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    Default Looking to moving to DR - looking for actual rates and good companies

    Hello all,

    I am considering moving back to DR, while searching for moving companies, I have come to notice that their price are way off each other, to the point that I believe they are just trying to rip me off. I would greatly appreciate if you can recommend someone or some company to do my move. Also I could definitely use someone you recommend to bring a vehicle (its a possibility, depending if the price is worth it).

    Thank you again and looking forward to your help!

    G.

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    Are you a legal resident?  If not, apply for it in your home country. Once you get it, you're entitled to bring one car and your household goods in to DR.  Household duty free I believe, car at great discount. 

    If you're already a legal resident, be prepared to pay a lot. 




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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    Are you a legal resident?  If not, apply for it in your home country. Once you get it, you're entitled to bring one car and your household goods in to DR.  Household duty free I believe, car at great discount. 

    If you're already a legal resident, be prepared to pay a lot. 
    Hi, Yes I am a citizen, I was born and raised in DR, came to US and now looking to go back, btw, what you mean by a great discount? I have a 2015 ford Explorer I would like to bring but I am considering the costs.

    Thank you

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    Is it "worth it" to go through the apparent hassle of the process to bring in a vehicle...and possibly have to pay bribes or falsely inflated "taxes" to get your vehicle into the DR vs selling in your home country and purchasing here?

    Do most people bother to bring their household goods? Again I'd think it much easier and not worth the cost and hassle with the exception of some electronics and possibly appliances.

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    As a citizen you are also duty exempt if it's your first time using it and stayed abroad for more than 3 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikelowrey View Post
    Hi, Yes I am a citizen, I was born and raised in DR, came to US and now looking to go back, btw, what you mean by a great discount? I have a 2015 ford Explorer I would like to bring but I am considering the costs.

    Thank you
    Okay, even better. As a "Returning Dominican", you can bring a car and household goods at an even better discount. To qualify, in addition to never using having done this before (one time thing), you can't have spent over 6 months in DR during the last three years. Might be last two. 

    We used a broker to handle everything on the DR side, was pretty smooth. I can get her contact info if you want it




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    Quote Originally Posted by Polar Bear View Post
    Is it "worth it" to go through the apparent hassle of the process to bring in a vehicle...and possibly have to pay bribes or falsely inflated "taxes" to get your vehicle into the DR vs selling in your home country and purchasing here?

    Do most people bother to bring their household goods? Again I'd think it much easier and not worth the cost and hassle with the exception of some electronics and possibly appliances.
    I would like to take the opportunity since i will be bringing appliances. I call DGI to find an estimate on things, but like the usual, they never know.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    Okay, even better. As a "Returning Dominican", you can bring a car and household goods at an even better discount. To qualify, in addition to never using having done this before (one time thing), you can't have spent over 6 months in DR during the last three years. Might be last two. 

    We used a broker to handle everything on the DR side, was pretty smooth. I can get her contact info if you want it
    If you don't mind sharing that info, I would greatly appreciate it so I can talk with them. Also, about 5-6 years ago, I did bring an 2002 explorer with the "moving" option to be exempt, some people have told me that after 5 years I can do it again... Will this affect me now? or do I have to put it in my wife's name to take advantage of it? She's also a citizen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikelowrey View Post
    I would like to take the opportunity since i will be bringing appliances. I call DGI to find an estimate on things, but like the usual, they never know.



    If you don't mind sharing that info, I would greatly appreciate it so I can talk with them. Also, about 5-6 years ago, I did bring an 2002 explorer with the "moving" option to be exempt, some people have told me that after 5 years I can do it again... Will this affect me now? or do I have to put it in my wife's name to take advantage of it? She's also a citizen.
    The person on the title has to have owned the car, in their name, for one year. I think it's once in lifetime thing

    I will get back to you with her number. 




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    This isn't why Dr1 is such a valuable website. Mike, I can't offer you anything other than my endorsement of anything alter ego writes. 

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    Bring all your stuff! We did. I brought my 2010 Ford Explorer and my whole house. Furniture is really expensive down there. If you are coming from NYC area, use Fatima shipping. They have an awesome customs agent. With all agencies it's hit and miss, but at least all my stuff down to the fork was there and not missing, door to door.

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