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    How would I go about obtaining a Dominican gun permit, either open or concealed carry?

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    Default There is NO open carry in the DR

    It is not legal to carry a gun openly in the DR. The law for carry permits is concealed only. Do people open carry? Yes, but they could have their guns taken from them at any time.

    To become licensed, you go to a gun shop, buy a gun ($$$$), take a drug test, take a psychological test and wait for the gun shop to let you know when and where you can pick up the gun. Normally that location on the outskirts of Santo Domingo.

    Then each and every year after you have to pay the license fee for both ownership and carry, pay for and take a drug test and bring the weapon to Santo Domingo for a ballistics check, for which you also pay.

    I am not sure if now you also have to show them you know how to use the gun and shoot at least moderately well.

    The gun will be very expensive. Ammunition is also very expensive. The annual renewals including the ridiculous requirement for a ballistics check each year are also pricey.

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    1) Go to a gun store and buy a gun.
    2) Gun store will arrange for drug test, psych eval, firearm proficiency demonstration and ballistic testing/fingerprinting
    3) Fill out paperwork.
    4) Get Criminal record check from home country
    5) Pay fees/taxes at BanReserva
    6) File paperwork and deposit gun at Ministerio
    7) Be told license will be issued in 10-15 working days
    8) Wait
    9) Wait
    10) After six months go to Ministerio to find out what other documents are needed for license to be processed
    11) Submit new documents or copies of ones already submitted
    12) Wait some more, maybe up to a year or longer
    13) Figure out a way to know when your license has been issued.
    14) Pick up license at Banreserva where you paid the fees.
    15) Discover that the issuing date of the license is the same as the date you originally deposited application
    16) At BanReserva pay for renewal of license you just picked up
    17) Go to Minsterio and pick up firearm
    18) Proceed with license renewal process

    It's expensive, time consuming, frustrating and the Govt really doesn't want people running around with guns especially foreigners these days. I suspect the Ministerio is waiting for the new law to come into effect so they can deny all of the applications that are pending.

    Figure on $5000 - $6000 to buy a pistol and submit the application. Yearly renewals that can only be done in SD. Very few if any legal out of the box new pistols for sale here.

    New law is supposedly in the works that will require those who wish to carry to demonstrate a need to do so.

    Good luck.

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    One more important thing:

    You must be a Dominican citizen or legal resident.

    Total yearly cost of renewal currently running about $10,000 pesos a year (+/-).
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    Cdn-Gringo. When you say yearly renewals can only be done in Santo Domingo, are you referring to the ridiculous ballistics check that is required to be done only in Santo Domingo each year for renewal?

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    As with all things Dominican, It helps to know someone on the inside, which I did. Shotgun permit, all the paperwork, the shotgun...everything cost me 1K US. The process took about 90 days. I paid the "consultant" 1K and he took care of everything else. After approval, I had to pick up the license, the paperwork and then head to the military base North of the Capital. Picked up the gun and some ammo and went home. The SG license is good for life. No renewals. This was around four years ago. Afterwards I found out that a CIA background check was performed. I was like...woa.....Not FBI? Nope! CIA! (I know...I hate that). The only thing that I did was to show up at the National Police headquarters in SDQ to take my picture and again to pick up the picture and pickup the SG. (Oh...and wear long pants AND shoes). Flip flops don't work. That's my story however, as cdn_gringo points out in his list.....I am sure it is this way for most folks!!! I got lucky! Pistol permit is way harder even now for Dominicans and you do have to renew the license each year....or lose it! On a side note, a flare gun works well as a shotgun substitute if you are in a hurry to get something now. Respectfully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    Cdn-Gringo. When you say yearly renewals can only be done in Santo Domingo, are you referring to the ridiculous ballistics check that is required to be done only in Santo Domingo each year for renewal?
    Yes. You can pay your fees at your local BanReserva and get your drug test done at an accredited local lab at least 10 days prior to going to SD for the ballistics check. Most times, you receive your new license on the spot, but sometimes you don't. Having paid the fees at the local bank means your new license will be delivered there rather than to a bank in SD requiring you go go back to pick it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botemon View Post
    The process took about 90 days.
    May I ask when you did this? I've had a new escopeta in prosesso for 14 months now and I am making no headway. I've just unleashed a new contact on them. Next step will be a lawyer. This is why I think there is a deliberate attempt to slow down applications by foreigners. I already have a license so this should not be a big deal.

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    Is the shotgun license easier to get or soemthing? I thought I heard it was, or no yearly renewals etc...

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