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    Default Change to arrival passport stamp

    Feel like it's been a while since this forum freaked out about overstay fee...

    Noticed on my arrival this week to sti the stamp now has a spot to write visa type (marked na for me) and a spot for validity period (marked 30 días for me)

    Didn't see any posts here about the new stamps

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    yessir !!

    I got it ....
    mine's filled out

    Visa type = RP-1 (resident
    Hasta= my expiry date....Apr 10/22

    I notice also that they are now careful to match up the stamps -
    IN/OUT are beside each other for easy reference - I assume

    But - not to worry - they will all tell you it doesn't matter....
    nothing is changing....

    Really good catch JahJah....

    I never look... but I just came back Feb 11 - @ POP
    My Jan 28 entry at SDQ doesn't have it

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    Let me the first to tell you not to worry. They are intent on collecting the overstay fee. That is the reason for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKY View Post
    Let me the first to tell you not to worry. They are intent on collecting the overstay fee. That is the reason for this.
    With the actual collection of all the overstay fees and the extra $10 illegal collection from Dominican travelers they must have a mountain of money to use for the public good.

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    Very plausible SKY.... very

    But could they be tracking those who are 'gaming' the system at the same time ??

    A twofer.... they want their $$$.... but they want the interlopers too...

    I would love to know the REAL answer

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    I just gave you the real answer, they want the cash. Simple enough....................

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    looks like this is about to change subject. Pretty soon all we are going to see is how we better get our [email protected] together and get residencies.
    They have a much simplier money grab going on and will continue to be a cash cow for government. Getting resident status is only once, lots of paper work for the gov and everyone else.

    Much easier to collect when you leave and see you next year and pay again

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKY View Post
    Let me the first to tell you not to worry. They are intent on collecting the overstay fee. That is the reason for this.
    I don't think they ever had trouble getting people to pay the overstay. Where it actually went might have been the issue. They had already implemented a procedure to prevent agents from pocketing the fees. True this could be one more safeguard to make it easier to determine the correct fee.

    At least with this there are no more questions as to how long someone is legally in the country as well as related questions like how long is an out of country driver's license valid. For the OP, both are 30 days and that would apply to all entering on a tourist card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerjac View Post
    looks like this is about to change subject. Pretty soon all we are going to see is how we better get our [email protected] together and get residencies.
    They have a much simplier money grab going on and will continue to be a cash cow for government. Getting resident status is only once, lots of paper work for the gov and everyone else.

    Much easier to collect when you leave and see you next year and pay again
    Residency is not really a one time deal. It is never permanent but has periodic renewals. Currently those start out at one year, go to 4 years and can be as high as 10 years between renewals.

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    Here's the Cdn Travel Advice posting

    It's in the passport now...
    It's posted for Cdn travelers

    Hard not to see the intention....
    The message points the way...
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    Tourist card

    Canadians entering the Dominican Republic as tourists must obtain a tourist card. It is included in all air tickets issued outside the country. If you enter the Dominican Republic by land or sea, you can obtain the card at your entry location for US$10. ‎It is valid for a 30-day stay period.

    Dominican tourist card – Directorate general of internal taxes (in Spanish)

    Stay extension

    You can apply for a stay extension for a period up to 120 days. You must request your stay extension to the Dominican Directorate General for Migration once you are in Dominican Republic, before your tourist card expires.

    If you wish to stay in the Dominican Republic for more than 120 days, you must obtain a resident visa from the Dominican authorities in Canada prior to your departure.

    If you overstay the period for which you have been authorized to stay, you will have to pay fine to immigration authorities when leaving the country. You may also need to apply for a visa the next time you wish to return to the Dominican Republic. Local authorities may deny you entry if you don’t have the proper visa.

    Stay extension - Dominican Directorate General for Migration (in Spanish)

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