Dominican Immigration (DGM) 2018 Annual Report

More than 132,000 foreigners were deported and/or not admitted by Dominican Immigration during 2018.

The statistical data from DGM corresponds to the period between January 1 to December 31, 2018.

The Directorate General of Migration (DGM) reported that 132,322 foreigners from 35 countries that were in an irregular migration status in the Dominican Republic or did not comply with the provisions of Law 285-04, were repatriated or not admitted from January to December of 2018.

A report from the DGM indicates that 57,190 foreigners were deported, while 75,132 were not admitted by the air and land routes, by not complying with articles 119 and 120 of the aforementioned law.

According to the report of the institution, the repatriated foreigners came from Afghanistan, Albania, Germany, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Great Britain, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Slovenia, Spain, United States, France, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Italy, Mali, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Puerto Rico, Russia, Romania, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Venezuela and Vietnam.

The statistical report for the year 2018 also establishes an increase in migratory movements by air, registering 8,517,233 entries and 8,842,264 departures, being the Punta Cana International Airport the air terminal that concentrated the largest number of passengers, followed by Las Americas, Cibao, Puerto Plata, La Romana, El Catey de Samaná, Joaquín Balaguer and Barahona airports.

With regard to migratory movements along the land border, the DGM reported that 276,203 entries and 227,972 exits were registered, mainly by the Jimaní border crossing, where the largest flow was reported, followed by Dajabón, Elías Piña and Pedernales.

Around the maritime route, the statistical data indicated 1,298,562 entries and 1,287,808 exits, being the tourist ports of Maimon in Puerto Plata and La Romana, the most visited by the transit of cruise ships.

The DGM also indicates that during the referred year, 2,170 Dominicans were deported, after serving a sentence for different crimes in 42 countries.

Likewise, the statistical data of the DGM indicate that during the same period 16,709 residences of different migratory categories were issued to citizens of 124 countries and that 1,165 foreigners returned voluntarily to their nations.

The General Director of the institution, Lieutenant General Máximo William Muñoz Delgado, reiterated his commitment to implement during the 2019 all the necessary actions to maintain control of entry and exit of foreigners to Dominican territory.


General Directorate of Migration

January 08, 2019

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