forms To Collect Data The Consulate of Haiti in Dominican Republic ordered changes in the process of issuing documents for their countrymen interested in regularizing their immigration status which, in the words of those...

DR Government Remains Inflexible with Immigration Laws

The Dominican Republic continued to insist on its sovereign right to regulate immigration, and reiterated that a foreign citizen, Haitian or otherwise, wishing to enter Dominican territory must comply with the prescriptions of the country's immigration laws. In this...

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