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    Default New Laws Reguarding Expats without DR Residency Trying to return to the DR

    I left the DR for Boston near the end of October.
    I had "overstayed" my tourist visa for the DR, as I have routinely done for the past 20 or more years.
    What a surprise when I tried to enter the DR this time!!
    As I Attempted to pass the immigration agent, he looked VERY upset!
    He took my passport and went into an office. After about 10 minutes, he returned, with several other agents and two "Policia National".
    I was escourted to the office and questioned for over an hour!
    I was told I must leave the DR on the next available flight to Anywhere!
    They took me to another room, where I was "Strip Searched" and given a rectal exam!!
    I was then allowed to fly to San Juan Puert Rico.
    I was told that if I EVER attempted to re-enter the DR, I would be subject to a criminal court-of-law, and could be put in prison for a "Long Time" according to them.
    I am now back in Boston and desperate to be with my family in Santo Domino!!!!!!
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    Now if you actually believe THAT STORY, you don't know "Jack $hit" about how "Things" work here in the DR, especially Government "THINGS"!
    I returned Sat. at about 4 am with NO PROBLEMAS!!!
    I even had an $800 US Dollar Dell Desk Top in my HUGE carry-on bag!!
    Customs was just a "Saludos" same as always!
    I had more trouble leaving the USA than entering the DR!
    They took all my bags to two different inspection areas.They did physical exams, as well as a "Wipe Test" for explosive residue.
    LUCKILY, the guy at the second station was a "Dominicano"!!
    He said I shouldn't have 6 oz containers of Yogurt & Cottage Cheese in my "Carry-On' luggage!
    He then said, "En Espanol", but I see you have a lot of medicines in the bag, and we will say you have to take them with "Yogurt" if anyone asks.
    I call that the "Yogurt Defense"!
    The ONLY thing that has changed since I left is, PRICES CONTINUE TO Go UP!
    The DR Peso continues to go DOWN!
    And start hoarding "K-Y Jelly" because today we are all going to see how much we are all going to be "Phucked" next year!!!!
    The New Taxes for 2013 will be announced today!!!!
    Welcome to "Paradise"", Dominican Style!
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    Lol - lol

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    And start hoarding "K-Y Jelly"
    How much of that was in your carry-on?

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    Don't need "K-Y" anymore!
    I have lived here for nearly a quarter of a century, I am dialated from the constant "Buggering"!
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    Question to Criss: But when all is said and done, is not life in the DR cheaper than say U.S. or Canada? Lets qualify that with people who have lived there, speak Spanish, and knows how things work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philosopher View Post
    Question to Criss: But when all is said and done, is not life in the DR cheaper than say U.S. or Canada? Lets qualify that with people who have lived there, speak Spanish, and knows how things work.
    It depends. Anything that has to be imported will cost more. Anything produced locally will generally be cheaper, at least, that has been my experience. For example, I got a pair of pants and shirt this weekend at a local Dominican store, The levi jeans and shirt cost me 450 pesos(about $11 bucks). I've never seen a pair of Levis sale for that much in the states.

    I noticed in the grocery store that American brand foods cost more, but foods produced locally were less. So overall I think the DR is cheaper if you stick to local stuff most of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Criss Colon View Post
    I left the DR for Boston near the end of October.
    I had "overstayed" my tourist visa for the DR, as I have routinely done for the past 20 or more years.
    What a surprise when I tried to enter the DR this time!!
    As I Attempted to pass the immigration agent, he looked VERY upset!
    He took my passport and went into an office. After about 10 minutes, he returned, with several other agents and two "Policia National".
    I was escourted to the office and questioned for over an hour!
    I was told I must leave the DR on the next available flight to Anywhere!
    They took me to another room, where I was "Strip Searched" and given a rectal exam!!
    I was then allowed to fly to San Juan Puert Rico.
    I was told that if I EVER attempted to re-enter the DR, I would be subject to a criminal court-of-law, and could be put in prison for a "Long Time" according to them.
    I am now back in Boston and desperate to be with my family in Santo Domino!!!!!!
    ________________________________________________________________________________________

    Now if you actually believe THAT STORY, you don't know "Jack $hit" about how "Things" work here in the DR, especially Government "THINGS"!
    I returned Sat. at about 4 am with NO PROBLEMAS!!!
    I even had an $800 US Dollar Dell Desk Top in my HUGE carry-on bag!!
    Customs was just a "Saludos" same as always!
    I had more trouble leaving the USA than entering the DR!
    They took all my bags to two different inspection areas.They did physical exams, as well as a "Wipe Test" for explosive residue.
    LUCKILY, the guy at the second station was a "Dominicano"!!
    He said I shouldn't have 6 oz containers of Yogurt & Cottage Cheese in my "Carry-On' luggage!
    He then said, "En Espanol", but I see you have a lot of medicines in the bag, and we will say you have to take them with "Yogurt" if anyone asks.
    I call that the "Yogurt Defense"!
    The ONLY thing that has changed since I left is, PRICES CONTINUE TO Go UP!
    The DR Peso continues to go DOWN!
    And start hoarding "K-Y Jelly" because today we are all going to see how much we are all going to be "Phucked" next year!!!!
    The New Taxes for 2013 will be announced today!!!!
    Welcome to "Paradise"", Dominican Style!
    CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
    How do you know the story isn't true? It sounds like you're basing your opinion on your own subjective experience. Just because it didn't happen to you doesn't mean it didn't happen to someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philosopher View Post
    Question to Criss: But when all is said and done, is not life in the DR cheaper than say U.S. or Canada? Lets qualify that with people who have lived there, speak Spanish, and knows how things work.
    Where in the US versus where in the DR and at what level of living are some questions that need to be discussed before a valid response is made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Scorpion View Post
    How do you know the story isn't true? It sounds like you're basing your opinion on your own subjective experience. Just because it didn't happen to you doesn't mean it didn't happen to someone else.
    If the first part of CC's story were true for others, it won't be long before we all hear about it.

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    "The levi jeans and shirt cost me 450 pesos(about $11 bucks). I've never seen a pair of Levis sale for that much in the states."

    I hate to break that to you but your new Levis may not be a "real" Levis...

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