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    Default How to become a Dominican Citizen?

    If I have a parent that is Dominican is it easier for me to become a Dominican Citizen? and how do I go about doing that? Does it have to be done in the capital or can it also be done in santiago?

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    that answers zero questions. I want to know if it's easier if I have a dominican parent and how exactly to obtain my citizenship in santiago. If I'm supposed to get a residence card then how exactly do I get it? which I think I don't need it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twix View Post
    that answers zero questions. I want to know if it's easier if I have a dominican parent and how exactly to obtain my citizenship in santiago. If I'm supposed to get a residence card then how exactly do I get it? which I think I don't need it
    Yes, I would think it easier if you have a Dominican parent. I sem to recall this being asked before and answered by Fabio Guzman, the lawyer who answers questions in this section. But hold tight and hope that he will find and answer your question.

    Skim through these and see if you can find anything
    http://www.dr1.com/forums/search.php?searchid=5303527

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    Don't worry, I think it will be relatively painless.

    Also, before you think of paying big bucks to an attorney you can probably do most of the paperwork yourself.

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    yeah, I don't have big bucks to spend anyways =P I hope it doesn't take too long to get it done.

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    Ok, this is what I have heard, I need to bring my birth certificate, and one of my parents birth certificate to a dominican consulate in the states to stamp it or whatever. I am told it will cost 150 dollars, WTF?!?! and then I need to have it translated in the dr and notarized which costs 1800 pesos, and then I take it to the capital or something. Ok, so the question is, do I need to take it to the consulate in the US and pay 150 dollars? is that even right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twix View Post
    Ok, this is what I have heard, I need to bring my birth certificate, and one of my parents birth certificate to a dominican consulate in the states to stamp it or whatever. I am told it will cost 150 dollars, WTF?!?! and then I need to have it translated in the dr and notarized which costs 1800 pesos, and then I take it to the capital or something. Ok, so the question is, do I need to take it to the consulate in the US and pay 150 dollars? is that even right?
    Sounds about right. Most things need to get that stamp, just a way for them to make more money. When I lived in Santiago my daughter's school said I needed her American report card stamped and this was halfway through the school year! I had to catch a plane to NY to go to the consulate. Bit it was only $50 if I remember correctly. Supposedly, they are "verifying" the document. By verifying, I mean some consulate employee with too much makeup on looks at it, stamps it, and says "Cinquenta peso, Mami"......its all very official.

    SHALENA

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKing View Post
    Sounds about right. Most things need to get that stamp, just a way for them to make more money. When I lived in Santiago my daughter's school said I needed her American report card stamped and this was halfway through the school year! I had to catch a plane to NY to go to the consulate. Bit it was only $50 if I remember correctly. Supposedly, they are "verifying" the document. By verifying, I mean some consulate employee with too much makeup on looks at it, stamps it, and says "Cinquenta peso, Mami"......its all very official.

    SHALENA
    It's all bull crap, stamping, translating, notarizing, other crap, just to steal our money. I can't afford that, so I'm just gonna have to forget it for now I'm gonna have to get it eventually though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twix View Post
    Ok, this is what I have heard, I need to bring my birth certificate, and one of my parents birth certificate to a dominican consulate in the states to stamp it or whatever. I am told it will cost 150 dollars, WTF?!?! and then I need to have it translated in the dr and notarized which costs 1800 pesos, and then I take it to the capital or something. Ok, so the question is, do I need to take it to the consulate in the US and pay 150 dollars? is that even right?
    I did the process here byself to get my dominican citizenship. I was born in the states however my mother is a dominican citizen. Here is what you need to do.

    1. You will need to get your birth certificate and it must be apostille certified (important because they will not accept it without it) Before the Dominican consulate would certify it but no longer.

    2. You will need to get your birth certificate translated into spanish by official licensed translator in DR.

    3. You will then need to take the translated birth certificate to La Oficina de La Procuraduria to get it legalized.

    4. You will need to get a copy of one of your parents birth certificates, you will need to know what office their birth certificate is filed and go there to request a copy of it. Also you will need to get a copy of their cedula as well.

    5. With all documents in a folder, then go to La Junta Central Electoral (JCE) to el Departamento de Juridica. Present the documents, along with a copy of the parent’s cedula, a copy of the parent’s valid birth certificate, and a “solicitud” (which you can get at the JCE) in a manila folder. Include in your folder a copy of all documents, and make copies for your personal records. You will be asked what "oficialia" you would like to be filed at, you should pick one that is close to you as you will be going there for your birth certificate will be registered.

    6. After a 1-2weeks (you show have date on the piece of paper given to you when you dropped off the documents) you will return to JCE to pickup authorization for a birth certificate and take it to the "oficialia" you chose ealier. Then after a week or so you will be able to get your Dominican birth certificate, and with that you can now go ahead and apply for a cedula.

    I post most that I remember when I did mine, and I copied some info from the knowledge base.

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