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    Default New Airport Fee for Dominicans as of June of this year

    From Bavaro Digital 14 April 2016

    As of 30 June, travellers who arrive to rd will have to pay $ 995 pesos to get through immigration.

    The migration authorities began the process of registration of passengers dominicans to the new equipment installed documents checks at the airport in the Americas, by that agency, with the aim of expediting the process of departure and arrival of travellers.
    The sophisticated equipment, which have already been installed in the areas of departure and arrival possess, a software system, cameras and autogate (Automatic Door) that will facilitate the arrival of the Dominicans, ensuring effective control of migration.
    With the autogate, travellers Dominicans won't have to work with the inspectors, because if they're previously registered on the basis of biometric data of the dgm will be able to enter and exit through this mechanism.
    The Agency Set up post in the exit gate of passengers where is proceeding to the registration of passengers dominicans who will have access sophisticated system.
    The process with the new machines, as explained, reduced to less than a minute the traditional check of a passenger to both the exit as to their arrival from abroad. Since the same speeds up the revision of the passport and identifies the person, without having to do long lines.
    Dozens of passengers have already been registered as users in the caunt of the directorate general of migration when it opened for the system to be able to access without having to be submitted to the agency inspectors of services in the boxes.
    In addition to the airport travelers can also register at the headquarters of the general directorate of migration located in the centre of the heroes, the National District.
    The staff of the agency takes passengers to their biometric data, scan of passport, Fingerprints And Photograph, in about three minutes is registered for access to the new system.
    In accordance with the explanations, the Dominicans over the age of 18 years whose passport has a minimum of six months of validity, they need to re-register to change these from your address book of passport.
    To use the service, after passing the safety routine checkups, passengers should be directed to the automated immigration control and choose there a post. Then put in the right place the page of the passport where are your personal information so that the machine read them.
    After the adoption of the reading, the system will give you step before the digital camera installed at the site, which will ask you to put your finger in the right place at the bottom to verify his fingerprints and after a few seconds the system will tell you that he has Completed the process.
    The General Directorate of migration pointed out that the register to use the service will be free for those who do so until the 30th of June of this year. Adds that after overcoming that grace the same cost to passengers rd $ 995 pesos.

    It was said that in the next few days, the director-General of migration, major general, Rubén Paulino Sem, during an event that will take place at the airport in the Americas, will service the modern system that will help speed up the flow of passengers.

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    Read DR1 news last week for the clarifications.

    To advise, the auto gates at SDQ are only used when they are busy. Started last week and were not in use on my departure nor arrival due to low volume of traffic as advised by immigration officer.

    At SDQ there are now desks outside the departure gate where Dominicans can get their biometric data taken for free....and there were queues. Speeds up processing on arrival having your biometrics on file when they swipe your passport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ju10prd View Post
    Read DR1 news last week for the clarifications.

    To advise, the auto gates at SDQ are only used when they are busy. Started last week and were not in use on my departure nor arrival due to low volume of traffic as advised by immigration officer.

    At SDQ there are now desks outside the departure gate where Dominicans can get their biometric data taken for free....and there were queues. Speeds up processing on arrival having your biometrics on file when they swipe your passport.
    The charge of the 995.00 will be only 1 time and will expire when your passport also does. This service is only for the Dominicans that want to use the service.

    After June 30 they will start to make the charge of 995.00 to the people that goes to capture their biometric information, if you dont want to use the AutoGate you just has to make your normal line in inmigration as every time you did in the past and wait for an agent to attend you.

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    Dominicans or cedula holders too?

    anybody know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    Dominicans or cedula holders too?

    anybody know?
    If these machines are anything like the ones in the US they will be for Passport holders only. They work off of the Passport.

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    The US kiosks accept Cdn & US Passports... and possibly Mexican

    Do the RD ones accept only PD passports is my question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    The US kiosks accept Mexican, Cdn & US Passports.

    Do the RD ones accept only PD passports is my question.
    Could be, no one knows at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    The US kiosks accept Cdn & US Passports... and possibly Mexican

    Do the RD ones accept only PD passports is my question.
    Good question. When we arrived in December, immigration took my husband's fingerprints and photo, but not mine. Maybe because he's Dominican? He only travels with US passport, DR one expired forever ago. The data is tied to American passport, but even if he can use kiosk I can't, so back on regular lines for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    Dominicans or cedula holders too?

    anybody know?
    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    The US kiosks accept Cdn & US Passports... and possibly Mexican

    Do the RD ones accept only PD passports is my question.
    The OP states Dominicans only. I suspect it will be only those with Dominican Passports. Not foreigners and not legal residents. This should be easy to verify if the system is being used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    The OP states Dominicans only. I suspect it will be only those with Dominican Passports. Not foreigners and not legal residents. This should be easy to verify if the system is being used.
    Its Correct, the system is only for Dominican passport holders.

    The finger print capture and picture for foreigners is also part of the new system, now the overstay system will be all together connect, if the overstay payment is not register in the system you passport data will be locked untill you make the payment or show a legal document that tells you are Dominican or legal resident. The Agents now can not pocket the money and let you go.

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