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    Lightbulb renwel of residency

    has anyone recently renewed there residency.???  we are due in Jan 2018 and was interested in what has changed this year ?????

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    1. It is all done online to start with now.
    2. There is an office in Puerto Plata.
    3. Only a lawyer can go with you to Migracion, not a mate.

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    What does #3 mean ?

    Does it know have to be done with a lawyer ?
    I ve always done on my own it with the help of my wife. Does she count as a mate ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by malko View Post
    What does #3 mean ?

    Does it know have to be done with a lawyer ?
    I ve always done on my own it with the help of my wife. Does she count as a mate ?
    Not sure re wife. The rules say only a lawyer can accompany you to migracion. This was the press release: https://www.migracion.gob.do/Public/...d=46&menuid=44


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    Mine is due in a couple of months. I have never needed a lawyer in the past. Has this changed. This is a renewal not a new residence.
    The last time I renewed my residencey it was amazingly simple. Please don't tell me they complicated this.
    I really don't want to go postal here because the jails here really suck and when I got out they would still make me me jump through hoops to renew my residency.
    Can someone who has renewed in the past month please let us know what the new process is.

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    No you don't need a lawyer. You now scan in your documents and they tell you what you need. It is all here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melphis View Post
    Mine is due in a couple of months. I have never needed a lawyer in the past. Has this changed. This is a renewal not a new residence.
    The last time I renewed my residencey it was amazingly simple. Please don't tell me they complicated this.
    I really don't want to go postal here because the jails here really suck and when I got out they would still make me me jump through hoops to renew my residency.
    Can someone who has renewed in the past month please let us know what the new process is.
    Just go on their website and follow the instructions. They are in Spanish you need someone to translate if you do not understand. It is very easy as long you are able to read and understand. log in by make an account and uppload the docs. Then you can follow the hole process on line on your accound. When your docs are checked they tell you (on line ) to go to Santo Domingo for med exam.After about 14 days your application is approved ( if everything ok ) and you go to Santo Domingo get your resedency card and go same day for your new cedular.
    Done it like that in July.
    good luck

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    Hello,
    We live in Lomas Mironas. We did our first renewal last september.
    This was very easy and we didn't have to get help from a lawyer.
    You can do everything via the Migration website, and then bring the originals papers to the Office in Puerto Plata, when all is ready, they call you and give you a date for an appointment in Santo Domingo in order to get your news cards (cedula and residencia).
    The whole thing lasts about 28 days.
    But you are able to start the process only 30 days before the expiration date of your old cedula.
    The only thing that is new, is that you have to get a Repatriation Insurance (you can buy it in Puerto Plata within Patria Insurance, about $115/$120).
    Hope this helps.

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    I did it all online and went to the Santo Domingo office on my own in December of last year.

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    Just completed mine. DR1 has some excellent reviews on the process. They were extremely helpful. You can only start the process 45 days from expiry. Go online and select the type of visa you are renewing. There is a list of documents that you must submit online. Use your camera and take photos of the requested documents. You may have to shrink some as there is a size limit to the jpg picture format. eg you can't upload a 2 MB photo. It needs to be 150 KB or so.

    Once all your docs are photoed and submitted they send you a letter that gets you into immigration. The letter opens the door. Get a ticket and wait until you are called up. They verify all your docs with the originals and you must submit photocopies. After that you pay $16,500 pesos for VIP service and go and get your blood and lung test.

    Come back in 10 days and use your Payment Receipt to get in the door. Get a ticket and they will take your photo. Then your car pops out and you sign the registry. See you in 4 years.

    My friend did not come back in 10 days, but more that 30 days. This caused a 4 hour hairball. He paid a fine of $1,000 pesos and got his photo done and his card. Nobody said anything about the fine when I asked originally. No one seemed to know there was a penalty for coming back after 30 days.

    All in all not too bad of a process. Much better than before. We did this in Santo Domingo.

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