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    Quote Originally Posted by mido View Post
    He is making this up!!! There is a "Plan for Regularization of Foreigners" in the works which will force every foreigner in the country to be some how "categorized" as either foreign national, temporary resident, permanent resident, foreigner with temporary work permit etc.. With other words everybody has to have some kind of legal status while here.
    Speculation is not helpful.
    One will have to see how new legislation is applied.

    Please note Friday,June 15 DR News:
    New residency permits at a standstill
    Carmen Montas Cedeno and Patricia de la Rosa Fernandez, president and vice president of the Association of Specialist Immigration Lawyers asked the authorities yesterday to approve and implement a proposed plan to facilitate residency permit procedures for foreigners, as reported in El Dia.

    From Guzman Law: Immigration

    FOREIGN NATIONALS
    Under Article 25 of the Dominican Constitution, while in the Dominican Republic, foreign nationals are afforded the same rights and subjected to the same duties as Dominican nationals, with one exception. A foreign national may not participate in political activities in the country except to vote in elections in the foreign national's country of origin.

    NONRESIDENT STATUS

    A nonresident foreign national requires permission to enter and stay in the country. Foreign nationals arriving from countries that are party to a dispensation treaty, generally developed countries, are permitted entry by a tourist card and do not need a visa. Tourist cards are purchased for a nominal amount at one of the country's international airports at the time of entry and before passing through customs. They are valid for three months. Foreign nationals who are not citizens of a country covered by such a treaty need to obtain a visa before traveling to the Dominican Republic.


    A major difference between a tourist card and a visa is the consequence of expiration. When a tourist card expires, the foreign national is considered in "overstay" status. The foreign national need not leave the country, but exit taxes accrue at a rate of up to 1000 Dominican pesos per month and must be paid before departing from the country. The accrued tax can be paid at the Immigration Department anytime or at the airport before departure. There is no restriction on the number of times a foreign national present on a tourist card may exit and reenter. Upon reentry, however, the foreign national must purchase a new tourist card.

    Eligibility Criteria

    Property owners with rental income, investors, and retirees are eligible to apply for residency on an expedited basis if certain income requirements and other specific criteria are met.

    Property Owner with Rental Income

    a) Income may be derived from rental property anywhere in the world.
    b) Income must be a minimum of US$2000 per month. An additional income of US$250 per month per minor in the immediate family and spouse accompanying the applicant must be added.

    Investor Criteria

    a) The investment must be US$200,000 or more.
    b) The investment may be direct or indirect, for example, a real estate transaction, a deposit in a bank account, or an investment in a project in the Dominican Republic.

    Retiree Criteria

    a) Income must come from a public or private plan providing retirement income.
    b) Income must be at least US$1,500 per month. An additional income of US$250 per month per minor in the immediate family and spouse accompanying the applicant must be added.

    Spouse

    A foreign national who legally marries a Dominican national may apply for citizenship after six months of marriage, no matter the location of the marriage. The foreign spouse must provide an authenticated and translated copy of the marriage certificate and the documents shown below under Residents, with some variations.



    Guzman Ariza Law Firm in the Dominican Republic

    Bottom line, contact someone who knows.
    See how new legislaton is applied in the real world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobo Tropical View Post
    Speculation is not helpful.
    One will have to see how new legislation is applied.

    Please note Friday,June 15 DR News:
    New residency permits at a standstill
    Carmen Montas Cedeno and Patricia de la Rosa Fernandez, president and vice president of the Association of Specialist Immigration Lawyers asked the authorities yesterday to approve and implement a proposed plan to facilitate residency permit procedures for foreigners, as reported in El Dia.

    From Guzman Law: Immigration

    FOREIGN NATIONALS
    Under Article 25 of the Dominican Constitution, while in the Dominican Republic, foreign nationals are afforded the same rights and subjected to the same duties as Dominican nationals, with one exception. A foreign national may not participate in political activities in the country except to vote in elections in the foreign national's country of origin.

    NONRESIDENT STATUS

    A nonresident foreign national requires permission to enter and stay in the country. Foreign nationals arriving from countries that are party to a dispensation treaty, generally developed countries, are permitted entry by a tourist card and do not need a visa. Tourist cards are purchased for a nominal amount at one of the country's international airports at the time of entry and before passing through customs. They are valid for three months. Foreign nationals who are not citizens of a country covered by such a treaty need to obtain a visa before traveling to the Dominican Republic.


    A major difference between a tourist card and a visa is the consequence of expiration. When a tourist card expires, the foreign national is considered in "overstay" status. The foreign national need not leave the country, but exit taxes accrue at a rate of up to 1000 Dominican pesos per month and must be paid before departing from the country. The accrued tax can be paid at the Immigration Department anytime or at the airport before departure. There is no restriction on the number of times a foreign national present on a tourist card may exit and reenter. Upon reentry, however, the foreign national must purchase a new tourist card.

    Eligibility Criteria

    Property owners with rental income, investors, and retirees are eligible to apply for residency on an expedited basis if certain income requirements and other specific criteria are met.

    Property Owner with Rental Income

    a) Income may be derived from rental property anywhere in the world.
    b) Income must be a minimum of US$2000 per month. An additional income of US$250 per month per minor in the immediate family and spouse accompanying the applicant must be added.

    Investor Criteria

    a) The investment must be US$200,000 or more.
    b) The investment may be direct or indirect, for example, a real estate transaction, a deposit in a bank account, or an investment in a project in the Dominican Republic.

    Retiree Criteria

    a) Income must come from a public or private plan providing retirement income.
    b) Income must be at least US$1,500 per month. An additional income of US$250 per month per minor in the immediate family and spouse accompanying the applicant must be added.

    Spouse

    A foreign national who legally marries a Dominican national may apply for citizenship after six months of marriage, no matter the location of the marriage. The foreign spouse must provide an authenticated and translated copy of the marriage certificate and the documents shown below under Residents, with some variations.



    Guzman Ariza Law Firm in the Dominican Republic

    Bottom line, contact someone who knows.
    See how new legislaton is applied in the real world.
    The "speculation" is coming from this source:
    http://www.suprema.gov.do/PDF_2/nove...eto_631-11.pdf
    I posted this link earlier in another thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mido View Post
    The "speculation" is coming from this source:
    http://www.suprema.gov.do/PDF_2/nove...eto_631-11.pdf
    I posted this link earlier in another thread.
    Hi Mido,
    I liked your post, and was referring to general speculation in this thread.

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    Retiree Criteria

    a) Income must come from a public or private plan providing retirement income.
    b) Income must be at least US$1,500 per month. An additional income of US$250 per month per minor in the immediate family and spouse accompanying the applicant must be added.



    Now this is interesting reading. Lets hope these numbers do not change.

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    I see nothing at all threatening about what Lobo Tropical posted. If anything the 90 day tourist card is quite a reasonable time period (although 6 months like the normal US visitors visa period would be better).

    Still wondering out loud about the cost of applying for citizenship when married to a Dominican.

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    [QUOTE=mido;1101717]He is making this up!!!

    He does that a lot. He thinks the DR is on the gold standard as well as a lot of other myths he has started. Fear not, like someone else said until Guzman or a real person states it, Pico is so phony, don't get your panties in a wad from anything he makes up.
    Der Fish

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    $1,500 U.S. for retirees, how many Dominicans make $58,425 pesos a month?

    (Politicians don't count)


    Quote Originally Posted by mido View Post
    He is making this up!!!

    He does that a lot. He thinks the DR is on the gold standard as well as a lot of other myths he has started. Fear not, like someone else said until Guzman or a real person states it, Pico is so phony, don't get your panties in a wad from anything he makes up.
    Der Fish
    Only the "Shadow" Knows !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SantiagoDR View Post
    $1,500 U.S. for retirees, how many Dominicans make $58,425 pesos a month?

    (Politicians don't count)
    They don't want poor retirees here..............
    They want retirees here with money so they can screw them better...........

    B in Santiago

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    Quote Originally Posted by waytogo View Post
    They don't want poor retirees here..............
    They want retirees here with money so they can screw them better...........

    B in Santiago
    You got it!

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    as far as i can see this DR government can change their rules because a lot of people came here and invested and they can't just leave. i'm sick of this country where "whores" and "poor" are the best 2 descriptive words for it. i really don't understand how they can even put conditions when they don't have a cent in their pockets. if i was the president or some immigration guy i'd welcome all with bare hands, but what do they do?
    there are plenty of countries and islands on this Earth that appreciate people so my advice..don't even bother anymore..sell your stuff and get to a place where civilization exists.

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